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Old Feb 13, 12, 12:32 am   #1
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
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First World Problem - No business class SYD-MEL-LST

Yes I am fully aware that this is a first world problem and I am sure many will only too happily tell me how I am wrong and no one needs to fly business SYD-MEL and v.v.

I was hoping for a real dinner having a 6:30pm departure rather than a cold wrap. The trouble is as business is not offered MEL-LST Virgin won't sell me a mixed class ticket, nor let me use my free upgrades to fly SYD-MEL segments in business. Madness I say, further as a Platinum I cannot pre-allocate into row 1 or 2 on the MEL-LST segments or v.v. on a flexi Y ticket. So I am stuck in row 3, probably with some of size business man in the middle seat between my wife and myself (the next reason I like business). I also need the business status credits to retain status post September. Would be nice if Virgin could look into this for those of us with more dollars than sense.

Otherwise I probably should have booked the direct (and much cheaper) Jetstar flights and earned yet more QF status credits that are too many for Platinum and not enough for Platinum 1.
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Old Feb 13, 12, 12:48 pm   #2
 
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Virgin will happily sell you a mixed class ticket:

Sydney to Melbourne
Thu 16 Feb
Flight info
1 x Adult $529.00
Taxes
Melbourne to Launceston
Thu 16 Feb
Flight info
1 x Adult $179.00
Taxes
Total flights$708.00
Booking total $708.00
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Old Feb 13, 12, 1:20 pm   #3
 
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Only if booked as 2 standalone tickets, which I presume then come with no protection if you misconnect and without through checked baggage?
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Old Feb 13, 12, 3:03 pm   #4
 
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No, booked as a multicity with one PNR, allowing through check of baggage etc, my example is j then Flexi, so no issues with missed connections either.
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