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Velocity Frequent Flyer - loyalty program of Virgin Australia American Express

Escape Sooner with the Velocity Series

The NEW American Express Velocity Escape Card


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  • Enjoy 7,500 bonus Velocity Points1 when you apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $300 on your new1 Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. This introductory offer excludes existing Card Members or those previous Card Members who have held any American Express Card in the last 12 months1
  • 0.99% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 6 months2 - A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies. Offer ends 31 October 2014. Learn more
  • Earn 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent3 with Virgin Australia and 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Purchase Protection & Refund Protection4
  • Online Fraud Protection Guarantee5
  • $0 annual Card fee

American Express Velocity Gold Card


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  • Enjoy 15,000 bonus Velocity Points6 when you apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $500 on your new6 Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. This introductory offer excludes existing Card Members or those previous Card Members who have held any American Express Card in the last 12 months1
  • 0.99% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 the first months2 - A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies. Offer ends 31 October 2014. Learn more
  • Earn up to 2 Velocity Points per $1 spent7. Click Learn More below for further details.
  • 2 complimentary Single Entry passes8 to the Virgin Australia lounge each anniversary year
  • Complimentary Domestic & International Travel Insurance9
  • Purchase Protection & Refund Protection9
  • Online Fraud Protection Guarantee5
  • Enjoy a reduced first year annual Card fee of $99 (normally ), saving you $10010 if you apply by 31 October 2014, and are approved. Hurry, available for a limited time only to new Card Members10

American Express Velocity Platinum Card


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  • Enjoy 50,000 bonus Velocity Points11 when you apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $500 on your new11 Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. This introductory offer excludes existing Card Members or those previous Card Members who have held any American Express Card in the last 12 months1
  • 0.99% p.a. on balance transfers for 6 months2 - A one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies. Offer ends 31 October 2014. Learn more
  • Earn up to 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent7. Click Learn More below for further details.
  • Enjoy a complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight every anniversary year after your first Card spend in that anniversary year12
  • 2 complimentary Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge each anniversary year13
  • Complimentary Domestic & International Travel Insurance14
  • Discount Business Class Companion Fares15
  • Purchase Protection & Refund Protection14
  • Online Fraud Protection guarantee5
  • $349 annual Card fee

Eligibility

To save time before you apply for your American Express Velocity Credit Card, it's best to make sure you can say yes to the following:

• I am aged over 18
• I am an Australian citizen or permanent resident or hold a current Business Long Stay Visa (subclass 457)
• I have a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $35,000 or more (for the American Express Velocity Escape Card), $40,000 or more (for the American Express Velocity Gold Card) or $65,000 or more (for the American Express Velocity Platinum Card)
• I have no history of bad debt or payment default
• If self-employed, I have been trading for at least 18 months, or 12 months if I hold an existing American Express issued Card

If you can say yes, go ahead. Your application takes less than 10 minutes and we may be able to give you a response in less than 60 seconds - so click through to apply now.

Terms and conditions

To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, available here, as amended from time to time.

Cards are offered, issued and administered by American Express Australia Limited. Credit provided by American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 1088 952 085). Australian Credit Licence No. 291313. ®Registered Trademark of American Express Company. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over and reside in Australia. American Express income and credit approval criteria apply. Subject to Terms and Conditions. Interest rates, fees and charges applies. All interest rates are quoted as an Annual Percentage Rate. All information, including fee, charges and interest rates, is correct as at 16 June 2014 and are subject to change.

  1. Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $300 in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 12 month period are ineligible for this offer. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after the $300 spend benchmark has been met for the 7,500 Bonus Velocity Points to be awarded to the Card Member's Velocity Account. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.
  2. Balance transfers are only available to new applicants who apply online or by phone by 31 October 2014 and are approved. A one off 1% credit plan establishment fee applies. The maximum balance transfer that you can be approved for is $7,500 or 50% of your approved credit limit whichever is less. This offer is available to new customers. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 60 day period are ineligible for this offer. Balances may not be transferred from another American Express Credit Card or American Express Business Credit card. The balance transferred will be eligible for the promotional interest rate for a six-month period from approval, at which point any remaining balance transfer balance will revert to the standard rate of interest at that time. The credit plan establishment fee attracts the standard rate of interest. Interest free days do not apply if you do not pay your Closing Balance (which includes any outstanding balance transfers, cash advances, purchases and fees) in full by the due date each month. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer if your account is not in good standing or we become aware of any adverse credit information. Click here for full Balance Transfer terms and conditions
  3. Points are earned in accordance with the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for traveller's cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. The earn rate of 2 Points per $1 spent applies only to Virgin Australia purchases made in Australia.
  4. American Express Velocity Escape Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) (ACE) and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the American Express Velocity Escape Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996) (AEII) of 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000, and ACE. This landing page does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions available here and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.
  5. Provided that you notify us immediately upon discovery of any fraudulent transactions and you have complied with your Card Member Agreement, you will not be held liable for any unauthorised charges.
  6. Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $500 on their new Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 12 month period are ineligible for this offer. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after the $500 spend benchmark has been met for the 15,000 Bonus Velocity Points to be awarded to the Card Member's Velocity Account. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.
  7. Velocity Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions, and exclusions apply. Eligible purchases do not include cash advances, interest, balance transfers, fees and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies. These do not earn Velocity Points. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Velocity Cards Points Terms and Conditions available here. Click learn more on the above page for full Points earn information.
  8. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Gold Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card Member's Velocity membership Card annually on or after each annual Card fee renewal date. Single Entry passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports and entry is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available here and as amended from time to time.
  9. American Express Velocity Gold Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) (ACE) and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the American Express Velocity Gold Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996) (AEII) of 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000, and ACE. This landing page does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions available here and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.
  10. To be eligible for the reduced annual Card fee of $99 for the first year, you must be a new American Express Card Member who does not currently hold any American Express products and apply via this landing page by 31 October 2014 and be approved. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 12-month period are ineligible for this offer. An Annual fee of $199 will apply after the first year.
  11. Offer only available to new American Express Card Members who apply by 31 October 2014, are approved and spend $500 on their new Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Card Members who currently hold or who have previously held any other Card product offered by American Express Australia Limited in the preceding 12 month period are ineligible for this offer. Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after the $500 spend benchmark has been met for the 50,000 Bonus Velocity Points to be awarded to the Card Member's Velocity Account. This advertised offer is not applicable or valid in conjunction with any other advertised or promotional offer.
  12. The complimentary domestic economy Virgin Australia return flight is available between selected Australian cities and is available for booking by American Express Velocity Platinum Card Members after your first Card spend in the first year, and then after your first Card spend each year after the anniversary of your Membership. All flights are subject to availability and neither Virgin Australia nor American Express guarantee that seats or tickets will be available on the dates or at the times you may wish to fly. Seat availability may be limited to certain dates and/or flights and it may be more difficult to book seats around public holidays, school holidays or special events. Some flights may not have any seats available for redemption. Route availability is subject to change without notice. All travel is subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here and travel is subject to Virgin Australia Conditions of Carriage available at virginaustralia.com.
  13. Virgin Australia lounge entry passes are subject to the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Two Single Entry passes to the Virgin Australia lounge will be activated on the Basic Card Member's Velocity Membership Card annually on or after each annual Card fee renewal date. Single Entry passes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The Virgin Australia lounge is operated by Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd in selected domestic airports and entry is subject to the Virgin Australia lounge Terms and Conditions, available here and as amended from time to time.
  14. American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances are underwritten by ACE Insurance Limited (ABN 23 001 642 020, AFSL No. 239687) (ACE) and are subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Insurances policy of insurance between American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208, AFSL No. 237996) (AEII) of 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000, and ACE. This landing page does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to read the Terms and Conditions available here and consider the appropriateness of that insurance in relation to your individual requirements.
  15. Offer provides discounts when you purchase standard adult Business Class fares for yourself and one guest when flying with Virgin Australia International long-haul or Virgin Australia International long-haul flights that codeshare or interline with Etihad Airways or Delta Airlines to selected destinations. Flights on other partner airlines are not included in this offer. Discounts vary. The Basic Card Member must be one of the passengers travelling and both passengers must be travelling together on the same flight and in the same fare class. All fees, taxes and surcharges apply to both guests, are not discounted and must be paid in full. Offer applies to new bookings made via American Express Membership Travel Services using your American Express Velocity Platinum Card. Offer is subject to seat availability in the nominated class of the Business cabin which may be limited at peak times such as weekends, Christmas or school holidays. Route availability is subject to change. Neither American Express nor Virgin Australia guarantee that seats will be available at the times you may wish to fly. Offered in accordance with the American Express Velocity Platinum Card Benefits Terms and Conditions available here. Velocity Frequent Flyer membership required. Travel with Virgin Australia is subject to the Virgin Australia conditions of carriage available at virginaustralia.com.

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