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  1. Cryptarcadian

    Trouble cancelling a Virgin flight

    Amazingly, I called this morning and got through to someone almost immediately. Unfortunately, the ticket validity expires in a few days anyway (it was extended from 1 to 2 years due to the pandemic already), and so the only sensible option was to request a cancellation. Let's see what I get...
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    Trouble cancelling a Virgin flight

    So I used the Virgin Australia: Travel Bank Credit Request Form and it didn't work anyway, just got back: Guess I'll have to try waiting on hold tomorrow!
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    Cancel red e-deal to flight credit possible? With or without fee?

    Trying to cancel a flight given the new travel/border restrictions, am I right in that Fly Flexible means you can change dates unlimited times, but cancellations are subject to normal fare rules, and fees apply if allowed? Tried to search and couldn't find the threads right now, but I seem to...
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    Trouble cancelling a Virgin flight

    Thanks henrus, appreciate it! I did see you post that link, and am thinking about it (vs trying to call them first thing tomorrow morning). Apologies, I edited my post and added this bit, probably after you already saw it: ...hence my preference to reschedule it if I can.
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    Trouble cancelling a Virgin flight

    Same, can't even get the regular manage booking form to load at all. (But presumably it will tell me to call them anyway given it's a booking rescheduled many times since 2019!) And the flight is tomorrow morning. Should add, I suspect the flight is worth more (it's one sector left of an old...
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    Can't change Economy X online any more?

    Same, happens for bookings made directly with VA too, not just travel agent/CC redemption bookings. Been this way for months now... very annoying given how much longer it takes to call them recently.
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    Priority Security Lanes

    Is VA premium entry in SYD and BNE open again?
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    Why does VA block row 16?

    It does sounds logical... but why wouldn't VA do it (or did they ever do it) on all different aircraft?
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    Why does VA block row 16?

    Never noticed that until you mentioned it! And only on the 737-800, not the 737-700, it looks like. I have two flights booked far in the future where I'm the only passenger to have selected a seat on the whole plane... except row 16, which is blocked on the 737-800! On another flight in June...
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    Qatar Airways status match to Virgin Australia

    I never got the email, but sounds like it is for everyone: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/Privilege-Club/tier-extension-2021.html
  11. Cryptarcadian

    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    Ah yes, of course! She sure was rather backlit by the time she taxied past Shep's Mound in the afternoon sun (like the photo in my earlier message)… thankfully my aim for today was to simply soak it in and not worry about photos much. It looked like there were loads of people on top of the...
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    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    Yes! That was pretty funny. I looked up from my phone, suddenly noticed the UPS 747 right in front of me and thought I'd missed the fun for a split second! Were you at Shep's Mound too? I should've said hi! ;)
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    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    From earlier, the water cannon salute, followed by an epic stop for a photo op during the taxi:
  14. Cryptarcadian

    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    Alright that is pretty special and lived up to the surprise hype! 😊🦘👏
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    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    Quite a crowd at Shep’s Mound!
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    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    More details from the HARS page:
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    QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

    Anyone know the times of the remaining positioning flights for VH-OEJ in/out of SYD? Would love to try and catch a glimpse from the ground, despite not being able to be flying!
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    Thanks for the good luck wishes. 😉 I'm indeed expecting a devaluation of all FF programs. My bet is that even in any environment where Velocity survives at all, and flight redemptions are possible, it'd still be possible to get more than 0.5 cents per point value out (even domestic, if...
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    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    I realise I am most likely the very odd one out here, but I have been trying to cancel my panic redemptions from last week for an iPhone and an Apple Watch, so I can hang on to my Velocity points… and take the chance I can either fly more F or J, or still get ~0.5 cpd out of them again in the...
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    A toast to Virgin Australia, some fond memories

    In these sad times, I propose a (purple) toast. 🥂 To the airline that took me on countless journeys exploring the world (along with some well-chosen partners), getting work done around Australia, and always getting home. To an outrageously good, world-leading domestic business class (that may...
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