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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
Happy days! I always thought it was a mistake to cancel it. MEL to LAX seems a particularly popular route and I'd have thought it always better to compete with QF and UA out of MEL.
Sep 26, 2016, 05.01 AM / Virgin Australia to restart Melbourne-Los Angeles flights
I think it depends on the flights in question. So if you book a 9pm flight and want to be transfered to a 6pm flight, I'd have to respectfuly disagree with you. Seats on that 9pm flight I'm guessing would be cheaper and harder to sell then those on the 6pm flight. So by moving you the airline is...
Sep 07, 2016, 04.44 PM / Virgin Australia to continue free Fly Ahead for frequent flyers
Forgive the winge, but I don't see why they can't just put the case that cost of doing business has gone up, they need to return profit, so fares unfortunatley will have to go up. How did someone go from that reality to 'why don't we make things 9x more complex and give things cutesy names like ...
Sep 07, 2016, 04.31 PM / How Virgin Australia's new business class, economy fares compare
This seems like a wierd product. It's pegging a lot on the 'travel credit' selling point AMEX has, which I didn't think would be the biggest. I wonder how many card holders use that and I imagine it is '$400 to spend at AMEX Travel', where they appear to sell it as simply $400. By comparison, th...
Aug 25, 2016, 01.22 PM / AMEX launches new American Express Explorer credit card
Anyone know what exactly the airport fees in 'Guest Contact Centre/Airport Fees' in Virgin Australia's new maze of fares means? Does that mean nobody at the airport will talk to me unless I pay a fee? See: https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/faresforyou/?cmpId=VFF0059_MemberUpdate_VAChan...
Sep 07, 2016, 04.48 PM / Guest Contact Centre/Airport Fees?
Guest Contact Centre/Airport Fees? What are the airport fees
Sep 07, 2016, 04.46 PM / Guest Contact Centre/Airport Fees?
Thanks for that @AKLrunway! I didn't think about that. When did they start offering express passes?
Aug 15, 2016, 08.51 AM / MEL to HNL Return: JQ StarClass vs.
I'm looking at a ticket form MEL to HNL, (probably with a few days in Maui (OGG) in the middle) and wanted to see what the AustBT universe thought about Qantas Economy (i have a QC membership, so get some goodies,) vs. JetStar StarClass? JQ is direct so has that as an important bonus, but has a ...
Aug 15, 2016, 08.34 AM / MEL to HNL Return: JQ StarClass vs.
MEL to HNL Return: JQ StarClass vs. QF Economy?
Aug 15, 2016, 08.29 AM / MEL to HNL Return: JQ StarClass vs.