Chatting with crew is always an interesting and informative way to pass the time on a flight. While often it’s discussing the more mundane things in life like the weather or political affairs, sometimes the odd gem pops up. On some recent Virgin flights, it seems a few of those gems have been along the lines of a possible new Business Class cabin that is in the works. I flew … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Virgin, Virgin Velocity, and it's subsidiary Tiger Airways.
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The last fifteen years or so there have been many changes in the local airline market. With the collapse of Ansett, Qantas rose to a dominant position. In recent years, Virgin Australia has seen the opportunity to change its model and move into the full service space. A Frequent Flyer program introduced, along with lounges, and on complimentary catering (on selected routes). … [Read more...]
In the past 2 years, the two big airlines, Qantas and Virgin, have been adding capacity in the battle for the consumer’s dollar. At the lower cost end of the market, Jetstar has also been adding capacity, while Tiger was restricted by authorities from expanding after their grounding. With all this extra capacity, consumers, it could be argued, have never had it so good. Sub … [Read more...]
Last week saw the launch of a new frequent flyer program in Australia celebrated with 5,000 lucky members getting $100 flight vouchers. And there is another 2,500 vouchers to be won. But this program is a program with a little bit of difference to what we are used to. At first glance it’s not really a frequent flyer program, and the name says it all – welcome to the Tiger … [Read more...]
Partnerships versus alliances, what does it mean for you as the frequent flying customer? One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the move away from the three main global alliances – One World, Star and Skyteam, to partnerships between two airlines offering benefits to each others customers. Codeshares have been around a long time, and the term was pioneered by … [Read more...]