• The top Virgin Velocity credit card sign-up deals for December

    As summer starts to heat up, so too are the latest Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card offers, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points on offer from a single card application, and over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table across these top offers alone. Without delay, here...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia domestic Airbus A330 business class compared

    When it comes to transcontinental flights, Australian travellers enjoy one of the world's best domestic business class experiences. Competition between Qantas and Virgin Australia in the lucrative coast-to-coast corridor sees both airlines offering international-grade business class seats an...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 47 Comments

  • House renovations: Sydney's Etihad, Virgin lounge seeks room to grow

    There's a not-quite-new lounge gracing the international terminals of Sydney and Melbourne, with the combined business and first lounges of Etihad Airways now rebranded as The House and also playing host to Virgin Australia's overseas flights. Apart from a change in signage, Sydney's The House...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Get a complimentary flight every year with these Visa credit cards

    While plenty of American Express cards include 'travel credits' to offset the cost of their annual fees, most Australian spenders need more than an AMEX card in their wallet to pay everywhere they shop, given Visa and Mastercard are accepted much more widely. However, that doesn't mean you have ...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • How to choose the right frequent flyer program

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Every business traveller should belong to at least one frequent flyer program – but making that choice isn't as straightforward as you may think. While the Qantas Frequent Fl...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • November's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    If you're in a market for a new credit card to earn Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points, take a peek at this month's top sign-up deals which place over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single application! Here are t...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia: "no time limit" for new international lounges

    UPDATE | Virgin Australia says it will not impose any time limit for passengers visiting its new international lounges at Sydney and Melbourne, over-ruling a statement made overnight by lounge operator No1 Lounges. As reported earlier today, No1 Lounges spokesman Duncan Cargill said that Vi...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 40 Comments

  • Should Australian airlines acknowledge members of our armed forces?

    TALKING POINT | "Thank you for your service”. Anybody who has flown on US domestic airlines will be familiar with this refrain, made in acknowledgement of veterans before a flight and usually accompanied by priority boarding. Moves to introduce a similar salute on Australian airlines ...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2018 63 Comments

  • Best perks of Virgin Velocity Platinum for domestic economy flyers

    Velocity Platinum is currently the highest status tier that Virgin Australia offers and it's yours after 1,000 status credits (800 if maintaining existing Platinum status) and eight eligible flights in a year. The main benefits of lounge access and priority perks are relatively similar to Veloci...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight

    When your business day winds up sooner than planned or your last meeting of the day is cancelled, moving onto an earlier Qantas or Virgin Australia domestic flight is a much-appreciated perk of regular flyers, who’d rather spend more time with family than sit around waiting in airport loung...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for October

    Fancy a new credit card that keeps your Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points balance in surplus? Then take a look at this month's top card offers, which place over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with the nation's largest credit card sign-up deal providing up to 205,000 bon...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • First photos: Virgin Australia's all-new Brisbane international lounge

    Virgin Australia will open its own lounge at Brisbane Airport's international terminal for business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers. Dubbed My Lounge and operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which will also take over Etihad's Sydney and Melbourne lounges, and open the...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia adds 'carrier charge' fee to Velocity reward bookings

    Virgin Australia will add new 'carrier charge' fees onto tickets booked using Velocity Frequent Flyer points, increasing the cash component of a points-based reward booking by up to $460 per person based on a return flight. The new fees apply to Virgin Australia reward flights booked from Januar...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 21 Comments

  • Virgin Australia reveals new 'international lounge network'

    Virgin Australia will shift to the Etihad Airways lounges at Sydney and Melbourne, with those lounges being rebranded as The House, while also adding an all-new Brisbane space called My Lounge to its network. Travellers on Virgin flights from New Zealand will have access to the third-party Strat...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 41 Comments

  • Your Virgin Australia Velocity points are about to lose their value

    Singapore Airlines will cut the 'exchange rate' for converting Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points into its own KrisFlyer miles, in a move which reduces the transfer value of Velocity points and weakens a key component of the reward scheme. As of 1 January 2019, transferring Velocity...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2018 26 Comments

  • Earning extra credit card points at the ANZ Rewards Bonus Points Mall

    ANZ Rewards credit card customers can score up to 10 bonus ANZ reward points per dollar spent on everything from flight and hotel bookings through to online shopping for fashion, homewares, technology, liquor and more, simply by starting their shopping journey through the ANZ Rewards Bonus Points...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Exploring the benefits of the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Visa

    As its name suggests, the ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures Card is designed with regular jetsetters in mind, offering a variety of perks ranging from a free flight every year and airport lounge access to no transaction fees on international purchases and the list continues. You’ll get all tha...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for September

    In the market for a new credit card that earns Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points? Then take a look at this month's top deals, which place almost 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table, with Australia's largest sign-up offer generating up to 205,000 Velocity points from a single ...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • The top perks of Virgin Velocity Gold for domestic economy flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Virgin Australia Velocity Gold status is the target of many frequent flyers as it's easier to obtain than Platinum, while still providing many premium perks like airport lounge access an...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's direct flights between the Gold Coast and Perth

    Virgin Australia will launch direct flights between Perth and the Gold Coast from mid-December, albeit with a few caveats. The flights will run just twice a week, and across a seasonal roster from 13 December 2018 to 26 January 2019 rather than being a year-around service. Those flights will ...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

    When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is Delta. Offering flights from Sydney along with a broader international and US domestic network, Delta reward flights can be booked with minimal taxes a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: flexibility of points and cash upgrades

    Business class upgrades are perhaps the Holy Grail of frequent flyer programs, especially for business travellers stuck flying economy: there’s nothing quite as satisfying as using your points to switch your seat for one at the front of the plane. But if your plans change, what happens to ...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how points-based reward seat fares compare

    You’ve earned a bucketload of Qantas or Velocity frequent flyer points thanks to smart credit card spending and lots of travel – now it’s time to treat yourself with a points-based reward seat. Here's a breakdown of how flight rewards under Qantas and Virgin Australia compare. ...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines said to be eyeing larger stake in Virgin Australia

    Singapore Airlines is believed to be eyeing an increased stake in Virgin Australia, above its current 20%, through a bid for the 19.8% shareholding of China's HNA Group. Nanshan Capital, which also controls about a fifth of Virgin Australia’s shares, is also said to be interested in HNA's ...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2018 36 Comments

  • Why Virgin's cabin baggage allowance is bad for business travel

    TALKING POINT | For many business travellers, flying without checked baggage saves lots of time on the road, whether by avoiding the airport check-in queues, making the most of perks like Fly Ahead to get home faster, or stepping straight out of the airport and onto the next meeting, with no bag ...

    POSTED 30 Aug, 2018 45 Comments

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