Member since 10 Jul 2015
Total posts 9
Has anyone had any luck getting a business class reward seat on a VA flight to LAX? I've done many searches on expert flyer over multiple months and am yet to find a single seat.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
sometimes they open up some a day or so before departure
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,114
ExpertFlyer results aren't accurate for VA's LAX flights - you need to search on the VA website only.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 27 Jan 2017
Total posts 37
Yeah I’ve managed to and even got the dates I wanted. Was flexible with departure city BNE, SYD or MEL, I live in regional NSW so it’s easy to do a connecting flight to a capital city sometimes I’m even lucky and get it as a reward flight too.
Member since 04 Apr 2018
Total posts 4
VA does release seats, however the catch is that you need to be prepared to book last minute. I expect once they know they won't sell many revenue seats after a certain date, they release reward seats T-5 days. I generally book Y or W and then upgrade in the week prior to travel.
Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 12
I just went to and from LAX on Virgin from Melbourne flying Premium Economy for work and tried to use points to upgrade to business - it was a disaster - no luck either way.
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