• Virgin Australia offers fast-track to Velocity Gold status

    Flying with Virgin Australia or Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi and beyond? You could be in line for instant Gold status with the Velocity Frequent Flyer program thanks to a new fast-track promotion via Virgin Australia’s Accelerate business rewards scheme. Make a return first class booking fr...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to restart Melbourne-Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia will restart direct flights between Melbourne to Los Angeles in April 2017, bringing new competition onto a route currently exclusive to Qantas and United Airlines. The flights will run five days a week from April 4 on Virgin's Boeing 777-300ER jets, which now sport all-new bu...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2016 37 Comments

  • September's sweetest Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals

    You could be swimming in Qantas frequent flyer points this September by applying for a new credit card from American Express, ANZ, Citibank or HSBC, with a mighty 285,000 Qantas Points on the table between them. But more reasonably, just a single card application could return as many as 80,000 Q...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to begin Perth-Abu Dhabi flights

    Virgin Australia will begin direct flights between Perth and Abu Dhabi from June 9 2017, axing the current Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from February 4 next year. The flights will be served by Virgin Australia's Airbus A330-200 aircraft, recently fitted with the airline's new 'The Business' seats in b...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 38 Comments

  • How to get a Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyer status match

    Most frequent flyers achieve their prized Gold or Platinum status the hard way – clocking up endless hours of bum-numbing miles in business class (or, worse, economy). However, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer selected travellers a shortcut to that shiny card using little-known ...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines lounge access at Canberra Airport

    Selected passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines’ new flights from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington can cool their heels in the Virgin Australia Canberra lounge – but that list won't include most Star Alliance Gold frequent flyers, including those of route partner Air New Zeal...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Convert Citi Rewards credit card points into Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Most Citibank customers can convert their Citi Rewards credit card points into Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points to use towards free flights or even upgrades to premium economy and business class. But as to how many Velocity Frequent Flyer points you’ll get in exchange for yo...

    POSTED 16 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • The best business class seats flying between Sydney and Auckland

    Travellers are spoiled for choice when flying from Sydney to Auckland and back again with no fewer than six airlines offering business class seats and service at the pointy end. That list includes Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, along with more far-flung carriers in Emirates, LATAM...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia: one million points to fly Sydney-Los Angeles..?

    Why does the Virgin Australia website ask me to pay one million Velocity Frequent Flyer points to book a business class flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, one-way? This is a questions we’re frequently asked by readers hoping to use their Velocity points on a flight to the United States, on...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2016 12 Comments

  • How Virgin Australia's new business class, economy fares compare

    New domestic business class discounts of 5.5-6.5% Flexible premium economy now available for 23% less Some economy flexible fares hiked by 15% Economy Getaway fares no cheaper than previous Saver pricing New Elevate fares up to half the price of full-flex Freedom tickets Virgin Australia...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2016 8 Comments

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