• The Melbourne lounge never re-opened and we're still being directed to the (currently very overcrowded) "temporary" lounge (aka The Club). So Virgin has been working on the Melbourne lounge for five months and counting: surely this is indicative of a major rebuild rather than a relatively minor "...

  • Thanks for the heads-up, David. One question: where does this leave American Express Platinum cardholders? I have a vague memory that our access to Plaza Premium lounges is separate from the Priority Pass membership. Is that correct?

  • Flew Virgin from Brisbane to Darwin earlier today in Business. 4-hour flight.Positives:The pie was delicious.No matter what drink I asked for it was provided -- gin (twice), Coke No Sugar, whisky, jasmine tea, water. (Please... don't judge me.)Snacks were provided later in the flight when people ...

  • On the one hand, it's difficult to fault Virgin for making decisions based on what's best for the business, rather than on the emotion/sentiment of the occasion. If this is what they need to do in order to repair their balance sheet, then so be it.On the other hand, this is just the latest exampl...

  • I flew from Cairns to Melbourne on Qantas a month or so ago... "up the back", as you put it. For the three-hour flight I was initially given a packet of nibblies. When I asked politely whether more food was a possibility, the very friendly flight attendant gave me a second of the same packet of n...

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  • Just for a Laugh: Qantas

    May 30, 2021, 12:43 PM

    Reminds me of the time that Virgin Australia changed my direct Darwin to Melbourne flight into a 2-day Darwin to Perth, Perth to Adelaide, Adelaide to Melbourne marathon. Computers sometimes do very strange things; happily a call to a human is generally all that's needed to put things right or ...

  • POINTS INCREASE SHOCK

    May 14, 2021, 09:18 PM

    When you're searching for flights, after you select "Points" rather than "Currency", you need to look for the flights with "Velocity Reward Seats" availability.A one way flight at the "Business Reward" rate is 15,500 points plus fees/taxes of $39.30, or you could select 22,200 points with fees/ta...

  • $39 MEL-SYD flights on REX

    May 02, 2021, 05:22 PM

    I'm seeing plenty of $39 flights between Melbourne and Sydney on Rex (eg. May 13). It actually saddens me a little bit to see REX apparently losing so much money on this route. Is this the final throw of the dice for REX?

  • Originally Posted by Ted Douglas Originally Posted by ozpeke777 Maybe the days of people's expectations in domestic business class are over as every airline tries to claw their way back from the massive losses they all suffered due to covid-19 and lost revenue. Maybe you are actually paying for ...

  • On my last Business class flight with Qantas I was given the choice of a kale salad or, you guessed it ... (drum roll) a chicken *pie*.

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