Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - Virgin warns on everything By Houses and Holes in Australian Economyat 9:30 am on May 17, 2019 | 18 comments Too late, RBA: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED INManufacturing jobs plummet to record lowBy Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau ofInternational students face tougher English language requirementsAt the beginning of the year, Victorian PremierPopulation growth surges past 400,000 on rising immigrationBy Leith van Onselen The Australian Bureau ofWe're all slaves now, as gig economy boomsBy Leith van Onselen Robert Gottliebsen has Comments jimsmith76 May 17, 2019 at 9:34 am I couldn’t have said it better myself, kudos to you. myne May 17, 2019 at 9:39 am MCAS kicked in, yo! DominicMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 9:44 am “Annual 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. mdseeMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 9:47 am And their prices are already too high Arrow2MEMBER May 17, 2019 at 9:56 am Yep. Cost the same as qantas (not a budget price) for an inferior (budget level) service. C.M.BurnsMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 9:58 am 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) Arrow2MEMBER May 17, 2019 at 10:43 am Fair enough. I based my comment on two flights I took recently. Not really a good sample size! Anecdata bad 😉 drsmithyMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm Hard to pick much difference between Virgin and QANTAS service levels these days. At least as a Platinum. 😛 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. Lachlan May 17, 2019 at 9:52 am Is this new CEO syndrome? Take all the hits you can in year 1 and blame the previous regime? proofreadersMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 10:07 am Virgin having a KAK moment – the end of Straya, as we know it? MCBoyah May 17, 2019 at 10:15 am 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. Jacob May 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm 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. MCBoyah May 17, 2019 at 4:07 pm As luck would have it I am flying to Honkers on 2 June and back on 6 June. Thanks for the tip! LSWCHPMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 10:34 am Best headline avatar ever on MB. darklydrawlMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 11:37 am 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. :-/ Slambo May 17, 2019 at 1:51 pm Boeing wishes all it needs is a software fix. Survey says? Bah-boww. I wouldn’t be caught dead on one of those things. bolstroodMEMBER May 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm You would be if you were. Jacob May 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm 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.