Need a few more Velocity status credits to reach the next tier with Virgin Australia? The easiest way to upgrade to Silver, Gold or Platinum status is to take a status run. Earlier this week we showed you some of the top Qantas status runs. Now we turn our attention to Virgin Australia status runs. Here are five of the most popular Virgin Australia status runs for earning … [Read more...]
Airline Status is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Your travel experience is determined in part by your airline status.
Having status also puts you ahead of the crowd when trying to get an upgrade. Be sure to read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points and take full advantage of your airline status.
Just short of the next status tier with Qantas Frequent Flyer? If you haven't quite flown enough in your membership year to qualify (or re-qualify) for elite status, you might consider undertaking a Qantas status run. Status credits, which count towards your membership level with the airline, can only be earned by flying. The concept of a "status run" is to book a flight … [Read more...]
To maintain elite status with Qantas, you normally need to earn a minimum number of status credits. You also need to take at least 4 Qantas or Jetstar flights per membership year. But what happens if you don't fly enough? Qantas uses a system known to frequent flyers as "soft landings". If you don't retain your Qantas Frequent Flyer status, you won't necessarily fall back to … [Read more...]
The Delta Status Match Challenge offers a little-known shortcut to elite status on Delta Air Lines. These status benefits extend to Delta's partner airlines, including all SkyTeam alliance carriers and our very own Virgin Australia! If you already have elite status with an airline outside of the SkyTeam alliance, such as Qantas, you may be eligible for 3 months of … [Read more...]
Access to airport lounges is normally a perk of flying Business class or holding elite airline status. But even if you're not a frequent flyer, you can enjoy access to airport lounges around the world with a Priority Pass membership. Priority Pass members have access to more than 1,000 airport lounges in six continents. But the real beauty of Priority Pass membership is that … [Read more...]