• Kevin Tan


Virgin Australia and American Express just launched a promotion which provides Amex Velocity card members up to 30% off selected domestic flights and 25% off selected international Virgin Australia operated flights. The deal applies to selected routes in economy, premium economy and business class tickets and will run until 31 March 2019.

One of my favourite perks of being an American Express card holder is the regular discounts on offer at some of Australia's biggest and best brands/stores. You would normally have to accept the offer by registering your Amex card but this time round, it seems like non-card members can also have access to this deal.

Anyone can access this promotion by clinking through this link: AMERICAN EXPRESS DISCOUNT - the discount code "AMX19" will automatically be applied - if it doesn't, then type it in.

Once you get search results back for the flight you want, the discount will be automatically applied to eligible fares and it will be marked with a little "promo" tag on them.

  • Offer ends at 11.59pm AEDT on 31 March 2019.

  • Promo code "AMX19" works for travel dates between 8 April 2019 - 12 February 2020.

  • A 21 day advance purchase period applies.

  • You must enter a valid Velocity membership number at the time of booking.

  • The discount varies based on the fare type (see chart below)

The best way is to do dummy searches and play around with the fares to see if you get a discounted ticket.


Remember to use your American Express Velocity Platinum Card to book with Virgin Australia, you’ll earn Points twice on the one transaction – once via your Card and again for your flight.

Plus, when using your Card with Virgin Australia you’ll earn 2.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent^.

Example Booking - Melbourne to Hong Kong

The guys at Flighthack ran a dummy booking from Melbourne to Hong Kong in business class an here’s what he got:

First, the regular price with no discounts applied.

For comparison here is a quote via Amex Platinum travel (which gives fantastic discounts year round on partner airlines)

And finally, here’s the price via the promotion page, using the code "AMX19"

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