Velocity has announced that its partnership with Ola is coming to an end. As of 28 May 2023, Velocity members will no longer be able to earn points on Ola rides. While that is bad news, you will still be able to earn points up until that time.
Velocity announced the update in the Velocity member media centre.
Earning Velocity Points with Ola
Velocity has partnered with rideshare operator Ola. Under the partnership, Velocity Points will be on offer when making an eligible trip.
Unlike the Qantas partnership with Uber, Velocity members earn points on all eligible trips. Having said that, there are more points on offer for airport trips. In addition, with OLA, you can earn points when using the service in New Zealand.
Firstly, you can earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible rides to and from selected airports. In Australia that includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. For rides in New Zealand, it includes Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
Secondly, you can 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on all other Ola rides
You can sign up to Ola using either the Android or iPhone App. From there, you simply follow the instructions to sign up. This will include verifying your email address and phone number.
Once you have registered, you simply have to add your Velocity Frequent Flyer number. To do so, click on the ‘My Profile’ option, then select Velocity Frequent Flyer account. This gives you a fairly simple form to fill out and submit.
The partnership between Velocity Frequent Flyer and Ola is similar to that of their rival companies – Qantas and Uber. As mentioned before, the OLA partnership is more generous overall. It offers 1 Velocity Points on all rides, while Qantas and Uber restrict you to airport rides.
For further information on the partnership, please refer to the Velocity website.