Virgin pilots offered galactic gig

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    I always thought this whole "galactic" thing was an elaborate publicity stunt. Maybe not. It seems bizarre nonetheless. :rolleyes:
     

  2. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Check out www.virgingalactic.com
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    LMAO!!! :D Priceless stuff. The VSS Enterprise no less!

    But the big question remains unanswered... will I be able to recline??? :mrgreen:
     
  4. shutterslide

    shutterslide Newbie

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    I wonder how many Virgin frequent flyer points you'd need :D
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    I think initially it was offered for 1 million or so. I doubt it will stay at that level once they begin flying.

    (To clarify - that is Virgin Atlantic points, not Virgin Blue.)
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Hmm US$200,000 per ticket. Damn that's a little out of my reach.

    Just thinking about the 1,000,000 points requirement - if that was say AA points - that same 1,000,000 points could get you 6 round the world tickets in busness class at say US$9000 each - which makes them worth US$54,000 - slightly cheaper US$200,000 i think ;)
     
  7. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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  8. cssaus

    cssaus Active Member

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    How many points does one earn on a paid flight?
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Zero? You return to where you took off from.
     
  10. NM

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    Unless you pay for the flight with a points/miles earning credit card :cool: .
     
  11. cssaus

    cssaus Active Member

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    But why would that be different to any RTW itinerary where you would also typically end up back where you started:confused:
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Difference is a RTW is more than one flight.
     
  13. NM

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    Its a single segment with a single "flight" number. FF mileage is measured as distance from origin to destination by shortest distance.
     
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