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    Virgin 737 split scimitar winglets

    The YF series don’t have any overhead stowages for rafts in the ceilings, it’s a continuous strip of sky interior lighting from front to back. Pre-covid it was only ever aircraft in the YI blocks that did the Pacific/NZ/Bali flying. Most of the YI aircraft have in-seat power, but not all. I was...
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    Virgin 737 split scimitar winglets

    They don’t have life rafts, so only do domestic flights. When I flew on IWQ (ex Silk), it had the centreline stowages for them but they must have been empty as life rafts weren’t mentioned during the safety demo like on the international YI machines. So I’d say the ex Silk aircraft will be...
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    Virgin 737 split scimitar winglets

    Not necessarily. If I recall correctly there were others that went to Hong Kong after YIT and returned without scimitars. Although I think they were in the YF rego block which can only operate domestic flights. Not sure if there were ever plans for them to get scimitars like some planes in the...
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    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    Agreed. It’s like they’re trying to take Tiger’s piece of the pie, but think the way to that is through Qantas & Virgin’s portion. If they want Tiger’s price conscious customers, they should focus on competing with Jetstar, rather than trying to be full-service, otherwise they won’t get enough...
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    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    Anecdotal I know, but many people I talk to still think of Rex as the little country airline that flies propeller planes to places like Dubbo or Burnie. I think Rex Jet still needs to work out exactly who their customer is and get their name out there. They’re trying to be Qantas, Virgin and...
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    VA route suspensions due to Omicron outbreak Jan/Feb 22

    I called the Platinum line a few weeks ago when I had time changes to a direct flight that no longer worked for me. Asked to switch to new flights via Sydney which were showing up $600 online, but the times were more ideal. They processed the change, no questions asked and I got the new flights...
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    Qantas Domestic & International Business Class meals/menus

    I find it quite astounding QF can’t seem to manage even bottled water in J as a PDB, yet on my recent QantasLink Dash 8 flight in Y to LST, everyone was given bottled water before departure.
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    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    Was just browsing for some flights and took a look at Rex’s site, seems like they have cut 737 capacity a fair bit until the end of Jan. All routes appear to be down to 1 flight per day (including MEL-SYD) and some days not operating at all. MEL-OOL looks to be the only route unscathed with 2...
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    Virgin Australia to lease more 737s

    Flew on VH-IWQ with the new interior from Brisbane to Sydney today. Seated in Economy X in the exit row, the legroom was obviously great, but having a look around at the normal economy seats, it looked generous. Seats were well padded despite looking very thin and the cabin overall felt fresh...
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    Virgin Australia to lease more 737s

    Flew on IWX not long ago. Business class seats were the same recliners found on the existing fleet, but no divider. Economy appeared to be seats from the Tiger 737’s with all grey headrests.
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    Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

    Tried out Rex for the first time yesterday. They were indeed doing this – all the J seats filled at the gate before boarding. Didn’t get an upgrade but managed to get Row 3 at no extra cost. Only reminder of VA was the purple divider, all grey headrests now. Y ended up with about 20 pax. 2 of...
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