Pocket 1,000 Velocity Points with on your first ride with Ola


If you are not an Ola customer, here is an easy way to pocket 1,000 Velocity Points.

Ola is offering Velocity members the chance to earn 1,000 Velocity Points for taking their first ride with the ridesharing service. In order to be in the running for the points, you need to take your first ride by 30 August.

Earning Velocity Points with Ola

Velocity has partnered with rideshare operator Ola offering Velocity Points when making an eligible trip.

Velocity members can earn points on all eligible trips, although there are more points on offer if you are going to an airport.

Under the offer, Velocity members earn 2 Velocity Points per dollar when travelling to or from a selected airport. On top of that, there is an offer of 1 Velocity Points per dollar on all other eligible rides.

Eligible airports are:

  • Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide,Gold Coast
  • Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington


The ability to earn points also extends across the Tasman, and you can earn points in New Zealand.

Signing Up

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 an email address, and your 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. The good news is that the Ola partnership with Velocity is more generous. It offers 2 Velocity Points per dollar on rides to and from eligible airports, and 1 Velocity Point per dollar elsewhere.

The Qantas and Uber tie up, on the other hand, offers just the one Qantas Points per dollar on eligible airport rides, and nothing elsewhere.

For further information on the partnership, please refer to the Velocity website.


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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.