• What next for Velocity elites?

    Jul 08, 2020, 05:35 PM

    Agree with most of above comments - VA as we know it, basis 737's, maybe with less of a scrum in the lounges, but Intl partners, and FF benefits mostly retained. Rest of this rant isnt strictly on topic..Its a cleft stick for Bain re Intl partners - they need connections overseas and will realise...

  • What next for Velocity elites?

    Jul 01, 2020, 05:28 PM

    Am also VA Plat and agree with waratahbay - keep Biz, tho it might not be much of a sticking point if VA2 decide Hobart is one of the routes they ditch.Face it, with half the fleet, there will be plenty of places cut and others reduced to 1 or 2 flts a day, probly aligned to common Intl arrvl &am...

  • VA will survive, because the country needs the balance of 2 competing trunk route carriers, tho I dont want to guess what form that will take. Tiger to go ? Likely - Velocity sold off ? Possibly - Intl program scrapped ? Likely, but subsidised Pac Isls program to continue. But first - before the...

  • SIA Award Waitlist

    Jan 27, 2020, 04:45 PM

    Was advised by an expert in SQ matters last year that you really shud phone to ask what is happening with the waitlist on a regular basis, partic as your flights are 2 months fwd. Apparently this is important for both upgrades and straight awards.You can always test how many F seats remain by mak...

  • Haad a representative sample of both VA and QF in J the last 6 months, domestic and trans-Tas, all in 737s. Some comments:Service/attentativness/personality - VA, unless you're lucky to get an old-school QF head hostie. Younger QF cabin staff nah! Food/drink - VA consistently better : smallish s...