Etihad Airways

Travel with Etihad Airways and set your Velocity Points flying

Earn Velocity Points with Etihad Airways

Velocity is proud to partner with Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Our partnership allows you to earn Velocity Points when flying to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and other destinations in the Etihad Airways network.

How many Points will I earn?

Earn Points per mile flown when you travel in an eligible class on Etihad Airways operated flights, with an EY or VA flight number1.

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Etihad Airways 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 check your Points earn rate.

Etihad Airways operated flights 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 J, C, D, I
2
Economy Freedom Y, B, H, K
1
Economy Elevate L, E, N, V
0.6
Economy Getaway Q, T, S 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.

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Earn more with Status

Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling on an Etihad Airways operated flight with a VA flight number, earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points2 earned. 

Silver members will receive an additional 50% Bonus Points; Gold members will receive an additional 75% Bonus Points; and Platinum members will receive an additional 100% Bonus Points on top of the base Points rate.

Etihad Airways operated flights with an EY flight number

Q. What is a EY flight number?  
A. An EY flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Etihad Airways. Your flight number will be listed as EY followed by a set of numbers (e.g. EY 024).

You can book a flight with a EY flight number on the Etihad Airways website.

Fare Type Etihad Airways (EY) Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
The RedidenceTM P 4 Velocity Points
First Class F, A, R 2.5 Velocity Points
Business Class Flex J, C, D 1.75 Velocity Points
Business Classic W 1.3 Velocity Points
Business Saver Z 1.15 Velocity Points
Economy Flex Y, B, H 1 Velocity Point
Economy Classic
K, M, Q, L 0.75 Velocity Points
Ecomomy Saver
V, U, G 0.5 Velocity Points
Economy Deal E, T 0.25 Velocity Points

To ensure you earn Velocity Points, make sure you enter your Velocity membership number when making your booking or call the Etihad Airways contact centre directly or present your Velocity card at check-in.

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Earn more with Status

Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling on an Etihad Airways operated flight with an EY flight number, earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points2 earned. 

Silver members will receive an additional 25% Bonus Points; Gold members will receive an additional 50% Bonus Points; and Platinum members will receive an additional 75% Bonus Points on top of the base Points rate.

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with an EY flight number that is operated by an airline other than Etihad Airways 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 Etihad Airways

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible class on Etihad Airways operated flights, with an EY or VA flight number. The Status Credits you earn will depend on the fly and the 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

Earn rate 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) Getaway Elevate Freedom Business /
Business Saver
0 - 750 (1) 10 15 20 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 15 20 30 60
1,501 - 3,000 (3) 20 25 40 80
3,001 - 5,000 (4) 30 35 60 120
5,001 - 8,000 (5) 40 45 80 160
8,001 + (6) 50 55 100 200

Note:
Eligible fare class for Getaway are Q, T, S, Elevate are L, E, N, V and Freedom are Y, B, H, K.
Eligible fare classes for Business Saver are D, I and Business are J, C.

Earn rate with a EY flight number

Q. What is an EY flight number? 
A.
An EY flight number is a flight where the marketing carrier is Etihad Airways. Your flight number will be listed as EY followed by a set of numbers (e.g. EY024). You can book a flight with a EY flight number on the Etihad Airways website.

One-way Miles (zone) Economy
Classic/ Saver/ Deal
Economy Flex
The Residence, First,
Business Saver/ Classic/ Flex
0 - 750 (1) 10 20 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 15 30 60
1,501 - 3,000 (3) 20 40 80
3,001 - 5,000 (4) 30 60 120
5,001 - 8,000 (5) 40 80 160
8,001 + (6) 50 100 200

Note:
Eligible fare classes for Economy Classic are K, M, Q, L, Saver are V, U, G and Deal are E, T
Eligible fare classes for Economy Flex are Y, B, H
Eligible fare class for The Residence is P, First Class are F, A, R
Eligible fare classes for Business Flex are J, C, D, Classic is W, Saver is Z

Enjoy Velocity Status Benefits with Etihad Airways

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 Etihad Airways.

  • Silver Vff card

    Silver Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Silver Status on Etihad Airways:

     Up to 50% Bonus Points3
     
    Priority Boarding
     Additional checked baggage up to 10kgs or
    One additional bag (up to 23kgs in Economy Class and 32kgs in Business/First Class) when travelling to the USA/Canada.

  • Gold Card

    Gold Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Gold Status on Etihad Airways:

     Up to 75% Bonus Points3
     Priority Check-in through the Business Class counter
    ✓ Priority Boarding
     Etihad Airways Lounge Access
    ✓ Priority Baggage
    ✓ Additional checked baggage up to 15kgs or
    One additional bag (up to 23kgs in Economy Class and 32kgs in Business/First Class) when travelling to the USA/Canada.

  • Platinum card

    Platinum Status

    Benefits of flying with a Velocity Platinum Status on Etihad Airways:

     Up to 100% Bonus Points3
     Priority Check-in through the Business Class counter
     Priority Boarding
    ✓ Etihad Airways Lounge Access
     Priority Baggage
    ✓ Additional checked baggage up to 20kgs or
    One additional bag (up to 23kgs in Economy Class and 32kgs in Business/First Class) when travelling to the USA/Canada.

Velocity Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with an EY flight number that is operated by an airline other than Etihad Airways 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 Etihad Airways

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Redeem Points online

You can redeem your Points online for a Rewards Seat on flights with Etihad Airways.

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Terms & Conditions:

1. Earn rates are correct as at 11 February 2019 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. Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

3. When travelling on an Etihad Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.