• Fully expecting these points to be seriously devalued. Somehow I managed to burn most of my points on Monday night battling a constantly crashing website - feeling I may be vindicated down the line once new owners take over the program.

  • UPDATE: Seems my order somehow got through at 6:38pm on Monday night.Due to some points still not credited back for a cancelled redemption flight I had to top up my points spend with $58. That money and the points have been debited from my account/credit card.Now the million dollar question ... w...

  • I have to ask - what does 400,000 points worth of alcohol look like?! Is it a large amount or a small amount of really good alcohol??

  • Appreciate that - wouldn't expect anything but speculation but I understand why you can't give advice. As for asking Velocity - well it's pretty pointless given how overwhelmed they are!

  • Hey Chris - thanks so much for this - not much media around to explain whats happening here. Should we expect the value of these points to plummet as creditors line up for their share of Virgin's $5 billion in debt?Tried to purchase goods last night (with everyone else - site crashed constantly) ...

  • Originally Posted by bert In the USA there seems to be no limit on weight in the cabin. They can't be very safety conscious there! I just did a return flight from Melbourne to JFK with the domestic leg in economy on Delta - thank God I have Gold VA status and could get priority boarding. There w...

  • 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.I was REALLY annoyed on LAX --> MEL because expert flyer showed 12 Y seats available 72 hours before the flight. Even as ...

  • Unlikely to make Platinum Status

    Sep 06, 2017, 03:03 PM

    I'm in the same boat - despite going on an around the world work trip in business class I couldn't make it work on any VA airlines (costs were way too high) so did a bunch of Star Alliance airlines instead. So instead I am now a SilverKris flyer and soon-to-be-Gold VA member.. sigh. No more econo...

  • Truly depends what you want? I'm more one for the smaller boutique hotels:Melbourne: In the CBD for me it's Lindrum on Flinders Street, Adelphy on Flinders Lane or the QT on Russell st. Or The Olsen in South Yarra is nice (even though it's a construction site around there at the moment)Sydne...

  • UPDATE - and a warning around status credit promotions.Qantas pretty much refused to credit the double status credits to my wife (remember a gold FF) - claiming that she had booked on Feb 27 and not march when the promotion started. My wife's documentation clearly showed she had booked March 7th ...