What Happened To Virgin Australia Business Class Award Space?

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    Australia is historically one of the toughest destinations in the world to get to on miles, at least from the US. That's simply because the capacity between the two countries is fairly limited, so you have a lot of people competing for limited inventory to a very "aspirational" destination. The only airlines flying nonstop between the US mainland and Australia are Delta, Qantas, United, and Virgin Australia. American will also be launching flights between Los Angeles and Sydney as of December 2015. While Delta, Qantas, and United have all historically been stingy when it comes to releasing saver level premium cabin award space between the two countries, Virgin Australia has been generous by comparison. Really generous. It was pretty normal to consistently see them release multiple business class award seats per flight (they used to fly from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, though in the meantime have axed the Melbourne flight). And in many ways I'd say this redemption sweet spot increased the value of points from Delta SkyMiles, Virgin America Elevate, etc. The post What Happened To Virgin Australia Business Class Award Space? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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