• Virgin Australia to use Etihad lounge for Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    With Virgin Australia's daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights taking off from July 2, the airline has finally confirmed which lounge it will be using at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. As widely expected, and now confirmed to by a Virgin Australia spokesperson to Australian Business Travell...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 18 Comments

  • Virgin Australia expands 'on arrival' lounge access, with a catch

    Virgin Australia Lounge members now get lounge access after their flight 60 minute time limit for on-arrival access for Velocity Gold, Platinum Members of the Virgin Australia Lounge program can now access the airline’s network of domestic airport lounges after arriving on a...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 40 Comments

  • John Borghetti resigns from Virgin Australia

    Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti has announced that he will step down from the role in 2020. In an announcement posted to the ASX, the airline said that Borghetti "has advised the Board that he will not renew his contract post 1 January 2020." "Mr Borghetti has signalled his desire to depart...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 60 Comments

  • Virgin Australia expands frequent flyer perks on Hainan, HK Airlines

    Virgin Australia's Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers will finally gain access to airport lounges when travelling on some Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines flights from next month, as the airlines expand their existing partnership from July 2 2018. However, in most cases, including ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 15 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens Perth Airport valet parking service

    Virgin Australia now offers valet parking at its Perth Airport T1 terminal, along the same lines as its current Premium Valet service at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – albeit on a three-month trial through basis through to September. Perth's Premium Valet drop-off point is located adjace...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Sydney-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    If you’re among the many business travellers who regularly jet between Sydney and Hong Kong, Virgin Australia is about to bring competition and choice to the Oriental route which has long been a two-horse race between Oneworld frenemies Qantas and Cathay Pacific. Virgin wants to carve out ...

    POSTED 22 May, 2018 43 Comments

  • Virgin Australia dials back South African airline partnerships

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer partnership with South African Airways will be revised in June to exclude codeshare flights operated by SAA’s partner airlines Airlink and South African Express. Currently, Velocity members can earn points and status credits on these flights...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches WiFi on Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia has flicked the WiFi switch on flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Los Angeles, with passengers now able to stay connected above the clouds – for a price. That price is $9 for one hour of inflight Internet access, although the $20 'flight pass' which covers the...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Win a business class trip to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia

    Congratulations to Roger Weeks, from the southern Sydney suburb of Gymea, who is the winner of our reader contest for a return business class Sydney-Hong Kong trip with Virgin Australia. Got a hankering to visit Hong Kong? Then get ready to fly there in style with Virgin Australia's award-w...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Delta offers SkyTeam frequent flyer status match against Qantas

    Delta SkyMiles Medallion status match challenge is open to Qantas frequent flyers Get Gold, Platinum and Diamond SkyMiles status through to 2020 This equates to SkyTeam Elite Plus status across all SkyTeam Alliance member airlines We've previously detailed how you can easily earn Gold-grad...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 2 Comments


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