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With some freedom days in sight and international travel on the horizon, Velocity Frequent Flyer is sharing the message 'loyalty works both ways', today announcing a further extension of the program’s highly valued Platinum, Gold and Silver memberships, alongside a host of bonuses when flying with Virgin Australia.

With some freedom days in sight and international travel on the horizon, Velocity Frequent Flyer is sharing the message ‘loyalty works both ways’, today announcing a further extension of the program’s highly valued Platinum, Gold and Silver memberships, alongside a host of bonuses when flying with Virgin Australia.

Virgin Australia says Velocity Frequent Flyer’s commitment to members will ensure they continue to retain their Status while having even more opportunities to earn and elevate their membership level, ready for the skies to open.

“Many of our loyal members have earnt their highly sought-after Velocity Status memberships over many years and so we’re guaranteeing that eligible members will hold onto their tier benefits with more flying opportunities on the horizon,” said Acting Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO, David Marr.

“Loyalty works both ways and this is our way of reaffirming our commitment to Velocity members who have remained loyal to us. We want to thank them for their ongoing support and we look forward to welcoming them onboard soon,” he said.

Status extention

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Velocity Frequent Flyer

Velocity Platinum and Gold members who booked an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 28 March 2021 under Velocity’s 2020 Status Rewards Program, will automatically receive a further extension of their membership until 28 February 2023

Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members with a review date between 30 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 will automatically receive an additional eight-month Status extension upon their review date, until at least 1 June 2022.

These rewards for loyalty will see members continue to receive the benefits they enjoy based on their Status when flying with Virgin Australia and their partner airlines.

Bonus Status Credits offer

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Virgin Australia 737 Business Class

Velocity Frequent Flyer has also announced members who fly on eligible Virgin Australia services from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 will receive a significant boost to the Status Credits they earn.

The retrospective offer, valid for all existing and new bookings, will see members earn up to double Status Credits for Economy bookings^ and up to 45 per cent bonus Status Credits for Business Class bookings.

The bonus Status Credits will automatically be applied to a member’s account after travel, with no need to activate the offer.

For the first time in almost a decade, Velocity says it will reward members with Status Credits on Reward Seat bookings on eligible Virgin Australia domestic flights for travel from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022.

The offer is retrospective, applying to all existing and new Economy and Business Class Reward Seat bookings. The Status Credits will be automatically applied to the member’s account after travel.

International redemptions to re-open soon

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The departure gate

Velocity Frequent Flyer is gearing up to re-open international redemption bookings on their partner airlines.

It’s anticipated that Velocity members who have accumulated a healthy Points balance during the pandemic, will be able to make redemption bookings directly at the Velocity website on a host of international carriers to be announced soon.

The groups says loyalty continues to be a big focus for Virgin Australia with the airline last month announcing they will retain a premium loyalty program and premium lounges (formerly known as The Club) in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The premium lounges will re-open by 31 March 2022.

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