Air Canada

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Earn Points with
Air Canada

Velocity is proud to partner with Air Canada - Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, servicing more than 200 destinations worldwide. Book with Air Canada at www.aircanada.com.

Our partnership allows you to earn Velocity Points between Australia and Canada, the U.S.A, Central America and other destinations serviced by Air Canada. Velocity members can earn when flying on eligible Air Canada marketed and operated flights. Velocity members can fly with Air Canada directly from Australia to Vancouver, with connecting points across Air Canada’s network.

How many Points will I earn?

Earn Points per mile flown when you travel in an eligible class on Air Canada1

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Air Canada is based on the fare class and the number of miles you are travelling, so the higher your fare type, the more Points you earn. Use our Mileage calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly then refer to the tables below to know your Points earn rate.

To make a booking please visit aircanada.com or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at the time of booking.

  • Fare Type Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
    Business
    J 1.5
    Business
    C, D, Z, P
    1.25
    Premium Economy
    O, E
    1.10
    Premium Economy
    A 1
    Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V 1
    Economy W 0.5
    Economy S, T, L, K, G
    0
  • Fare Type Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
    Business
    J 1.5
    Business
    C, D, Z, P
    1.25
    Premium Economy
    O, E
    1.10
    Premium Economy
    A 1
    Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V 1
    Economy W, G, S, T, L, K 0.5

To ensure you earn Velocity Points, make sure you enter your Velocity membership number when making your booking or present your My Velocity Card at check-in.

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See our most popular destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will earn when flying on Air Canada with an AC flight number.

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • Reward seat bookings
  • Charter flight bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with an AC flight number that is operated by an airline other than Air Canada, an Air Canada connection branded carrier or Virgin Australia)
  • Upgraded fares: Members travelling on upgraded fares that were purchased with Points or by bidding for an upgrade will earn as per the rules of the original fare class purchased.

Claim missing Points

To ensure you automatically earn Velocity Points on your eligible travel, add your Velocity membership number to your booking prior to travel. You can add your Velocity membership number when you book your flight or call the airline directly to get it added to your booking or present your My Velocity Card at check-in.
It can take up to 14 days after your flight for your Points to be added to your Account.

Flown recently and missing some Points?

If your Points have not been credited after 14 days, or if you forgot to add your Velocity membership number prior to travelling, you can submit a missing Points claim by logging into your Velocity Account and following the steps provided.

Earn Status with Air Canada

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible fare class on Air Canada operated flights. The Status Credits you earn will depend on where you fly and fare purchased. 

Calculate the number of Status Credits you can earn by using our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you are flying. Then refer to the table below with your chosen Fare Type.

To make a booking please visit the Air Canada website or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at time of booking.

How many Status Credits will I earn?

Flights within Canada
 

One-way Miles (zone) Discount Economy
Economy 
Premium Economy Business
0 - 750 (1) 10 20 30 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 15 30 45 60
1,501 - 3,000 (3) 20 40 60 80
3,001 - 5,000 (4) 30 60 90 120
5,001 - 8,000 (5) 40 80 120 160
8,001 + (6) 50 100 150 200

Notes:

Travel from 23 March 2022
The following fare classes for Discount Economy are ineligible for Status Credit earn: S, T, L, K, G.
Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy W.
Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V
Eligible fare classes for Premium Economy O, E, A
Eligible fare classes for Business J, C, D, Z, P.

Travel from 19 January 2022 to and including 22 March 2022
The following fare classes for Discount Economy are ineligible for Status Credit earn: S, T, L, A, K, G.
Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy W.
Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V
Eligible fare classes for Premium Economy O, E, N
Eligible fare classes for Business J, C, D, Z, P.

Travel to and including 18 January 2022
The following fare classes for Discount Economy are ineligible for Status Credit earn: S, T, L, A, K
Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy W, G
Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V
Eligible fare classes for Premium Economy O, E, N
Eligible fare classes for Business J, C, D, Z, P.

 


International Flights including USA
 

One-way Miles (zone) Discount Economy
Economy
Premium Economy Business
0 - 750 (1) 10 20 30 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 15 30 45 60
1,501 - 3,000 (3) 20 40 60 80
3,001 - 5,000 (4) 30 60 90 120
5,001 - 8,000 (5) 40 80 120 160
8,001 + (6) 50 100 150 200

Note:
Travel from 23 March 2022

Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy W, G, S, T, L, K
Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V
Eligible fare classes for Premium Economy O, E, A
Eligible fare classes for Business J, C, D, Z, P.

Travel to and including 22 March 2022
Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy W, G, S, T, L, A, K
Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V

Eligible fare classes for Premium Economy O, E, N
Eligible fare classes for Business J, C, D, Z, P.

To ensure you earn Velocity Points, make sure you enter your Velocity membership number when making your booking or present your My Velocity Card at check-in.

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See our most popular destinations to fly to, along with the number of Status Credits you will earn when flying on Air Canada with an AC flight number.

Velocity Status Benefits with Air Canada

Enjoy benefits that are tailored to your Velocity membership level.

Carry your My Velocity Card with you at all times to ensure seamless access to your travel benefits when travelling with Air Canada.

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    Benefits for Gold Status members

Velocity Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Charter flight bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with an AC flight number that is operated by an airline other than Air Canada or Virgin Australia)
  • Upgraded fares: Members travelling on upgraded fares that were purchased with Points or by bidding for an upgrade will earn as per the rules of the original fare class purchased.

Redeem your Velocity Points with Air Canada


Velocity members are able to redeem Points for flights across the Air Canada network, including between Sydney/Brisbane and Vancouver.

Note that the routes operated by Air Canada may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions, and not all flights will have Reward Seats available. Available travel dates will vary for each route.

How many Points do I need for a Reward Seat?
 
  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of Points you will need, based on the distance you will fly
  • Refer to the tables to see the minimum amount of Points required for each fare class

Redeem Velocity Points with Air Canada

In need of a holiday? See some of our most popular destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will need to book a Reward Seat on Air Canada

*The quoted redemption fares are correct as at 10 January 2023 and are subject to change. Fares are subject to availability. Points values are based on one-way Economy Class Reward Seat fares with Air Canada and must be booked on the Velocity website (https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/flying-status/use-points-for-flights). Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to Velocity Points redeemed. Price may vary until ticketed. Reward Seats and associated charges are not eligible for Points earn. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Payment surcharge may apply.  You can change or get a refund for your booking by paying a fee and any fare difference, at least 24 hours before scheduled departure. You may also request a refund for other reasons, including under the Australian Consumer Law. View the Velocity Rewards Seat fare rules for more information. Some flights may be operated by a partner airline. Different baggage allowances and conditions may apply to these flights. Full terms and conditions at velocityfrequentflyer.com. To learn exact taxes, fees and carrier charges applicable to your route, please visit virginaustralia.com and select ‘Use Points’ when searching your flight or contact our Membership Contact Centre.

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Important Information for travelling overseas

Australian Government Travel Restrictions

The Australian Government has currently implemented international travel restrictions for Australia.

We recommend checking the latest information and advice on the relevant Government websites. The Australian Government information is available at the Border Force website, Department of Health website and Smartraveller.

Air Canada Travel Requirements

When flying with Air Canada, we recommend you check travel requirements for entering Canada or your destination of choice, and any requirements before boarding your flight.
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Terms & Conditions:

1. Earn rates are correct as at 23 March 2022 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's terms and conditions, which can be viewed on the operating carrier's websites. Members travelling on Upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of Upgrades on Virgin Australia or our partner airlines will earn Points based on originally purchased fare classes. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.