Delta Air Lines

Travel with Delta Air Lines and set your Velocity Points flying.

Earn Velocity Points with Delta Air Lines

Velocity is proud to partner with Delta, one of the world’s largest airlines offering services to over 300 destinations in more than 50 countries. Our partnership allows you to earn Velocity Points when flying to the United States, Central and South America and all other destinations in the Delta network.

Explore the network that the Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines partnership offer.

How many Points will I earn?

Earn Points per mile flown when you travel in an eligible class on Delta or a Delta Connection branded carrier operated flights, with a DL or VA flight number1.

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Delta 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.

Delta Air lines operated flight with a VA flight number

Q. What is a VA flight number? 
A. A VA flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Virgin Australia. Your flight number will be listed as VA followed by a set of numbers (e.g. VA024). You can book a flight with a VA flight number on the Virgin Australia website.

Fare Type Virgin Australia (VA) Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
Business / Business Saver C, J, I, D 2
Premium/ Premium Saver O, W, R 1.25
Economy Freedom K, H, B, Y 1
Economy Elevate V, N, E, L 0.6
Economy Getaway Q, T, S 0.5
Economy Light M 0.25

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.

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Earn more with Status

Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling on an Delta Air Lines operated flight, earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points4 earned. Silver members earn 50% bonus Points; Gold members earn 75% bonus Points and Platinum members earn 100% bonus Points on top of the base Points rate.

Delta Air Lines operated flight with a DL flight number

Q. What is a DL flight number?  
A. A DL flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Delta Air Lines. Your flight number will be listed as DL followed by a set of numbers (e.g. DL024). You can book a flight with a DL flight number on the Delta Air Lines website.

Fare Type Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
Delta One Business/ First Class C, D, J, I, Z 2
Premium Select3 / Comfort+2 P, A, G, W, S 1.25
Main Cabin Y, B, M, H 1
Basic Economy Q, K, L, U, T, X, V, E 0.5

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with a DL flight number that is operated by an airline other than Delta, a Delta 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 Credits with Delta Air Lines

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible class on Delta Air Lines or Delta Connection branded carrier operated flights, with a DL or VA flight number. 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

Delta Air Lines operated flight with a VA flight number

Q: What is a VA flight number
A: A VA flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Virgin Australia. Your flight number will be listed as VA followed by a set of numbers (e.g. VA024). You can book a flight with a VA flight number on the Virgin Australia website.

One-way Miles (zone) Economy Light Getaway Elevate Freedom Premium Saver/ Economy Business Saver/ Business
0 - 750 (1) 7 10 15 20 30 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 10 15 20 30 45 60
1,501 - 3,000 (3) 15 20 25 40 60 80
3,001 - 5,000 (4) 20 30 35 60 90 120
5,001 - 8,000 (5) 30 40 45 80 120 160
8,001 + (6) 40 50 55 100 150 200

Note:
Eligible fare classes for Light is M, Getaway are S, T, Q, Elevate are V, N, E, L, and Freedom are Y, B, H, K. 
Eligible fare classes for Premium Saver are O and Premium are W, R.
Eligible fare classes for Business Saver are D, I and Business are J, C.

Delta Air Lines operated flight with a DL flight number

Q. What is a DL flight number?  
A. A DL flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Delta Air Lines. Your flight number will be listed as DL followed by a set of numbers (e.g. DL024). You can book a flight with a DL flight number on the Delta Air Lines website.

One-way Miles (zone) Main Cabin* Main Cabin^ Comfort+2 / Premium Select3 Delta One Business / First
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:
Eligible fare classes for Main Cabin*  are Q, K, L, U, T, X, V, E
Eligible fare classes for Main Cabin^ are Y, B, M, H 
Eligible fare class for Comfort+ is W, S and Premium Select3 are P, A, G
Eligible fare classes for Delta One Business and First Class are C, D, J, I, Z

Enjoy Velocity Status Benefits with Delta Air Lines

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 Delta Air Lines.

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    Silver Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Silver Status on Delta Air Lines:

     Up to 50% Bonus Points
     
    Priority check-in through SkyPriority lane
     Additional baggage allowance:
    Receive the same allowance as Delta Silver Medallion Members
     Members can request a Complimentary Upgrade5 to Delta Comfort+ offering dedicated overhead bin space, extra legroom, early boarding and complimentary premium entertainment with Delta StudioTM

  • Gold Card

    Gold Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Gold Status on Delta Air Lines:

     Up to 75% Bonus Points
     Priority Check-in through SkyPriority lane
     Priority Boarding
     Delta Air Lines Lounge Access 
     Priority Baggage
     Priority Screening
     Additional baggage allowance: Receive the same allowance as Delta Gold Medallion Members
     Members can request a Complimentary Upgrade5 to Delta Comfort+ offering dedicated overhead bin space, extra legroom, early boarding and complimentary premium entertainment with Delta StudioTM

  • Platinum card

    Platinum Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Platinum Status on Delta Air Lines:

    ✓ Up to 100% Bonus Points
    ✓ 
    Priority Check-in through SkyPriority lane
    ✓ Priority Boarding
    ✓ Delta Air Lines Lounge Access
    ✓ Priority Baggage
    ✓ Priority Screening
    ✓ Additional baggage allowance: Receive the same allowance as Delta Gold Medallion Members
    ✓ Members can request a Complimentary Upgrade5 to Delta Comfort+ offering dedicated overhead bin space, extra legroom, early boarding and complimentary premium entertainment with Delta StudioTM

Upgrade to Delta Comfort+

Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members can request complimentary upgrades to Delta Comfort+ seats when travelling on eligible flights. 

Eligible flights include:

  • Delta Air Lines flights that have a VA flight number except Economy Light (fare class M)
  • All Delta Air Lines flights except Basic Economy (fare class E)

How to upgrade:

Request to upgrade when you check-in for your Delta operated flight at the airport. 

You will then be placed on the airport standby listing for an upgrade. All upgrades will be subject to the availability of Delta Comfort+ seats on the day of flight departure. 

If your upgrade request is successful you will receive confirmation at the boarding gate.

Points & Status Credits earn will be based on the original booked fare class. Travel companions are not eligible for upgrades, even when travelling as part of the same flight reservation.

View full Delta Air Lines Delta Comfort+ Terms and Conditions

Velocity Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with a DL flight number that is operated by an airline other than Delta, a Delta 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.

Redeem Velocity Points with Delta Air Lines

  • Redeem Points for Reward Seats

    Redeem your Velocity Points for Reward Seats on Delta.

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  • Redeem Points for Delta Upgrades

    Redeem your Velocity Points for an upgrade when traveling on eligible Delta flights with a VA flight number.

    Find out more

Terms & Conditions:

1. Earn rates are correct as at 28 May 2018 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.

2. Members who travel on Delta Air Lines Comfort+ S class will earn 1.25 Velocity Points per mile from 7 June 2019. Prior to this date Delta Air Lines marketed class S was classified as Economy Class and Members earned 1 Velocity Points per mile. 

3. Members who travel on Delta Air Lines Premium Select (P, A, G classes) will earn 1.25 Velocity Points per mile from 16 April 2019. Prior to this date Delta Air Lines marketed classes P, A, G were classified as First Class and Members earned 2 Velocity Points per mile. 

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. Subject to availability. Find out more about requesting a Delta Comfort+ upgrade.