Earn double or triple Velocity points on Etihad flights

Virgin Australia is once again offering double or triple points taken on flights between Australia and Abu Dhabi. The offer is similar to a promotion that was offered earlier this year.

The offer allows you to earn double points in both economy and premium economy, and triple points in business class and first class. Flights need to be taken on Etihad-operated flight with an EY flight number. Eligible flights also include Virgin Australia’s VA29/30 services to and from the UAE capital.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to:

  • Register online for the offer by 27 July 2015
  • Travel between 3 August and 30 November 2015 on an eligible flight

As always with these promotions, there are caveats to be aware of.

The eligible flights for the offer are VA29, VA30, VA7000-7289, EY6450-6451 and any Etihad Airways operated flight with an EY flight number. Australia domestic service operated by Virgin, with an Etihad Airways codeshare are not eligible, In addition, services operated by Etihad Regional are excluded.

As for the points calculation, the bonus is paid only on the base points. Any status bonus points do not attract the double or triple bonus offering.

The terms and conditions of the offer are:

To be eligible for the bonus Points promotion (double Points for Economy and Premium Economy, triple Points for Business and First Class), you must successfully register your Velocity membership number online between 06 July and 27 July 2015 and ensure it matches the membership number in your flight booking. You must travel on an eligible Virgin Australia and/or Etihad Airways flight between 03 August 2015 and 30 November 2015 inclusive. This offer is only valid for flights VA29, VA30, VA7000-7289, EY6450-6451 and any Etihad Airways operated flight with an EY flight number. Codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines are not eligible for this offer. Australian domestic codeshare flights marketed by Etihad Airways with an EY flight number and operated by Virgin Australia are also not eligible for this offer.
Services operated by Etihad Regional are not eligible for this offer. Bonus Points earned are in addition to any Points ordinarily earned and will be applied to base Points only. Any applicable tier bonus earned will not attract bonus Points as a result of this offer. Bonus Points will be applied to the originally purchased fare class and any upgrades will not attract bonus Points as a result of this offer. Points cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Your Velocity Frequent Flyer number must be recorded at the time of registration. Each passenger must register separately to be eligible for the offer. First Class is only available on selected Etihad Airways operated flights. Premium Economy is only available on Virgin Australia operated flights. You should allow up to 4 weeks after the travel period for the bonus Points to be allocated. Velocity Member Terms and Conditions apply to retrospective claims which must be raised within 6 months from date of flight. For successful retrospective claims please allow 4 weeks from the time the flight appears in your membership account for the bonus Points to be allocated.

 

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