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Old 16th Apr 2020, 10:29
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You really don’t have many options. If it were me I’d be keeping the booking. As you said it’s 7 months away.. there’s plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet... but for a few reasons (credit card policies for flight cancellations, possible transfer of pax to other services) and others not worth going into, it’s probably advantageous to have a booking rather than a flight credit. JMHO
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 10:41
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Good news about to be announced to the market. 64 domestic flights a week each for VA, QF and JQ to start tomorrow.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 10:49
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MELBOURNE

• Melbourne / Adelaide (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Canberra (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Perth (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Sydney (seven return services per week)

BRISBANE

• Brisbane / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Sydney (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Cairns (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Mackay (five return services per week)

• Brisbane / Rockhampton (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Townsville (three return services per week)

SYDNEY

• Sydney / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Gold Coast (three return services per week)

CANBERRA

• Canberra / Melbourne (three return services per week)

ADELAIDE

• Adelaide / Melbourne (three return services per week)

PERTH

• Perth / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Perth / Broome (three return services per week)

• Perth / Port Hedland (two return services per week)

• Perth / Newman (two return services per week)

• Perth / Karratha (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kununurra (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kalgoorlie (two return services per week)
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:19
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Originally Posted by 34R View Post
Good news about to be announced to the market. 64 domestic flights a week each for VA, QF and JQ to start tomorrow.
Has that been confirmed?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:20
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Originally Posted by missy View Post
MELBOURNE

• Melbourne / Adelaide (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Canberra (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Perth (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Sydney (seven return services per week)

BRISBANE

• Brisbane / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Sydney (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Cairns (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Mackay (five return services per week)

• Brisbane / Rockhampton (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Townsville (three return services per week)

SYDNEY

• Sydney / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Gold Coast (three return services per week)

CANBERRA

• Canberra / Melbourne (three return services per week)

ADELAIDE

• Adelaide / Melbourne (three return services per week)

PERTH

• Perth / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Perth / Broome (three return services per week)

• Perth / Port Hedland (two return services per week)

• Perth / Newman (two return services per week)

• Perth / Karratha (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kununurra (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kalgoorlie (two return services per week)
Again is this been confirmed?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:21
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Originally Posted by crosscutter View Post
You really don’t have many options. If it were me I’d be keeping the booking. As you said it’s 7 months away.. there’s plenty of water to flow under the bridge yet... but for a few reasons (credit card policies for flight cancellations, possible transfer of pax to other services) and others not worth going into, it’s probably advantageous to have a booking rather than a flight credit. JMHO
I am also a Velocity member i have 13,700 points.

I remember when I lost 150,000 Ansett points.

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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:21
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Yep, on news.com

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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:22
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This makes no sense at all! PM on TV today telling us the current lock down will continue for two more weeks then it will be reviewed. All of a sudden there is all this travel allowed. Can I now book a holiday?!
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:35
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Originally Posted by The Bullwinkle View Post
Absolute bullshit!!! If it wasn't for COVID-19, Virgin would not be going bust!
And if it wasn't for 9/11, Ansett would still be flying today?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:35
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Originally Posted by missy View Post
MELBOURNE

• Melbourne / Adelaide (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Canberra (three return services per week)

• Melbourne / Perth (seven return services per week)

• Melbourne / Sydney (seven return services per week)

BRISBANE

• Brisbane / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Sydney (seven return services per week)

• Brisbane / Cairns (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Mackay (five return services per week)

• Brisbane / Rockhampton (three return services per week)

• Brisbane / Townsville (three return services per week)

SYDNEY

• Sydney / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Brisbane (seven return services per week)

• Sydney / Gold Coast (three return services per week)

CANBERRA

• Canberra / Melbourne (three return services per week)

ADELAIDE

• Adelaide / Melbourne (three return services per week)

PERTH

• Perth / Melbourne (seven return services per week)

• Perth / Broome (three return services per week)

• Perth / Port Hedland (two return services per week)

• Perth / Newman (two return services per week)

• Perth / Karratha (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kununurra (two return services per week)

• Perth / Kalgoorlie (two return services per week)

I don’t know how they will
do interstate services to Perth. The WA Premier has just said the WA borders will be closed for at least 6 months.

And where is this confirmed? Edit.. just saw it... looks like it is confirmed.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:42
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Ragnor,
There are other many other reasons to travel other than a holiday. For a start there a those who are just getting out of 14 days in quarantine in different states to where they live. Now they have a way to get home.

And regards to the WA boarder closure, you don’t need permission to leave the state, and if you have valid reasons (including compassionate) you can enter under permission.

Good call by the Govt and great to see that virgin will be involved.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:54
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Good news for everyone to get something moving
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:56
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https://travel.virginaustralia.com/a...twork-schedule
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 11:59
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-...nsion/12155466
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:02
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion View Post
Good news for everyone to get something moving
Something for everyone to collective high-5 about.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:20
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I am confused. VA state:

Book with confidence

We know there’s a lot of uncertainty with travel at the moment, so we want you to know we’ve got your back.

And then this appears:
We will always do our best to get you to your destination on time, however, we do not guarantee flight times or schedules and they do not form part of your contract with us.

What specialist thought of this. What is left of the contract then ?. Have they ever guaranteed flight time or schedules ?. Is this more Virgin poppycock ?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:23
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Qf say the same in their t and c. Nothing to see there. Happy flying. A bit of good news
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:48
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Kick the can down the road a bit further...
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 12:53
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Take the blinkers off you lot. This isn’t the white knight for VA. It’s a joint ‘break even’ operation with the government. There’s still $5 billion to sort out in debt, and VA OR QF aren’t to be making money out of this, purely to keep the nation & freight networks going. With border restrictions still in place at the moment can you honestly believe there’s a massive interest in travel tomorrow.....
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 13:06
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Why did Virgin halt trading pending the release of this announcement when Qantas didn’t?
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