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  1. Cryptarcadian

    Cancel red e-deal to flight credit possible? With or without fee?

    Trying to cancel a flight given the new travel/border restrictions, am I right in that Fly Flexible means you can change dates unlimited times, but cancellations are subject to normal fare rules, and fees apply if allowed? Tried to search and couldn't find the threads right now, but I seem to...
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    A toast to Virgin Australia, some fond memories

    In these sad times, I propose a (purple) toast. 🥂 To the airline that took me on countless journeys exploring the world (along with some well-chosen partners), getting work done around Australia, and always getting home. To an outrageously good, world-leading domestic business class (that may...
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    SC and points earn on VA domestic as an NZ codeshare

    If I have an itinerary like CHC-MEL-SYD on VA metal ticketed by NZ, what would be the SC earn be? I assume CHC-MEL would be classified as trans-Tasman, so would typical earn as discount economy (e.g. fare class T). What about the MEL-SYD leg though (e.g. fare class S)? It doesn't fall under...
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    Platinum upgrade from flexi - domestic flight on international itinerary

    If I book a trip to an international destination on a flexi VA ticket, can I use one of my platinum vouchers to upgrade to J on one of the connecting domestic flights on the itinerary? Operated by VA obviously, and on a VA flight number... international legs operated by SQ, if that matters...
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    Canberra Airport Open Day Sun 03 Apr 2016

    https://www.canberraairport.com.au/corporate/community/open-day/ Canberra Airport Open Day - VisitCanberra Anybody going to be there? I've never been to one before, so I'm thinking of flying down for the day and checking out out... not to mention seeing CBR itself, as I'd otherwise never have...
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    Making a redemption booking with longer than default connection times

    I'm trying to use up some of my Velocity points before the upcoming devaluation on EY flights, but have hit a snag... Trying to book SYD-MEL-AUH-FRA, and I can see that: SYD-MEL-AUH-FRA is bookable online (with a 7pm departure), but with only a short connection (1h 35m) in MEL offered...
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    Belated hello, and thanks!

    This is a bit of a belated introduction, but nonetheless... 11 months ago I was a nobody flyer, and for quite a while before that I was but a noob lurking around here, cautiously soaking up the info. Now have made VA Platinum + newly-minted *A Gold (via O6), and most importantly, am really...
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    Double Velocity points in Y, triple in J (book 10-16 Aug, travel Oct-Feb)

    Time for another one it seems... http://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Specials/Airlines/velocity-uptotriple-points-august/
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    Referrals to different card type - does it work?

    It looks like the Amex site only allows you to generate a referral for somebody else if it's to the same type of card that you have. Anybody know if it possible to refer somebody to a different type, e.g. somebody has a Platinum Edge, wants to refer a friend for the Velocity Platinum card (and...
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    Lounge access departing BNE on HA

    Anyone know if there's lounge access departing BNE if you're on the Hawaiian flight to HNL (at 21:55)? I would've thought we'd get access to the NZ lounge, like in Sydney, but it's not on the VA website list...
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