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.