Virgin Australia bookings (codeshare)?

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SaltyJ

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Dec 2012

Total posts 155

Virgin Australia bookings (codeshare)?

Does anyone know why when looking at a booking to Penang, you can put in Perth as the Origin and flights via Singapore on SIA then onto Penang with Silkair are offered, as are flights via Melbourne on VA, then via Singapore onto Penang, but if you try to book Melbourne to Penang, apparently there are no flights. Has this got something to do with codeshare agreements?

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Hi SaltyJ, this seems weird. I also tried via the Virgin Australia website and there were no flights coming up. However, trying with Itasoftware I do get flights. This software does not allow you to book, but you can print out details (including the IATA codes the travel agent needs) and book it at your preferred travel agent. Flights you want to look at are:

VA 5518  dept  MEL   10:25AM   arr  SIN   4:15PM 7h 50m Boeing 777                                      

Layover in SIN 2h 45m

VA 5749 dept SIN   7:00PM arr PEN  8:25PM 1h 25m Airbus A320       

 VA 5748 dept PEN 9:15PM arr SIN 10:40PM 1h 25m Airbus A320  

Layover in SIN 1h 15m
VA 5517 dept SIN  11:55PM arr MEL       9:15AM    7h 20m Boeing 777  

There is a flight departing MEL in the afternoon as well (3.45pm VA5520) but that gives you more than 10hrs in SIN as layover.

 

       

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

apologies for the messy format btw, copy pasted things in a rush and obviously that did not keep the source formatting.

SaltyJ

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Dec 2012

Total posts 155

Thanks KG!!!

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

No problem! If you want to give it a crack yourself, here is the link for Itasoftware:

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

 

chris_melbourne

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jan 2013

Total posts 20

I have also been unable to book certain routings via the Virgin Australia website in the past, but I use Expedia to book. I checked Expedia and it allows you to book the routing that KG mentions above. Once the flights are booked, they appear in your Velocity account more or less immediately as a Virgin ticket.

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