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  • You're not wrong there - that's how most hotel elite programs work. In fact, apart from not earning points or status, you'll often find you can't even get any elite status benefits if the stay is not booked direct.You can still get eligible bookings made by third parties such as corporate travel ...

    Mar 25, 2019, 03.40 PM / Airline Status vs Hotel Status

  • Qantas Gold and above comes with a 'free' Qantas Club membership. You don't have to be a Qantas Club member in order to earn Qantas Gold status.If you had a paid Qantas Club membership previously and then became Qantas Gold, the remaining time in your paid membership is suspended until you fall b...

    Mar 25, 2019, 08.23 AM / Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership

  • This is in the Virgin Australia section, so she probably means Velocity Gold and flying on VA.Only Gold and Platinum can request upgrades to LAX, but only from an Economy Freedom fare or premium economy to be eligible.The upside is that this reduces your competition a lot so you do have a chance....

    Mar 21, 2019, 09.30 AM / How do you snaffle business class upgrades with Velocity points?

  • Where are you traveling from to Kuala Lumpur?Oneworld lounge rules will give you access between two flights if the long flight (defined 5 hours or more) is in Business class.Assuming you're flying from Australia to KL and then onto Bangkok, you'll be covered by Oneworld rules.To paraphrase:Connec...

    Mar 20, 2019, 01.44 PM / Oneworld lounge access after a business class flight

  • Hi UpUpAndAway, no you can't transfer your points and status credits/miles like that.Air New Zealand to Singapore Airlines is fine, but there's no way to get them to Virgin Australia.

    Mar 15, 2019, 07.26 AM / Fly Star Alliance airlines, earn points and convert them to Velocity?

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