• Not sure how you can have black spots when using satellite internet.. especially when those black spots happen to be above the sea. Could it be this system is actually and ground-to-ground system maybe?

  • Status hold schemes: Qantas vs Virgin

    Dec 23, 2017, 11:58 PM

    Since my precious post on April 2016 we've been fortunate to have inducted a second child into the family.Although I knew the T&Cs for Velocity denying any additional parental leave with 24 months following your first request, I figured I might try and ask anyway; but I can confirm that the V...

  • Status hold schemes: Qantas vs Virgin

    Apr 21, 2016, 05:17 AM

    My Velocity Gold is also on pause for 6 months, after which I get another 12 months of Gold status.I planned my request for the Parental Leave such that it was about 3 months prior to my Gold status expiring. And now I enjoy a total of 27 months of Gold status (initial 9 + 6 months pause + 12 ad...

  • AMEX Membership Rewards explained

    May 27, 2015, 05:29 PM

    Can't say enough about the AMEX Platinum Edge, quite often free for the first year ($200 otherwise), which earns 3 MR points per $ at supermarkets! And on top of that you get a free economy-class return flight on Virgin Australia; especially massive value for people like me out of Perth for tran...

  • Had the most ridiculous waitress the other day in a country town restaurant: she brought out the bill inside the ubiquitous American Express leather folder (see image in the article which reminded me of the situation :-), whipped out my Westpac Altitude Black AMEX to pay, only to be told they don...

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  • VA Ticketed Flights - Lounge Access

    Jan 12, 2018, 12:53 PM

    Correct indeed that you can only access the Al-Reem lounge in Terminal 3. Most flights (or all?) to Australia depart from Terminal 1, though, so make sure you account for the 10-15 minute walk towards the gate.Also, the way the Velocity FF partner system works they cannot give you access to the l...

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