There’s more to business travel than simply jetting from A to B. You want to travel better, to stand out from the pack. To be recognised for your loyalty – not just for your own flights, but those you’re booking for your business, too.
And at Virgin Australia, we know travel is what drives your business forward. It’s your ticket to fresh opportunities, and your path to maintaining those crucial relationships you’ve curated over the years.
You’re no stranger to the road. But when you next venture out there, here’s how you can travel even better with Virgin Australia. Truly seize the day: and your aisle seat, of course.
Join Virgin Australia Business Flyer
If your business is not a member of Virgin Australia Business Flyer, we have to say, you’re missing out.
Our free-to-join program offers savings of up to 6% on eligible airfares4. Plus, earn Velocity Points for your business when you book Virgin Australia flights2. These come on top of the Velocity Points earned by the traveller, so everybody wins.
Bank at least 3,000 Velocity points for your business, and transfer to your personal Velocity Frequent Flyer account to spend on future business travel – saving the company money. Or perhaps, indulge with an upgrade to Business Class for a job well done.
All this from a free program with no commitments and no ongoing membership fees. Remind us why you’re not already on board?
Fly better with Velocity Pilot Gold
Speaking of signing up, there’s a special treat waiting for new Virgin Australia Business Flyer members. Spend at least $2,000 on Virgin Australia flights in the first three months and receive two complimentary Velocity Pilot Gold memberships for three months5.
So, what is Velocity Pilot Gold? Think of it as a three-month taster of ‘full’ Velocity Gold. As a Pilot Gold member, you’ll enjoy many of the privileges normally enjoyed at the true Gold tier.
Start your journey with priority check-in, and have the freedom to pack more with a boosted baggage allowance on most fares (except Economy Lite). From there, whisk your way through to the Virgin Australia Lounge – available at seven key airports – and skip the queues again with priority boarding.
Fancy an earlier flight? With Fly Forward, you may be able to get home sooner: and at no fee. When booked on an Economy Flex or Reward fare, or travelling Business, just speak with the friendly Virgin Australia airport staff to see what’s possible.
You’ll also enjoy special benefits when travelling across Virgin Australia’s growing network of partner airlines. Right now, elite Velocity members can enjoy lounge access plus time-saving perks on Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Graduating from Velocity Pilot Gold to full Velocity Gold
Velocity Pilot Gold is your three-month sampler – but true Velocity Gold lasts for an entire year.
You can level up your travel game by earning an easy 80 Status Credits during that trial period, along with just 1 Eligible Sector7. Here’s what that could look like.
Better yet, every flight taken on the fares above earns one Eligible Sector too.
Provided you’ve earned both 80 Status Credits and one Eligible Sector9 by the end of your three-month Velocity Pilot Gold period, you’d then move forward with 12 months of full Velocity Gold. That gives you a whole year to travel like a boss!
Keep the ball rolling with Velocity Platinum
Velocity Gold makes flying better: but there’s a tier above Gold for those who travel even more. Meet Velocity Platinum – your reward for notching up 1,000 Status Credits over a 12-month period, along with 8 Eligible Sectors9.
Ascend to these soaring heights and the benefits are sure to make each journey smoother.
This top-shelf experience begins with four complimentary upgrades to Virgin Australia Business Class every year8. These upgrades are available by request when travelling on selected Economy Class fares.
When you’re not living it up in Business Class, you’ll still be perfectly comfortable. That’s because as a valued Velocity Platinum member, you can stretch out in Economy X – those coveted rows with up to 40% more legroom than a standard Economy seat. And for the privilege, you won’t pay a cent more than your Economy fare.
That’s just the start – and there’s so much more to enjoy with Velocity Platinum.
Other ways to live the lounge lifestyle
Access to the Virgin Australia Lounge is a cherished benefit for Velocity Gold and Platinum cardholders. But you don’t have to be a high flyer to get through the door.
Make it to Velocity Silver and you can enjoy two gratis visits per year. The same is true for travellers with selected Velocity-partnered credit cards.
Subject to space, single visits can also be purchased for $65 at reception. But as yearly memberships cost just $379 for Virgin Australia Business Flyer members6 – an annual pass provides terrific value.
Virgin Australia Business Flyer terms and conditions
1 Virgin Australia Business Flyer Points Terms and Conditions: Virgin Australia Business Flyer Members can earn up to 1,000,000 Points from Virgin Australia, airlines partners and Virgin Australia codeshare flights only, per annum, based on the rolling 12 month period from when the Member joins Virgin Australia Business Flyer. Points aren’t earned on certain fees, taxes, or charges. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions and Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply.
2 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points Terms and Conditions: If the individual flying with Virgin Australia or a partner airline is also a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, they may also earn Points in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions .
3 Points transfer: Virgin Australia Business Flyer Account Administrators can transfer Points earned by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member to a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, provided that (a) there is a minimum of 3,000 Points per transfer; and (b) the Velocity Frequent Flyer member transferee is directly employed or contracted by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member.
4 The Fare Advantage Discount of 4% applies to domestic Flex fares (L, K, H, B, Y class) and 6% applies to domestic Business Class fares (D, C, J class) and is available to Virgin Australia Business Class 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 email@example.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 and Loyalty Terms and Conditions apply.
5Priority Benefits: Applies to new Virgin Australia Business Flyer members. Minimum flight spend and criteria applies See Schedule 1 – Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions for more detail.
6 Discounted Lounge Membership: Usual annual Lounge Membership Fee is $399 (as at 17/6/2022). Discounted Membership Fee is available for the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member’s Key Contact, Account Administrators, Travel Bookers and Travellers. Subject to the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions, Virgin Australia Lounge Terms and Conditions and Virgin Australia Lounge rules. Virgin Australia Lounge entry is subject to space availability.
Velocity Member Benefit Terms and Conditions
Standard Velocity Member Benefit Terms and Conditions available at https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/member-support/terms-conditions apply.
7 An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats and Economy Lite fares.
8 Upgrades are subject to Business Class Reward Seat availability and to the Upgrade Cancellation and Amendment Policy.