Virgin Australia Business Class - Meals, Menus & Service

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Let's try to get a handle on what DJ serve to their Business/premium customers and when they serve it.

Please post your experience of flying business/premium on Velocity Australia

Photos would be good too.​


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Update 6th March 2016:

Meal Type
Meal Window
Breakfast
03:00 - 09:29
Morning Snack09.30 - 11.29
Lunch11:30 - 13:29
Afternoon Snack13:30 - 17:29
Dinner17:30 - 19:29
Supper 19:30 - 02:59

On short flights in Business Class there is only one option.

Longer flights with only main meals:

Meal Type
Meal Window
Breakfast
03:00 - 09:29
Lunch/Dinner (Transcon)
09:30 - 22:59
Supper (Transcon)
23:00 - 02:59
Lunch/Dinner(other)
09:30 - 21:29
Supper (other)
21:30 - 02:59

Note: Coast to Coast Business catering is generally a three course meal.


31st march 2012:

This is the official meal schedule provided to me by Virgin Australia after an enquiry regarding pretty poor meal performance.

Meal TypeMeal Window
BreakfastFirst Flight - 08.30
Morning Snack08.31 - 11.59
Lunch12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon Snack14.01 - 17.59
Dinner18.00 - Last Flight




Meal times have changed from what is on the threads first post.
Business Class Meals

Breakfast 0300-0929
AM Snack 0930-1129
Lunch 1130-1329
PM 1330-1729
Dinner 1730-1929
Supper 1930-0259

Longer flights with only main meals

Breakfast 0300-0929
Lunch/Dinner 0929-2129
Supper 2130-0259
(Transcon departure from BNE MEL SYD extends dinner to 2259).

FYI, as some of you have noticed on short flights in Business Class there is only one option and no more choice.
 
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Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Hi All,

Does any one have access to any information regarding what Virgin Australia serves on different sectors across their Business Class network? I heard earlier on in the year that there is a booklet containing meal choices and what is served on specific flights e.g. (Snack, Meal, 3 Course Meal)

Thank You,

Bradley :D
 

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Good thought; I was going to start a thread where on specifies city pair, day of week and time of departure and those who have flown can post their experiences with similar flights.

I have some flights coming up in the next few months:

MEL-CBR Fri 3:35pm - "Premium", not business
CBR-MEL Sun 8:15pm - "Premium", not business
MEL-OOL Fri 6:40pm
OOL-MEL Sun 2:55pm
MEL-BNE Fri 2:00pm
BNE-CNS Fri 5:00pm
CNS-MEL Sun 1:00pm
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Has anyone flown up on front these routes at these times? Please post your experience.

 
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This is the offical meal schedule provided to me by Virgin Australia after an enquiry regarding pretty poor meal performance.

Meal Type
Meal Window
Breakfast
First Flight - 08.30
Morning Snack
08.31 - 11.59
Lunch
12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon Snack
14.01 - 17.59
Dinner
18.00 - 20.00
Evening Snack
20.01 - Last Flight
Dinner is served on the 2100 now 2045 BNE DRW 3 Course Meal.
 

brad330

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Good thought; I was going to start a thread where on specifies city pair, day of week and time of departure and those who have flown can post their experiences with similar flights.

I have some flights coming up in the next few months:

MEL-CBR Fri 3:35pm - "Premium", not business
CBR-MEL Sun 8:15pm - "Premium", not business
MEL-OOL Fri 6:40pm
OOL-MEL Sun 2:55pm
MEL-BNE Fri 2:00pm
BNE-CNS Fri 5:00pm
CNS-MEL Sun 1:00pm

CNS-MEL : 12:50pm
MEL-CBR : 06:10pm
MEL-SYD : 12:00pm
SYD-CNS : 02:25pm
 

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This is the offical meal schedule provided to me by Virgin Australia after an enquiry regarding pretty poor meal performance.

Meal TypeMeal Window
BreakfastFirst Flight - 08.30
Morning Snack08.31 - 11.59
Lunch12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon Snack14.01 - 17.59
Dinner18.00 - 20.00
Evening Snack20.01 - Last Flight
Is the relevant time the departure time, the inflight time or the arrival time?
 

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Good thought; I was going to start a thread where on specifies city pair, day of week and time of departure and those who have flown can post their experiences with similar flights.

I have some flights coming up in the next few months:

MEL-CBR Fri 3:35pm - "Premium", not business
CBR-MEL Sun 8:15pm - "Premium", not busin



Serfty, what do you mean by premium? Booked before business was released???
 

serfty

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Serfty, what do you mean by premium? Booked before business was released???
Yup - September last year.

got a dinner service. One tray obviously. Pics posted during the initial thread when it was launched. Desert is usually chocolate covered nuts
How long ago?

After Cap-Connect?
 

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Good thought; I was going to start a thread where on specifies city pair, day of week and time of departure and those who have flown can post their experiences with similar flights.

I have some flights coming up in the next few months:

MEL-OOL Fri 6:40pm


Has anyone flown up on front these routes at these times? Please post your experience.


Flown this route a couple of times & received dinner service. Most recent was pasta meat balls, bread roll, salad, macadamia chocolates. Apparently no ice cream sandwich on flights <3hrs so the CSM gave me Toblerone instead. Beer choice of Crown or Fat Yak. Would be nice to have a couple more menu selections but overall very happy with service.
 

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Yup - September last year.

How long ago?

After Cap-Connect?

Yep. Once after Aus Day and then later in Feb on some comp upgrade victory. It is spot on the same tray (different main) as I've had MEL - SYD; SYD - OOL; BNE -CBR during the dinner service.

It's just really rushed - I suggested (when some marketing mob called me afterwards) that they should start heating them before takeoff.... doesn't seem to happen, MEL-CBR is still really slow.

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Re: Virgin Australia Business Class Catering

Virgin Australia, domestic business class - catering shots

dj-dinnermeal.jpg

Dinner Service 1.5 hour scheduled flight

dj-afternoonsnack.jpg

Afternoon Snack 1.5 hour scheduled flight (serviette unwrapped to reveal cutlery)
 

lovestotravel

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Is the relevant time the departure time, the inflight time or the arrival time?

Departure time, which causes a problem, especially during daylight savings leaving QLD to say SYD/MEL

You leave BNE/OOL at say 17:00 and don't get back to SYD/MEL until 20:30... That should be a dinner service
 

maninblack

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Absolutely. Was on a 5.55pm BNE-MEL which is a 2.5 hour trip and you guessed it, snack service and pretty woeful too. Just not on. Failing grade. But yes the cabin crew smiled a lot which is just great :rolleyes:
 

lovestotravel

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Agree - I was on the 17:45 flight from OOL-MEL a few weeks ago getting into melbourne at 2110....

Snack service, no lounge at OOL and the flight left about 30 mins late.....

I asked for some food from Y and it was happily provided and presented nicely on a tray/plate etc, but I shouldn't have to to do that
 

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Had my 5th cheese board in a row - I like them, but not that much. I'd have thought they'd rotate the meals so the same flight didn't get the same meal consecutive weeks, but clearly not. Still hanging out for the vietnamese spring rolls...
 

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I'm over the whole snack service thing. Really. The various airlines that engage in this don't appear to discount flights at snack times so I'd really appreciate it if they didn't make any assumptions about how hungry I might be or what my daily calorie intake is. I'm so over cheese and sandwiches/wraps. The lounge food is no better for most of the day. Cold cuts and bread, maybe soup if you get lucky, so I can't even bulk up in the lounge for the most part as its the same cheap rubbish.

They obviously don't want me to fly at certain times of the day because its too hard to feed me (yes... I love food!). So, now try hard to choose flights where there is at least some chance of being fed ... unless the J meals mysteriously don't get loaded
 

brad330

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This is what I was just served for CNS-MEL! 3.5 hours leaving at Lunch time and I get this! not even a side salad! SO MUCH FOR A 3 COURSE MEAL!
 

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