On Monday, Virgin Australia announced that pets would now be included in the airline’s Velocity frequent flier program. In a press release, the airline stated that two-legged frequent fliers would earn up to 300 points each time their dog or cat flew with them.
Neil Thompson, the CEO of the airline’s frequent flier program said in a statement, “Virgin Australia flies almost 30,000 pets each year around Australia, and a large proportion are owned by Velocity members, so we know how important their companions are to them.
Points earned per Virgin Australia flight:
– One pet carrier
Red: 300, silver: 450, gold: 525, platinum: 600
– Two pet carriers (maximum)
Red: 600, silver: 900, gold: 1050, platinum: 1200