The Velocity Frequent Flyer the loyalty program of Virgin Australia has an exclusive family points pooling feature. Using this, you can pool Points and status credits between up to 6 family members in the same household, which is a great way to boost your balance.
Once family pooling is set up, Points, or Points and status credits earned by each contributor are automatically transferred to the nominated beneficiary’s account.*
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What is Velocity Family Pooling?
Family pooling allows members of a Family Pool to pool Velocity points, or Points and status credits with up to 6 family members living at the same address.* Up to two adults and four children under 18 are allowed, with points and/or status credits transferring automatically to the nominated account. The beneficiary receives all Velocity points, or Points and Status Credits, earned by each Family Pool member.
Something to note is that family pooling transfers cannot be reversed. So make sure you unlink the accounts if you no longer want to pool points and status credits.
Also, when a child turns 18 they are be automatically removed from points pooling, although you may swap them for another family member when this happens.
Earn Velocity status from a family holiday
By utilising family pooling, you can fast track your way to Silver, Gold or Platinum Velocity status after just one family holiday. Essentially, if you book eligible flights for a family of five, you will earn points and status credits 5x faster.
For example, if you fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles via Sydney on a flex economy fare with a family of five, the beneficiary will earn over 37,500 Velocity points and 500 status credits, which is the requirement for Gold status.
The whole family will benefit from one member holding Status when travelling together. Virgin Australia allows Gold and Platinum members to bring 3 children (aged 2 to 17) into their Lounges, in addition to the normal limit of 1 or 3 guests, respectively.
To see how many points and status credits your family can earn, please click here.
How to set up Velocity Family Pooling
After you have decided who will be the beneficiary, each contributor must sign into their Velocity account and go to Family Pooling in My Velocity. Then, follow the simple prompts to confirm the details of your Family Points Pool, and you are all set!
How To Join Velocity Frequent Flyer For Free
Not yet a Velocity member? It’s free to join Velocity Frequent Flyer visit https://join.velocityfrequentflyer.com/ and complete the join form to get your account. You’ll need to provide basic information such as your name and date of birth, residential address, mobile phone and email details. You’ll need to set up a pin and password to log into your account after signup.
Boost Your Velocity Points Further
If you want to maximise the number of Velocity Frequent Flyer Points you can earn, check out the American Express Velocity cards which allow you to earn Velocity Points on all your everyday expenses:
- American Express Velocity Platinum: earn 2.25 Velocity Points per $1 spent with Virgin Australia, 1.125 Velocity Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases except government bodies and 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent with Australian government bodies such as the ATO – click here to check the current bonus offer
- American Express Velocity Escape: earn 1.75 Velocity Points per $1 spent with Virgin Australia, 0.75 Velocity Points per $1 spent on everyday purchases except government bodies and 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent with Australian government bodies such as the ATO – click here to check the current bonus offer
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*A Family Pool lets Family Members transfer their Points, or Points and Status Credits from up to 5 contributing accounts to one beneficiary account. To view the full terms and conditions, please visit: https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/the-basics/member-benefits/family-benefits