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  1. MarkD

    Pride Flight

    Not gay, but hey, I reckon this would be fun. my roster doesn't allow, but if I had the day off Id be on this flight.
  2. MarkD

    Virgin has quietly extended flexible travel to 31 March 2021

    With border closures, A business needs to run appropriately. The idea of being in business is to make money, not just run so people on a certain forum can gloat about their experiences. This forum is fast becoming that of a lot of self entitled brats who think that the whole world revolves...
  3. MarkD

    Virgin Australia to be sold to Bain Capital

    Jane HRDLCKER or whatever her name is was on ACA tonight, Surprisingly she stated she is not being paid until July 2021. As much as there is negative comments about her, the example displayed by her in this instance is commendable. No doubt there will be a massive bonus, when she does get paid...
  4. MarkD

    Virgin Business Class late 2020

    I don't get the fascination with trying to turn VA into the same beast it was. It never made money, it was a very poorly run business and its offering (Apart from the coast to coast and J generally) was poor. From my observations, the priority boarding worked well, lounges were OK, the staff...
  5. MarkD

    when will international redemption resume

    Why would that be a joke? Unreal, your passive aggressive tone is not necessary. That was a fair comment and just because you want to fly somewhere on another carrier using virgin points is of no concern to VA,
  6. MarkD

    Bain Capital takes Control of Virgin Australia

    Lets just wait and see what happens when they officially take the reins. Speculation does not achieve anything. Many here have no sense of humour so lets be serious. Some of you are getting your knickers in a knot about something you know nothing about. You don't know what the resultant airline...
  7. MarkD

    Bain Capital takes Control of Virgin Australia

    Great, chic peas give me gas. Lucky a. Im not flying and b. the planes aren't full
  8. MarkD

    Yoooo Hoooo (maybe?) -- Virgin Platinum for another year!

    The reality is, nobody really knows outside virgin what the end product will be. Personally, they have given me an extra 12 months, however moving forward im probably going to shift to QF, start from scratch again there and pay discounted QF Club through the union. I switched to VA many years...
  9. MarkD

    Using VA points on Tiger. It really doesn't make sense.

    The tiger has been euthanised
  10. MarkD

    VA COVID Service

    My usual flights were SYD-BNE, up to 4 x per week and only ever had water poured from bottle, except odd occasion would get a small bottle. ATR flights were always the plastic sealed container in the coffee cup, ie BNE-PQQ and SYD-CBR
  11. MarkD

    VA COVID Service

    NIce. They deserve to go under because of a bit of water? They have normally always just poured the water into a cup from the 1.5L bottle, so don't see the change. If you don't like it, politely decline.
  12. MarkD

    Update on VA Lounges? [BNE/SYD/MEL/PER/OOL/ADL/CBR now open]

    Virgin operates lounges. Velocity run ff program
  13. MarkD

    Update on VA Lounges? [BNE/SYD/MEL/PER/OOL/ADL/CBR now open]

    The company is in administration, they will not provide any more than basics until the process is complete. I would think October at earliest for lounges to open and even then, will be a totally different experience. Im thinking Delta style with drink vouchers and minimal offerings. Thats fine...
  14. MarkD

    Virgin Australia to be sold to Bain Capital

    They have done their money. They took the high risk, high gain gamble and lost. If it was guaranteed returns on high risk investment, everyone would do it. Hope Bain persist and don't walk away, if they do virgin is stuffed and so are all VA jobs.
  15. MarkD

    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    Agreed, they have deep pockets, however should the business case not make sense, they will walk. There is a reason they have deep pockets. Sadly, Im beginning to get the feeling its all about to go AOT. and a fire sale is imminent. I do hope I am wrong for the sake of the employees and for...
  16. MarkD

    Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

    They don't have a plan. They just keep handing out billions to the unemployed who did nothing before, still do nothing, use copious amounts of methyl-amphetamine buy all the dunny roll and pasta, but most importantly will vote for them at the next election.
  17. MarkD

    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    Just announced, Bain Capital is winner as Cyrus have pulled out. Lets see if they follow suit
  18. MarkD

    Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

    Nothing like a good old fashioned pissing contest to brighten up a dull Saturday afternoon. Thanks guys
  19. MarkD

    Recent Flights on VA

    At the end of the day, the meal was not worth having. Personally, I would rather have VA here as an airline that doesn't serve the stuff they were, than not have them at all. Its not necessary, even on coast to coast.. Take a water and a muesli bar. .. … …. ….. …...