Switch your business travel to us and we'll match your Status to Pilot Gold*

Ready to upgrade your rewards program this end of financial year? Make it your new financial year resolution to say goodbye to disappointing perks. Instead, say hello to better-value fares that won’t alarm your CFO, faster Points earn and redemption opportunities, and flexible booking options.

Even better - this end of financial year, switch your business travel to Virgin Australia, and if you are a Gold or Platinum member with non-partner airlines, we’ll match your Status to Velocity Pilot Gold for 3-months*.

    

Apply for your Status match with these simple steps:

Make sure you are a Gold or Platinum member with an airline that is not a Velocity partner airline. Check out Velocity’s partner airlines here.

Ensure you are an existing Velocity Frequent Flyer member. Not yet a member? Join here for free.

Send an email to vastatusmatch@virginaustralia.com with the subject line ‘EOFY Status March 2024’ by 30 June 2024 and attach a photo, or screenshot of your other valid airline frequent flyer membership card indicating the equivalent of Velocity Gold status or higher. Make sure that you use the email address registered with your Velocity membership and supply your Velocity Frequent Flyer number when emailing us with your status match application.

Our team will assess your eligibility for this offer and if you’re eligible, will upgrade your Velocity account to a 3-month trial of Velocity Pilot Gold.

Note: Offer only available to members of frequent flyer programs that are not partnered with Velocity Frequent Flyer. Need to check? View our list of partner airlines here.

To retain Status benefits, take action during your Pilot Gold trial period. You could: 

Maintain Velocity Gold Status*

If you hold the equivalent of Velocity Gold Status with a non-partner airline, you can maintain Velocity Gold Status for a further 12 months after your 3-month trial when you fly 1 Eligible Sector* and earn 80 Status Credits* during the Pilot Gold trial period.

 

Learn more about Velocity Gold Status Benefits

Fast-track Velocity Platinum Status*

If you hold the equivalent of Velocity Platinum Status with a non-partner airline, you can fast-track your way to Velocity Platinum status for a further 12 months after your 3-month trial when you fly 2 Eligible Sectors* and earn 200 Status Credits* during the Pilot Gold trial period.

All 200 Status Credits must be earned on Virgin Australia-operated flights (with a VA flight number).

 

Learn more about Velocity Platinum Status Benefits

The Rewards keep coming!

We’ll bump up the incentive even more with 500 bonus Velocity Points for each eligible Virgin Australia flight you book and travel on by 30 June 2024. Make sure you activate the offer before making your booking.^

 

Switching to Virgin Australia for business travel means switching to great benefits that are anything but business as usual.

Value-packed fares

Finance won't flinch with savings of up to 6% off eligible flights1

Points that stack up fast

Earn and redeem Points faster, with Reward Seats from just 6,200 Points².

More flexibility

Make changes to your Choice fare bookings for a fee. Fare difference may apply

 

Need to chat?

Our friendly team are available (9am – 5pm AEST) to help you get the most out of your business travel needs. For further information, contact 1300 246 498 or email businessflyer@virginaustralia.com for assistance.

Terms and Conditions

*Status offer: 

Frequent Flyer members of airlines which are not partners of Velocity Frequent Flyer (Velocity), that currently hold the equivalent of Velocity Gold Status and above with those non-partner airlines (and that have not held Silver, Gold or Platinum Status with Velocity since May 2022) (Eligible Velocity Members) are eligible to receive a Velocity Pilot Gold trial (full details below) and opportunity to maintain Gold. If an Eligible Velocity Member currently holds the equivalent of Velocity Platinum status or above, after the 3-month Pilot Gold trial they will also have the option to fast-track to Platinum Status with Velocity for a period of 12 months by meeting the eligibility criteria outlined below.  Eligible Velocity Members must hold a valid Velocity membership to participate in this promotion.    

In order to receive the ‘Business Status Match’ Pilot Gold trial, Eligible Velocity members must apply by sending an email to vastatusmatch@virginaustralia.com between 15 May 2024 – 30 June 2024, that contains their name, Velocity membership number and photographic evidence of the membership card of the frequent flyer program that they have the equivalent of Velocity Gold Status or above with (Application). Eligible Velocity Members must submit this Application from the email address currently linked to their Velocity membership account. Please note that the vastatusmatch@virginaustralia.com is only to be used for applications for this promotion and cannot be used for general enquiries or escalations, which should be directed through usual channels. . Velocity reserves the right to end this promotion at their discretion, based on the number of Applications received. It may take up to 2 weeks to receive the upgrade into Pilot Gold trial status. 

The Pilot Gold trial is a 3-month Gold Status trial in which Eligible Velocity Members receive some member benefits connected with Gold Status which include priority check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage & additional baggage allowance (not available when traveling on a Lite fare), access to Virgin Australia domestic Lounges (subject to space availability and the Lounge Terms and Conditions) and the ability to request to Fly Ahead (when travelling on a Business or Flex fare, subject to availability).  

Eligible Velocity members on a Pilot Gold trial will continue to earn Status Credits, Points and Eligible Sectors in the same way as other members. Benefits that are not available in the Pilot Gold trial include Gold member baggage tags, a physical membership card, complimentary partner memberships, guaranteed economy Reward Seats and membership pause for parental leave.  

At the conclusion of the 3-month Pilot Gold trial, we’ll assess an Eligible Velocity Member’s eligibility to retain the Gold Status or upgrade to Platinum Status.  

If the Eligible Velocity Member is a Gold member of an eligible Frequent Flyer program and, during the 3-month Pilot Gold trial period, earned 80 Status Credits and flew at least  1 Eligible Sector, the Eligible Velocity Member will maintain Gold Status with Velocity for a further 12 months.    

If the Eligible Velocity Member is a Platinum member (or above) with an eligible Frequent Flyer program and, during the 3-month Pilot Gold trial period, earned 200 Status Credits on flights with a VA flight number operated by Virgin Australia, the Eligible Velocity Member will receive Platinum Status for a period of 12 months. Please allow for up to 8 weeks after the Pilot Gold trial period for the Platinum Status upgrade to be processed and applied.   

If, at the conclusion of the 3-month Pilot Gold trial, the Eligible Velocity Member is not eligible for either Gold or Platinum Status due to the above requirements not being met, the Eligible Member’s Status level will be assessed in accordance with the standard  Velocity membership Terms and Conditions and the Eligible Velocity Member will be downgraded to Velocity Silver Status for a period of 12 months.  

Eligible Velocity Members who participate in this promotion are still able to maintain or upgrade their Status to the next Status level in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions.   

Find out more about how to maintain or upgrade your Status level. This offer is not transferable. Any Status Credits and Eligible Sectors earned in a member’s Velocity account are subject to expiry after 12 months from earn. 

^Bonus Points offer:

Promotion is valid for Velocity Frequent Flyer members between 12:01am AEST 15 May to 11:59pm AEST 30 June 2024 (inclusive) (Promotion Period).  

To be eligible to receive the 500 bonus Velocity Points promotion per Eligible Flight (see the definition of an Eligible Flight below) you must be a Velocity Frequent Flyer member and, during the Promotion Period: 

1. Activate this offer through the activation link contained on this webpage

2. after offer activation, book and ticket an  Eligible Flights in your name during the Promotion Period and enter your valid Velocity membership number at the time of making the booking or at any other time before flying; and complete travel on the Eligible Flight.

An Eligible Flight is:  

a. a one-way domestic or short haul international flight marketed and operated by Virgin Australia, with a VA flight number, booked through virginaustralia.com, the Virgin Australia Business Flyer booking portal, over the phone with the Member Contact Centre or the Guest Contact Centre or via the member’s nominated Travel Management Company; and 

b. ticketed and flown during the Promotion Period in a fare class that normally accrues Velocity Points under the Velocity Frequent Flyer program.  

Reward Seat bookings, and codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines are not Eligible Flights for this offer.  

Bonus Velocity Points will be earned in addition to base Velocity Points earned. There is no limit on the amount of times this offer can be redeemed during the Promotion Period. This Velocity Points offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, other than base Velocity Points earn. You should allow up to 4 weeks after completion of travel for the bonus Velocity Points to be allocated to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account.  

Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Velocity Membership T&Cs apply.

1The Fare Advantage Discount of 4% applies to domestic Flex fares (L, K, H, W, B, Y class) and 6% applies to domestic Business Class fares (D, C, J class) and is available to Virgin Australia Business Flyer members.  The Fare Advantage Discount levels are subject to change without notice. Please check our website for current discount levels.  Fare Advantage Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered self-ticketing Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process Fare Advantage Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team at businessflyer@virginaustralia.com.  Fare Advantage Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares. Fare Advantage discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of Fare Advantage Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team. Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions apply.

2Example is for BNE to SYD in Economy, one way. Reward Seat and Velocity membership T&Cs apply.