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  1. toowongman

    Breeze & maybe Rex ?

    If Rex could save 15 cents on something, they would. The last thing they need is another aircraft type. They probably have a junior in the office somewhere scoping out the worldwide used market for SAAB 340s and parts.
  2. toowongman

    Answered Don't have One Too Many or Admit being Drunk...

    Years ago I was waiting for BNE-SYD on Impulse. Arrived early, it was a warm afternoon and I was happily buying more than one lager to pass the time, watching all the planes. A 717 pulled up, stuff happened, then all the people disappeared. Must have been in a world on my own. Then an Impulse...
  3. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Financials 2019/20

    QF ran a tag flight from SIN to Mumbai or somewhere in India a few years ago. Rumour has it that the reason for cancellation was too many staff calling sick for that flight. Cultural difference and all that. I think most airlines shove India in the "too hard" basket for that reason.
  4. toowongman

    QF 9 MEL-PER 787 Business Class Review

    True, however will be increasingly scarce once VA starts up BNE-HND.
  5. toowongman

    Qantas Sunrise special event tonight

    Interesting email from the union that covers the flight attendants...
  6. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Wow. I've had that once on BNE-MEL in late 2012. They wheeled out for drinks, then they wheeled out the dinner cart and went through a silver-service type of meal assembly and distribution.
  7. toowongman

    No more free items from retail menu when flying business

    Here come the accountants, putting a ruler over everything. "Pantry Pig" will not be happy. As an aside an associate of mine has organised to buy almost a floor's worth of office furniture from VA's Brisbane campus. Interesting times ahead.
  8. toowongman

    Samsungs are gone

    If your aircraft has WiFi, there's a free option. Some 737s have AC power in J.
  9. toowongman

    Samsungs are gone

    Too fiddly, and you can't really eat and watch it at the same time. No point faffing about with them any longer unless they're sponsored by Samsung. It's almost 2020 - if you've evolved enough to fly J you've got your own entertainment.
  10. toowongman

    ex-VA E190s in Europe

    Time for something different. Came across an ex-VA E190 in a flight review - LCY to DUB. Operated by Stobart Air for BA.
  11. toowongman

    Virgin Lounge Food

    Veal tortellini in SYD last night. Sauce was spicy, not a fan. Overall a pass. Had more luck with the toasted sandwich maker when the lounge cleared out. The paver-esque thing is an omelette or frittata of some sort.
  12. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    VA989 Sydney to Brisbane, dinner. Chick pea salad, very nice. Rolls not heated up. Alternate was chicken satay. Cabin supervisor's body language said that they couldn't believe I had the nerve to ask for a coffee afterwards with 30 minutes to go. 4 in J, sub 40 in Y, not good enough.
  13. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Onboard VA924 Brisbane-Sydney. Breakfast... I call it Mum's savoury pork mince on potatoes. Quite tasty. Not shown is a fruit roll. Alternate was bircher with almond milk.
  14. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    SYD-BNE Friday 17/5 lunchtime on VA939. Feta salad with proscuitto, and the usual side dishes. I have to say this has been the best salad lunch on VA ever. If the flight was longer I would have asked for another one.
  15. toowongman

    Question Mobile Phone Signal Booster

    +1 to PowerTec. We put one on the farm with excellent results.
  16. toowongman

    What's your experience of Cathay Premium Economy?

    Worth every cent. Furthermore, CX are updating their 777s to 3-4-3 in economy... you don't want to risk that at all.
  17. toowongman

    Virgin Lounge Food

    Please don't praise the hotdogs. I recall a few years ago we had a long and somewhat cranky campaign to get rid of the hotdogs.
  18. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    Yup. People - just ask. A lot of FAs literally blink when you do, as in they completely forgot about it. Want something from Y menu? Just ask. As I keep telling my wife - you want something, just ask.
  19. toowongman

    UpgradeMe pricing and success

    BNE-MEL Getaway fares ($200 all in each), two of us bid $160 each confirmed now for Sunday.
  20. toowongman

    Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

    VA are very good if you ask for more food. They often have extra snacks loaded in J ("The Pantry") or you can ask for stuff from the Y cart. We had in the past - chips, fresh olives, tiny sandwiches, tons of crap from Y neatly plated up. There's no need to go hungry in VA J.