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A guide to Virgin Australia’s Airline Partners

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Tom Goward | 08/02/2020

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Virgin Australia has partnership agreements with several airlines including Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways, that allow you to earn and redeem Velocity Points when flying with those airline partners. This article details each of Virgin Australia’s airline partners.

Who are Virgin Australia’s Airline partners?

Virgin Australia has partnership agreements with Tigerair, Delta Air Lines, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic, Hong Kong Airlines, Etihad Airways, South African Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Capital Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Alitalia and FlyPelican.

Which Airlines can you redeem Velocity points with?

You can use your Velocity Points online with Delta Air Lines, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Hong Kong Airlines, Etihad Airways and Hainan Airlines. Simply check the “Use Points + Pay” box when searching for flights.

To use your Velocity Points with Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Capital Airlines and Alitalia you will have to call the Membership Contact Centre on 13 67 89.

Which Airlines can you earn Velocity points with?

You can earn Velocity Points with most partner airlines. Higher travel classes earn more points, plus Velocity Silver/Gold/Platinum members may receive bonus points if the flight has a VA flight number. You can find the exact earn rate for your fare class here.

  • Delta Air Lines – from 0.5 to 2 points per mile flown
  • Singapore Airlines – from 0.5 to 2 points per mile flown 
  • Silk Air – from 0.5 to 2 points per mile flown
  • Virgin Atlantic – from 0.25 to 2 points per mile flown
  • Hong Kong Airlines – from 0.1 to 2 points per mile flown
  • Etihad Airways – from 0.25 to 4 points per mile flown
  • South African Airways – from 0.25 to 2 points per mile flown
  • Hawaiian Airlines – from 0.25 to 2.5 points per mile flown
  • Capital Airlines – from 0.5 to 3 points per mile flown
  • Hainan Airlines – from 0.5 to 3 points per mile flown
  • Tianjin Airlines – from 0.5 to 3 points per mile flown
  • Alitalia – from 0.25 to 2 points per mile flown
  • FlyPelican – from 1 to 2 points per $1

Which Airlines can you earn status credits with?

You can earn status credits on almost all paid fares. Reward bookings and free tickets will not earn status credits.

To find out how many Status Credits you can earn, go to the Status Credit Earn Tables. Use this Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you are flying and then find the table or airline logo that applies to you. Cross-reference the distance with your fare type to find how many Status Credits you can earn.

Conclusion

Virgin Australia holds partnership agreements with many airlines, most of which allow you to earn and redeem points and earn status credits for flying. Generally speaking, booking VA codeshare flights with a partner airline will earn you more points and status credits, plus Velocity Silver/Gold/Platinum members can earn bonus points.

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Tom Goward

Tom is a Hobart-based writer with a passion for aviation and travel.

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