Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 247
I can understand why Virgin Australia have not yet announced or started their new business class service but why is Qantas still offering limited service ( according to their web site)?
The borders may not yet be fully open but why not offer full service for those who can and do travel in business class and cross the borders?
They will have plenty of notice to prepare meals as the fares are quite high so they're not going to be rushed by people wanting to travel business class just yet so it would not be too hard to do it for the few who do travel surely!!!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 255
Qantas resumed serving hot meals and alcohol in Business a few weeks back.
Member since 21 Feb 2017
Total posts 36
And virgin business has chicken 2 minute noodles, the crew seem very embarrassed! :)
Member since 02 Sep 2020
Total posts 5
I'd be happy with a few red wines on my business class flights with Virgin this week!
@janner76, be careful, 3 of my flights with virgin in the last few weeks have had wine, my last one however it apparently "wasn't loaded"
I may have to buy some minis just incase!
Member since 17 Jun 2020
Total posts 66
I think VA have limited service but right now but I guess you get what you pay for. As an example, VA on BNE-ADL is $799, QF is $1129.
Unfortunately it is illegal to bring and consume your own on board.
I thought about it for a flight Per-Mel-Bne but was informed of the rule by VA ( would assume QF is the same ) and posters to this forum. It would be quite unusual for them not to have it as most posters have at least had some drinks of wine in J
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 161
VA actually encourage you to BYO. At check in they warned us that the service will be limited and advice that I BYO.
I was referring to Janner 78's post re bringing " minis " on board which are miniature bottles of booze not food.
Unless things have changed dramatically then I think you will find they were referring to BYO FOOD which they do encourage but NOT BYO Booze which I believe is illegal to consume in flight. The licencing Laws only permit It to be purchased or given as part of J service but must be done by the crew on Board and not BYO.
Member since 13 Nov 2018
Total posts 22
A stainless steel “water” bottle may be required. It was effective on BA Eu flights last year (where service and offerings are worse than JQ)
Just remember to keep it upright (maybe in the seat back pocket) and remember you will need to release the pressure when the seatbelt sign is turned off and after you land.
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