• To be fair Darwin - Alice was never built primarily as a passenger line, so fares on that aren't a good comparator as it is only a luxury train provider operating. No idea about how freight costs and usage of the line is these days (the real reason to extend it). But the cost of building it was w...

  • This is not a criticism of your comment - your entitled to your view.But your comment exactly illustrates why generally it is so hard now to do any really big government megaprojects in Australia. The obsession with 'what do I get out of it' scuttles almost anything that is a big picture project ...

  • Glad to see Virgin has achieved some form of 'product' for the CBR-SYD network. I actually don't think its a bad alignment between the two companies, and wonder if they are exploring some broader link up perhaps too - LINK has some interesting connections in its network, and I've flown with them ...

  • I think it is less about not enough travellers (A lot of of people catch Murray's/greyhound buses to and from Sydney everyday, alongside those that fly/train at the moment), and more about the horrendous alignments and state of the rail link.You can't even get to a 'fast rail' solution of say 2 h...

  • What a mess hey! I suspected that something such as what has occurred this afternoon might be the result. Whoever is advising Mr lots of kids about who he should be consulting with before making his big promises and big calls is not doing a very good job.

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  • Virgin Departing Canberra

    Nov 30, 2020, 11:28 AM

    You may well be spot on greg re: Canberra Airport. notorious for it - the Snow's have done some good things with that airport site, but pissed a lot of people off over time as well, so would not surprise me if this was just the latest in a long list of those things.

  • Virgin Departing Canberra

    Nov 23, 2020, 10:24 AM

    I would think Canberra - Melbourne might stay too with Virgin at once a day return perhaps, but with additional flights from Alliance as such. Just have to wait and see - but if its all Alliance out of Canberra, just another reason why my Velocity Gold sigh will become a thing of the past for sure.

  • Travel Bank Fiasco

    Oct 14, 2020, 10:32 AM

    This was flagged at least a month ago in a previous email. I have no idea what the 10 days is about, but they did give some forewarning.

  • What will Virgin look like now?

    Apr 20, 2020, 07:58 PM

    Originally Posted by StuParr Once VA goes through the required restructure of debt and equity, the government will most likely come in to support in some way. There was no use in its current state as it was still unstable and it wasn't politically a good idea to support what is seen as essentiall...

  • What will Virgin look like now?

    Apr 20, 2020, 06:35 PM

    It's hard to know, but what we all know is we need two strong competing airlines in Australia - not one. Even a shorter term 12-24 months in which there is only one would do immeasurable damage imho and should be avoided at all costs.None of this is to say Virgin hasn't been optimally managed - t...

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