• Virgin's Melbourne, Hong Kong lounges

    Jun 28, 2017, 06:24 PM

    How long has Hong Kong Airlines been a Virgin partner? 

  • What about becoming an official partner of the 'Etihad Airways Partner' alliance? This alliance seems to becoming more and more official. My airberlin card sports a bigger Etihad logo in the top left than the little OneWorld logo in the bottom right. Same with Alitalia.

  • How to get an Express Path card

    Aug 22, 2016, 09:03 PM

    QF told me last time I swung past the check-in desks that it's only for Platinums.. Is that correct? 

  • Excellent stuff Chris. To top off this nice set of articles, it might be worth mentioning that AirBerlin are currently status matching. They set a 4 month challenge to achieve a certain number of status miles in that time. You just need to make contact with a scan of you current card and activity...

  • Now open: Virgin Premium Exit in MEL

    Mar 07, 2014, 10:42 AM

    Landside was actually quite helpful recently. I had 5 hours to waste before an international flight (after an inbound domestic arrival). I picked my 2 pieces of luggage off the belt and walked up the stairs and into the lounge with them no problem.

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  • Best way to do New Zealand

    Dec 16, 2018, 02:19 PM

    I'm with patrickk with Mt Cook Village. Get in a heli or plane for some good views or hike up to Sealy Tarns (3h return). It's breathtaking part of the world and one of the best spots on the South Island. It's a one way road so many people skip it, but it's definitely worth it.

  • Yeah I do it all the time. You can do it that way and just flash the QF card at check-in / lounge to receive the benefits. Another option is to make the switch at the boarding gate to the AsiaMiles number to make it all easier. This also increases your odds (albeit low) of upgrades! Technically t...

  • I'm afraid to say that the ambassador lounge / hotel no longer takes the Changi vouchers as I found out last night. Cheapest bet is to use the pool only package at the Aerotel which has a shower facility attached.

  • Gold card to get into the lounge

    Oct 19, 2018, 12:21 PM

    I've done this many times with no problem. You carry the gold card and flash that for the benefits while putting the points elsewhere right from the start.The alternative way of doing it is to link your AirNZ number to the booking and get them to change it at the gate just before you step on the ...

  • My partner and I both received very enticing upgrade offers to PE (the slider scale starts at $285) but we're on seperate bookings. If we put in the same offer what's the chance that one will be upgraded and not the other? It's an A350 SIN-BCN. Anyone been in this boat before?

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