Virgin Australia Accelerate Bonus Gives Members A Free Flight


Tom Goward | 22/11/2021

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As a way of encouraging businesses to resume company travel, Virgin Australia’s Accelerate rewards program is offering up an easy 7,800 bonus Velocity points. All you have to do is book an eligible flight through the accelerate portal or your business travel agent by 31 December 2021, for travel until 28 February 2022.

It’s essentially a buy one get one free offer, with the bonus Velocity points enough for a free economy flight with Virgin Australia.

To be eligible for the promotion you must be the ‘key contact’ of an Accelerate business account. You’ll need to have your personal Velocity number linked to your profile in that Accelerate account between 9 November 2021 and 31 December inclusive.

Under the promotion, an eligible flight is a flight that is marketed and operated by Virgin Australia. You must be booked in a fare class that normally accrues points. Codeshare services are not eligible for this offer.

What can I do with 7,800 points?

In truth, not much. But being so easy to achieve, this is still a pretty good offer.

Those bonus points are enough for an economy class redemption on flights under 600 miles in distance. For example, you could fly from Melbourne to Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart or Canberra. As such, we think you’d be better off saving the points for use as part of a larger redemption, hopefully in business class!

What is Virgin Australia Accelerate?

Virgin Australia Accelerate is a rewards program for businesses that spend up to $300,000 per year on air travel. The scheme is well suited to small and medium-sized businesses, being free to join with no ongoing membership fee.

Virgin Australia Accelerate gives your company access to several benefits, including:

  • Fare Advantage lets you save up to 6% on Virgin Australia flights
  • Two Velocity Pilot Gold Memberships when you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge annual membership for your employees
  • Exclusive offers throughout the year
  • Dedicated customer service team to support your business

Your company can join Virgin Australia Accelerate here.

How do I earn the bonus points?

Step 1: Ensure you are the ‘key contact’ on your company Accelerate account and that your personal Velocity number is linked.

Step 2: Book an eligible flight through the Accelerate portal or via your travel agent and enter a valid Velocity membership number at the time of booking

Step 3: The bonus points should land in your account within 8 weeks of travel.


Tom Goward

Senior Editor and Chief AvGeek at Flight Hacks


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