Virgin warns on everything

Too late, RBA:


  1. DominicMEMBER

    β€œAnnual fuel and foreign exchange headwinds.”

    So, no inflation and a lower currency will fix the thing.

    Yes, we are royally rooted and nothing will fix any of it. Time to take our medicine.

    • Yep. Cost the same as qantas (not a budget price) for an inferior (budget level) service.

      • C.M.BurnsMEMBER

        maybe for less busy routes. For many of the major business routes, Virgin are always cheaper, sometimes up to 50% cheaper (Sydney Canberra and Sydney Melbourne are two that I know well)

      • Fair enough. I based my comment on two flights I took recently. Not really a good sample size!

        Anecdata bad πŸ˜‰

      • drsmithyMEMBER

        Hard to pick much difference between Virgin and QANTAS service levels these days. At least as a Platinum. πŸ˜›

        And Velocity points are a sh!tload easier to use. At least assuming you want to spend them on flying. Sadly, also harder to acquire through credit card churning.

  2. LachlanMEMBER

    Is this new CEO syndrome? Take all the hits you can in year 1 and blame the previous regime?

  3. For what it is worth, I fly a lot and price is a major decision variable. I often fly Qantas and I almost never fly Virgin.

    • Are you talking about domestic or international?

      If you are flying from MEL to HKG on 2 June and back on 6 June, Virgin will charge you $674 and Qantas will charge you $860.

      • As luck would have it I am flying to Honkers on 2 June and back on 6 June. Thanks for the tip!

  4. darklydrawlMEMBER

    A little off topic, but hopefully Virgin will save some cash and cancel their 737-Max orders now. I usually fly virgin but have little faith in that aircraft after what has come to light post crashes. Even if Boeing do manage to patch the MCAS system, what else have Boeing hidden in that Max kludge we don’t still don’t know about? The 777 was the last great plane they build. :-/

    • Boeing wishes all it needs is a software fix.

      Survey says? Bah-boww.

      I wouldn’t be caught dead on one of those things.

    • The Ethiopians sent the cockpit voice recorders to Europe – they did not trust the Americans.

      In hindsight, they should not have trusted American aeroplanes either.

      USA is utterly corrupt and can not be trusted.