IN BRIEF | Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers will now earn status credits at the full rate on Virgin Atlantic flights.
Previously, flights on Virgin Atlantic had earned status credits at a lower rate. The changes bring Virgin Atlantic into line with other London-bound partners Air New Zealand, Etihad and Singapore Airlines.
Following the changes, you'll earn the following amount of status credits per one-way flight:
- Hong Kong: 120 in business (Upper Class), 90 in Premium Economy, 60 in full fare economy and 30 in discount economy.
- London: 200 in business (Upper Class), 150 in Premium Economy, 100 in full fare economy and 50 in discount economy.
If you're uncertain as to whether a ticket will fall into full fare or discount economy, check out the Velocity fare classes page -- and refer to the AusBT handy guide to fare classes (AKA booking classes, fare buckets, fare brackets, and so on) for more info.
Tip of the AusBT hat to contributor Chris Neugebauer for the heads-up.
About John Walton
Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.