Be careful VA love to cancel their CBR flights - have been left in the lurch twice this year and given they don't have much of a presence, the recovery is poor (one time I was rebooked onto QF!)I've gotta say, I don't get it either - no competition. VA just don't run many flights and the ones they do are chock full.
To Melbourne on Saturdays, VA has a grand total of ..... 3 flights!! make sure you don't need to be on one the day before!
It's becoming very weird now that QF is so often cheaper (acknowledging VA would be if I planned ahead better).