So who took advantage of the Virgin Happy Hour yesterday?

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johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

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So who took advantage of the Virgin Happy Hour yesterday? $200 Business fares all over the place :)

aero-seat

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Member since 23 May 2012

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Tronxstuff, Virgin Australia's Happy Hour is placed at a certain time people are usually not using their computers or web-enabled smartphones that much. For example, it's previous Happy Hour was at 12 noon to 1pm (that is when 47% of Australia is eating lunch) and now it is between 4pm to 6pm (where 44% of Australia is going home). It was created to compete with Jetstar's Friday Fare Frenzy. The Happy Hour offers cheaper airfares (especially in the Saver area) but I am surprised they had discounted Business class fares.

aklrunway

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With all due respect aero-seat, Tronxstuff was just asking who managed to get some business class airfares. He wasn't asking for an analysis of Happy Hour 

aero-seat

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I'm sorry, but I was trying to point out that Happy Hour was more like a way of promoting their product. It wasn't designed to especially be a way of giving away cheap fares. People will keep an eye on the Virgin website hoping these fares will pop up again.

jonom

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Member since 06 May 2011

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FYI

Virgin Blue launched "Happy Hour" Jan 2005

Jetstar started "Friday Fare Frenzy" in Nov 2008

64% of statistics are made up

johnaboxall

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"... they've done studies you know... 60% of the time - it works every time..."

yeamanator132

Member since 28 Apr 2012

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Unfortuently I couldnt, as my internet connection has been down of late, but if it happens again (with $200 Business class fares), i would definitely love to purchase some

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Analysis aside, Virgin's Happy Hour specials seem quite the success. A great way to keep an eye on them is with the Virgn Australia mobile app - you enter where you want to travel and you get a real-time alert when a flight special matches those criteria. I

jjkkk123

Member since 12 Aug 2012

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I did! I managed to book return business class flights Sydney to Cairns using the Virgin App. $400 (as apposed to $1798), was very suprised and lucky! Does anyone know if they'll be serving just a regular hot meal, or the "Three Course Luke Mangan Dining experience" as mentioned on the website. It says it's only for 3hr+ flights but SYD-CNS is only 2.50 hours unfortunately. 

johnaboxall

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You won't get the TCLMDE, however will get a meal relevant to your departure time and a snack later on. You can always ask for something from the Y menu if you're still hungry. 

Peter147

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Member since 20 Aug 2012

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Missed it but thanks for the heads up. Agree new Virgin App is excellant. Did you still get full status and velocity points?

johnaboxall

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Sure do.

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