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Virgin to lose A330's and B777's - become mid range airline - really?

mrmerc500

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XFJ has departed MEL and left Australia this morning...

Certainly going to miss these big birds. 😢

QF are already flying A330’s-300’s East - west apparently for Cargo so VA may not of had the volume with freight either to make them sustainable
 

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Slightly off topic however I've just noticed the ATRs being rescheduled on the Sydney - Canberra route in 2021. Thought they were getting the chop too and had previously seen the route slimmed to a few 737 services only.
 

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Slightly off topic however I've just noticed the ATRs being rescheduled on the Sydney - Canberra route in 2021. Thought they were getting the chop too and had previously seen the route slimmed to a few 737 services only.

Legacy IT quirk? Or maybe they have changed their mind and think they can make a go of them, again 😂 🧐 ....?
 
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What month?

Every day after the 28th of March. I suspect it just hasn't been updated yet.

There are no SYD-CBR flights on VA between now and 31 Jan 2021, then after 1 Feb 2021 there is about 1-2 flights per day (on a 737) until 28 March 2021. After that, the schedule is showing 8-9 flights all on the ATR.
 

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Re: for Airwin, June, I am looking it too, Syd - Cbr, no J class on VA, as they are using their Aerospecial on that route.
I am looking at either Bne or Cbr for my "use" points, ...
No J service, no lounge (at of now/future), Syd - Cbr, but fares on that route still high.
Edit, sorry, Henrus.
Maybe when parliament sits, they would not use the A72, and it would be back to the 737.
 

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Granted on the lie-flat, its lovely to have but not a deal-breaker. However, the recline on the 'J' seating of VA's 737 is no were near enough and they never got around to installing foot rests either ... which seems a small thing, but can help to stop you sliding down the seat.

Thanks for the reminder on booking direct with SQ using points. I have tried this before and can't remember why I stopped ... are traditional reward seats able to be booked this way? Or only Any Seat rewards? I have a feeling that I balked at the point-cost when booking via VA.

In my limited experience , we can book SQ flights using points plus pay option , however seldom we see availability of SQ flights as reward ticket bookings.
 
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Every day after the 28th of March. I suspect it just hasn't been updated yet.

There are no SYD-CBR flights on VA between now and 31 Jan 2021, then after 1 Feb 2021 there is about 1-2 flights per day (on a 737) until 28 March 2021. After that, the schedule is showing 8-9 flights all on the ATR.
Funny because I think I checked post March schedules a week or so ago and it was serviced by a 737.
 

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Another two B777 positioning from BNE to WTB as VA9918 - VPH today and VPD tomorrow...

And A330 XFG is scheduled to operate BNE-MEL tomorrow as VA9902...
 
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Another two B777 positioning from BNE to WTB as VA9918 - VPH today and VPD tomorrow...

And A330 XFG is scheduled to operate BNE-MEL tomorrow as VA9902...
All these aircraft will be transitioned out prior to Bain taking control.
 
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