July 21, 2013

Struth! Airlines gone to the dogs

IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis wonders if Virgin Australia flights may soon start resembling aerial Noah's Arks as we're encouraged to take our pampered pets with us on holidays flights – and maybe even on the odd business trip as well.

Because Virgin's offering its Velocity Frequent Flyer members, Points for every time they take their pet with them aboard a domestic flight within Australia.

They'll earn 300 Points per pet in a Virgin Pet Carrier if a Red category member, 450 Silver, 525 for Gold and 600 Points if a Platinum member, with double points for taking a maximum two Pet Carriers on a flight.

Puts a whole new slant on suggestions that flying's Gone To The Dogs…

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