Virgin Double Credit Status Credits Promotion Is Back

Updated to reflect current offer on May 24, 2019

After a rough 2018 that included losing their Air New Zealand Trans Tasman partnership, Virgin has announced their first Double Status Credits promotion for 2019. Unlike past Velocity offers, this Virgin Double Status Credits promo runs until May 27, 2019, giving Velocity members the chance to register, book and earn double status on travel until April 14, 2020.

If you’re keen to fast track your status on Virgin (even if it means not being allowed to use its network of lounges or having to use their woeful KrisFlyer Gold lounge in Singapore) simply activate the offer anytime between now and midnight on the 27th. Then, simply make a flight booking during the relevant period and enter your Velocity number at the end.

Virgin The Business Seat Bed

The most important thing to note is that Double Status Credits will ONLY be earned on VA ticketed flights on a VA aircraft which limits your earning potential due to the lack of destinations offered by the airline. A return East to West coast in Australia on Virgin’s ‘The Business’ Class would net you 180SC’s, thus 360 with the promotion, while the same cabin to LAX would pull in 320SC’s or 640 with the promo.

Eligibility is void if you’ve already made your flight booking, and obviously isn’t available on reward seat bookings. Expect the bonus points to hit your account about a month after the last leg of your flight schedule.

Head over to the Velocity website now to register.

For more Velocity-related perks, see our piece on the AMEX Velocity Platinum Card or register here.


Jay is a writer and content producer for The Versatile Gent.