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  1. crazydave98

    Stormy clouds?

    Virgin Blue's only loss other than it's startup year was FY09 (aka the GFC which coincided with the launch of V Australia). Borghetti has made a loss every single year - except the year that Qantas was grounded. Here is the scorecard (you can verify easily if you are willing to trawl through...
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    Virgin Adjusts checked baggage fees.

    Actually was rather proud of my graphic design work on the avatar. BTW I also designed the palm tree logo on the tail of the former Polynesian Blue aircraft - the trunk and fronds were actually composed from the Virgin Blue boomerang/swoosh, stretched, rotated and stitched together - all on a...
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    Virgin Adjusts checked baggage fees.

    They were announced in Travel Daily yesterday - first bag fee for Saver Light doubles from $15 to $30 domestic and to $55 for trans-Tasman and interntiona short haul. www.bit.ly/VAbags
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    My first non-commercial flight

    Yes, in fact my year was the first intake at ADFA (1986). Our senior years came across from Duntroon, Creswell and Point Cook. Mostly Duntroon so we joked about being in the tri-service army.
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    Where's Crazydave?

    Probably more reading and acting than posting!
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    Where's Crazydave?

    Good to see your obnoxiousness is at least consistent pauly7. No, passion is not bought (ask your mother) and it was not just a job - loved what I did and love what I am doing now. cheers CrazyDave98
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    My first non-commercial flight

    Hmmm... time to change my avatar
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    My first non-commercial flight

    Scored the jump seat on a RAAF B707 from Fairbairn to Laverton in 1986 as part of Australian Defence Force Academy single service training (RAAF Officer Cadet). Now Laverton is just suburban housing and think the aircraft was the one which crashed off East Sale a few years later. Lots of...
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    Tips for frequent-flying road cyclists

    yes, here it is: Planes Trains and Bikes | Bicycling Australia
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    Tips for frequent-flying road cyclists

    Great article and website CiQ. I'm a mountain biker myself (wrote an article on travelling with mtbs in Mountain Biking Australia about 2 years back) but need to do road miles for fitness and every year do a foreign cycle tour. I admire the dedication of taking your own wind trainer with you...
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    CrazyDave98 leaving Virgin Australia

    Thank you for the well wishes. In true Virgin style I will remain coy about what I am going to do next but will be sure to let you know in due course and will continue to participate in AFF. My immediate next adventure is a month's cycling in France during July - I hear some other guys are...
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    CrazyDave98 leaving Virgin Australia

    Hi Folks I debated with myself whether this was worth a thread and decided to indulge myself. For anyone left reading, I will be leaving Virgin Australia at the end of next week after almost 9 years. When I started with the company on a contract basis we were still flying B737 classics and...
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    VA - It's all coming together quite nicely

    Yes. Already announced for NZ and SQ. Maybe we need to publicize Lounge benefits more - will have it attended to.
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    New partnership assistance required from AFF

    Looks like someone crossed a Gremlin with ET. Devon Rex per chance?
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    Virgin Australia announces strategic alliance with Singapore Airlines

    Australian Business Traveller is doing a poll on whether this new alliance will change future choice of airline loyalties Reader poll: will the new Qantas and Virgin Australia Asian alliances change your travel loyalties? - Flights | hotels | frequent flyer | business class - Australian Business...
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    Virgin Australia announces strategic alliance with Singapore Airlines

    Think about the regulatory obstacles we have had with DL on both sides of the Pacific, then think about how it would look if we tried with UA.
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    Virgin Australia announces strategic alliance with Singapore Airlines

    Basically you can only codeshare on international flights where you have the right to operate yourself. So SQ can't code on our trans-Pacific services (or those of United Airlines). However AFAIK KF members will be able to earn points/status on our trans-Pac services. This will not make UA...
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    Virgin Australia announces strategic alliance with Singapore Airlines

    Text from ASX announcement below. Everybody happy (red roo excepted)? Announcement by Virgin Blue Holdings Limited (ASX:VBA) in relation to the Virgin Australia group of airlines (formerly the Virgin Blue group of airlines) SINGAPORE AIRLINES AND VIRGIN AUSTRALIA UNVEIL LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP...
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    Malaysia Airlines to join Oneworld alliance

    Malaysian Airlines to join OneWorld as the thread title says. To be sponsored by Qantas.
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    Cancellation of booking online

    different regulations apply for domestic vs international
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