How to use your Velocity Points for Flights

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Compare our different flight redemption options

  Reward Seat Business, Economy Choice & Flex
Any Seat & Points + Pay
Economy Lite
Any Seat & Points + Pay
How many Points do I need? Use our mileage calculator and Reward Seat Points table to calculate the number of Points needed.   The number of Points needed will depend on the price of a cash fare. Every 2,500 Points you redeem reduces your fare by $15.7
Earn Velocity Points      
Earn Velocity Tier Bonus      
Earn Status Credits      
Earn Eligible Sectors  

 

 
Checked Baggage Allowance      
Advanced Seat Selection  

 

Please note: Any Seat & Points + Pay bookings on Economy Lite fares do not include complimentary advanced Seat Selection, except for Platinum members).
Full terms and conditions apply.

 


Reward Seats

The best value redemption

You can redeem your Points for flights across the Virgin Australia network starting at 7,800 Points.

With a low Points price and award-winning availability, Reward Seats offer the best value for your Velocity Points.

Reward Seats are an all-inclusive offering, with a complimentary checked baggage allowance, seat selection, inflight entertainment and everything you’ve come to expect from a Virgin Australia flight.

Velocity tiered members are also able to avail their tier benefits including priority check-in, boarding, preferential seat selection, an additional checked-in baggage allowance and so much more.

Booking early is recommended as this redemption option is subject to availability. 

Included with your Reward Seat

How to Redeem your Points for a Reward Seat

  • Click on "Redeem online" below and log in using your Velocity membership ID and password
    (this step will be skipped if you're already logged in)
  • Enter your destination and travel dates in the flight booking engine.
  • Ensure Points + Pay is selected to view fare cost as Velocity Points
  • Select the "Reward Seat" fare from the available options

 Redeem Points over the phone
Redeeming online not for you? Redeem your Points by contacting our Membership Contact Centre for a Reward Seat with Virgin Australia, 

How many Points do I need for a Reward Seat

  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly.
  • Refer to the tables below to see the minimum amount of Points required for a given fare class
  • Reward Points required

    One-way miles (zone)
    Economy
    Premium Economy3
    Business
    Plus applicable carrier charge
    1-600 (1)
    (e.g. Sydney to Melbourne)
    7,800
    11,700
    15,500

    Taxes, fees and carrier charges start from $16.952. To confirm the exact amount of Points, taxes, fees and carrier charges payable, search for your route or contact our Membership Contact Centre.

    An overview of the carrier charges applicable to Reward Seats is set out in the below table.

    601-1,200 (2)
    (e.g. Melbourne to Sunshine Coast)
    11,800
    17,700 
    23,500
    1,201-2,400 (3)
    (e.g. Brisbane to Perth)
    17,800
    26,700
    35,500
    2,401-3,600 (4)
    22,300
    36,700
    49,500
    3,601-4,800 (5)
    27,800 44,700
    59,500
    4,801-5,800 (6)
    34,800
    53,700
    71,500
    5,801-7,000 (7)
    39,800
    62,700
    83,500
    7,001-8,500 (8)
    44,800
    71,700
    95,500
    8,501-9,500 (9)
    54,800
    83,700
    111,500
    9,501-15,000 (10)
    59,800
    95,700 127,500

    The number of Points displayed above are the minimum number of Points required on the most direct routes. Where a one-way trip includes multiple flights and a stopover or break in journey, change in cabin class or multiple airlines, the number of Points required will be higher1.

    Taxes, fees and surcharges start from $16.952. To confirm the exact amount of Points, taxes, fees and surcharges payable, search for your route or contact our Membership Contact Centre.

    Virgin Australia Carrier Charge on Reward Seats

    Route
    Economy
    Business
    Domestic Australia5
    $11.00
    (incl. GST)
    $11.00
    (incl. GST)
    Trans-Tasman
    $10.00
    $10.00
    Short-Haul International
    $35.00 $70.00

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Earn Status Credits on Reward Seats

Earn Status Credits on all Reward Seats when you travel between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 on eligible Virgin Australia flights

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Any Seat

Can’t find a Reward Seat on a specific flight? Then book an Any Seat.

If a flight is available for sale and can be booked on the Virgin Australia website, you can use your Points for payment. Our Any Seat allows you to use you Points to secure a Virgin Australia Business, Economy Flex, Economy Choice or Economy Lite8 fare.

An Any Seat requires more of your Velocity Points than a Reward Seat, and the number of Points required will vary, just as the price of flights varies when paying with dollars. As you’re booking a Virgin Australia fare, an Any Seat is eligible to earn:

  • Velocity Points
  • Status Credits
  • Tier bonus Points (excluding Economy Lite fares)
  • Eligible Sectors (excluding Economy Lite fares)

Status Credits and Eligible Sectors will help maintain or upgrade your Velocity membership level.

When booking eligible Domestic, Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul flights you will earn 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on the entire fare, not just the portion you are paying for with cash.

Platinum, Gold and Silver members also earn a Points bonus in addition to the Base Points4 earned. Silver members will receive an additional 50% Points; Gold members will receive an additional 75% Points; and Platinum members will receive an additional 100% Points. The Points bonus does not apply to Economy Lite fares.

The number of Status Credits you earn will depend on the distance flown and the fare class you’re flying.

Virgin Australia fare rules apply to ‘Any Seat' flight bookings.

Book an Any Seat

How to redeem Points for an Any Seat booking

  • Click on "Redeem online" below and log in using your Velocity membership ID and password
    (this step will be skipped if you're already logged in)
  • Enter your destination and travel dates in the flight booking engine.
  • Ensure Points + Pay is selected to view fare cost as Velocity Points
  • Select the "Any Seat" fare from the available options

Points + Pay

Save on fare with Points + Pay

Looking to save some money off your next holiday? Reduce the price of your flight by using Velocity Points. Every 2,500 Points you redeem with ‘Points + Pay’ allows you to reduce your fare by $15.7

You can redeem a minimum of 2,500 Points per person, per one-way flight. If you’re booking a return flight you can redeem a minimum of 5,000 Points. Use the combination of Points and cash that suits your needs by moving our Points payment slider on check out. Bookings can be made online at virginaustralia.com or via our Membership Contact Centre.

As you’re booking a Virgin Australia fare, a ‘Points + Pay’ booking is eligible to earn:

  • Velocity Points
  • Status Credits
  • Tier bonus Points (excluding Economy Lite fares)
  • Eligible Sectors (excluding Economy Lite fares)

Status Credits and Eligible Sectors will help maintain or upgrade your Velocity membership level. When booking eligible Domestic, Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul flights you will earn 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent on the entire fare, not just the portion you are paying for with cash.

Platinum, Gold and Silver members also earn a Points bonus in addition to the Base Points4 earned. Silver members will receive an additional 50% Points; Gold members will receive an additional 75% Points; and Platinum members will receive an additional 100% Points. The Points bonus does not apply to Economy Lite fares.

The number of Status Credits you earn will depend on the distance flown and the fare class you’re flying.

Virgin Australia fare rules apply to a ‘Points + Pay’ flight booking.

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How to book with
Points + Pay

  • Go to - The Virgin Australia website and log into Velocity account
  • Search Flights -Select your flight time and fare type
  • Payment - Upon payment select payment type ‘Velocity Points’
  • Use Points + Pay - Use the slider to select the number of Points you want to use

 Helpful hint: Ensure to keep  ‘USE POINTS + PAY’ unticked when searching for a flight as this will present you with Any Seat Rewards and Reward Seats. 

Flight Upgrades

Already booked on a flight but want to enjoy all the benefits of Virgin Australia Business Class? Find out how to use your Points to upgrade your flight.

Find out more

Terms and Conditions:

1.      The Points required for a Reward Seat will be based on the total miles for all sectors in a one way journey, except where there is a break in the journey. Where there is a break in the journey, the Points required is calculated on a per sector basis. A break in the journey includes: (a) a stopover, which means: (i) in an Australian domestic itinerary, a break of journey at an intermediate point when onward travel does not take place on the same calendar day; and (ii) for all other itineraries, including those containing a domestic to international connecting flight, when a passenger arrives at an intermediate point and is not scheduled to depart within 24 hours of arrival; (b) a change in class of travel within the journey; or (c) a change in operating airline where the airlines are located in different Reward Seat Points tables.

2.     Taxes, carrier charges and applicable fees start from $16.95 and are payable at the time of booking. These charges vary depending on carrier, city pair, fare class date and time of booking and are subject to change. Information correct as at 8 January 2020.

3.   Premium Economy is not available on Virgin Australia Domestic and International Short-Haul flights. Premium Economy is available on Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines and Singapore Airlines.

4. Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

5.  Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to the points required, these are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change. Fees calculated in the examples are correct as at 8 April 2021.

6 .   Carrier charge quoted exclusive of GST. The carrier charge will attract the 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) an all-Domestic itinerary. GST is not payable on carrier charges for Australian Domestic flights as part of international bookings.

7.    The quoted Points discount is correct as at 22 January 2020 and redemption levels are subject to change at the discretion of Velocity Frequent Flyer.

8. Economy Lite fares paid for with Points, do not include advance Seat Selection (except for Platinum members) until checking from 3 hours prior to departure, a complimentary checked-in baggage allowance, earn eligible sectors or a tier bonus and are not upgradable.