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Simo

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5th Aug BNE MKY probably DJ flight at 15.30

7th Aug MKY BNE probably QF flight at 8.30 in the morning.

Will book on the day or maybe Sat,PM if you want me to guest you into DJ lounge or QF lounge in Mky
 

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Doing a quick sector run to requalify for DJ plat:

07/08 Tues 1530 - 1600 SYD T2 DJ Lounge
07/08 Tues 1730 -1900 OOL DJ Lounge

Can guest 3...
 

Bundy Bear

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04 AUG BNE DJ Lounge 07:00-07:30 guest 2. (Sydney Boat Show)
05 AUG SYD DJ Lounge 18:00-19:00 guest 2.
11 AUG BNE DJ Lounge 12:00-12:30 guest 2. (Sydney City 2 Surf)
12 AUG SYD DJ Lounge 18:00-19:00 guest 2.

Subject to change, especially tomorrows flight as I am still sick, and I might try the fly forward option on both Sunday evening flights as I am scheduled for the 8PM flights.
Flights for this weekend cancelled, I am too sick to travel, :(

Question is do I go and fly a straight mileage run on the 15 August to Sydney and back to retain platinum,

some things just never work out how you hope they would.:-|
 

JohnK

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Flights for this weekend cancelled, I am too sick to travel, :(
That is not good to hear.

Question is do I go and fly a straight mileage run on the 15 August to Sydney and back to retain platinum,
VA Platinum? Do you really need it? I cannot see what it could possibly offer over Gold other than some extra Velocity points.
 

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That is not good to hear.


VA Platinum? Do you really need it? I cannot see what it could possibly offer over Gold other than some extra Velocity points.
4 Complimentary upgrades? Quite useful on PER routes ... ;)
 

JohnK

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4 Complimentary upgrades? Quite useful on PER routes ... ;)
Don't you have to pay an arm and a leg to book into the right class? Of course if you are already paying for business class then this is a bonus but if you buying best fare of the day then a waste of time. I am letting my 4 complimentary upgrades lapse unless I could use that offer for flights months in advance and after I drop from Platinum.
 

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Don't you have to pay an arm and a leg to book into the right class? Of course if you are already paying for business class then this is a bonus but if you buying best fare of the day then a waste of time. I am letting my 4 complimentary upgrades lapse unless I could use that offer for flights months in advance and after I drop from Platinum.
I can see no reason why you can't use them months in advance. I got one of mine coming up in September that I booked in June.


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I don't have a +1, so guest spot open.

The reason for my trip to AKL is to see Butterfly Boucher/Missy Higgins on the 6th and the +1 has fallen through. I now have a spare ticket if any Kiwi/impulsive Aussie wants to go? It is the centre of row E so very close to the stage. Only catch is sitting next to me for the concert. :D PM me and I will toss a coin if more than one reply. The ticket was NZD 50 if you feel obliged to reimburse me.
Unfortunately the AFFer who was going to use the ticket has had to pull out at the last minute. If anyone is in AKL and would like to see Missy et al drop me a PM.
 

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Don't you have to pay an arm and a leg to book into the right class? Of course if you are already paying for business class then this is a bonus but if you buying best fare of the day then a waste of time. I am letting my 4 complimentary upgrades lapse unless I could use that offer for flights months in advance and after I drop from Platinum.
Rules state that they can be used past the end of your year, so long as applied/used before expiry.
 

Justinf

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17 Aug DJ MEL-PER 1pm. Can guest into MEL DJ Lounge from around 11.30am.
19 Aug QF PER-MEL 12.10pm. Would love to be guested into QC if possible, but no biggy. I am sure I will survive.
 

JohnK

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I can see no reason why you can't use them months in advance. I got one of mine coming up in September that I booked in June.
Rules state that they can be used past the end of your year, so long as applied/used before expiry.
And they are confirmed as soon as the upgrade(s) is/are requested?

And $229 is the cheapest flexi for SYD-BNE so it would cost just over $900 for 2 return flights to use the 4 complimentary upgrades. Hmmm....
 

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And they are confirmed as soon as the upgrade(s) is/are requested?

And $229 is the cheapest flexi for SYD-BNE so it would cost just over $900 for 2 return flights to use the 4 complimentary upgrades. Hmmm....
They are confirm or not at time of request - Q class needs to be available, H class is indicative, but I have more recently called to ensure it is before completing a booking and while still on the call finalising it and upgrading immediately.

Note that a Velocity WP would earn over 9000 velocity points and 80 SC's for those tow r/t's.

However, one is better off using them for 332 PER journeys ... the flexi fare is ~$320 but the upgrade to business service is very very nice ...
 

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They are confirm or not at time of request - Q class needs to be available, H class is indicative, but I have more recently called to ensure it is before completing a booking and while still on the call finalising it and upgrading immediately.
Sounds like one needs a degree in astrophysics to action a complimentary upgrade. :rolleyes:
 

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Sounds like one needs a degree in astrophysics to action a complimentary upgrade. :rolleyes:
Nup - it's a PoP!

Suss out your preferred flights - start the booking process online - select your preferred flight and enter all details put don't complete the booking - call Velocity and ask if you can upgrade in the flight you have selected - if they say yes, complete the booking, quote the resultant PNR and bingo -in in 10 to 240 minutes you'll get an e-ticket showing business.

You can take n odd-on punt and if you can ascertain H class (award availability) for a flight, then Q class should exist.

In any case you still need to call to apply the upgrade.
 

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Slight change in plans;

03/8, PVG-WEH, MU5581, dpt 17:30, can't guest,
04/8, WEH-ICN, MU8364, dpt 14:35, can't guest,

now
04/8, PVG-ICN, CZ369, dpt 15:00, can't guest,
09/8, ICN-SYD, QF 368, dpt 20:30, (Asiana J Lounge),
10/8, SYD-ADL, QF 741, dpt 09:45, (Dom F lounge)
And another change as previous plans fell through....

15/8, ADL-SYD, QF766, dpt 06:00, (ADL QC)
15/8, SYD-HKG, QF127, dpt 10:40, (SYD Int F lounge)
15/8, HKG-PVG, CX6866, dpt 19:00, (HKG QF F lounge if time permits)
18/8, PVG-HKG, CX6865, dpt 15:30, (CX Lounge)
18/8, HKG-SYD, QF128, dpt 20:05, (HKG QF F lounge)
19/8, SYD-ADL, QF747, dpt 11:05, (SYD Dom F lounge).

Can guest in accordance with usual rules....
 

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5/8 CBR-SYD dpt 10.30 (CBR QC)
5/8 SYD-LAX dpt 13.05 (QF J Lounge) can guest one. Would happily be guested into F lounge!
15/8 LAX-SYD dpt 23.50 (QF J Lounge?) can guest one.
 

Jkyn

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6/8 CBR - PER QF719 19.30 J lounge
8/8 ALH - PER XR126 16.10
9/8 PER - SYD QF642 10.10 QP
9/8 SYD - CBR QF879 17.30 J lounge
12/8 CBR - SYD QF 560 06.35 J lounge
13/8 SYD - CBR QF 805 17.55 J lounge
16/8 CBR - MEL QF795 06.40 J lounge
17/8 MEL - CBR QF742 17.50 J lounge
27/8 CBR - MEL QF795 06.40 J lounge
29/8 MEL - CBR QF742 17.50 J lounge
31/8 CBR - SYD QF1478 13.10 J lounge

Guest spots available


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