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Virgin eyes a good route

By Ari - 4 February 2008 46

After two-and-a-half years the previously coy Virgin has decided to resume its Canberra-Sydney service once again.

It’s always good to see a monopoly busted – let’s hope it’s sustainable.

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Virgin eyes a good route
Gungahlin Al 9:55 pm 04 Feb 08

Yeah great – they’re back. But meanwhile we’ve all negotiated Qantas Club in our AWAs so are stuck with bloody Qantas like them or HATE them. Dumb move Virgin bailing from the route…dumb dumb dumb.

Ingeegoodbee 6:13 pm 04 Feb 08

I was under the impression that Tiger was going to do some flights out of Canberra.

Ralph 6:08 pm 04 Feb 08

You’d think Canberra Airport would pull their finger out and get one of these budget asian airlines to get some flights happening here. If they really were serious about running an international airport, and not a retail precinct.

You’d also think Qantas would see the value in offering a New Zealand service once or twice a week. They would easily fill a 737.

Swaggie 5:32 pm 04 Feb 08

Where do you want to go Mr Evil? I think you’ll find more than 3 flights a day Sydney – Canberra and their FF points sytem is far superior to the Qantas one however as you say they seem to priced at around the same level these days unless you book well in advance.

Mr Evil 5:19 pm 04 Feb 08

Every time I’ve looked at flying with Virgin, they don’t go when I want to go, and they really aren’t that much cheaper anymore.

I hope this time around they are going to offer a proper Canberra-Sydney service; not the 3 services at odd times of the day like last time.

Ingeegoodbee 5:05 pm 04 Feb 08

The Chairman’s Lounge dosn’t count. There’s not one at every airport and sooner or later you end up in a regular club lounge and next thing you know you’re getting the grunting trolly lady treatment 😉

Ralph 4:56 pm 04 Feb 08

I’ve poured myself champagne at 10:00am in Qantas.

Ingeegoodbee 4:53 pm 04 Feb 08

The Virgin lounge craps on the QANTAS lounge. Bar opens at 11.00am rather than 3.00pm, you can get a real espresso made to order and on most occasions when the staff come to collect your empty they offer to get you another one – as opposed to some surley drone with a slop bucket on a trolly and a plastic apron grunting at you.

scumdorg 4:46 pm 04 Feb 08

Still no cheap airfares though . . .

Sammy 4:45 pm 04 Feb 08

Perhaps Ralph was referring to the fact that if you fly with Qantas for twice the price, you get a one-dollar sandwich and 50 cents worth of orange juice.

hingo 4:43 pm 04 Feb 08

It is Australia’s second biggest airline and the third most profitable airline in the world. It is majority owned by Australia’s largest transport company (Toll) which is also the fourth largest in the world. Hardly “pov”.

Ralph 4:23 pm 04 Feb 08

Pov airline.

hingo 4:09 pm 04 Feb 08

Yeah I read about this on the Canberra Airport site the other night. They will be using their new Embraer E-Jets, not the 737’s.

la mente torbida 4:08 pm 04 Feb 08

love the tagline

Ben H 4:02 pm 04 Feb 08

Murray’s go straight to the Sydney airport in 3 hours anyway!

But they don’t sell “Losing My Virginity – The Richard Branson Story”

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