|August||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (15% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$536||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Yes the crew was great."
Pros: "The flight went well. The crew was accommodating."
Pros: "I just enjoy Virgin as the crew are always nice"
Cons: "I find the seats a little uncomfortable. But it’s possible just me"
Cons: "Seat space (as tight as ever), onboard refreshments (ran out of orange juice so only had water to offer as complimentary drink)"
Pros: "Short flight, and getting a meal made it go faster"
Cons: "Can’t really think of anything"
Pros: "Boarding and disembarking were very smooth, and our bags were ready for collection very quickly."
Cons: "I'm disappointed that Virgin doesn't include more food on their flights anymore, especially as this flight was over lunch time."
Pros: "The booking process was incompetent One could not stand next to ones seat in bus. class. The toilets were poorly designed. Food was poor"
Pros: "No power at the seats USB or otherwise"
Pros: "Crew were ver friendly"
Cons: "Late departure?"
Pros: "Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganised, the distance between seats is too small, and the food could’ve been better."
Cons: "Seated at the back of the plane. Ran out of food options."
Cons: "Everything is good."
Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Seats were fairly comfortable."
Cons: "The flight was fine but it was 4 hours behind schedule."
Cons: "The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch."
Cons: "despite being an international flight, there was no charging station in the gate or on the plane the food was subpar to competing airlines that fly the same route serious lack of entertainment options again despite being an international flight"
Cons: "Horrible service. Flight cancelled. Delayed by 30h. Will never travel Virgin Australia again"
Pros: "Just the easiness of it all. Not complicated. Simple"
Cons: "The crew was not excellent. Seemed a little rushed and preoccupied."
Cons: "Y’all are spectacular! Best airline to travel with."
Pros: "Comfy for a cheap flight."
Pros: "Toilets were more spacious than normal"
Cons: "Queuing lines could have been more organizered. Using stanchions would have helped organized the process. Also no one could hear the queuing instructions. Otherwise great flight!"
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Pros: "Plenty of empty seats on the plane"
Cons: "vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class"
Cons: "Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear..."
Cons: "We arrived 3_ hours early to check in for a 12-22 flight but had to stand in line much longer than necessary because passengers who arrived late for flights that were departing were checked in before we were. We understand that the airline is trying to check in passengers for departing flights so they can leave on time but they need a better system to avoid penalizing passengers who follow the rules. Our flight was delayed 90 minutes, causing us to potentially miss our connection in LA. We were not provided any information in flight or immediately upon getting off the flight to calm our worries about missing the connecting flight. So we stood in customs and immigration lines hoping to make it. Only after we collected our luggage, were we told that we had been rebooked on another flight from LA to DC (our final destination). We could have been given that information in flight or at least when we got off the plane to avoid being stressed in customs and immigration. The airline needs a much better way to handle delays for passengers who are going to miss connecting flights."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and we arrived safely and timely."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was broken."
Pros: "Great food and pleasant staff. We were delayed on leaving but they made up the time in the air. I was pleasantly surprised after flying budget airlines for so long."
Pros: "Economy X was excellent value for getting 3 seats between 2, best I've ever slept in economy. Plane was late arriving before departure so boarding was late but we did leave and arrive on time. As I had an upset stomach the crew were nice enough to give me extra crackers and it was no hassle getting me herbal tea."
Cons: "Would be nice to have onboard entertainment included"
Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."
Pros: "Service and crew is very great Comfortable"
Cons: "Row 10 seats were extremely cramped. Seemed worse than usual. Was placed in middle seat and was unable to even read a magazine. Hostess saw how cramped I was and commented that I should purchase a x class fare, Perhaps virgin should ensure they supply adequate basic seating"
Cons: "Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service"
Pros: "Nice ppl"
Cons: "Nothing it was great!"
Pros: "The crew, plane cleanliness and the food/coffee"
Cons: "Seats...long flight could not get comfortable to sleep. Little cushion on seats. For Wi-Fi...you have to pay per hour or the whole trip"
Pros: "Love economy X on VA!! MCY is awesome to fly out of. Small and easy"
Pros: "Nice smooth fligj t staff were very nice"
Cons: "The ground crew not their to get us off the plane so we had to wait for them."
Cons: "Has it really come down to this To the Vegan that put this on the menu as the snack for the masses do you really find this appropriate"
Pros: "Great flight, punctual, great movie options, great food, friendly and helpful flight attendants. After the chaos of boarding and disembarking that marks domestic US flights, Virgin's quick and painless boarding and disembarking of a much larger aircraft was a breath of fresh air. Great job VA!"
Cons: "Nothing, it was all good."
Cons: "That the flight didn't wait 15 minutes for me to get on it."
Pros: "Easy checkin online. Easy bag drop at airport. Staff friendly and helpful. Snack enjoyable."
Cons: "Typical seating, far too cramped. Person beside me encroached on my personal space throughout the flight. Thank goodness it was only a 2hr flight between Melbourne & Brisbane."
Pros: "We arrived safely and on time"
Cons: "This was the only airline you had to pay for a soft drink."
Pros: "Crew were great and looked after us"
Cons: "Seats a bit small but better than some."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Pros: "Great service and a free hot meal! Couldn't ask for more."