How to use points for flights

4 WAYS to USE YOUR POINTS ON FLIGHTS

REWARD SEATS
THE BEST VALUE Redemption

As a Velocity member, you can redeem your Points for flights to over 600 destinations worldwide. And with a low Points price and award-winning availability, Reward Seats offer the best value for your Velocity Points. This means you can get to where you want for less.

Reward Seats include everything you can expect from a Virgin Australia flight – including checked baggage, complimentary food and beverage and more. Booking early is recommended as this redemption option is subject to availability.

HOW DO I REDEEM MY POINTS FOR A FLIGHT?

REDEEM POINTS ONLINE

Redeem your Points for a Rewards Seat or an Any Seat on Virgin Australia domestic and international flights.
You can also redeem your Points for a Rewards Seat on flights with Delta Air Lines, Etihad AirwaysSingapore Airlines, SilkAir, Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

BOOK A FLIGHT

REDEEM POINTS BY CALLING

To redeem Points for a Reward Seat with any of our airline partners, Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, South African Airways, Alitalia and Capital Airlines including those available online, you can contact our Membership Contact Centre between 7:30am and 10:30pm AEDT, seven days a week. 

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How Many Points Do I Need FOR A REWARD SEAT?

1

Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of one-way miles in your tripSearch now

2

Select the airline partner you want to fly with below

3

Refer to the tables to see the minimum amount of Points required for a given fare class

Select an airline below to discover the Points you will need for a Reward Seat:

  • One-Way Miles (Zone)
    Economy
    Premium Economy3
    Business4
    Plus applicable carrier charge
    1-600 (1)
    7,800
    11,700
    15,500
    From 1 January 2019, Reward Seat bookings on:

    • Virgin Australia operated flights; and
    • Delta Air Lines operated and marketed flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, will incur a Virgin Australia Carrier Charge5.
    601-1,200 (2)
    11,800
    17,700 
    23,500
    1,201-2,400 (3)
    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 Points prices displayed below are the minimum Points required on the most direct routes. Where a one-way trip includes multiple flights and a stopover, change in cabin class or multiple airlines, the Points price 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 booked from 1 January 2019 (by route and cabin per sector in AUD) 5

    Route
    Economy
    Premium Economy
    Business
    Domestic Australia6
    $3.50
    - $5.50
    Trans-Tasman
    $3.50
    - $5.50
    Short-Haul International
    $25.00
    - $50.00
    Between Australia and Hong Kong
    $35.00
    - $50.00
    Between Australia and Los Angeles7
    $60.00
    $145.00
    $230.00
    Between Sydney and Los Angeles
    (marketed and operated by Delta Air Lines)7

    $60.00
    $145.00
    $230.00

    Example
    • Carrier charge on Economy Reward Seat from Adelaide to Hong Kong return will be $77.

REDEEM POINTS ONLINE

Redeem your Points for a Rewards Seat or an Any Seat on Virgin Australia domestic and international flights.
You can also redeem your Points for a Rewards Seat on flights with Delta Air Lines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

BOOK A FLIGHT

REDEEM POINTS BY CALLING

To redeem Points for a Reward Seat with any of our airline partners, Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia including those available online, you can contact our Membership Contact Centre between 7:30am and 10:30pm AEDT, seven days a week. 

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  • One-Way Miles (Zone)
    Economy
    Premium Economy3
    Business4
    First8
    PLUS
    applicable carrier charge
    1-600 (1)
    10,000
    15,000
    18,000
    26,000
    Reward Seat
    booking on
    Etihad Airways
    operated flights
    will incur an
    Etihad Airways
    Reward Seat
    Carrier Charge2
    601-1,200 (2)
    14,000
    21,000
    26,000
    38,000
    1,201-2,400 (3)
    20,000
     30,000
    38,000
    56,000
    2,401-3,600 (4)
    28,000
     42,000
    53,000
    78,000
    3,601-4,800 (5)
    35,000
    52,500
    65,000
    95,000
    4,801-5,800 (6)
    42,000
    63,000
    78,000
    114,000
    5,801-7,000 (7)
    50,000
    75,000
    92,000
    134,000
    7,001-8,500 (8)
    56,000 84,000
    104,000
    152,500
    8,501-9,500 (9)
    65,000
    97,500
    121,000
    177,000
    9,501-15,000 (10)
    75,000
    112,500
    139,000
    203,000


    Etihad Airways Carrier Charge by cabin per sector in USD2

    Passenger
    Economy
    Business
    First
    Adult, child or infant occupying seat
    $50
    $205
    $300
    Infant not occupying seat
    $5
    $20.50
    $30

REDEEM POINTS ONLINE

Redeem your Points for a Rewards Seat on flights with Etihad AirwaysSingapore Airlines, SilkAirHainan Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

BOOK A FLIGHT

REDEEM POINTS BY CALLING

To redeem Points for a Reward Seat with any of our airline partners, Capital Airlines, South African Airlines  and Hawaiian Airlines including those available online, you can contact our Membership Contact Centre between 7:30am and 10:30pm AEDT, seven days a week. 

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ANY SEATS
THE CHOICE IS ALL YOURS

An Any Seat requires more of your Velocity Points overall, but offers greater flexibility - meaning you can choose flights that suit your preferred travel times. 

So if you can’t find the Reward Seat you want on a flight, book an Any Seat with Virgin Australia. This will allow you to get on the flight you want. Plus, with Any Seat, you’ll be eligible to earn Velocity Points, Status Credits and Eligible Sectors9, which will help maintain or upgrade your Velocity membership level10.

You can find out more on the differences between Reward Seats and Any Seats.

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UPGRADEME POINTS

If you’re a Velocity member travelling in an eligible fare class, you can use your Points for an upgrade on Virgin Australia Domestic or International Short Haul Flights.
Gold and Platinum members can upgrade on Virgin Australia International Long Haul Flights.

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Virgin australia GIFT CARDs
Share the gift of travel

Redeem your Points for a Virgin Australia gift card to share the gift of travel. Available in denominations of $50 and $100, Virgin Australia gift cards can be redeemed towards any Virgin Australia flight and selected Virgin Australia Holidays. Plus, flights or holidays purchased with a gift card are eligible to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits. T&Cs apply12.

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  • 1. The Points price 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 price 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 are payable at the time of booking. These charges vary depending on carrier, city pair, fare class date and time of booking. and Information correct as at 17 October 2018.

    3. Premium Economy includes Virgin Australia International Long Haul, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America Main Cabin Select and Singapore Airlines.

    4. Business includes Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, Delta Air Lines (including First Class when travelling domestically in the U.S.A), SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic (Upper Class), Virgin America (First Class), South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines.

    5. Services operated by Mango are unavailable for Reward Seat redemption. Services operated by Airlink Lodge Link with a flight number between the range of SA8930 - SA8954 are also unavailable for Reward Seat redemption.

    6. First includes Etihad Airways only. To redeem Points for a Singapore Airlines First Class Reward Seat, you can contact our Membership Contact Centre.


    9. Where a member travels on Virgin Australia flights that begin with a VA flight number (irrespective of whether the journey consists of domestic, international short haul or international long haul Flight Sectors), each Flight Sector will be considered an Eligible Sector.

    11.  Purchasing Points with Velocity Points Booster is facilitated by Points Inc.
    Purchasing Points is subject to the membership Terms and Conditions. Prices are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST. The applicable price will be the price published at the time of purchase and is subject to change without notice. Purchased Points are non-refundable (subject to your statutory rights). Points Booster transactions are processed outside of Australia. You are responsible for any additional fees charged by your financial institution in connection with your Points Booster transaction. The purchase of Points does not guarantee the availability of your desired reward. If you have any enquiries in relation to Points Booster, please contact the Membership Contact Centre.

    12. See full T&C's for Virgin Australia Gift Vouchers and Gift Cards

  • Virgin Australia Domestic

    Fare Access
    Economy Reward and Business Reward fares available to Velocity Members for the purpose of redeeming Velocity Points. 

    Cabin Class
    Economy & Business Class 

    Flexibility

    Name changes
    :
    - Not permitted

    Flight time and Date Changes:
    - Permitted, subject to availability
    - Changes to each flight sector must be requested at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of that sector
    - Changes are subject to a 4,500 Points or $35 charge per guest per booking
    - Fare differences may be payable and other restrictions apply, see ‘General Information’ below.

    Routing Changes:
    - Permitted, subject to availability
    - Changes to each flight sector must be requested at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of that sector
    - Changes are subject to a 4,500 Points or $35 charge per guest per booking.
    - Fare differences may be payable and other restrictions apply, see 'General Information' below.

    Cancellation and no-shows
    Cancellations and refunds are permited prior to the commencement of any travel.

    Cancellations must be requested at least 24 hours prior to first scheduled departure and refunds are subject to a 4,500 Points or $35 charge per guest per booking.

    Refunds or re-credit are not permitted once travel has commenced.

    Guests who check-in, but do not fly will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

    PAYMENT
    Immediate payment required. 

    Velocity Points
    Reward Seats do not earn Velocity Points.

    Minimum stay
    N/A 

    Maximum stay
    12 months 

    Stopovers
    Not permitted 

    Children and Infants
    Infants (under 2 years) not occupying a seat are free of charge.

    Children (2-11 years) occupying a seat must pay adult fare plus taxes, fees & surcharges.

    General Information

    - All changes and cancellations must be made via the Membership Contact Centre and within their opening hours.

    - Depending upon what fares are available through our Membership Contact Centre, the fare for your new booking may be higher than the original.

    - You must pay any fare difference between the fare for your new booking and the original fare.

    - Your new booking must be for travel on the Virgin Australia network within 12 months of the date that the original ticket was issued (the "OTD"). Any refunds must be obtained within 12 months of the OTD.

    - Changes are permitted subject to Reward Seat availability.

    - Flight upgrades using Points or Complimentary Fare Upgrades cannot be used in conjunction with a Reward Seat.

  • Virgin Australia International & Partner Airlines

    FARE ACCESS
    Fares available to Velocity Members for the purpose of redeeming using Velocity Points.

    CABIN CLASS
    Economy, Premium Economy, Business & First Class.

    FLEXIBILITY 

    Name changes
    :
    - Not permitted

    Flight time and Date Changes:
    - Permitted, subject to availability
    - Changes to each flight sector must be requested at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of that sector
    - Changes are subject to a 7,500 Points or $60 charge per guest per booking.
    - Fare differences may be payable and other restrictions apply, see “General information” below.

    Routing Changes:
    - Permitted, subject to availability
    - Changes to each flight sector must be requested at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure of that sector
    - Changes are subject to a 7,500 Points or $60 charge per guest per booking.
    - Fare differences may be payable and other restrictions apply, see “General information” below.

    CANCELLATION AND NO-SHOWS
    Cancellations and refunds are permitted prior to the commencement of any travel.

    Cancellations must be requested at least 24 hours prior to first scheduled departure and refunds are subject to a 7,500 Points or $60 charge per guest per booking.

    Refunds or re-credit are not permitted once travel has commenced.

    Guests who check-in, but do not fly will not be eligible for a refund or credit.

    Exception: Reward Seats on itineraries to, from or via the United States 

    Bookings made at least 7 days prior to departure may be cancelled up to 24 hours after confirmation, without penalty by calling the Membership Contact Centre on 13 18 75.

    PAYMENT
    Immediate payment required. 

    VELOCITY POINTS
    Reward Seats do not earn Velocity Points.

    MINIMUM STAY
    N/A 

    MAXIMUM STAY
    12 months 

    STOPOVERS
    Not permitted 

    CHILDREN AND INFANTS
    Infants (under 2 years) not occupying a separate seat only pay taxes, fees & surcharges.

    Children (2-11 years) occupying a seat must pay adult fare plus taxes, fees & surcharges.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    - All changes and cancellations must be made via the Membership Contact Centre and within their opening hours.

    - Depending upon what fares are available through our Membership Contact Centre, the fare for your new booking may be higher than the original.

    - You must pay any fare difference between the fare for your new booking and the original fare.

    - Your new booking must be for travel on the Virgin Australia network within 12 months of the date that the original ticket was issued (the "OTD"). Any refunds must be obtained within 12 months of the OTD.

    - Changes are permitted subject to Reward Seat availability.

    - Flight upgrades using Points or Complimentary Fare Upgrades cannot be used in conjunction with a Reward Seat.