• I'm a VA platinum and can honestly say I've never had a problem with Delta lounge access or getting Sky Priority benefits on about 20 occasions. Occasionally you need to clarify that "Velocity" is Virgin Australia and make sure they look the right thing up on their systems but they have always fo...

  • LAN mulls Sydney-Santiago direct

    May 01, 2015, 09:32 AM

    Don't CASA have ETOPS restrictions that prevent a twin engined plane from flying this route?

  • Branson cheers for Borghetti

    May 08, 2013, 01:19 PM

    To point out the obvious: the privatised train system in the UK is a construct of the UK government not of Branson. It's set up in the same way that Melbourne's public transport is: put out to tender by govt to whoever will pay the most/ be subsidised the least (or whatever other criteria they us...

  • is BNE our best airport?

    Apr 20, 2013, 06:20 PM

    Another vote for Adelaide here. It is a well desinged airport for what it is. I recognise that what it is very different to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Of the others i think we're unanimous that Perth is a shocker. Pretty much everything about it is awful. BNE domestic feels dated and a bit de...

  • Virgin Australia mulls A350 vs B787

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:48 AM

    Surprised that no one has mentioned the obvious issue: Size. I would have thought that the Dreamliner is better sized to take over from both the A330 and the 777 if they want one plane to do both. A 787-9 or (potential) 787-10 could fill the 777 role and the 787-8 fits into the A330 slot.&nb...

  • VA MEL-HKG inaugural mini-review

    Jul 13, 2017, 11:43 AM

    HI Everyone, I was one of the winners of ausbt competition for flights to Hong Kong for the inaugural and David suggest I post my write up here. So...  Mrs 777 and I were both on the inaugural and both back on the following saturday. The flight over had the full treatment with Dick...