VIRGIN AIRLINES FLIGHTS TO BALI FROM ADELAIDE, PERTH AND MELBOURNE AGAIN
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Virgin Australia used to fly out of Adelaide, Perth & Melbourne to Bali at least once a week and they stopped flying this route several years ago. They provided us with flights by Tiger Airlines, which to be perfectly honest, were really quite good. Unfortunately there was some kind of obscure problem with these flights and the Denpasar Airport banned Tiger Airlines from flying into their county. Nothing was ever done to fix this problem.
We understand that there is a prohibitive cost of Virgin Staff to fly to Bali as their Enterprise Agreement calls for them to have a extensive period of time between flights. It was cheaper to use Tiger Airline Staff because their Enterprise Agreement did not call for such a lengthy stop over.
Even though this flight is an overseas flight, at its longest, (from Melbourne), it is only 6 hours. If you ignore the fact that it is an overseas country, the flight from Sydney to Perth is longer than the flight to Melbourne. There are also still flights to Bali out of Sydney and Brisbane.
Because Virgin has abandoned us, we are left at the mercy of Jet Star who now have the monopoly, so can charge us anything they like.
Perth at least has other airlines they can use, Adelaide and Melbourne have to fly to either Perth or Sydney adding additional costs to a once wonderful family destination which is now out of most peoples price range.
I am sure that the people who sign this petition would be happy to go without a provided meal, snacks or drinks if we could just have a flight once a week to Bali on a Friday Morning at 9.30 a.m. and a return flight from Denpasar on Saturday or Sundays at 9.30 a.m. We would all be happy to pay for our food and drinks which would surely allay some of the costs of putting the Virgin Aircrew up overnight in Denpasar.
Please reconsider bringing the flights from Adelaide, Perth & Melbourne back so we can return to Bali on the only airline that should be taking Australians anywhere in the world.
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