Important Information: We’re currently offering complimentary water and a snack, irrespective of cabin.  Complimentary meals and the purchase of additional food and drinks will not be available on board.

Our lounges are temporarily closed and we are continuing to assess their re-opening as travel restrictions ease. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Find out more

Use Velocity Points to upgrade with Virgin Australia

Enjoy the perks of Business Class by using your Points to upgrade on flights with Virgin Australia.

 

 

Virgin Australia Domestic flights

Business class guests experience second-to-none space and comfort, and exceptional inclusions.

The service begins before you board. Enjoy Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding and access to the Virgin Australia Domestic lounge at selected airports.

Points required to upgrade on Virgin Australia Domestic flights

All Velocity members booked on a Getaway, Elevate or Freedom fare can request an upgrade to Business Class on Domestic flights operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number.1

One way-miles Upgrade from Getaway and Elevate Fares Upgrade from Freedom Fare
0-600
10,000
4,900

601 - 1,200

17,500

7,400
1,201 - 2,400
30,000
9,900
2,401 - 3,600
35,000
14,900
  • Points displayed above are per flight sector
  • A Flight Sector is a single direct flight between two consecutive locations (e.g. Sydney to Melbourne direct is one Flight Sector)
  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly.

Upgrade your upcoming flight

Flying soon and want to indulge in Virgin Australia Business Class? Use your Points to upgrade from Getaway, Elevate and Freedom fares.  

Upgrade from Getaway, Elevate or Freedom Fare

  • You can upgrade your Virgin Australia operated flight online any time after you have purchased your Getaway, Elevate or Freedom fare until four hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time online, or until two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure via the Membership Contact Centre (a fee may apply). Availability is limited and controlled by Virgin Australia.
  • If you have made any special requests for your booking please contact our Membership Contact Centre at least two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time to request the upgrade. 
  • Gold, Silver and Red members with Virgin Australia lounge access can request an upgrade at Virgin Australia domestic lounges, from two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Requests close 30 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time. A Virgin Australia Lounge can only accept upgrade requests for flights that are departing from the airport the lounge is located.
  • Platinum members may request an upgrade on any same-day Virgin Australia operated domestic sector from any Virgin Australia Domestic lounge. Requests close 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • If departing from Hobart, Gold and Platinum members can request an upgrade at Priority check-in, from 90 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Requests close 30 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time.

 Tip: If your preferred upgrade is unavailable when you make an UpgradeMe Points flight upgrade request, you may be able to register to waitlist for an upgrade.

Important Information:

Points required is based on each individual sector shown on itinerary. If a flight upgrade is requested on two or more individual sectors shown on an itinerary, Points required will be calculated and quoted separately for each flight sector. Information correct as at 1 September 2020.

Upgrade availability is limited and controlled by Virgin Australia. Availability may be limited or not available at all particularly during peak travel periods (e.g. school and public holidays), due to the popularity of these services. A cancellation and amendment fee may apply.

For operational reasons not all Business Class seats are made available for upgrades. This means that there may still be empty seats on departure.

Virgin Australia International Short-Haul and Trans-Tasman flights

Business Class offers you an all-inclusive, second-to-none experience. Skip the queues with Priority Check-in and Priority Boarding at selected airports and relax in your luxurious leather seat.

Points required to upgrade on Virgin Australia International Short-Haul and Trans-Tasman flights

All Velocity members booked on a Getaway, Elevate or Freedom fare can request an upgrade to Business Class on Trans-Tasman and International Short-Haul flights operated by Virgin Australia with a VA flight number.1

​​​​​​​Virgin Australia International Short-Haul includes all international flights from Australia to Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman includes all flights between Australia and New Zealand.

One way-miles Upgrade from Getaway or Elevate Fare Upgrade from Freedom Fare
0-600
8,000
4,900

601 - 1,200

12,000

7,400
1,201 - 2,400
16,000
9,900
2,401 - 3,600
24,000
14,900
  • Points displayed above are per flight sector
  • A Flight Sector is a single direct flight between two consecutive locations (e.g. Sydney to Fiji direct is one Flight Sector)
  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly.
     

Upgrade from Getaway, Elevate or Freedom

  • You can upgrade your Virgin Australia flight online any time after you have purchased your Getaway, Elevate or Freedom fare until four hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time online, or until two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure via the Membership Contact Centre (a fee may apply). Availability is limited and controlled by Virgin Australia.
  • If you have made any special requests for your booking please contact our Membership Contact Centre at least two hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time to request the upgrade

 Tip: If your preferred upgrade is unavailable when you make an UpgradeMe Points flight upgrade request, you may be able to register to waitlist for an upgrade.

Important Information:

Points required is based on each individual sector shown on itinerary. If a flight upgrade is requested on two or more individual sectors shown on an itinerary, Points required will be calculated and quoted separately for each flight sector. Codeshare flights operated by other airlines are not eligible for upgrades. Information correct as at 1 September 2020.

Upgrade availability is limited and controlled by Virgin Australia. Availability may be limited or not available at all particularly during peak travel periods (e.g. school and public holidays) and on international flights, due to the popularity of these services. A cancellation and amendment fee may apply.

For operational reasons not all Business Class seats are made available for upgrades. This means that there may still be empty seats on departure.

Save 30% off Business Class Reward Seats and UpgradeME Seats

Redeem Points for travel on Virgin Australia domestic flights to some of our most popular Australian destinations* and save 30% off the Points required to redeem for Business Class Reward Seats and UpgradeMe Seats. Book and travel by 24 October 2020. ^T&Cs apply

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Terms & Conditions:
1. To be eligible for upgrades, all flights must be marketed and operated by Virgin Australia, and issued on Virgin Australia ticket stock (featuring a ticket number beginning with “795”). View UpgradeMe Points Terms and Conditions.
 

^ Domestic Australia Business Class Reward Seats and UpgradeMe Points Sale:

Domestic Australia Business Class Reward Seats and UpgradeMe Points Sale: On sale from 12:01am AEST 8 September 2020 until 11:59pm AEST 24 October 2020 unless sold out prior. Reward seats and UpgradeMe seats are subject to availability. For travel from 8 September 2020 until 24 October 2020.  30% discount applies to year round Business Class Reward Seat and UpgradeMe Point levels and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Discount does not apply to fees and taxes whether paid in Points or cash. Redemption bookings are available for travel from today to our most popular Australian destinations. View destinations and find out more. Due to Covid-19 Virgin Australia lounges are temporarily closed and we are continuing to assess their re-opening as travel restrictions ease. Inflight catering is currently limited to complimentary water and a snack. Complimentary meals and the purchase of additional food and drinks will not be available on board.

Discount is applied automatically at the time of booking. All fares are for instant purchase while Rewards Seats are made available on most flights, availability is limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. For operational reasons not all Business Class seats are made available for upgrades, this means that there may still be empty seats on departure. Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on Reward Seat bookings.

A checked baggage allowance is included in your fare. Add $40 or 5,200 Points for bookings made on the phone. Business Class Reward Seats include Taxes, fees and surcharges and payments made by debit/credit card are subject to a payment surcharge. Taxes, fees and surcharges can be paid with Points and are not eligible for Points earn. Changes and cancellations incur a fee. See Virgin Australia’s domestic Fees page for Business Reward Seats or Velocity Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions for UpgradeMe. Name changes are not permitted. Itinerary changes made after October 2020 will cause your discount to be lost. A fare difference payment may apply.  And Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply.

 

Check your fare rules for more information. Full terms and conditions at www.virginaustralia.com.