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paulj13

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jan 2017

Total posts 3

Hi, I plan to travel to Ireland to visit family in June this year. Got a good deal through KLM. They use Etihad for long haul. Details are below but my question is this. How do I maximise these flight in term fo frequent flyer benefits? Is there anyway I can collection points through virgin FF and/or Qantas FF or should I join up with KLM/Etihad or another program? Any advice around stop over and best lounges to pay or have access to? Also, my wife and kid are also travelling with me but one week later.


Brisbane - Dublin Fri 2 Jun 17  


Class:  Economy To abu dhabl

Flight number: KL 3897

Aircraft type:   Boeing 787-9

Operated by: Etihad Airways


Class:  Economy to Amsterdam Schiphol

Flight number: KL 3949

Aircraft type:   Airbus A330-200

Operated by: Etihad Airways


Class:  Economy to Dublin

Flight number: KL 0939

Aircraft type:   Embraer 190

Operated by: KLM Cityhopper


Return: Dublin - Brisbane  Sun 25 Jun 17

Class:  Economy to Amsterdam Schiphol

Flight number: KL 0932

Aircraft type:   Embraer 190

Operated by: KLM Cityhopper


Class:  Economy To abu dhabl

Flight number: KL 0451

Aircraft type:   Airbus A330-200

Operated by: KLM


Class:  Economy To brisbane

Flight number: KL 3896

Aircraft type:   Boeing 787-9

Operated by: Etihad Airways


MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 204

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I'm not going to copy the link in here, because then it'll go to moderators, but google "earning velocity miles on Etihad" and it's your first result.

paulj13

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jan 2017

Total posts 3

Etihad and VA should be buddy-buddy on this.


That was my thinking, however as its throuhg KLM I was wondering if it would possible.

Last editedby paulj13 at Jan 25, 2017, 12:58 PM.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Since these are KL coded flights, seems to me your only option is the flying blue programme. Which is not surprising given that its a great fare. Flying blue is not a great programme if you're based in Australia.

paulj13

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Jan 2017

Total posts 3

So it looks like as they are KL code (wife are FR) they will need to go through flying blue. What about the airport lounges, any advice on the best lounge deals in AMS, AUH?

ErinB

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 30 May 2016

Total posts 18

If you can't get in with status you can pay at AMS to get into the Aspire Lounge- just make sure you pick the right terminal. 



Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Long haul advice needed

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