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Velocity members can earn more points on Ola

Now Virgin Australian flyers can earn more points on Ola. Velocity has just announced a boost to the number of points you can receive with the rideshare company.

The standard level is still 1 Velocity Point per $1 spend on any Ola ride and there are now bonus points for airport trips. Your points-per-dollar will increase, depending on your Velocity Frequent Flyer status.

  • 3 points per $1 spent on airport rides for Silver members
  • 3.5 points per $1 spent on airport rides for Gold members
  • 4 points per $1 spent on airport rides for Platinum members

Interesting that this initiative comes not long after Qantas withdrew its status-based points bonus on Uber airport rides. You can still earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spend on Uber airport rides. Though they no longer offer higher points if you are Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status.

Although companies have been slower to authorise the use of rideshare services for corporate travel, we are now seeing an increase in rideshare apps being used for business. If you are interested in the benefits of expense tracking and risk management, you can see our article about including rideshare services into your travel policies.

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