/How to effectively ‘buy’ Velocity Gold status for under $1350

How to effectively ‘buy’ Velocity Gold status for under $1350

Given that Velocity is currently running a double Status Credits promotion, for those looking at achieving or retaining Velocity elite status, here are some of the best flights to take in order to fast-track your way to Gold or above.

You need 500/400 Status Credits (SCs) to achieve/maintain Gold status, and 1000/800 SCs to achieve/maintain Platinum.

You may also be interested in the routes that can earn you Qantas status the quickest.


Our Point Hacks in-house travel agent Luke Vaughan has put together the some recommendations for tickets.

Note that all fares are for low-season, return flights in Business Class and should be used for reference purposes only. The more segments flown, the more SCs are earned.

Route via Price Regular SC earn Double SC earn Cost per SC (double SC)
Launceston – Dunedin Melbourne & Brisbane $1348 380 760 $1.77
Canberra – Christchurch Sydney & Brisbane $1358 360 720 $1.89
Brisbane – Rarotonga Melbourne & Auckland $2323 480 960 $2.42
Sydney – Tonga Melbourne & Auckland $2139 420 840 $2.54
Melbourne – Bali Brisbane $1891 360 720 $2.62

Other routes readers have previously maximised SC earn on have been:

  • Sydney – Rarotonga via Brisbane & Auckland
  • Canberra – Adelaide via Melbourne or Sydney
  • Hobart/Canberra – Christchurch/Dunedin via Melbourne & Brisbane

While you may have to spend multiple hours in these recliner Business Class seats, it may make it worth it to access elite benefits later on

Summing up

If you are looking for Velocity status and have some cash on hand, then the routes above could be some good ones to research.

Do you have any other suggestions to add to the table above for the benefit of other Point Hacks readers? Share in the comments below!