Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 30
This is interesting, Australia's International Air Services Commission has received an application from Virgin Australia for a codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines on flights to New Zealand. https://iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#NZ1
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 764
How so? It just seems to be Hawaiian codeshareing on VA services.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Does that mean Hawaiian are looking at flying across the ditch?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 79
Most likely permission for HA to put their code on VA's existing Trans-Tasman services.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 200
Makes sense, a lot of US travellers go to Australia and NZ on the same trip. This creates a nice loop for Hawaiian.
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 104
If it went ahead I hope it's just the start of a tighter HA/VA partnership. Such as earning points and SC's on all HA flights (not just the VA coded ones) and allowing Platinum and Gold FF's to use a lounge at BNE and expanding the entry to SYD and HNL to those on a HA coded flight.
Member since 29 May 2013
Total posts 49
nix584, you do earn SC's and point on HA flights whether VA or HA flight number. I took family to Oahu and Maui last year on HA flight numbers and got both SC's and point including inter-island flights.
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