Jul 08, 2020, 04:32 PM
"Broadly speaking, Bain will generally embrace and accelerate the pre-pandemic plan of Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah, which he's often described as “turning a great airline into great business." I presume that Mr Scurrah is aware that Rod Eddington stated at the National Aviation Press...
Jun 28, 2020, 05:55 PM
From yesterday's Weekend Australian - deaths per million population - UK: 638 Australia: 4 Both are island nations with advanced health systems.
May 28, 2020, 11:55 AM
"Lead administrator Vaughan Strawbridge of Deloitte has observed that these credits are all about preserving “as much goodwill associated with the Virgin brand and business as possible for a buyer.”" It seems to me that VA is doing its best to trash that goodwill. Travelled yesterday ...
May 08, 2020, 08:31 AM
I tend to agree. Market conditions probably suggest that a hardheaded private equity buyer will be more likely to succeed, if anyone does.
Apr 30, 2020, 11:58 AM
Thanks mickeyg; enjoyed that !!
May 28, 2020, 07:13 AM
Thanks mannej. Unfortunately, I was not aware of that and travelled yesterday on Virgin Australia (still no seats on QF for 8 days straight) and paid $1,100 per person, one way for a Y seat.
May 25, 2020, 11:39 AM
Thanks Brunz. I think that you were fortunate. The situation has now worsened in that there are no seats (Y or J) for seven straight days. After that you pay $1,163 or 178,400 points for a one way ticket. This seems crazy - an essentially grounded fleet with many thousands of aircrew stood down ...
May 24, 2020, 08:47 AM
I may need to travel BNE-MEL this coming week - compassionate grounds. According to QF website there are only four flights; all A330-300 and operates on May 25 through May 28 inclusive. There is no Y availability showing on any flight. J available at $1,163 one way on three days. Seems odd t...
Mar 11, 2020, 03:58 PM
Several weeks ago I was given no option but to use the Call Back "option". They still have not called back !
Dec 09, 2019, 06:51 PM
Thanks for that Chris. I was looking at booking a trip to Barcelona in late May. When CX 150 was operating the trip took 29 hours BNE-BCN. Without it, their schedules (for some reason) only show 2 stop options via MEL and SYD with elapsed times ranging from 31 to 45 hours. There are better so...