REVIEW: Virgin Australia, Sydney to Hobart Economy Class

“Please do not fasten your seat belts as the aircraft is refueling” I’d actually never heard that announcement before, but it makes perfect sense for safety reasons. It had been almost a year and a half since I had flown Virgin Australia and while the main decision to fly them on this trip came down to…

REVIEW: Virgin Australia VA543 Sydney to Gold Coast

Dashing straight from work, I arrived at  Sydney Domestic Airports Terminal 2 for my 19:10 flight, with self printed boarding pass in hand, at 17:40 exactly an hour and a half prior to departure, half an hour earlier than the standard recommended time. With a silent sigh and roll of my eyes I could see the bag drop line for those…

Virgin Blue (DJ) E-Jet in AFL Livery

New uniforms, new aircraft for regional routes and new branding and livery expected soon, in the meantime, the newest aircraft to join the Virgin Blue fleet (this Embraer 190 and a Boeing 737) have been painted in this quite plain AFL (Australian Football League) livery, with an all white tail. Virgin Blue recently won the AFL contract….