• I think we can say with some confidence that that will not be Cyrus' plan, for the very simple reason that Virgin America doesn't exist any more.

  • UpUpAndAway you do realise that there's currently an ex Jetstar CEO running Qantas? That seemed to work out OK.

  • This is all getting a bit tedious. The "news" is beginning to look like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel: potential buyers are considering re-launching Virgin Australia as an LCC/Hybrid/Full-service airline with no/limited/full international service.So there's more than one business model being ...

  • The Australian is reporting that it's IndiGo's parent company InterGlobe, rather than IndiGo itself, that is interested in bidding. This is an important point -- just because the parent company owns one LCC doesn't mean that it's interested in making Virgin a LCC.

  • I'm no scientist, so this is a genuine question I have that I'm hoping an expert who might be reading this can answer: Airlines have been saying that the HEPA filters on modern aeroplanes filter out well over 99% of airborne viruses. If this is correct, can it be inferred that social distancing i...

  • What next for Velocity elites?

    Jun 28, 2020, 11:22 AM

    Also there needs to be a viable and attractive way to use Velocity points for international flights. If Virgin isn't to have its own international network, it needs to have strong bilateral alliances with overseas airlines (eg. Delta, Singapore, Etihad) and/or join an alliance (eg. SkyTeam) and/o...

  • Originally Posted by 521303 Hoping for some clarity, I've been out of Australia for nearly a year but I'm looking to return for family visit in August. I'm am Aussie citizen and want to visit Perth. If quarentine is required, would I be allowed to do this at a private house (my daughters) or woul...

  • Cancelling Flights with Virgin

    Jun 01, 2020, 07:22 PM

    I successfully called Virgin this morning, to change a flight booking, on my second attempt. On the first attempt I got a recorded message saying that the call centre was closed. I hung up and called again immediately. This time, after a 45-minute wait time on hold, I got put through and successf...

  • Opening borders

    May 26, 2020, 02:22 PM

    Community transmission of COVID-19 (as opposed to returned travellers in quarantine) in Victoria is incredibly close to zero (at most, a few new cases every day). In NSW it's even lower. Everywhere else in Australia it's non-existent.Even if the other states wait for community transmission in NSW...

  • QF fares BNE-MEL

    May 26, 2020, 02:10 PM

    It does make you wonder -- as travel slowly but surely begins to pick up again, and one flight per day is no longer enough, why aren't the airlines putting on more flights? Could it have something to do with the agreement they came to with the government over this "minimum domestic network"? Does...