Since launching in 2009, Plusgrade has made quite an impact on the airline industry. Plusgrade now facilitates online Business Class upgrade auctions for around 70 airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Etihad Airways. And the company continues to grow. If you've ever received an invitation to bid for an upgrade on your upcoming flight, this would … [Read more...]
Flight Upgrades is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Much of the discussion is about upgrading to a premium cabin class of travel.
We do offer tips and tricks for upgrading. For example, read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points.
You may already be aware that point transfers from Virgin Australia Velocity to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer will become more expensive from 1 January 2019. The current transfer rate of 1.35:1, which applies in both directions, will increase to a 1.55:1 rate. Given the upcoming devaluation, you may be tempted to transfer some or all of your Velocity points to KrisFlyer … [Read more...]
On 1 January 2019, transfers between Velocity Frequent Flyer and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer will become more expensive. It's currently possible to transfer points between each program at a 1.35:1 rate. But next year this will increase to a 1.55:1 conversion, representing around a 15% devaluation. Given the upcoming changes to KrisFlyer transfers, you may be wondering … [Read more...]
One of the benefits of Virgin Australia Platinum status is the complimentary upgrades to Business Class. Velocity Platinum members are entitled to four annual upgrades on Virgin Australia flights via the UpgradeMe Platinum Member Offer. This seems like a good deal if you have Velocity Platinum status - and it can be - but there are a few catches. Here's what you need to … [Read more...]
You've probably heard the myths that dressing up, arriving at the airport early or flattering the check-in staff will help you get an upgrade. This advice is repeated time and time again in trashy "news" articles. But the reality is, airlines are extremely unlikely to give away free upgrades just because there are seats available - even if you ask nicely. I often see … [Read more...]