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

    Does your Velocity Frequent Flyer balance need a little boost before you can unlock your next free flight or upgrade to business class? Then take a look at this month's top credit card offers, which place over three quarters of a million Velocity points on the table for successful applicants. Ri...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: who has the best airport lounge breakfast?

    A good breakfast makes a good start to the day, and it’s a meal many business travellers enjoy at their airport lounge of choice before jetting off to meetings or the office. So how do Australia’s domestic airport lounges compare on the breakfast front? In our 2018 ‘Battle of ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 34 Comments

  • Virgin has no plans for its own international lounge at Sydney Airport

    Virgin Australia is set to add another Sydney pushpin into its route map with the mid-year launch of flights between Sydney and Hong Kong, but the airline has no plans to open its own business class lounge at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. Although Virgin has developed its own domes...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 27 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's Melbourne-Hong Kong schedule shake-up

    Virgin Australia's mid-year launch of Sydney-Hong Kong flights will see its Melbourne-Hong Kong service pared back in ways which may or may not please business travellers. First up, the roster will be cut back from daily to just five times a week – with no flights on Wednesday or Friday. ...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2018 32 Comments

  • Virgin Australia keeps new east-west business class up its sleeve

    Virgin Australia says it's not about to give any ground to Qantas in the ongoing Battle of Business Class, despite a third of its six-strong Airbus A330 fleet now being earmarked for Hong Kong rather than domestic routes. The mid-year launch of Virgin's Sydney-Hong Kong service means one less of...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2018 23 Comments

  • Profit pickup sees Virgin Australia cancel privatisation plans

    Virgin Australia said on Wednesday it will not go private as it reported first-half underlying profit rose 142.3% due to domestic demand from business and leisure flyers. Australia's second-biggest airline said last November it was considering going private as it swung to profitability in its fi...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2018 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia takes aim at Qantas, Cathay Pacific 'monopoly'

    Virgin Australia continues to muscle in on what its CEO has previously called the near-monopoly of Oneworld airlines Qantas and Cathay Pacific on flights between Australia and Hong Kong, with flights from Sydney on the schedule for mid-2018. Hong Kong is already one of Sydney's most popular inte...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2018 30 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to launch Sydney-Hong Kong flights mid-2018

    Virgin Australia will begin daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong from the middle of 2018. The flights will run on the airline's  Airbus A330 jets featuring its highly-regarded The Business business class, and follows the launch of Melbourne-Hong Kong in late 2017, although those fligh...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2018 49 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, Delta boost points on business class flights

    Passengers travelling in business class or first class with Delta Air Lines can now earn more Velocity points for every mile they fly on a range of fares, including when booking their flight as a Virgin Australia codeshare journey on a VA flight number. On those VA-coded tickets, purchasing any ...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Who can use Virgin Australia Premium Entry in Sydney, Brisbane?

    Virgin Australia Premium Entry offers high-flying passengers quite literally a private entrance to the terminal at Sydney and Brisbane airports, dedicated security screening facilities and direct access to the Virgin Australia lounge, but the door list here is much more restrictive than the loung...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2018 26 Comments


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