Virgin Australia 737-800 Business Class review – Melbourne to Queenstown

Virgin Australia 737 Domestic

The termination of the Virgin Australia-Air New Zealand partnership on 28 October 2018 saw the introduction by Virgin Australia of direct Melbourne to Queenstown services. Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air New Zealand all fly this route year round, but noteably, Virgin Australia is the only carrier to offer Business Class, with Jetstar and Air New Zealand providing an all Economy layout. Qantas fly the route on a seasonal basis and offer Business Class on their flights also.

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Buy Etihad Guest miles with a 15% bonus: useful for Virgin Australia Business Class flights

Back in May 2017, Etihad Airways joined the likes of American Airlines, Alaska, United, and Avianca in selling miles for their frequent flyer programme, Etihad Guest.

In this promotional offer, you can earn an up to 15% bonus on purchases of Etihad Guest miles until 31 October. While this is a below average value offer, it could still make sense to purchase if you only need a small top up for a redemption.

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