• Qantas wins over business travellers

    Jun 02, 2014, 02:30 PM

    I switched to VA for a similar reason - but it was more to support local jobs than ownership. I had heard that QF maintenance was being done off-shore (by CX Engineers I think?), VA is contracted out to John Holland in Australia and another local mob in NZ. I can't vouch whether that's still the ...

  • Qantas wins over business travellers

    Jun 02, 2014, 02:25 PM

    That's a long bow, but my apologies - 'old white men' is common vernacular rather than racism. Perhaps my meaning can been better expressed by stating 'old men in blue ties'.

  • Qantas wins over business travellers

    Jun 02, 2014, 12:39 PM

    Interesting stats. I'd say it has more to do with the business crowd not giving VA a go, particularly if they're going to loose some SC's off their Qantas Club membership - since I've made the switch to VA I've never looked back. Qantas still have a bit of work to get their plane interiors,...

  • May 12, 2014, 08:54 AM

    Hehe, "Minimum" Two-Hour Stay? I suppose there could be worse fates than being held captive in an airport lounge (tic) :P

  • Getting closer, Virgin - but it still doesn't solve the issue for non-Frequent Flyers using Virgin Corporate Plus (travelling Y or B) getting lounge access. A printed boarding pass has the Fare Class printed on it, the Mobile/iOS/Web version only has the Cabin Class. I've never had a problem wit...

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