Isn't PER-MEL all A330 on VA?

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MHerbert

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Member since 21 May 2012

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Isn't PER-MEL all A330 on VA?

I have a flight booked in for June, it's the 23:59 redeye, and when I booked it was the A330. I've just gone back into the website to double check some details and it's telling me the flight is a 737!!! Given that it is a J flight, the difference for a red-eye flight will be pretty big! ABT have written previously that the flights are exclusively A330... has this changed?

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 86

No, I believe that they are all still A330 flights, maybe an error?

johnaboxall

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Member since 24 Aug 2011

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Now and again an aircraft gets subbed for maintenance, etc. It happens. You could always switch to VA572 + VA808 or leave earlier on VA698.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 86

Yeah, I agree, but it seems a bit weird having this 737 flight already planned months ahead with no A330 alternative. Also, yes I think you should either phone or switch flights.

444desiro

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2012

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Is your flight on a Saturday night by any chance? Looks like they give 332 a rest that night.

I think in the AusBT article this week, it says that from May, certain flights will be 737's again at the weekends.

444desiro

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Member since 06 Aug 2012

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Sorry, Article says QANTAS intend to do that. However, it does appear that the VA redeye is a 737 on Saturdays....

TravelLover123

Member since 23 Feb 2013

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That's a bit weird. Maybe you should just call Virgin up, and I'm sure they will have an explanation. It is probably a mistake.... Good luck! 

SteveCF

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Member since 15 Aug 2012

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I checked as well and it looks like the Saturday red eye is a 737.  I bet my bottom dollar that this is due to lack of demand, I mean how many would want to travel then?  I definately recommend changing to an A330 service, if you haven't experienced the inflight service in business you are in for a treat.  It is the best domestic in-flight product I have ever experinced.

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