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    Free Free Stuff - Who Wants to be a VA WP (Velocity Platinum)

    Very generous offer Matt, I would love to nominate. I share this account with my wife and I also pool my VA SC to her so she can maintain gold. Unfortunately in December last year she had to have surgery for a detached retina and can't fly for 2 months. We had to cancel our flights home for...
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    Lounge Meets April 2020

    Date Flight # DEP Airport Lounge Time Guests Comments Thursday 9th 449 BNE VA Lounge 8am -3 Tuesday 14th 454 DRW VA Lounge 2pm -3 Going on a family trip with my in-laws, I have access for myself and hubby but would be great if his parents and brother could join us too.
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    Virgin Australia - Promo Codes (ongoing)

    You could try PRW59 or BKT20.
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    No stay credits or benefits including breakfast. They can give room upgrades if they are feeling generous but wouldn't count on it.
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    Alitalia Status Match

    Sorry to bring up an old thread. Were you Freccia Alata or Freccia Alata Plus? My Freccia Alata Plus expires 03/2017 and trying to work out if they will give me a soft landing to Freccia Alata or if I'll be out in the cold :p
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    VA WP priority checkin & boarding on SQ

    It's my first time flying international with other people since gaining status (I normally travel solo) so I've never had any experience with priority checkin/boarding for multiple pax. I'm flying on one booking with my NB partner BNE - SIN - NRT and meeting up with his family (Mother & Father...
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    VA 777 - best seats

    It has been that way since at least August when I started doing dummy bookings for my flight in October. I meant to bring it up on here but never got around to it.
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Don't touch the mini bar! I did and was charged, had it removed at checkout to have it charged again 2 weeks later. Called up and explained again was told it would be removed but was never refunded. That reminds me I need to call again as it's $8/bottle.
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    travel from united states to australia

    You forgot the most important one Australia is Straya :p
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    travel from united states to australia

    Seems to be fairly normal in Qld but as a single female passenger I usually sit in the back.
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    travel from united states to australia

    In addition to 'taking the piss' you will probably hear people say 'drinking piss' and 'getting on the piss' especially if you are at a wedding. They mean alcohol, I've seen many an Aussie come undone saying those things overseas. Also another basic one is thongs, they are footwear not...
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    travel from united states to australia

    My advice would be to spend as little time as possible in Ipswich :p both Sunshine and Gold coasts are a good option
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    Check in counters closed?

    VA only ever open check in 90mins before departure in CNS. Not sure why but it is rather annoying.
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    Quickest and Easiet way to get Silver Status on Qantas FF

    You only get one rather restrictive lounge pass. Which IMHO isn't worth it unless you are aiming for gold.
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    Don’t bother flying Virgin Australia Premium Economy to NZ - Not value for money.

    I'm pretty sure VA don't cater to special dietary requirements on domestic and short haul flights. Not that I have any but I have heard a lot of people complain about it.
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    Famous people seen (or even met) whilst flying or lounging

    My thoughts exactly. But he thinks very highly of himself, was ordering the lounge angels around. I was at the next table and it sounded like they couldn't find his booking?!?
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    Famous people seen (or even met) whilst flying or lounging

    Johnathon Thurston in the VA BNE lounge right now. Being rather arrogant.
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    I'm in the VA Lounge thread

    In BNE lounge until 3pm. Can guest 3.
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Date: 17th October 2014 Status: Gold Property: Hilton London Metropole Booked: Twin Hilton Guestroom (king rooms sold out) Received: Executive King Rate: £135 Checked in early at 11am. Originally given a Queen Superior Room in the West Wing, it was a renovated corner room and for London...
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    How do Hilton treat you as an Elite?

    Date: 13th October 2014 Status: Gold Property: Hilton Dublin Airport Booked: Standard King Received: Standard King Rate: €93 Received free drink voucher. Free breakfast, 2 bottles still water, 2 bottles sparkling water, jar of jellybeans and jar of nuts in the room. Not a bad place to sleep...