Cancelled bar service fails

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2016

Total posts 5

The Virgin Perth-Melbourne flight was smooth and without bad weather, crew service was good

I waited for the second economy class bar service ...

The second service didn't come.

About 45 mins out from Melbourne I asked a flight attendant about the second service.

The f/a told me that "the Captain had cancelled the service due to bad weather around Melbourne"

Frankly this fails the "pub test" .

I have flown many airlines over the last 40 years and my experience is that the service still operates in turbulent weather with an announcement there will be no hot drinks.

Has any other member experienced similar ?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 175

When I want a drink I just ask for one.

Last editedby Dredgy at Oct 05, 2018, 10:48 PM.


Member since 19 May 2015

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Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 236

Virgin aircraft have this nifty new invention. The call button. I like it because it will call a flight attendant and I can request a drink when I feel like one.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Nov 2017

Total posts 143

To give some credit to the OP... As Platinum on the PER SYD in economy X (A330) they wouldn't serve the 4 Pines til the second drinks service despite asking multiple times (as suggested). Had to get though some Tooheys dishwater before getting the good stuff. The struggle IS real! :)

Last editedby Chris C. at Oct 07, 2018, 07:48 PM.

Chris C.

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2016

Total posts 5

To close my rant I received a sensible answer from VA: "No second bar service if the fight duration is less than 4 hours"

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