• Suspect this private venture capital story is the first act of a long-ish dramatic event. An accountant/receiver type would be able to confirm this - ustand the cleanest route to re-capitalisation/change of ownership (and to void leases/contracts/borrowings) would be for VA first to enter adminis...

  • Indeed, twiningb - when or even will we be able to codeshare beyond Japan ?ANA fly to Munich, Milan, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Vienna, LHR, Stockholm and I'd really love a VA status/points alternative to SQ or Etihad. .

  • OFC, but at least 'the biz' beds..

  • Said elsewhere, but its an inevitable shame.. Had really been hoping that I cud read that VS also pulled its HK flights and wud be remaking a VA connection thru Haneda.How else does a VA fan get a chance on the 777 in biz ? - duration of the VA alternative to Europe, via LAX, is just too long - 3...

  • Used e-Gate on Wed at heathrow T2, all good, well signed, no queue etc, bu had to try 2 gates before my passport was accepted, ditto Mrs Tasclean with a brand new passport. The LHR readers mite be in trial mode, so expect the odd ‘unable to process, see staff’ refusal message..

  • VA will survive, because the country needs the balance of 2 competing trunk route carriers, tho I dont want to guess what form that will take. Tiger to go ? Likely - Velocity sold off ? Possibly - Intl program scrapped ? Likely, but subsidised Pac Isls program to continue. But first - before the...

  • SIA Award Waitlist

    Jan 27, 2020, 04:45 PM

    Was advised by an expert in SQ matters last year that you really shud phone to ask what is happening with the waitlist on a regular basis, partic as your flights are 2 months fwd. Apparently this is important for both upgrades and straight awards.You can always test how many F seats remain by mak...

  • Haad a representative sample of both VA and QF in J the last 6 months, domestic and trans-Tas, all in 737s. Some comments:Service/attentativness/personality - VA, unless you're lucky to get an old-school QF head hostie. Younger QF cabin staff nah! Food/drink - VA consistently better : smallish s...

  • Yes they have changed, so that now Dom to Intl goes internal roads around the airport. But the return, Intl to Dom, remains out in the traffic.

  • Different route Dom to Intl than Intl to Dom..Transferring to Intl happens from downstairs at VA domestic gate 43 (from memory) so you are already airside, Probly a security thing - the bus can go around the tarmac, back behind the end of the N/S runway and drop off close to QF Intl bus stop beca...