• Ozshanel it's not quite as simple as that, though: Virgin might be predominantly "foreign-owned", but its 10,000 workers are Aussie. Should those workers be disadvantaged compared with others, simply because their employer is foreign-owned? Are you really saying that the government should priorit...

  • On domestic flights I've never needed the paid service: the free tier has been fast enough for me to watch Foxtel. Though Apple Music is blocked.

  • Thanks for that helpful article, Brandon. One other factor I'd have loved you to have covered: how frequent are the shuttle buses? Are they on-demand or do you have to wait (and if so, for how long)? I've normally chosen the long-term car park for its proximity to the airport and for the fact tha...

  • Not sure where you're writing from but if you're on the east coast of Australia you could try taking advantage of the 2-hour time difference with Hong Kong. Call first thing in the morning, when it's pre-dawn in HK and in much of Asia. You might just find it easier to get through then.

  • Is there any chance you could publish, or link to, the full list of schedule changes?

  • I know there's been a bit of discussion about what we should do with our Velocity points, but I find myself with almost 300,000 Asia Miles due to having to cancel a few reward flights, and I have serious doubts about whether Cathay Pacific will survive this.My options are to keep the points and ...

  • To travel or not to travel?

    Mar 18, 2020, 02:46 PM

    I've been "proactively" cancelling for a couple of months now and I have to say that I regret doing so. I've paid cancellation fees on flights which, if only I'd waited an extra week or two to cancel, would have had cancellation fees waived. Even if you assume that it's probable you won't be flyi...

  • My understanding is that Virgin is in a stronger position now than Ansett was in the couple of years before its collapse. I would like to believe that the Virgin powers-that-be have learned from the mistakes made with Ansett and won't knowingly repeat those mistakes. However, I agree with the abo...

  • Bumped Up to Platinum Early

    Mar 07, 2020, 08:59 AM

    Some years ago I was given Silver when I was 4 Status Credits short.

  • Qatar Airways SYD Connection

    Feb 15, 2020, 06:12 PM

    To answer your second question first: Virgin Australia does not appear to have an interline agreement with Qatar, so no, Virgin will not check you or your luggage through to your final destination. You'll need to collect your checked-in luggage in Sydney, travel to the international terminal unde...