Virgin Australia A330 Business Class is getting even better...

"Flying to Perth in J on the a330 in a few weeks, can't wait. I think the seat is one of the most comfortable I've sat in."

1 week, 2 days ago

Room upgrades for Hilton Diamond?

"I think it's the definiton of 'upgrade' that gets tricky here, hotels have so many room types now that you get 'upgraded' to the next room tier which is just the same room on a slightly higher floor, or a room with a few extra sqm, rather than a completely different room category. That being said..."

1 week, 3 days ago

36 hours in Munich - suggestions?

"The Victuals market in the centre of town is fantastic for a wander if you are a foodie. Amazing produce and food. Also found a great little jazz bar called Vogler not far from there. Enjoy, it's a great city."

3 weeks, 6 days ago

Velocity and Status Credits

"I have discovered that you realy have to keep on top of them, had a few issues with SC's that were incorrectly allocated from the SQ rate changes earlier last year. Took forever to resolve, even when I had all of the documentation about what flights we had taken and when."

2 months, 1 week, 4 days ago

Velocity Gold Status - 60,000 points?

"Even if you drop back, unless you lose status credits (that have a 12 month life), once you complete your next flight you'll gain the SC's and kick back up to Gold anyway."

2 months, 1 week, 6 days ago

Urgent: Is there Porter Service at Sydney Airport Terminal 2?

"Out of interest, there are still plenty of airports around the world where a porter service is available. I've seen porter services in all Indian airports that I've been through, LHR as previously suggested, and I've just booked a porter/immigration fast track service at Chiang Mai."

3 months, 1 week ago

End of an era - last Qantas Boeing 747 services for Brisbane this week

"Sad to see them dissapearing. I still think they are the most beautiful looking planes out there."

3 months, 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Best way of flying economy from Sydney-London

"I know you are QF Gold but here's how I always do iit in economy. Late flight up to SIN with SQ (6/7pm departure), crash at the Changi Crown Plaza, then the 12.30pm flight to LHR. Arrives at Heathrow about 7pm. I find this a really bearable way to make the trip. I stop over on the way back throug..."

3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Visiting Singapore Airlines' The Private Room overnight

"Get a room at the Changi Crown Plaza. It's in T3 and one of the great airport hotels. If you are an avgeek get a room on L9 with a runway view!"

5 months, 3 weeks, 4 days ago

How do you handle and store your foreign currency between trips?

"I have an ING debit card and use it to take cash out as I need it or to pay for things wherever I am, so I don’t usually have a wad of cash with me. It’s fantastic, and the rates I get are comparable with pre ordering with someone like Amex, and vastly better than Airport exchange d..."

7 months, 1 week, 6 days ago

upgrading from economy to business.

"Where are you flying? If your flight has premium economy you’ll only be able to upgrade to premium, not business. I haven’t used the upgrade bid because I don’t want to find myself successful and in a middle seat."

8 months, 1 week, 3 days ago

In air conference call

"If you don't have to say much perhaps have someone record the call and listen afterwards. Passengers near you may not want to listen to you trying to be heard on a conference call, on the other hand maybe they do if you are discussing commercially sensitive information. I know we are actively dis..."

9 months ago

VA vs KrisFlyer

"If you're a Krisflyer Gold you'll get gold perks with VA anyway. If you're flying internationally enough with SQ then why not go for it."

9 months, 2 weeks, 2 days ago

VH-ZNB Boeing 787-9

"This is really interesting. I was on an SQ a350 a few weeks back and the way it rattled around as we taxied was astonishing. There were also a few things noticeably wrong .... fitting coming apart in the toilet, a leak in the galley. I'm sure the plane was less that a year old!"

10 months, 6 days ago

VA Upgrades

"You'll have the opportunity to bid for an upgrade before the flight, although this may depend on the fare class purchasedhttps://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Redeem/FlightUpgrades/premium-bid/"

10 months, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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