• I had no problem moving to an earlier flight last week in the lounge despite having no FF status with Virgin Australia, only gold with Etihad. (Syd - Brisbane, Elevate fare).

  • In the lounge at Abu Dhabi, I enquired about upgrading from economy to business on a flight to London.I was quoted 80,000 miles, which is significantly more than the 39,000 miles quoted on the Etihad website (Travel class M). Even if booked on the cheaper class tickets - G, V, U - to upgrade, wou...