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Virgin confirms frequent flyer partner is seeking exit

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s been speculated for months, and now Virgin Australia has finally confirmed that the co-investor of its Velocity Frequent Flyer program is looking to offload its stake.

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Tourism

Space tourism: Virgin Galactic could take off within the month

Virgin Galactic is blasting off again, and this time it looks like it could be for real.

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Wholesalers

Win a share of 500,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer points!

Can you imagine all the upgrades you could get with that many points? You’d never have to fly in cattle class with us plebs ever again.

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Aviation

“Fair point”: Qantas claps back at Virgin over “huge news” billboard

Pass the popcorn, because drama is unfolding between Australia’s two main carriers over a cheeky billboard.

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Aviation

REVEALED: The best airline rewards program

Travel Weekly is a bit of an expert when it comes to rewards programs: that is, the ones with free sign-up and first-time subscriber discounts.

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Hotels

Virgin Australia axes deal with Royal Brunei Airlines, as state-owned hotels hide on social media

by Huntley Mitchell

This story has everything: a severing of ties between two airlines, hotels in hiding and an online petition that’s about to reach its goal.

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Technology

Amadeus partners with Velocity Frequent Flyers for digital transformation

The only thing Travel Weekly staff are partnering with today is some cheap wine and a particularly greasy pizza.

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Aviation

ABC apologises after Virgin passengers subjected to “unsuitable broadcast” of Ethiopian Airlines crash

by Huntley Mitchell

The ABC has apologised after one of its news reports on the Ethiopian Airlines crash was shown on some of Virgin Australia’s flights.

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Aviation

Wow! Virgin plane flies faster than speed of sound to blitz record

A Virgin plane recently set a new speed record, while Travel Weekly’s editor has just clocked the fastest time for duct taping our new reporter to the office wall.

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Aviation

Major US airlines to make gender option on tickets more inclusive

by Christian Fleetwood

In a big win for equality and inclusiveness, United and American Airlines will make it optional to leave gender as male or female, as well as unspecified or undisclosed.

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Aviation

Qantas and Virgin planes grounded due to sticky new airport tarmac

It’s understood that passengers affected by the new tarmac were ‘bitchumening’ about it for hours, and hoping that other airports weren’t tarred with the same brush.

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Sydney Airport hit with cancellations and delays

Travel Weekly’s editorial staff were about to chuck a collective sickie today, before realising that the newsletter might be a wee bit non-existent if we followed through.

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