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    Melbourne Virgin Lounge using old "The Club" Space - Overcrowded!

    When Adelaide had the pop up lounge early last year before covid hit the amount of guests allowed with Plats and Golds was limited and you couldn't go in till sometime between 45mins to 1hr before your flight and it worked fine. But at the same time we in Adelaide knew that it was temporary so...
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    Priority Security Lanes

    I fly with VA, i know that premium entry is down at T2 in Syd still but in ADL they share the same screening point
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    Priority Security Lanes

    Flying out of Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney in the last 3 months, I've noticed that I had no option for Priority Security Screening, am I blind or is this something that hasn't returned from the devastation of Covid on Airports? In ADL outside of the morning and arvo rush it's not that big of...
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    General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

    Well im also youthful but i also know that you sometimes have to accept things you dont like and just focus on the positives which the new lounge has plenty to pick from
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    General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

    First time in the new Adelaide lounge and can say it's layout is refreshing (especially compared to what were used to in Adelaide). Can't say im a fan of the qr order system as it's a bit slow over getting it yourself, but just one of those covid sacrifices. Food is alot better that what i got...
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    Virgin priority boarding fail

    Flight out of Adelaide today, came out of the lounge late and it was down the back end of the line for general boarding but there was no dedicated lane fenced for priority boarding that im used to seeing. Didn't matter too much to me being there was 15 or so people left (plus it's such a first...
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    General VA Lounge Discussion (2021 onwards)

    I know the VA site can be a bit behind the times so can someone confirm the if the SYD lounge still only opens at 7:30am on Mon-Friday or it's reverted to an earlier time like the rest of the network?
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    Current hold times?

    Using the velocity number and selecting the plat option my experience has been; 5/1/21 rang at 3pm Brisbane time 25min wait 6/1/21 rang at 11am Brisbane time 22min wait Not instant like when we had the o/s call centres at full capacity but pretty good seeing its only the Brissy office managing...
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    Platinum / Gold / Silver FF's. What communications have you had from VA..?

    I'm in the same boat, I'm still waiting for the email that was sent out today especially since my review date is in January 2021
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    Goes against what the ACCC is saying about the need two full service airlines in Aus. Ryanair is a full blown budget airline that makes Tiger look good and while it would do well for the bogans and tightarses in Aus it would basically monopolise business travellers to Qantas along with anyone...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    With the amount of public debt we are going to have dont be suprised if we have a debt "levy" on our income taxes once the economy recovers. Neo-liberalism within an economy of 25 million doesn't work, in the US yes but here government intervention is required within the market and both...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    ASIC is being brought into the fight. ASIC on Tuesday told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age it had been in contact with Virgin to make inquiries about the allegations but declined to comment any further. Virgin confirmed it had been contacted by ASIC on the matter and "have provided them...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    Fin review today just incase anyone couldn't read it, i highlighted the main points S&P junks Virgin's credit rating, Fitch less harsh Rating agency S&P Global has junked Virgin Australia's credit rating but rival agency Fitch remains more optimistic, despite a candid admission by the...
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    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    The staff make VA what it is and i hope head office remembers that when everything is over.
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    Can Boeing and the 737 survive?

    Spot on, demand for air travel will return, the oil price will rise again and the search for modern and efficient planes will continue. Historically after a major economic shock there is a boom economy. I've been keeping a eye on Boeing stocks and I'm seriously considering investing in it.
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