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    The Velocity Status Run Master thread

    I've booked a few CBR-MEL-ADL legs in J to get me over the line for platinum (110SC each). But I'm cutting it fine... My status expiry says I need to earn 330 points "on or before" 28 Dec... My third leg is on 28th Dec. Will I get there or is there a risk the points won't post in time for the...
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    Looking to recall a particular wine in the domestic lounges

    That's my usual go-to in fact, so definitely wasn't that one.
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    Looking to recall a particular wine in the domestic lounges

    I checked that out but I'm fairly sure it wasn't one of those. I recall trying most of the whites in that pack over time.
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    Looking to recall a particular wine in the domestic lounges

    Regular old QC lounge. But they may have that wine in biz. The bottle was quite unusual. And maybe it isn't as good as I remember and I was just particularly thirsty....but ya never know!
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    Looking to recall a particular wine in the domestic lounges

    I admit this is a rather strange request... I had a very short transit in SYD last week, and quickly poured a glass of white wine (I can't even remember the varietal). Maybe it was just super chilled, but it was very tasty indeed. I'm sure it's not a particularly expensive bottle, and it's...
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    Virgin capacity cuts? CBR-ADL reduced

    Yep. Though VA didn't fly Saturdays even pre-Covid. QF trialled it on and off, and currently do have two direct flights even on Saturdays. It just seems odd that QF are finding enough demand to justify more flights in that city pair than there has been in years, and VA are cutting.
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    Virgin capacity cuts? CBR-ADL reduced

    Have just noticed that VA no longer seem to fly direct CBR-ADL (or vice versa) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. After seeing capacity increases announced regularly across the board, and having seen good loading on this route (QF are flying twice daily atm), I'm a little surprised. I wonder if this...
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    Virgin Australia and Qatar Announce Strategic Partnership

    I agree! Flybuys can be a surprisingly good incidental VA points earner, especially with bonuses sometimes netting a extra 2-3k VA points on a single shop. I switched all my earn to VA and credit cards that allowed crediting to VA (among others) a few years ago. Had to hold out through the...
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    3 months Gold for 10k flybuys w/ 80SC to extend (targeted offer)

    Just a warning that Flybuys are seemingly quite unreliable on applying partner offers, so don't transfer if you have travel in the next few months you'd want to use to get to your 80 status points. Expect it to take many hour long phone calls and threats to have any chance of actually getting...
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    Coles Rewards Mastercard: 20000 Flybuys Points + 3 months VA Explore Gold

    Could not agree more - stay away from this one guys. I signed up to a nearly identical offer in July but no Annual Fee plus 3 months Explore Gold. I was flying to Singapore on SQ in September (last week!) and figured that would go a long way to getting the 80 status required to keep Gold...
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    MEL Dom. lounges refurb Completed October 2018

    It's worth a shot. I was able to guest in my mate on a Friday afternoon just before Xmas, so if they're not too busy they seem to be making sensible judgement calls as to whether to let people do it.
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    MEL Dom. lounges refurb Completed October 2018

    Has this actually started yet? Paid QC member transiting via MEL this week and meeting a friend/guest if all goes well with flights. Wondering if it's worth trying to get into the lounge (will be about 4pm peak) or just finding somewhere else to have a very overpriced beer.
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    Australian Border Force September 2015 strikes

    Morning strikes at SYD almost every day except tomorrow - which is exactly when I'm flying out! Phew, it'll just be the normal chaos or maybe even better if people think there's a strike and turn up early. ;)
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    *A Gold, SQ Flight with VA domestic codeshare - Can I access Virgin domestic lounge?

    Re: *A Gold, SQ Flight with VA domestic codeshare - Can I access Virgin domestic loun Thanks all - I had a feeling it wouldn't fly. I'll still be able to use the SQ lounges though, although with the customs strike not sure I'll get much time in the Sydney one! ninja-tim, I hadn't realised that...
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    *A Gold, SQ Flight with VA domestic codeshare - Can I access Virgin domestic lounge?

    Re: *A Gold, SQ Flight with VA domestic codeshare - Can I access Virgin domestic loun Canberra. One day we may be able to fly direct from here, but that day is not yet ;)
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    *A Gold, SQ Flight with VA domestic codeshare - Can I access Virgin domestic lounge?

    Hi all, I had a hunt around trying to find an an answer to this one on the SQ and VA forum but no luck. I'll be flying on a Singapore Airlines booked flight that will involve a domestic leg to Sydney on VA metal, but codeshared with SQ. I'm an Aegean and Turkish Gold (love a good status...
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    Anyone know what happening to BA lounge access after Emirates deal commences?

    Oh wow - didn't think of that, an unwanted side effect of the deal. I wonder if QF staff in Sydney will be nice enough to let me in the lounge before my BA flight? ;) They haven't advertised the change very far yet. And what lounge will BA use in Singapore? Given the tie-up with Cathay maybe...
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    Anyone know what happening to BA lounge access after Emirates deal commences?

    Looks like we have our answer now - eligibility page updated: Until 30 March 2013, Qantas Club Members travelling between Australia and the UK via Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong on Qantas or British Airways services, or travelling on other British Airways flights connecting with these...
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    Anyone know what happening to BA lounge access after Emirates deal commences?

    I considered this too given the increasing likelihood of having no rights to lounge access anywhere (even SYD/SIN). So I wanted to see how much it would cost to to upgrade say the SYD-SIN or the SIN-LHR to ensure lounge access in those places (and a comfy flight on the way over). But because my...
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    Anyone know what happening to BA lounge access after Emirates deal commences?

    So it looks like the eligibility page has been updated to include access to AA Club in London when flying Emirates or Qantas, plus the details on Dubai lounge access with Emirates. However they haven't yet removed this bit
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