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    2021 Membership Packs

    Just wanted to check in and see if anyone who had a review date of May or June 2020 has received their 2021 card? My review date was 27 June and while I've got a digital card on the VFF app there has been no sign of the membership pack and new card.
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    Qantas lounges reopening 1 July 2020

    Qantas lounges start to reopen from tomorrow. Post your experience in this thread! Date Lounge 1 July 2020 Qantas Business lounges: Canberra, Perth and Sydney Qantas Club lounges: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Broome, Coffs Harbour, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Launceston and Tamworth Mid-July 2020...
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    150% bonus miles promo

    Looks like LifeMiles is having another promo. Buy miles at the best price in years and get a mega bonus of 150% Even though we do not intent to change our award rates, for the members who purchase this promotion we will honor these award tables until at least January 2021. Don’t miss this...
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    New rebooking policy - 5,000 mile flight radius

    https://www.qatarairways.com/en-au/travel-with-confidence.html “You can change your travel date or destination free of charge, as often as you need. You can change your origin to another city within the same country or any other destination we fly to within a 5000 mile radius of your original...
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    VA Magazine - Gone?

    Can anyone confirm if VA are still publishing/printing their inflight magazine? The link on their website still has the March issue (they usually upload the latest on the last day of each month or first day of the new month)
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    Recent Flights on VA

    I wanted to share my recent experiences on VA during the current Covid-19 crisis. I was booked on the direct PER-SYD flight last Monday 30th March which in the week prior was changed to VA682 (PER-MEL) and VA867 (MEL-SYD). The flights were down downgraded from the A330 to 737 given the 330 fleet...
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    How are VA lounges at the moment?

    Looking to hear from folks who have travelled in the past week on VA and how their lounges have been: Reduction in staff Reduction in food offerings Furniture removed to avoid close seating Etc Flying VA569 tonight so will be able to share from Sydney.
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    Revised International Lounge Access Page

    Has anyone noticed Velocity have revised the International Lounge Access page - International Lounge Access | Virgin Australia It previously listed each lounge accessible for their partner airlines - it now links to the airline's website with lounge listing. A bit more effort and hunting to...
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    Any Platinum Love on Chinese Partners?

    I'm heading to China in the next few months and was wondering if instead of flying SQ there might be some Platinum love from some of the Chinese airline partners - Hainan, HK Airlines, Beijing Capital, Tianjin. Has anyone flown with these carriers and can they report if you received priority...
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    Article - Etihad ponders exit of VA

    Unfortunately the article is pay to view - Nocookies but the first line reads "There is renewed speculation in the market over the intentions of Virgin Australia's shareholders, with some pondering whether Etihad Airways is about to stake an exit." What do we think would be the: a) likely...
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    Any London Love?

    Hi All Platinum Elite here. Usually get a thank you letter and chocolates/wine or a room upgrade when I book with IHG. Has anyone has any recent experiences in London? I was looking at Holiday Inn - Oxford Circus or around that area.
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    VA Platinum - Any recent experiences

    Hi All Velocity Platinum member here flying Etihad Y to LHR in a few weeks. Any recent experiences with: - Priority Boarding (is this a thing?) - Any seating upgrades (i.e. exit rows?) - Quality of Lounge Access at SYD and AUH - has it decreased? - Service in Y (I heard they have cut amenity...
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    London Hiltons - Which is the best

    Hi all Heading to London for 4 nights work in a few weeks. Keen to stay near Oxford St area for shopping and restaurant options. Which is the best Hilton / Doubletree to stay at? Hilton Gold here so keen to hear which one looks after status members the best. Thanks!
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    Tight VA/DL connection times

    Hi all I’m flying VA1 (arrives 6.05am) and then DL234 to JFK (departs 7.55am) in April. Has anyone had any experience with tight connection times? Any baggage issues if you’ve been bumped to a later flight? Also has anyone been successful in adding in an additional DL leg to a VA booking?
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    Status Earn on SilkAir (route not showing on Velocity calculator)

    Hi all The Velocity calculator doesn't show mileage for Singapore to Cebu with SilkAir. Does anyone know if that route with SQ would or wouldn't earn points/SC? Has anyone had any other similar issues with routes not showing on the velocity mileage calculator?
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    Platinum in Long Haul Y

    Hi All VA Platinum member flying to LAX in Y next month. What's been your experience as Platinum or Gold in: Getting Economy X seats for free Getting bumped to Premium Y Just working out if I should fork out the $149 for the guaranteed Economy Y exit row (wish this free benefit extended to...
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    Velocity Platinum to Europe - SQ or EY

    Hi all Velocity Platinum member travelling to Europe next month for work in Y. I have the option of SQ or EY. Although I feel the Economy product in SQ is far superior, does the F Lounge in Abu Dhabi trump travelling SQ? Would a 1 45min connection even give me enough time to visit the lounge...
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    Earning Status Credits/Points on Delta

    Can anyone clarify - do VFF members earn points & status credits on ALL Delta flights or only ones listed on the Virgin Australia/Delta alliance map - https://www.virginaustralia.com/cs/groups/internetcontent/@wc/documents/webcontent/~edisp/1690x1042-dl-network-jul17.jpg e.g. Would an Atlanta...
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    Hilton SFO - Financial District or Union Square

    Hi All. Hilton Gold member here. What Hilton is better in SFO in terms of room upgrades, service, facilities and breakfast offerings? I've heard it was previously a voucher at a cafe or a Starbucks. Is this still the case?
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    EY Sydney Lounge before VA1

    For those Gold or Platinum VFF guests travelling on VA1 - what has the Etihad lounge at Sydney been like for that time? It looks like it opens for this flight from 9am - 11.30am. I haven't found any photos or reviews of what the breakfast spread looks like (or do they keep the lunch mezze buffet...
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