Virgin Australia last year entered into several new airline partnerships. One of these new alliances was with Hong Kong Airlines. Velocity Frequent Flyer members were promised that the agreement would bring reciprocal status recognition, and that Virgin flyers could earn and redeem points when flying with Hong Kong Airlines. But six months on, it seems the new Hong Kong … [Read more...]
Complaints & Resolutions
Complaints & Resolutions is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. While no-one likes a bad travel experience - these things do happen, and there may well be cause to complain.
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Unfair airline contracts and excessive flight change fees could soon be a thing of the past. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has vowed to take on Australia's airlines to ensure greater consumer protections. According to the ACCC, airline contracts are currently too one-sided in the airline's favour. The ACCC identified 3 key issues in its … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia passengers flying from Los Angeles to Australia last week were left starving after the airline failed to provide proper catering for the 15 hour flight. To make matters worse, Virgin failed to advise passengers of the lack of food until everyone was already on board. This meant passengers caught up in the Virgin catering crisis did not even have an opportunity … [Read more...]
If you've been waiting an eternity for a refund from Qantas, you're not alone. Many Qantas customers have posted recently about their frustration in waiting for a refund from the airline. It appears that waiting several months for a refund from Qantas, even in cases where the airline cancelled its own flight, is now normal. But there are some ways to speed up the lengthy … [Read more...]
One member is furious after being ripped off by car rental company Hertz. This member hired a car in Perth, returning it to the airport with a full tank of petrol. Despite this, their credit card was later charged $26.39 for fuel. Another member reports a strikingly similar experience with Hertz. They not only returned the car with a full tank of petrol, but also showed … [Read more...]