• Regarding aircraft downgrading, I have noticed that VA brand their A330 business class flights as ‘The Business’ in their website booking engine and promote it as such in their marketing materials. I wonder if they shoot themselves in the foot trying to then rely on the Ts&Cs ab...

  • Great article. In my experience booking complimentary flights using my Velocity Amex, it doesn’t seem to matter where you LIVE, as long as the return flight is from and to a destination allowed on the map. For example, I live in Melbourne but use my ‘free’ flight to travel fr...

  • You can use American Express at Coles, Woolies, Target, Bunnings etc as well as to pay for petrol, insurance, utilities, phone bills etc. It's not just discretionary spending. I agree that's still out of reach of many households, but the article is just saying that it opens the opportunity to hit...

  • Orpheus is right. Also, Delta have never used Terminal 3 at LAX anyway - so you'll need to walk to Terminal 5 for a DL connection.

  • I agree Martin. It must be 00:30 departure. 10h40m flight time would mean 14:10 arr in MEL (MEL having +3hr time difference)

  • How to find "sale" pricing on RTW

    Jun 09, 2019, 06:38 PM

    I agree with the above. Travel agent is the best way to go for RTW and I never use travel agents otherwise. For RTW they have way more flexibility than online booking or booking with the airline. I used roundabout travel last time and couldn’t fault them

  • I’m wondering if anyone has any experiences with this to share...Recently I flew from Melbourne to Singapore with SQ, crediting points and status credits to VA. When I was in Singapore, I checked my VA account and my status credit balance was now 1050, so I knew I qualified for platinum. I ...

  • Staff Cards

    Nov 18, 2018, 12:38 PM

    If you’re referring to the ASIC (aviation security identification card) then it is a government issued security card which entitles the holder to work in the secure areas of an airport. For airline employees it often displays the airline name but it’s not a staff ID card. It is requir...

  • With JNB flights I know there is a problem with lack of diversion airports in the Indian Ocean which makes using a twin engine plane problematic. When VA flew MEL-JNB with a 777 it wasn’t economical due in part to the two hours extra flight time required to stay further north. The 747 JNB-S...

  • Overbooking on Etihad business class

    May 30, 2018, 09:45 PM

    Originally Posted by Dredgy Did they accomodate her overnight? They did. But still, to refuse boarding to a checked in passenger seems completely unreasonable. She will miss the whole reason she was travelling. I understand that weather and technical issues are beyond the airline's control. But ...