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Virgin furthers Velocity status extension, adds bonus rewards for flights between October and March

With international travel now well on its way, Velocity Frequent Flyer is proving that loyalty works both ways, with another status extension and loads of bonuses for Virgin Australia flyers.

Velocity Platinum and Gold members will automatically receive a further extension of their membership until 28 February 2023, as long as they booked an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 28 March 2021 under Velocity’s 2020 status rewards program.

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.

Members who have booked eligible Virgin flights from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 will also get a boost to their status credits and, for the first time in almost a decade, Velocity will reward members with status credits on reward seat bookings.

David Marr, acting CEO of Velocity, said: “Many of our loyal members have earned 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.

“We’ve already given Velocity members more than 18 months of status extensions during the course of the pandemic, and our announcement today will give members even more certainty that they’ll continue to enjoy the tier benefits they value when flying with Virgin Australia or our international partner airlines well into the future.

“We’re also rewarding members who continue to fly Virgin Australia with significant bonus status credits for the six months from 1 October, which we know will really help to rebuild member balances as travel returns. And, for the first time in almost a decade, Velocity will reward members with status credits on redemption bookings making it even easier to bank those status credits.

“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.”

Velocity is also gearing up to reopen international redemption bookings with partner airlines, so its members who have accumulated a healthy points balance during the pandemic will be able to make redemption bookings directly online for a host of international carriers to be announced soon.



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