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Good point. Don't AirNZ still have an equity stake in them though? So they still own a piece of them, but are cutting back on the goodies. So what does that make them 'frenemies with benefits'? So confusing.
Oct 28, 2016, 11.52 AM / Virgin Australia shakes up international airport lounge access
Think I am starting to see what's happening at VA headquarters with this and the weirdly complex new fares. Somewhere along the line they must've had a 'role creeper staffer'.A 'role creeper' is a staffer who is hired without having a specific enough role, whose manager take the approach of 'here...
Oct 28, 2016, 09.02 AM / Virgin Australia shakes up international airport lounge access
So instead of going back to the grass roots reasoning for an airports existence, (you know: facilitating efficient passenger movement, coping with increasing traffic etc.) and continuing the growth and upgrades there; they've chosen to focus on trying to recreate Chadstone. For all those times I'...
Oct 25, 2016, 12.25 PM / Luxe make-over for Melbourne Airport's T2 international terminal
As someone who works in the tourism trade, I would second what come commenters have mentioned and make it free for business class and up and frequent flyers and offer it at reasonable prices for economy.I'd also recommend AirNZ invest in some combat training for staff for when some guests realize...
Oct 07, 2016, 09.11 AM / Air New Zealand to launch inflight Internet
Given they're the only major bank not in this game yet, I still think the best option for NAB would be to create black card equivalents to their current platinum offering.Same everything but with an annual lounge membership to either VA or QF, depending on the card.
Sep 26, 2016, 03.06 PM / Black credit cards are the plastic that's packed with perks
Thanks to the AusBT Universe! For the insights and knowledge
Oct 24, 2016, 04.23 PM / Lifetime Status: Which is the fastest alliance/program to get it?
I'm fairly confident it is a walkway. I'm not sure what their issue was, If they choose to walk incredibly slowly when there is no visible hold up, chances are someone will want to overtake them at one stage.It's why I often travel with the video clip of Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me a River' on my...
Oct 24, 2016, 02.21 PM / Melbourne's Qantas lounges: a queue or a walkway?
Anyone know if Velocity has or is contemplating lifetime status?
Oct 11, 2016, 09.46 AM / Lifetime Status: Which is the fastest alliance/program to get it?
Having recently read about Qantas Lifetime Gold at 14,000 lifetime credits, I was curious as to whether or not other airlines or alliances offer this perk and how the qualifying process compared.
Oct 10, 2016, 03.48 PM / Lifetime Status: Which is the fastest alliance/program to get it?
Re-gift? I mean if you have a mates wedding coming up
Oct 07, 2016, 10.34 AM / Jetstar Voucher?