Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
VA top tier lounge. Oh that made me laugh, thank you. Head over to AFF velocity forum before you jump ship, and also review VA website.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
Ease up chaps. The poster was asking for some information and advice from the community. Not everyone has the same level of knowledge about what the different airlines offer in terms of service, whether on the ground or in-flight.
Member since 01 Jun 2016
Total posts 8
I have been a VA Platinum for 2 years and moved to QF Platinum for 2 years. Here are the differences, However, I don't drink alcohol. I have never been upgraded with both.
I think that’s a fair summary. I would, however, add that QF affords the option of transcon in something other than a 738 and, indeed, triangle routes on the 330 product. With VA, apart from occasional PER flights, you’re stuck on a 738 come what may.
I would also have to say that, in addition to the beverage service, VA J class food is woeful. QF leaps and bounds ahead. I actually don’t know what VA is thinking serving up that slop to paying J class customers. I understand that meal service is still basically non existent (apart from the occasional stale sandwich or the like) in Y.
Finally and as I have already said, VA acts with a degree of inflexibility when it comes to enforcing certain policies or dealing with unexpectancies. I’ve never had a problem moving to an earlier or later flight with QF (subject to availability), whereas VA will often refuse even where there is availability. God help you if you miss a flight. With QF they’ll usually accommodate you on the next plane without too much fuss, whereas with VA I’ve been told to buy a new ticket. Sad.
As a final aside, VA insists on boarding flights a ridiculous time before the scheduled departure. Not uncommon to have final boarding calls 20 mins before. Really? For a 180 seat 738? Get real!
Member since 31 Oct 2017
Total posts 5
A few years ago I took a status match offer and had 6 months of VA Gold.
Member since 14 Sep 2012
Total posts 16
I've been both VA Platinum and QF Platinum and both are good in their own rights, again all really depends on where and how often you fly but my vote is for QF Platinum has the edge in every category (except the VA upgrade coupons which are great). I think the core of the issue is that VA's focus is very domestic/short haul where QF has a strong domestic, international (their own flights) & global (oneworld) focus which makes it very seamless when travelling international. I'm now QF Platinum and would never risk losing it.
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 28
Doktor if you are a medical doctor join the business for doctors facebook group and ask the admins about status match QF to VA.
Member since 03 Oct 2016
Total posts 11
I've seen plenty of status match from QF platinum to VA platinum so you should be able to do it.
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