Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Feb 2016
Total posts 83
VA platinum upgraded to J through points from Mel- Hkg. Upon arriving into HK, I called up the customer service centre to see if there were any upgrade opportunities (points or paid upgrades). The agent told me no seats are available through points or paid. The cabin the 100%.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 217
6 people either didn't check in, or changed their flights
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Based on the number and that they're all in the same class, probably a group booking that bailed or changed last minute as Grannular suggested.
Member since 03 Mar 2012
Total posts 5
I find VA's upgrades are very hit and miss. I bid for an upgrade SYD/DPS using points. Never heard a thing. I enquired at check-in and also at the gate. The flight left with empty J seats. Not impressed as a Gold Member.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2015
Total posts 7
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Member since 08 Jul 2017
Total posts 29
Because gold with virgin is so difficult to attain?
Picture me holding up a "sarcasm" sign.Â
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