• doing this very thing in 7 weeks time... BNE-PER-DXB-ZRH in J with limo service, was easy enough to book. return is Etihad using Velocity points. Cheaper co-payment with Etihad/VA.

  • might be due to Virgin Australia's current LAX delays?

  • I don't think Phantom, I proceeded down to the booking pages a couple of times and right to the payment page...Flights were VA to LAX then Delta from LAX, so no AC. I realise it's the "game" but for weeks there has been plenty of availability across many days int he week, but suddenly just as we ...

  • I've been planning for a trip to Vancouver in May 2020, departing mid-May. Have been checking reward J availability for a few weeks, and we haven't been quite to the available date , but in the days and weeks leading up to my desired date there have been plenty of reward seats available. All th...

  • I think a velocity point is worth less than 1 cent per point, even when using for international J seats. Consider a reward flight BNE/SYD to LAX, 150k points, so 300k points for the return trip. This flight sells for about $4k, so there is an argument that you am just divide these numbers and get...

  • Took a business class trip Bne to Zurich in Emirates, followed by a Milan to Bne in Etihad, mostly on A380s earlier this year. Hard to categorically say one over the other, but the service was streaks ahead in Emirates (not to mention the Limo transfers) and the food was streaks ahead in Etihad,...