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Was thinking last week how long the 1.5 points per dollar would continue on the Velocity Platinum card.Any point holding these long term or just hold onto for three months for the signup bonus then move onto the next.
Nov 15, 2018, 06.58 AM / American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points
Looks like government transactions are included in the American Express Westpac Altitude Black Card. So you could just pay $3k to the ATO on your card to get the bonus points?
Oct 27, 2018, 02.19 PM / Top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals for October
I used Fly Ahead last week to get back to Sydney from the Gold Coast. For some reason the Elevate fare was $50 cheaper than the Getaway out of Brisbane. Virgin were able change from 7pm to 2pm so was home by 5.30. As a platinum also got Economy X so not squeezed in somewhere down the back last mi...
Oct 24, 2018, 07.32 AM / How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight
My 2013 MacBook is still going strong three screen replacements later (user fault) and don't need to muck around with dongles for everything
Oct 21, 2018, 06.22 PM / Apple to unveil new iPads, MacBooks on October 30
Can get VA The Business flat bed for same/cheaper price
Oct 18, 2018, 06.51 PM / Qantas is now selling premium economy on Melbourne-Perth flights
I wore the VA PJs HKG MEL and all through winter in Sydney!
Dec 13, 2018, 07.09 AM / Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only
They didn't seem to be weighing the priority line a couple of weeks ago. Will be testing this out again in J before Xmas.
Dec 07, 2018, 10.06 PM / Now Virgin Australia is cracking down on hand-luggage
Long haul for earning points
Dec 06, 2018, 04.07 PM / Short haul or long haul
I've used the free upgrades to Perth and there was good availability a couple of months ago even for the Xmas period. If there is a business award available for the flight you can then call up to upgrade your freedom to businees. Works out about double a cheap economy seat or half price of a busi...
Nov 24, 2018, 10.51 AM / Stick with Velocity Gold or chase Platinum?
I got Platinum from cheap business fares to China on Hainan/Capital airlines. Its quite good to buy a Getaway fare for domestic work travel and get the free lounge, baggage and economy X. Also been taking advantage of the upgrades with family trips SYD-PER, but wouldn't pay a the premium for a fl...
Nov 23, 2018, 02.16 PM / Stick with Velocity Gold or chase Platinum?