earn status credits and eligible sectors

WHAT are STATUS CREDITS AND ELIGIBLE SECTORS?

Status Credits help determine your Velocity membership level – Red, Silver, Gold or Platinum. They are different to Velocity Points in that they can only be earned in a few ways. The more Status Credits you have, the higher your membership tier. Each Status Credit you earn is valid for 12 months.

An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number and does not include Reward Seats. You will need to have earned the required amount of Status Credits and flown the minimum Eligible Sectors in order to maintain or upgrade your Velocity membership.

You can find your Status Credit and eligible sector balance in My Velocity and in the Velocity app.

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VELOCITY STATUS LEVELS AND BENEFITS

There are four levels of Velocity membership that determine the benefits you receive when you travel. When you first join the program, your default membership status is Red (entry level). From there, you can upgrade to Silver, Gold, and then Platinum.

As a Platinum, Gold or Silver Velocity member, you will receive all the benefits you expect from a world-class global frequent flyer program, plus a unique range of benefits tailored with our Platinum and Gold Velocity members in mind. The higher your level of membership, the greater the benefits you will receive.

- THE BENEFITS OF MEMBER STATUS -

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REd STATUS

 Receive access to member only offers with our 200+ partners

 Use Points to book Reward Seats, upgrade  your flight and more

  Family Pool your Points and Status Credits

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Silver Status

International Priority Check-in and Boarding

2 single entry passes to access Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge

50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling with Virgin Australia1

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Gold STATUS

 Fly Ahead to your destination on an earlier flight

 Kick back and relax in over 150 international premium lounges

 Priority Check-in, Boarding, Screening and Baggage

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Platinum status

 4 Complimentary upgrades to Business Class for eligible domestic flights2

 Fly Ahead to your destination on an earlier flight

 Access to 150+ lounges worldwide including Virgin Australia Lounge

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HOW TO EARN STATUS CREDITS and eligible sectors

- EARN WHEN YOU FLY -

You can earn Status Credits whenever you fly on eligible flights with Virgin Australia and our network of airline partners. The number of Status Credits you earn will depend on the distance flown, airline booked and eligible fare class.

Use our earn table and Mileage Calculator to calculate the number of Status Credits you can earn.

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You can earn Eligible Sectors when you fly on any VA operated flight that beings with a VA flight number and does not include Reward Seats.
For example, a one-way Economy flight (Freedom fare) from Sydney to Melbourne will earn you 25 Status Credits and 1 Eligible Sector. If you were to take a one-way Economy flight with Etihad from Sydney to Paris via Abu Dhabi (Flex fare), you would earn 140 Status Credits in total (80 + 60), plus up to 2 Eligible Sectors if it is a VA codeshare flight.

- EARN EVERYDAY -

Boost your Status Credits balance by earning Status Credits everyday.

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WITH FLYBUYS

Earn Status Credits when you shop by using your linked flybuys card at Coles, Coles Online, Liquorland or First Choice Liquor3

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WITH FAMILY POOLING

You can also increase your level of membership faster with our Family Pooling benefit.

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WITH credit cards

You can earn Status Credits with various direct earn Credit Cards.

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UPGRADE AND MAINTAIN YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS

- UPGRADE TO THE NEXT MEMBER STATUS LEVEL -

We assess memberships on a daily basis to determine whether you are eligible for a membership upgrade.

You will be automatically upgraded to the next level of membership as soon as your Status Credit and Eligible Sector balances reach the required number to upgrade. Once you upgrade to the next level of membership, you will enjoy your new benefits for a period of 12 months. 

The table shows the number of Status Credits and Eligible Sectors required to upgrade to the next level of membership:​​​​​​​

UPGRADE
REQUIREMENTS
SILVER STATUS GOLD STATUS PLATINUM STATUS
EARN 250 STATUS CREDITS 500 STATUS CREDITS 1000 STATUS CREDITS
FLY 2 ELIGIBLE SECTORS 4 ELIGIBLE SECTORS 8 ELIGIBLE SECTORS

 

- MAINTAIN YOUR MEMBER STATUS LEVEL -

Once you upgrade to a higher level of membership, you will have 12 months, from the day of your upgrade to your new Review Date, to achieve the required number of Status Credits and Eligible Sectors to maintain your membership.

The table shows the number of Status Credits and Eligible Sectors you need to earn within your 12 month benefit period to maintain your membership:

UPGRADE
REQUIREMENTS
SILVER STATUS GOLD STATUS PLATINUM STATUS
EARN 200 STATUS CREDITS 400 STATUS CREDITS 800 STATUS CREDITS
FLY 2 ELIGIBLE SECTORS 4 ELIGIBLE SECTORS 8 ELIGIBLE SECTORS

If you do not earn the required number of Status Credits or travel the required Eligible Sectors, you will move down a level of membership.

Remember, your Status Credits and Eligible Sectors are valid for 12 months from the date they are earned, so with our daily status review, you could quickly upgrade if you reach the required number of Status Credits and Eligible Sectors. Please note for Status Credits earned through a linked flybuys membership, allow up to 2 weeks after the end of each calendar month for your Status Credits to be credited.

Your Status Credit balance can be found under My Velocity.

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    1. Receive a 50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling on with Virgin Australia domestic flights on all fare types except Domestic Getaway fares. Receive a 50% Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the base Points earned when travelling on Virgin Australia International Trans Tasman, Short Haul and Long Haul flights. For Trans Tasman and International Short Haul flights purchased from 1 August 2018 for travel from 28 October 2018 Points bonus will be calculated on base Points earned rather than miles flown.
    2. Platinum members are entitled to four complimentary fare upgrades per year from a Freedom fare to a Business Class seat on Domestic, Trans Tasman or International Short Haul flights marketed and operated by Virgin Australia. See Velocity membership Terms and Conditions for more information.
    3. Spend excludes tobacco and tobacco related products, charity donations and gift card purchases. For full Terms and Conditions, and to find out more, visit flybuys.com.au/velocity.

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