• Am I going to be okay with my extra baggage and lounge access with Privilege Club Gold if I purchase a Qantas Classic Rewards flight instead of a normal paid Qantas flight? Is there anything special I need to do?

  • My experience is the Accor scheme has been quite miserly full-stop. Has anyone been really impressed with Accor's loyalty programme and what broadly are your travel/accomodation habits?

  • The real question is lounge access for eligible flyers - will it be AirNZ in all affected cities after October?

  • Like mcglynp I'm not too fussed. I'm curious when people are experiencing this problems - I suspect it might be more of a where than a when.Perth and Melbourne lounges always seem to have reasonable space (and I've travelled on Christmas Eve). Sydney does have limitations but it seems more to do ...

  • Qantas ditches Dubai

    Aug 31, 2017, 12:24 PM

    I'm surprised at all the enthusiasm. Previously you could fly:QF434 (MEL-SYD) - 1:00 to 2:25 PMQF1 (SYD-DXB) - 3:50 PM to 0:25 AMQF9 (DXB-LHR) - 9:05 AM to 2:23 PMThese 'daylight' flights where you have a stop-over during the local sleeping time (in this case in Dubai) and arrive at your destinat...

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  • Virgin Physical Cards and Packs

    Dec 04, 2020, 11:52 AM

    For those of us that have had our status extended, do we get a new physical card? Does it come with luggage tags in a pack or is it just a letter? I was hoping to use it for the Qantas status match but my physical Virgin Gold card expires today (digital is up-to-date). Someone on the forums said ...

  • Virgin Australia online fee

    Feb 26, 2019, 09:04 AM

    I was a little horrified too at the Virgin fees ($11.51 in my case). Use CashBack or ShopBack to recoup a little of it (the former always work though often refunds less than the full fee). Still given Virgin's recent financial performance, you might find that $11 is the best money you've ever spe...

  • Qantas flights QF 9/QF10 going cheap?

    Jun 18, 2018, 06:36 PM

    Get your downvotes ready, but I actually don't think the QF9/10 economy experience is anything to write home about. It's a long flight in very narrow seats.It would seem I'm not alone in this opinion - one of the last letters to Traveller was complaining about the same thing. Qantas's choice to p...

  • The Etihad flight to Europe should be a decent offering. As VA Platinum you'll have access to the Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa (Terminal 3) - a huge step-up from the Al Reem Lounge offered to VA Gold. The staff are friendly, the onboard entertainment and food are good. Abu Dhabi has no met...

  • Buy YANK (strong conviction) or USD (not as strong conviction) on the ASX. Sell YANK or USD on the ASX. Transaction fees are $40 (less if you use a broker sign-up deal) but that works out 1% on $4000. There will be a small bonus $4 to $8 if you hold past July each year. Use your Citibank Plus Tra...

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