• Details are live on the Velocity website now: https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/partners-offers/airlines/united-airlines. Lounge access a bit ordinary, domestic lounges only in conjunction with an international ticket which is a shame. Velocity Platinum access to the Delta lounges...

  • What was your best upgrade?

    Jan 05, 2022, 11:32 PM

    About 15 years ago I was travelling from London to Sydney on BA Premium Economy and wasn’t particularly looking forward to it having experienced it on the first leg from Sydney to London. It wasn’t bad, but it was more economy than premium. However I had managed to secure one of the f...

  • Does anyone remember how long the SYD to CBR leg was of the flight that used to stop in CBR on the way to SIN? That must have been similar, but I guess they didn’t sell tickets for that leg on its own. I did that a few times and they just about had time to chuck a sandwich at you before get...

  • I've already got enough SC this year to requalify for gold next year anyway but my membership cycle is mid April. Does this mean I'm extended to March 2021 (a year from now), April 2021 (a complete membership year), both of which don't really change anything for me, or April 2022, being an extra ...

  • Interesting! I've always peeled all three off when I've self checked in, put two in different spots on the bag, and kept one as the bag receipt.In fact about 18 months ago a roving check in agent at the Ryan Air self checkin zoo at Stansted saw me doing this and raced over to tell me to stop and ...

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  • Like many others I have half a gazillion velocity points, enough for a business class return to London once velocity redemptions on SIA (and hopefully points transfers) open up, and I want to do just that in June/July next year.What do people think would be likely to happen with a points booking ...

  • Quick advice on MEL-SYD flights

    Oct 12, 2017, 12:03 PM

    Definitely purchase in advance rather than on the day. You've got time though so sign up for Virgin's V-Mail specials so they email you their Thursday Happy Hour specials tonight and next week to see if the dates fit. MEL/SYD comes up regularly. Note though that these are for the basic "Getaway" ...

  • SYD/LAX reward space

    Sep 29, 2017, 05:00 PM

    Originally Posted by ChrisCh : Originally Posted by Jazzop : I've never seen VA business seats up for points. Never. If you want to use FF points for the US, then commit to Qantas. One option to try (am not sure if it's possible though) is to call their partner line and see if you can get seats...

  • SYD/LAX reward space

    Sep 29, 2017, 04:58 PM

    Originally Posted by hutch : Doesn't virgin price reward tickets as one-way? So couldn't you just book separate one-way flights? Yup but the one way price is not half the return price.... often more like 80%!

  • SYD/LAX reward space

    Sep 29, 2017, 04:57 PM

    Originally Posted by markpk : You haven't noted what time of the year you're trying to book so it may be due to school holidays, seasonal demand, or even the US trade show/conference season. Also working against you in Virgin's small number of flights... Any time really, avoiding the obvious Ch...

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