Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 12 Jan 2016
Total posts 32
Presently on this flight and it is a ghost town. Half of business and two thirds of PE is empty. Economy is the same.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
VA1 is so full, it is often best going via Melbourne from Sydney to LAX in order to score an upgrade.
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 192
End of school holiday period maybe?
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 172
February is historically where flights tend to be on the lighter side especially after school holidays and Christmas/New Year period and people return to work and school.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,110
Indeed: I remember looking at Hong Kong-London flights for Valentine's Day a few years back, and Virgin Atlantic had no less than eight Upper Class (business class) seats open for booking using points - whereas I usually consider myself lucky to find two seats on the same flight.
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
And yet on the VA site there is not one single PE or Business reward seat available on MEL - LAX for the entire of Feb.
Member since 27 Jan 2016
Total posts 37
VA23 tomorrow is showing PE and J redeption available...
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
ChrisCh, was that because Chinese New Year was in Early Feb/Late Jan?
Even the lounge was quiet, with maybe 20 people compared to the usual 50 or 60 from what the barista said.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
By May we'll know the answer because the government agency will have issued its monthly report, always with a time lag as it must collect lots of information from international airlines and airports.
Member since 08 Sep 2018
Total posts 11
Flew PE recently from Melbourne. Flight over only 3 of us in the whole cabin, was spewing would have saved the cash and gone economy x which had one person for each row! but coming back only 1 seat free in PE.
Member since 21 Mar 2017
Total posts 33
Feb is very often a glut for airlines. When I was crew years ago I remember operating Sydney-Tonga on a 737 with 20 people onboard this time of year.
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Business award availability to LAX for almost every day next week from the east coast :)
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