• While there are arguments for getting rid of the so-called “meals” in economy class (especially on short flights) I don’t think chasing ‘the lowest figure of the day‘ is imaginative business thinking.Marketing 101 says you need a point of difference. If you say &ldqu...

  • It can’t come soon enough for the Business class lounge. Over the past decade I’ve watch this space get more and more crowded... now to the point of over crowding. The staff seem overwhelmed - dirty cups and empty bottles all over the place, grotty carpets... It’s hardly excl...

  • So now a lucky dip... professional driver or just another punter with a nice car. I use Uber black exclusively, mostly for convenience. If I can’t guarantee a professional driver I won’t use Uber for my bookings.

  • The Uber PR team swung into overdrive for this one! The proposed aircraft aren’t even under construction, let alone certified. Assuming they do get off the ground I can foresee nightmarish weight and balance issues as punters rock up with heaps of luggage too! Then comes the noise issue......

  • As airport lounges have progressively been opened up to more and more frequentl fliers (and credit card holders), it is a good move to have a space dedicated to business class pax. I have been Platinum Velocity for years and am fortunate to fly in business most of the time, however Virgin’...

  • Are Gold and Platinum members of the Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flier program rushing for the emergency exit yet? I’ve had Velocity Platinum status for many years, but it has to be said that the future now looks bleak for top tier frequent flyers at Virgin. The prospect of cutbacks ...

  • VA Business Class Service

    Jul 31, 2020, 11:27 PM

    An update on Business class catering... Alcohol now off the menu on some flights too. I flew CNS-SYD today. As expected no food other than the aforementioned Do-Good-Labs bars. However, there was no wine offered on this flight either. Seems they aren't able to restock at certain places, so if the...

  • VA Business Class Service

    Jul 22, 2020, 11:24 PM

    Flew SYD-CNS in business today. Catering included a choice of three small, sugar-laden snacks (Do-Good-Labs bars; Cranberry Almond & White Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut & Seeds, Granola Blueberry & Almond) as well as a choice of one varietal of red or white wine, and soft drinks. I am ...

  • More AMEX Reward program changes?

    Sep 13, 2019, 04:38 PM

    Has anyone else been getting surveys from AMEX asking about how you'd react to changes in the Membership Rewards program?I've had two in the last month or so; Asking questins about using point for purchases in stores in real-time, getting points bonuses when making big redemptions and getting poi...

  • Originally Posted by AwaywithMike I propose (from my arm chair) that in Sydney - they "upgrade" the upstairs to be a Platinum / Business Lounge - and can call it their "Premium Sydney Lounge" - for Domestic. All aspects of layout, catering exist and easy to "upgrade" the atmosphere and offering....