Virgin Australia Darwin to Perth on Christmas Day flight change

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fflyer_northern_australia

Member since 01 Oct 2021

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I had booked $500 business class seats on VA for a family of 3 to fly from Darwin to Perth on Christmas Day. $500 for a business class seat on a near 4 hours flight and the possibility of being bumped up to Gold status due to the potential status credits and not to mention all the points I would have got through family pooling had me really excited. But unfortunately VA changed their plane from B737 to A320, which doesn't have business class and downgraded me to economy! Dont think I will even meet the required status credits for Silver. Does it happen often?

Saab34

Member since 08 Sep 2018

Total posts 12

They have just taken on another 2 A320s to offload more 737 flying from out West, back to the East.

737s are cycling in/out Perth less due McGowan border stance.

jrfsp

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Mar 2014

Total posts 94

VA are replacing 737 flying in PER with A320s as VARA have a lower cost base. Same as QF have done.

I doubt there would be much demand on Xmas day. Surprised there is a even a flight scheduled.


Last editedby jrfsp at Oct 07, 2021, 02:25 PM.

Grannular

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 225

Originally Posted by jrfsp

VA are replacing 737 flying in PER with A320s as VARA have a lower cost base. Same as QF have done.

I doubt there would be much demand on Xmas day. Surprised there is a even a flight scheduled.


Last editedby jrfsp at Oct 07, 2021, 02:25 PM.
I have taken a flight on Xmas day to or from Perth more often than not in the last 15 years and they are generally full

bagpuss

Member since 18 Jan 2017

Total posts 28

This happened to me for next month. They will route you via Adelaide. B737 Perth to Adelaide then B737 to Darwin ( no charge).

Or of course they will offer free cancellation back to original form of payment or give alternatives.

As with any airlines when it comes to schedule changes ... Call them

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