8 Great Years with Virgin Australia (vale VA)

A quick reflection of 8+ amazing years flying Virgin Australia now that they have entered voluntary administration (well – likely to not announced to market at time of writing in VA as of the morning of 21/4/20 they are). VA have been my primary airline for domestic and US trips for the last 8 years.Continue reading “8 Great Years with Virgin Australia (vale VA)”

Trip Notes on Qantas A380 First Class Los Angeles to Melbourne (QF94 LAX-MEL)

Flight Details Airline: Qantas Aircraft: Airbus A380 (refurbished) Class: First Seat: 5A Flight Number: QF94 (Los Angeles to Melbourne – LAX-MEL) Scheduled Departure: 10.50pm Sunday 1st March 2020 Actual Departure: 9.27am Monday 2nd March 2020 Preamble I was scheduled to be flying on QF94 in business class on the evening of Sunday 1st March 2020Continue reading “Trip Notes on Qantas A380 First Class Los Angeles to Melbourne (QF94 LAX-MEL)”

How Virgin Australia handled my cancelled domestic flight

On Wednesday 15th January 2020, I was on the scheduled on the 7.55pm flight from Brisbane to Melbourne after attending the BoothCon conference. Unfortunately as we arrived at the airport, the flight had been delayed by just under 4 hours for a new departure time of 11.46pm and a 3.06am arrival. Our check in agentContinue reading “How Virgin Australia handled my cancelled domestic flight”

Qantas Domestic Business Class Review

In December 2019, I decided to fly Qantas back from Sydney to Melbourne as the flight time suited better than my usual preference of carrier (Virgin Australia). Qantas had a conveniently timed 8.30pm departure, whilst Virgin only had 8pm or 10pm. So I booked Qantas. Before the flight, I thought why not blow a fewContinue reading “Qantas Domestic Business Class Review”

Sometimes it’s nice to be a frequent flyer

tldr; As Velocity Platinum member, I was able to get two business class seats on VA24 (LAX-MEL) with a points redemption from the call centre when no seats were available to redeem online. If you look at my Virgin Velocity membership card, it has a nice fancy colour. The card is Platinum (newly minted asContinue reading “Sometimes it’s nice to be a frequent flyer”