Velocity has kicked off a new bonus Status Credits promotion. This time around, they have mixed it up a bit. They are offering a flat bonus of 20 Status Credits per flight.
This makes a change from the more traditional double status credits. Being a flat bonus, though, it could be better, or it could be worse than the usual double status credits offer.
- Offer: Earn 20 bonus Status Credits on all eligible Virgin Australia domestic and Trans-Tasman flights
- Booking Dates: Book between 24 May and 2 June 2021
- Travel Dates: Travel anytime between 24 May 2021 and 19 April 2022
- Registration: Required, and may be made on the Velocity website. You should also be able to register through the Velocity App.
Note that the promotion does not apply to Getaway fares. You will need to book an Elevate fare or higher.
The offer makes an interesting change from the normal double status credits offer. This is because it most favours those booking on the cheaper seats. For example, a elevate fare between Melbourne and Sydney would normally receive 15 Status Credits. Under this offer, you will walk away with a total of 35 Status Credits.
The offer is less attractive to those booking, the more expensive, Business seats. Getting an additional 20 Status Credits on top of the normal 40 (or more) Status Credits seems less generous.
Another point to consider is the timing of receiving the status credits. If you are one of the Velocity members that has received an 18-month extension, then status credits received after 1 October are more valuable to you. Status Credits earned between now and 30 September won’t count to your next review period. Of course, if you are looking to go up a level, the bonus will be more useful.
[Updated: To note that Getaway fares are excluded]