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AC and Virgin Australia in codeshare for Australia, NZ

Old Jan 11, 21, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by Xiaotung View Post
I notice all VA flights will be earning Status Qualifying Miles. Just wondering what Aeroplan's general rule is for earning SQM on non-Star partner airlines?
Generally, flights on non-*A partners don't earn SQM. The only others that do are airlines that are not members of *A but are associated with it in some way (e.g. Eurowings is owned by Lufthansa; Juneyao is a *A "Connecting Partner" or something like that).

Could this be an indication that VA might be getting closer to Star Alliance?
The xQM earning has been in place for a couple years, so this isn't new. Just scroll up this thread. It seems to just be business as usual.
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Old Jan 21, 21, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by Xiaotung View Post
I notice all VA flights will be earning Status Qualifying Miles. Just wondering what Aeroplan's general rule is for earning SQM on non-Star partner airlines? Could this be an indication that VA might be getting closer to Star Alliance?
I wouldn't bet on it.

The new owner Bain's primary aim is to get the airline back to profitability and ultimately get a return on investment. Global Alliances would be at the very bottom of Bain's priorities.
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Old Jan 25, 21, 6:59 pm
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Great next step if the world ever gets back to normal.

Would be nice to see priority boarding as an option, although for whatever reason Aussies are very efficient at boarding flights. As long as Amex keeps their lounge access benefit, they are a decent option domestically .
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Old Jan 25, 21, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Great next step if the world ever gets back to normal.

Would be nice to see priority boarding as an option, although for whatever reason Aussies are very efficient at boarding flights. As long as Amex keeps their lounge access benefit, they are a decent option domestically .
"Rows 1-16 will board by the front doors, Rows 17-32 will board by the rear doors".

Love it.
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Old Jan 26, 21, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Would be nice to see priority boarding as an option, although for whatever reason Aussies are very efficient at boarding flights.
Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
"Rows 1-16 will board by the front doors, Rows 17-32 will board by the rear doors".
Also, the draconian carry-on baggage limits.
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Old Dec 13, 21, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by DanV View Post
I wouldn't bet on it.
Global Alliances would be at the very bottom of Bain's priorities.
Now that a year has passed.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...es-partnership

Possible closer ties to *A?


Virgin Australia will end its long-standing relationship with Delta Air Lines in early 2022, with United Airlines stepping in to become Virgin's new US partner.

Commencing in April 2022, the partnership will include codeshare flights as well as reciprocal loyalty benefits members of Virgin's Velocity Frequent Flyer and United's MileagePlus programs.
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Old Mar 24, 22, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Great next step if the world ever gets back to normal.

Would be nice to see priority boarding as an option, although for whatever reason Aussies are very efficient at boarding flights. As long as Amex keeps their lounge access benefit, they are a decent option domestically .
Reviving an old quote, but hoping for a response nonetheless. Are you referring to the Amex Velocity Platinum card or the Amex Aeroplan Reserve card?
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Old Sep 6, 22, 3:41 pm
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AC MLL will now be available to Velocity (Virgin) frequent flyers holding gold or plat status and flying on AC metal
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Old Sep 6, 22, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
AC MLL will now be available to Velocity (Virgin) frequent flyers holding gold or plat status and flying on AC metal
Do you have a source for this?
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Old Sep 6, 22, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Do you have a source for this?
Yes. Mark Nasr on Linkedin reposted. See screenshot below. Not sure if the same applies to EK frequent fliers as per the recent partnership announcement
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Old Sep 6, 22, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Yes. Mark Nasr on Linkedin reposted. See screenshot below. Not sure if the same applies to EK frequent fliers as per the recent partnership announcement
That's great news. Finally we'll have some extra people to fill up the previously empty lounges.

#sigh
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Old Oct 13, 22, 9:31 am
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I have a series of doemstic fiights on Virgin Australia in economy and PE. Does anyone know if I get lounge access as a SE100K? I see that VA Velocity Gold and Platinum get MLL access so I would assume it goes both ways, but I can't find it stated anywhere. Thanks
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Old Oct 26, 22, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by allbrosca View Post
I have a series of doemstic fiights on Virgin Australia in economy and PE. Does anyone know if I get lounge access as a SE100K? I see that VA Velocity Gold and Platinum get MLL access so I would assume it goes both ways, but I can't find it stated anywhere. Thanks
A friend with 50K flew MEL-SYD with Virgin Australia on Oct 18th in economy. They got access to the lounge in MEL so it looks like the partnership is already set up.
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Old Jan 14, 23, 1:12 pm
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@zeer0 perhaps you could report the distance of said segment in the calculator thread. You may also want to consider deleting that post in case it prompts anyone to look in to it...
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