• 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 ...

  • I quite like the original Upper Class, still in use on the 747 and 330 as well as AirNZ, but the one with the glass panels as in the photo is awful, significantly less space around the shoulders, and it really does feel coffin like. That said it is a bit old now and has been overtaken by better p...

  • Has anyone managed to book SYD/EWR? I was trying to check out prices, I can get it to give me direct SIN/EWR flights, but SYD/EWR still routes via SIN and FRA.

  • Hmmm, 180cm is a minor compromise for you, but a deal breaker for me at 195cm, on an overnight flight at least!

  • 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...

  • SYD/LAX reward space

    Sep 22, 2017, 03:18 PM

    Hi all,I’ve collected enough points for a return business class reward flight from SYD to LAX... only I hadn’t realised when I started collecting velocity points for this very purpose (I have family in California) quite how scarce these are. It seems to be that there is close to zero ...