• Kevin Tan


Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Time to plan your Virgin Australia status run for the year. Will 2019 be the year you reach Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Virgin Australia will be offering double status credits again starting this Friday.

To take advantage of this offer, you must first activate it via this link and then book a Virgin Australia marketed and operated flight by 12 February 2019.

You can book as many flights as you like, but all travel must be completed before 28 December 2019.

Note: This offer excludes codeshare flights operated by other airlines.

If you are booking for multiple passengers on the same itinerary, make sure each person on the booking activates this offer via this link using their own velocity membership number.

Bonus status credits will be distributed to your account within 4 weeks after the eligible activity has been completed.

What is status credit?

Status credits determine your frequent flyer membership level, how often you fly and your loyalty to that airline. Unlike frequent flyer points/miles, you can only accumulate status credits by flying.

Holding frequent flyer status means that you can skip lines, enjoy complimentary food and drink in lounges (without having to fly premium class), gain preferential access to upgrades and award seats and many other perks.

You can explore all the perks of having membership status here but in short:

  • Silver status provides priority check in, two lounge passes each year and 50% bonus points on flights earned

  • Gold status provides priority check in and premium entry, more expansive lounge access, Fly Ahead options and bonus points

  • Platinum status provides all the above, complimentary upgrades and a bunch of other premium perks on top

You need to earn 250 status credits to reach the silver tier (200 to renew it in subsequent year), 500 to hit gold (400 to renew) and 1,000 to reach platinum (800 to renew).

In addition, there is a requirement to fly a minimum number of flights.

If you’ve been chasing status with Virgin Australia, this is a great opportunity to fast-track your way to that next tier or to keep your status going for a subsequent year.

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