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Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 24, 16, 9:29 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ozstamps
No soft landing for Gold/Plat "Companion Memberships"?

The Velocity rules seem to say clearly that a comped Gold or Plat membership turns to dust after '12 months' if no flights taken. Indeed the wording below seem to say the comp does not even work...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 24, 16, 9:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By ozstamps
That explains why simple sounding (to me) emails...

That explains why simple sounding (to me) emails to Velocity Platinum desk about simple Virgin operational things never seem doable by them!
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 23, 16, 8:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By ozstamps
Now that is WEIRD!

Now that is WEIRD!
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 23, 16, 2:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ozstamps
I should add I was working with paid, revenue,...

I should add I was working with paid, revenue, First Class tickets that I changed.

I gather most/many types of coach ticket cannot be touched - no idea as I have never booked those. :cool:
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 22, 16, 8:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks ... had never thought about the baggage...

Thanks ... had never thought about the baggage aspect. :)
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 21, 16, 7:14 pm
Replies: 1,220
Views: 156,755
Posted By ozstamps
Well when you get to own Hilton one day. The...

Well when you get to own Hilton one day. The shareholders will run for miles and dump all the stock. Retail motto #101, especially in hospitality, and especially in the USA.

You may not have...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 21, 16, 8:40 am
Replies: 1,220
Views: 156,755
Posted By ozstamps
You are entitled to your opinion. And I am...

You are entitled to your opinion.

And I am entitled to mine. Which is - It IS weird, and I did expect it.

I then cancelled the $2000 booking, so you work out who the loser is here. @:-)
...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 21, 16, 8:08 am
Replies: 1,220
Views: 156,755
Posted By ozstamps
Glass for breakfast recently, no issues. As...

Glass for breakfast recently, no issues.

As a Diamond you'd EXPECT it, but had a Waldorf Astoria NYC booking last month, and they told me ZERO breakfasts anywhere for a Diamond. And ZERO lounge...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 21, 16, 7:17 am
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ozstamps
Ha! Love it - "Fly Behind". :D Out of...

Ha! Love it - "Fly Behind". :D

Out of interest if there any provision to phone in on day of travel to check whether this might be possible?

Last month I flew around another continent with a...
Forum: CommunityBuzz Jul 21, 16, 6:21 am
Replies: 216
Views: 9,794
Posted By ozstamps
Agree with both comments, but the Moderator Group...

Agree with both comments, but the Moderator Group will refuse to accept any of the above, and they run FT (a few dozen members, among 100,000s) so this will never change.

It is certainly the main...
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 21, 16, 6:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ozstamps
Thanks Ross. :cool: Still have an hour to...

Thanks Ross. :cool:

Still have an hour to pull the trigger. ;)

If they call it "Fly Ahead" surely that implies you can book a 6am flight, and turn up for the 9am etc?
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 21, 16, 3:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ozstamps
Can Plats use same same standby change on Happy Hour flights?

I seldom book Happy Hour flights and saw one tonight SYD-ADL.

As usual a 4pm depart is $X and 6pm depart is way less.

In the case as a Plat I can usually arrive at airport at 3pm and ask nicely...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 11, 16, 6:46 pm
Replies: 877
Views: 117,452
Posted By ozstamps
Had a stay at Tokyo Hilton last month and wished...

Had a stay at Tokyo Hilton last month and wished the sale rates were on then! :cool:

Lovely place, got upgraded to a Suite and arrived too late to check lounge.

Chose 2nd floor breakfast and...
Forum: CommunityBuzz Jul 11, 16, 3:48 am
Replies: 544
Views: 42,511
Posted By ozstamps
Hopefully it was not the Captain. :cool:

Hopefully it was not the Captain. :cool:
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 7, 16, 10:09 am
Replies: 117
Views: 27,651
Posted By ozstamps
I see Diamond awards for 51K a night August 20-27...

I see Diamond awards for 51K a night August 20-27 when looking just now. Standard awards are treble that.

However, I'd rather pay cash for a base room and see where I end up being placed. :)
...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors Jul 7, 16, 9:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By ozstamps
I can see it is bookable for August in a wide...

I can see it is bookable for August in a wide range of room types, but wonder if it is too risky?

No idea if there is any lounge, or drecent upgrades for Diamonds.

Anyone stayed there yet?
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 7, 16, 9:02 am
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By ozstamps
FT'ers need to have a few wins now and again. ;)

FT'ers need to have a few wins now and again. ;)
Forum: Virgin Australia | Velocity Jul 7, 16, 9:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By ozstamps
I am not aware they do that - can't see any valid...

I am not aware they do that - can't see any valid reason really.
Forum: Other Asian, Australian, and South Pacific Airlines Jul 7, 16, 8:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By ozstamps
Similar issues but on Air China not China...

Similar issues but on Air China not China Airlines.

And in my case these are BUSINESS CLASS International seats they refuse to allocate seating on!

Wait on hold for TWENTY minutes for an...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors May 31, 16, 7:58 am
Replies: 877
Views: 117,452
Posted By ozstamps
There next week as a Diamond. Which...

There next week as a Diamond.

Which location seems to offer the best breakfast choice?
Forum: CommunityBuzz May 30, 16, 3:40 am
Replies: 544
Views: 42,511
Posted By ozstamps
Great photos from Tom as usual, covered it all...

Great photos from Tom as usual, covered it all wonderfully and special thanks to ozbeachbabe for stepping into the breach in the nick of time, to steady the once rudderless ship. @:-)

Was great...
Forum: CommunityBuzz May 25, 16, 7:49 pm
Replies: 544
Views: 42,511
Posted By ozstamps
My tried and proven advice - a few discreet...

My tried and proven advice - a few discreet chocolates at check-in. :)

And a Hilton Diamond should NOT ever need to ask actually, for Executive Floor.

Had a personal phone call yesterday from...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors May 25, 16, 9:21 am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,281
Posted By ozstamps
Good food in lounge and free beer wine from...

Good food in lounge and free beer wine from 5:30-7:00.



Is this still the case folks?

Will book it if so ... high rates but do not want to take a chance of missing a 6am flight next morning.
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors May 24, 16, 4:32 am
Replies: 677
Views: 213,967
Posted By ozstamps
You work for HHonors it seems. Ukraine Division. ...

You work for HHonors it seems. Ukraine Division. OR are simply making it up, yet posting it as "fact". A FT tradition.

Source?

Or it depends how you define "one of".

Waldorf is "one of"...
Forum: Hilton | Hilton HHonors May 23, 16, 8:40 pm
Replies: 677
Views: 213,967
Posted By ozstamps
Well as usual, FT input saves me again! :D :D ...

Well as usual, FT input saves me again! :D :D

I'd booked a few nights a Waldorf at way over $US300 a night, blindly assuming as a Diamond I'd get some status recognition, and upgraded to...
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