Qatar Airways

Travel with Qatar Airways and set your Velocity Points flying

Important Information: Qatar Airways joins the Velocity Program. Effective 6th September 2022, members of Velocity Frequent Flyer will be able to Earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways operated services under a new strategic partnership.

Earn Velocity Points with Qatar Airways

Velocity is proud to partner with Qatar Airways.

Our partnership allows you to earn Velocity Points between Australia and the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other destinations in the Qatar Airways network. Earn Points when you travel in an eligible fare class flying on Qatar Airways operated flights with a QR or VA flight number. Velocity members can fly with Qatar Airways directly from Australia to Doha, with onward connections across Qatar Airways’ network.

How many Points will I earn?

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Earn Points per mile flown when you travel in an eligible fare class on Qatar Airways1

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Qatar 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 VirginAustralia.com, QatarAirways.com or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at the time of booking.

Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

Fare Type  Virgin Australia (VA) Fare Class
Points Earn Rate Per Mile
Business J, C, D 2
Flex Y, B, W, H, K, L 1
Choice R, E, O, N, V, P, Q, T, I, S 0.5

Qatar Airways operated flight with a QR flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

Fare Type
Qatar Airways (QR) Fare Class
Points Earn Rate Per Mile
First A, F 1.75
Business J, C, D 1.50
Business Classic I, R 1.25
Business Lite P 0.75
Economy Y, B, H, K 1
Discount Economy S, V, L, M 0.75
Restricted Economy N, Q, G, T 0.50
Economy Lite O, W 0.25

Note: The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with a QR flight number.

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Earn more with Status

Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number, earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points2 earned. Silver members earn 50% bonus Points; Gold members earn 75% bonus Points and Platinum members earn 100% bonus Points in addition to the Base Points earned.

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will earn when flying on Qatar Airways with a VA flight number below.

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Charter Flight bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified in the tables above
  • Codeshare flights (any flight with a QR flight number that is operated by an airline other than Qatar 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.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 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 Member 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 flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

 

Important Information: Effective 6th September 2022, members of Velocity Frequent Flyer will be able to Earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways operated services under a new strategic partnership.

Earn Status with
Qatar Airways

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible fare class on Qatar Airways operated flights with a QR or VA flight number. The Status Credits you earn will depend on where you 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.

To make a booking please visit VirginAustralia.com, QatarAirways.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?

Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

One-way Miles (zone)
Choice
Flex
Business
0 – 750 (1) 15 20 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 20 30 60
1,501 – 3,000 (3) 25 50 80
3,001 – 5,000 (4) 35 60 120
5,001 – 8,000 (5) 45 80 160
8,001 + (6) 55 100 200

Note:

  • Eligible fare classes for Choice are R, E, O, N, V, P, Q, T, I, S and Flex are Y, B, W, H, K, L
  • Eligible fare classes for Business are J, C, D

Qatar Airways operated flight with a QR flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

One-way Miles (zone)
Discount Economy
Economy
Business/First
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 Discount Economy S, V, L, M, O, T, Q, N, G, W
  •  Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, H, K
  •  Eligible fare classes for Business/First A, P, F, C, J, I, D, R
  •  The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with a QR flight number

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Status Credits you will earn when flying on Qatar Airways with a QR flight number below.

Velocity Status Benefits with Qatar Airways

Enjoy benefits that are tailored to your Velocity membership level.

Simply carry your My Velocity Card with you at all times to ensure seamless access to your travel benefits when travelling with Qatar Airways.

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    Benefits for Silver Status members

    • Up to 50% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 50% Bonus Points on miles flown3

    • Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

      Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

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    Benefits for Gold Status members

    • Up to 75% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 75% Bonus Points on miles flown3

    • Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

      Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

    • Priority boarding (from 12 September 2022) 4

      Priority boarding (from 12 September 2022) 4

    • Qatar Airways Lounge Access (from 12 September 2022) 4

      Qatar Airways Lounge Access (from 12 September 2022) 4

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    Benefits for Platinum members

    • Up to 100% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 100% Bonus Points on miles flown3

    • Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

      Priority check-in (from 12 September 2022)4

    • Priority boarding (from 12 September 2022) 4

      Priority boarding (from 12 September 2022) 4

    • Qatar Airways Lounge Access (from 12 September 2022) 4

      Qatar Airways Lounge Access (from 12 September 2022) 4

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 a QR flight number that is operated by an airline other than Qatar 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.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 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 Member 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 flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

Redeem your Velocity Points with
Qatar Airways

From 06 September 2022 Velocity members can redeem Points for flights across the Qatar Airways network. Note that the routes operated by Qatar Airways 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 Qatar Airways

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will need to book a Reward Seat on Qatar Airways below.

*Correct as at 25 July 2022. Points required is based on tickets issued prior to 5 October 2022

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 websiteDepartment of Health website and Smartraveller.

Qatar Airways Travel Requirements

When flying with Qatar Airways, we recommend you check travel requirements for entering Qatar and any requirements before boarding your flight. Click here to find out more.

Heading Overseas?

We've introduced international redemptions with some of our partners. Find out how we're getting our members back in the air with our airline partners.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 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 Member 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 flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.