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    What happened to Virgin?

    Hi forum, It's been a long time since I last posted... about 4 years. After nearly burning out in my last job, which involved flying at least once a week and often more, I quit and took a few months off. The new job I took on required no travel... bliss! Until now. I was asked to travel to our...
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    Premium Economy update

    G'day folks, I've just taken a few more PE flights on VB and thought I'd share some notes with you all. My comments are based on the following flights: FRI 09 MAY MEL-SYD MON 12 MAY SYD-PER TUE 13 MAY PER-SYD The first thing I noticed is that VB is leaving the red seats setup in PE...
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    QF Booking Utility?

    Hey folks, Apologies in advance if this has already been discussed. I took a call from our (new) QF "rep" today, who introduced himself and said he was there to help with whatever we needed help with from Qantas. I asked if he was with QFF but no, just in some kind of corporate support...
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    Virgin Blue Velocity Status Poll

    Given that we have a poll about QFF status levels, I figure it's only right that we also poll for the the Virgin Blue Velocity status of users and visitors to this site.
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    What is your Virgin Blue Velocity status level

    Given that we have a poll about QFF status levels, I figure it's only right that we also poll for the the Virgin Blue Velocity status of users and visitors to this site. Hmmm... stuffed up on the poll so I am recreating. Mods - can you please delete this one?
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    Allco - what might have been...

    Just imagine if the takeover of Qantas had proceeded. The ensuing mess would have been interesting to watch, especially seeing MacBank squirm. But I wonder what kind of damage it would have done to Qantas? :rolleyes:
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    Spotted: AFF member in latest edition of Voyeur!

    Just spotted a photo of AFF member DJ737 in the March edition of Voyeur, VB's in-flight magazine. Check out page 145 (Talk of the Team section). :D
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    Thai Airways & Virgin Blue sign interline agreement

    Just found this on the VB website. Couldn't see it anywhere else on AFF so apologies if it has already been posted. P.S. Is this a new section on AFF? I don't remember seeing it before. Perhaps I'm going/gone mad? :eek:
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    Find the nearest airport?

    Hi folks, Mrs Yada Yada needs to travel for work this year, all within country NSW. Some of the towns she must visit will be remote so she needs some way of looking up the closest airport for each location. Does anyone know of a website that would provide such information?
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    QF email problems

    I have always found the QF booking confirmation emails to be slow to arrive. By comparison, Virgin Blue emails arrive in under 60 seconds of payment confirmation. I just booked some tickets online for my two Melbourne-based staff to fly MEL-SYD on DJ and return SYD-MEL on QF. I setup both...
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    SYD <--> HKG prices

    I'm costing a return trip in business class SYD-HKG so that I can attend a conference in Macau in May. Here is what I've just found online: QF: SYD-HKG-SYD $6,274 (D) CX: SYD-HKG-SYD $7,704 (D) SQ: SYD-SIN-HKG-SIN-SYD $4,903 (?) MH: SYD-KUL-HKG-KUL-SYD $4,641 (J) With QF I can earn...
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    V Australia selects Rockwell Collins avionics for 777s

    Surprising, given that QF's experience with Rockwell Collins has not been good.
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    Virgin in codeshare with Skywest

    Skywest was already a Velocity partner, so this neatens things up somewhat.
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    SYD-CBR direct flights in Feb for $48

    Just in on email... Looks like the new service between SYD & CBR begins in a few weeks time. Yay! QF's flights on 06 Feb are still about $20 more at present. Guess that won't last long! :lol:
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    Boarding Tiger in MEL

    I took the following photo yesterday from the window of MEL T3 opposite gate 11 while waiting to board DJ857. I quite like doing the tarmac walk when boarding VB flights although I hadn't realised just how far pax have to walk out in the open to board Tiger flights. I've used the zoom...
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    Competition into CBR hots up!

    Interesting response from QF! Flying additional jets on those routes (especially SYD-CBR) is going to swamp capacity and can hardly be profitable for them given that fares are likely to go down. I guess they are trying to make it difficult for Virgin Blue to get a foothold with the hope that...
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    Virgin Blue partners with Amadeus

    Another little dent in the QF armour. :!:
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    SYD T2 now the busiest terminal

    As most of my flights are on Virgin Blue, I've seen first hand the volume of pax growing at T2 over the past 2-3 years. It's an amazingly busy place these days and a testament to the efficiency of the airline's check-in operations. After the recent upgrade, I find the facilities to be the...
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    Tiger Airways trip report #2

    I really enjoyed milocole's trip report on Tiger. Apparently that thread hit some turbulence and everyone had to return to their seats and fasten their seatbelts. Lucky I missed the storm. Thanks to the mods for their quick action and for leaving the good bits of the thread behind! Anyway, as...
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    Westpac Altitude joins Virgin Blue Velocity

    Westpac Altitude is now linked with Virgin Blue Velocity. See thread in the Virgin Blue forum: