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Travel with Etihad Airways and set your Velocity Points flying

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Important Information: There have been some changes to the Velocity member benefits when travelling with our Airline Partners. Find out more

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 Airways1.

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 know your Points earn rate.

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

Fare Type Etihad Airways (EY) Fare Class Points Earn Rate Per Mile
The ResidenceTM 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

The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with an EY flight number.

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.

Important Information: There have been some changes to the Velocity member benefits when travelling with our Airline Partners. Find out more

Earn Status Credits with Etihad Airways

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible fare class on Etihad Airways 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 Etihad.com or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at the booking screen.

How many Status Credits will I earn?

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
The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with an EY flight number.

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.

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    Benefits for Silver Status members

    • Up to 25% bonus Points3

      Up to 25% bonus Points3

    • Priority Boarding

      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.

      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.

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    Benefits for Gold Status members

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    Benefits for Platinum members

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.

Important information:  International flight redemptions are unavailable for the time being.

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 EY flight number.