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  1. Mattg

    VA Business Class under review: What changes would you like to see?

    Virgin Australia announced today, among other things, that it is conducting a review of its domestic Business Class product. The media release says: The media release also makes reference to "creating a more accessible Business Class offering to better align to the expectations of the cabin’s...
  2. Humbaobao

    When will the Melbourne domestic business lounge open?

    Given that Sydney is opening up their border to Victorian from 23rd Nov 2020, I was wondering when will they going to open back their business lounge. I have a trip booked on 24th Nov, hope I can visit the lounge again.
  3. Mattg

    Qatar Airways unbundling business class "R" fares

    Qatar Airways is removing lounge access and seat selection from "R" class sale fares marketed as "Business Classic". Presumably you'll continue to have advance seat selection and access to a lounge with Oneworld status - although in Doha that may be the inferior lounge for status pax flying Y...
  4. T

    Domestic J Business Class Classic Reward?

    Simple question...How do I search for business class classic reward seats? They used to show up alongside revenue fares and economy, but they are missing. It is not an availability issue as AA.com shows the seats. What am I doing wrong?
  5. J

    Amex Business Platinum no longer offering comp Australian Financial Review subscription?

    Just received an email from the AFR saying "the subscription offering is no longer valid"? Don't think I have heard anything from Amex about this although that doesn't surprise me. There is another $600+ of benefit down the drain for the high annual fee they charge. Throw this into them reducing...
  6. AFF Editor

    30% off Velocity Business Reward seats & upgrades [extended until 11/01/21]

    Velocity Frequent Flyer is now offering 30% off the points required for Velocity Reward Seats in Business class, as well as UpgradeMe Points upgrades. The discount is applied automatically, and is available for bookings and travel until 24 October 2020. You could say that the discount reflects...
  7. M

    Current Business Class Domestic Service?

    Flying from BNE to CNS in a couple of weeks in Business. What service is there currently on domestic business? Is there a hot meal or a cold snack or nothing? Tea or coffee? Welcome/boarding drink? Any champagne or wine during the flight? First time flying since Feb. Thanks
  8. prozac

    Selecting Business Class Seating Cathay A350-900/1000 and Boeing 777-300ER

    I have recently booked Cathay for myself and wife SYD-HKG-AMS return in J mid-year 2021. Departure aircraft are A350-900 and then A350-1000. Return is A350-1000 then Boeing 777-300ER. All a/c have 1-2-1 seating configuration. If traveling as a couple wanting occasional contact, which 2 seats...
  9. Mattg

    A Christmas Surprise (Air China Business Class)

    Last year, as some of you may know, I was living in Austria. But my family are in Australia and New Zealand, so for Christmas in 2019 I decided to return home. I found a great deal on Air China Business Class flights from Germany to Australia & New Zealand which happened to include dates in the...
  10. T

    Current state of service/food in VA business

    Is Virgin still serving food and alcohol in business or have they gone the way of Qantas with bottled water only? I'm looking to dip my toes back into flying next month, but may stick down back if the seat is the only difference.
  11. siri

    BA is issuing cheaper Business class deals to Australia [no longer available]

    BA is issuing cheaper Business class deals to Australia starting from sept. Almost 3000 dollars cheaper than previously. Some are $+points. My daughters grab those tickets yesterday.
  12. R

    Virgin Australia Business Class [Catering during COVID-19?]

    Has anyone flown VA domestic Business Class lately. I’m flying home from Perth to Brisbane on 26 May Business Class via Melbourne ( no direct flights ATM ). I see from their web site they only serve snacks and water. Seeing as this is quite a long flight I need to know just what the snack is in...
  13. Jake77

    Velocity Award on Etihad - Is my Booking Safe?

    If Virgin collapse are my Business seats Sept 2020 with Etihad using points via Virgin site safe??? I have Etihad booking reference code/numbers I will change booking to next year anyway.
  14. luxury-lizard

    No credit for business class flight on South African Airways

    I flew CPT-JNB-PER on SA in business class - and credited to my LM account - the CPT-JNB sector posted but the JNB-PER did not. After sending a claim for missing miles to LM - I finally received a response (> 2 weeks later) which said this sector was in "P" class which is "not defined" in their...
  15. M

    What is the ONE thing that QF could do to get you back in the air more regularly post COVID-19?

    At the risk of being preemptive, I was chatting with a colleague earlier today about what life might look like AFTER we get through COVID-19. I know we are mainly focusing on just getting through the outbreak, and maybe we are optimistic in thinking of QF surviving (could they really close?)...
  16. A

    How to score a cheaper business flight (during this covid period)?

    Hey all Is this the best time to score a cheaper business class ticket? I’m not on any alliance or airline rewards. I’m in Singapore until next Tuesday (i know I have to self quarantine when I head home). Question is, is it possible to score a cheaper business class ticket in this climate...
  17. P

    I have booked a flight to Sri Lanka in business using300,000 points and $2700 cash on my credit card. Does anyone know if any of this is refundable?

    I have booked a flight in business to Sri Lanka in a fortnight using 300,000 points and $2500 on credit card. Does anyone know if any of this refundable? Thks for yr help
  18. T

    Thai long-haul First and Business

    I'm looking to book a family trip to Europe around Easter 2021, to use up some miles I had to move to KrisFlyer before the Amex deval. I have, with the clock ticking until 2022ish: ~350k KrisFlyer (3x one-way J Aust <-> Europe) in my name ~110k KrisFlyer (1x one-way J Aust <-> Europe) in wife's...
  19. C

    swap economy/business passenger

    if i'm in business but have a friend in economy - can we swap seats?
  20. quadflyer

    Booked first FF business flight, will I be able to access the Mel business lounge?

    Hi, I’ve just booked my first business class Qantas flights using points. I’m flying Brisbane-Melbourne-Devonport. However Melbourne-Devonport is all economy because it’s a Dash 8. The first flight leaves Brisbane at 6:10 AM. Then the second from Melbourne at 3:30 PM. Will I be able to access...