Dec 17, 2020, 05:12 PM
As a VA Plat I was often underwhelmed by the J catering, particularly the day that fruit scones and cream (fruit!) was the only offering on three consecutive flights.Even Marks & Sparks pre packs would be a better option.Seriously though, David this is a great suggestion that VA should look at.
Oct 28, 2020, 04:05 PM
Personally I'm a fan of China Air, but the Sydney Sky Team lounge is poor. Am hoping that Starlux ( the latest Taiwanese carrier) adds Australia to its growing route network.
Sep 29, 2020, 05:08 PM
A brave move when no one knows the Flybuys to Velocity conversion rates and onto Krisflyer going forwawd. When ANZ capped earning rates my personal spend on their card went from $8Kpm+ to $2K and after they restricted their travel insurance coverage last October it went to zero. ...
Sep 02, 2020, 04:48 PM
When VA went into administration all ticket holders unfortunately became unsecured creditors and so ended any, and all, consumer rights. If Bain is consistent, international tickets may get a refund offer at the same rate as bondholders, that is around 10c in the dollar as an option in...
Aug 10, 2020, 06:13 PM
Crunch the numbers: assume 14 day return quarantine and even if 20% of the usual volume of Australians (19M in 2019) opted to travel over the next year that equates to 150,000 return pax in quarantine on a given day ( It was about 30K in April/May). Typical quarantine non-compliance is reportedl...
May 24, 2019, 06:34 PM
Fly Air Canada as its always better than UA and credit your miles to Mileage Plus ( I'm Oz based, but been a member for 30 years).If your Canadian destinations are West Coast, then Alaska Air and its mileage program wins hands down.Peter
Jun 29, 2018, 01:36 PM
On arrival into LAX, and once you clear customs, you'll find the transfer belts are outside security - no way around this on your routing. If your return starts at Toronto or Yvr then you'll clear US customs there and arrive at Lax as a domestic passenger. If you are ticketed and bag checked al...
Dec 01, 2017, 08:36 PM
Just booked GA today for MEL-LHR for mid April 2018, returning 1 May and transit times in CGK both ways are around 90-130 minutes. Its a case of picking the days when the connections are tight-ish.Niall, use Expertflyer to see the equipment scheduled for your flights and the seat layout, then us...
Jun 30, 2015, 04:36 PM
As a UA Platinum FF may I recommend avoiding United for these flights. The 777 long haul seat config is cramped at 20' width in a 2-4-2 layout when VA is 2-3-2 with 23" width. Look at Seatguru.com for the dates you are travelling to find the scheduled carrier config. If UA is pr...