• Virgin Australia adds ten Boeing 737s

    Apr 15, 2021, 10:50 AM

    Surprised to see article in mainstream news about Virgin starting intl flights and that Aussies should get ready to go to Bali.. what a false statement to make it could be another year+ until Bali opens up to Aussies but even I think that's hopeful. As for long haul their intention to USA and Jap...

  • Would have Iiked to read QF had up'd their game and gone back to their previous business meal service now Virgin was offering something to compete with.

  • Well..no. what they are offering is different to Jetstar - more comfortable seating, inclusive baggage although I hope they provide a bare minimum fare, let alone differences in service. People know the difference in dirt cheap no frills Jetstar and Virgin, Qantas and now Rex. But clearly you don't!

  • VAs economy food was absolutely disgusting. It's as if they had went for the bare minimum just to tick the all inclusive option. Even on international. Have enjoyed their business class meals and never had a complaint international or domestic.As stated numerous times, I will prefer to buy on boa...

  • Yes agree somewhat, but the question is once things go back to a new normal...will QF roster as much A330s as they did pre covid given there's no need to compete with Virgin..will they be utilising more A330s overseas since lack of A380s and no B747s to Tokyo etc... and new destinations like Seou...

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  • Trans Tasman Bubble is GO

    Apr 06, 2021, 05:27 PM

    Originally Posted by Grannular At the drop of a hat, after a case or two, the borders will close, people will be stuck As much I don't want to admit, you are right - Auckland would go in and out of lockdown from just 1 case, WA would shut borders to eastern states when Brisbane had their recent e...

  • Originally Posted by Keith 1 In response to Dan22 about Qantas A330s flights not flying the frequency they used to.Well a look at Perth Airport today Tuesday 6-4-21 there are 5 arrivals and departures using A330s. Yeah back end of Easter though for more capacity - look a week later 2 a330s from S...

  • In respect to 2nd best Ted - in terms of what? Value? Are you going to get better value from flying the same B737 seat and half cost with same sort of offering pre and during flight? A QF a330 flight is a different ball game that Qantas has advantage over - then again they are not flying at the f...

  • History proved LA was viable for VA. But their entire operation was debt ridden which realistically prevented them expanding or investing albeit with HK and Tokyo. They are still holding onto their Haneda slot so money would be on LA and Tokyo when intl re starts and they acquire at least long ha...

  • Im pretty sure Virgin had said return to long haul was slated end of 2022 or 2023 but it all depends on when travel ramps up. Jayne Hrdlicka had stated they were confident they could acquire long haul aircraft with ease.

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