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  • With Toronto as my hometown, I must say this is absolutely amazing!  Trips to YYZ on VA are difficult (given DL doesn't fly LAX-YYZ direct), and trips to YYZ with QF are becoming more challenging, for the timings between QF11 & LAX-YYZ flights aren't as... optimal as they used to be (wit...

    Dec 15, 2016, 10.19 AM / Virgin Australia enters codeshare partnership with Air Canada

  • Chris Great review (thank you)!  Looking forward to trying out this service both ways in a few weeks.  Particularly, I'm excited to feel the difference in the seats (for although I do love QF, I find the SkyBed Mark II seats, at times, have a rather significant tendency to have a 'droo...

    Apr 18, 2016, 07.52 PM / American Airlines Boeing 777 business class (Los Angeles-Sydney)

  • @upperdeckyou can now hit up the QF TBIT lounge via an internal connection from T4 direct to TBIT (saving you the outdoor, ex-security walk between terminals).Looking forward to doing this myself come three weeks!!

    Apr 18, 2016, 07.49 PM / American Airlines Boeing 777 business class (Los Angeles-Sydney)

  • Interesting...  makes sense re: needing to connect to/from a Star Alliance flight to receive aligned benefits.Re: the potential future partners, David: do you mean Air Canada Rouge?  I think Jazz is their regional affiliate...

    Dec 10, 2015, 07.55 AM / Star Alliance to expand network with low-cost airlines

  • Apologies - not sure how I came up with 11-abreast, indeed it is 10-abreast.  I also accidentally typed 777-300LR (which doesn't exist).However, the airlines I had in mind that do 10-abreast are Emirates & Etihad (both of which do fly to Australia with this configuration), and Air NZ (th...

    Aug 31, 2015, 09.14 PM / Air Canada boosts Sydney-Vancouver business class on Boeing 777

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  • Greetings AUSBT readership,So I'm not sure how this is going to work. I'm flying SYD-SFO-SAN on 02November, which is after the 30Sep Velocity FF 'divorce' (and my SFO-SAN leg is on VX). I'm currently QF gold & VA platinum, but am aware the VA plat status will serve no good for this flight :...

    Sep 27, 2017, 01.29 PM / Lounge access for VX flights at SFO T2 in November

  • I recently did this transfer (July 19) and have done many trips to Toronto over the years.  They now have a security screening transfer lane right outside of where you put checked baggage back on the belt, which saves you having to go out on the street to T4, instead taking you directly into...

    Aug 16, 2017, 12.53 PM / AA 72 - LAX Lounge options

  • Hello AUSBT readers,After status-matching to Freccia Alata Plus last year, it looks like I'll be flying Korean Air, soon, in business class.  As such I was wondering if there is any chance that there may be someone in the readership who may have flown Korean Air with Alitalia FAP status, and...

    Feb 24, 2017, 11.26 AM / Freccia Alata Plus status & Korean Air recognition, comp upgrades?

  • I've found in general the only consistently available internal flights available for redemption as standard Reward seats, historically, were Virgin America flights available as codeshares with VA (e.g. LAX-EWR & return; ORD-EWR & return) <<when booked in advance, often up to a year ...

    Nov 16, 2016, 09.52 AM / Using Velocity Frequent Flyer Points, outside Australia

  • I agree.... and this competition suits the leisure market, notwithstanding long layovers (e.g. 40h trip time on return to AU).  Layover time will not likely deter those driven primarily by price point, especially as it includes a stop in Singapore-  what a great city for a long layover....

    Aug 17, 2016, 02.09 PM / Scoot announces ATH as first European destination.

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