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V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Wed May 19, 2010 7:36 am

Date: 8May10
Route: Los Angeles – Sydney
Distance: 7488 miles
Flight: VA 2
Flight Time: 14:30h
Dep. Time: 22:17
Aircraft: Boeing 777-3ZG/ER
Registration: VH-VPF
Dep. Gate: 38
Seat: 43A
Movies: The Hurt Locker, Amelia, Leap Year

173rd flight on a 777
9th flight on 777-300/ER
First flight on V Australia
43rd 777 carrier flown

I finally took the plunge and purchased a ticket on V Australia. I’m not sure why I have waited so long to take this trip. Seeing VA’s 77Ws here at LAX every day was being a bit frustrating after a while since I hadn’t flown them yet. Due to medical reasons, I can only be away from Saturday at noon until 9 in the morning on Tuesday. Therefore, this was a very easy trip for me since I could leave Saturday night and be back Monday morning.

Purchased the ticket online on V Australia’s website about ten days before departure and it was very easy. It was not possible to assign a seat but a quick call to VA took care of that.

I arrived at Terminal 3 about two and half hours before departure and the lobby was very nice and cozy. The lights were somewhat dimmed and dance music was playing. My wait was about ten minutes so not too long. The counters were also much lower than regular check in counters. The check in agents had a nice casual uniform with khaki pants and a white shirt with a VA pin. Virgin America’s check in area was right next to VA’s but they had rock music playing….. You’d think that they could coordinate the music; it was a bit annoying hearing that cacophony, as my friend Plane Hunter would say.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10002.jpg

I went thru security and the wait was short; less than five minutes. Once thru, I decided to have a look around the terminal since I haven’t been there since my last flight as a TWA employee in May 1994. I’ve read a lot about how poor shape the terminal is in but after walking around for about 20 minutes to check things out, I don’t think it’s that much worse than terminal 6 or 7 that I’m more accustomed to. The rotunda area for VX and VA is a bit old but very nice that they have a really nice sit down restaurant like Gladstone’s.

I sat down by a window and watched arriving and departing traffic on 24R/L. Impressive that AF had three 777s on the ground at the same time; one departing and one had just arrived.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10005.jpg

Boarding started at 40 minutes before departure, first with passengers in Business class and then people travelling with young children. After that, boarding was done by row numbers and as I suspected, my row was in the first group to be called. I wanted to board early so that I could take some pictures undisturbed. I was greeted by a male and a female flight attendant. The flight attendants had the same nice casual uniform as the ground staff. To note was that ALL female flight attendants had skirts. Interior was nice and bright and there was a headset, eye shades, pillow and blanket on each seat. Mood lightning was also on and pop music playing while I made my way to my seat.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10006.jpg

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http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10008.jpg

The seat was very comfortable and had a winged headrest. There was a large, wide screen in front of me with the remote under the screen. Next to the screen was a USB port. I could tell from the remote that the system was Panasonic, just like DL on the 77L and UA’s new system. Screen was clearly wider though than DL’s on the 77L. Also noted was the “Electronic Devices Off” sign seen next to the fasten seat belt sign from the overhead bins. This is the first time that I have seen this but it makes much more sense rather than having the non-smoking sign in the same place since almost all carriers are non-smoking these days. Legroom was very good but not sure on what seat pitch they have, perhaps 32 in ?

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10010.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10011-1.jpg

We pushed back a few minutes early and I was very happy since both the seats next to me remained unoccupied. To me, having empty seats next to me makes a huge difference in comfort during the flight. The safety video was shown and it was a cartoon and a bit funny with one character looking very much like Richard Branson. Load factor was probably about 70 % in J but only about 40 % in Y. This also meant I would be able to get some good sleep lying down on all three seats.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10013.jpg

There was a very short taxi and then a powerful take off, as always on a 777, from 24L. Surprisingly, the seat belt sign came off after only about five minutes (!!!), by far the earliest I ever experienced. Time to explore the seat pocket and there was a entertainment guide but no in-flight magazine; I guess they have so few routes that there’s no point but still a first for me. The audio jack was a double prong jack which is not so good when one wants to use ones own headset. It sorted of worked anyway by not inserting the prong all the way. Water bottles were passed out to each passenger after take off which was nice although I have to be very strict with my intake of fluids.

The entertainment system is called Red, is AVOD and I assume is the same (similar?) that VX has. The system has a nice selection of movies including classic movies from the 1930s like Gone WithThe Wind. There are also music videos available to watch from different decades. Some parts of the system weren’t operational yet like duty free items and books to read, They also mentioned that “soon” you will be able to use cell phones on VA flights thru special new technology. There were also video games available along with info on different destinations and about VA. Air show map was of course available and was the newer version where you can zoom in. I put the air show map on at the seat next to me so that I could glance while I watched the movies.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10030.jpg

Dinner was served about an hour after take off and there were three choices; beef, chicken and pasta. No menus were given out but I had the chicken curry with steamed rice which came in a good size portion along with a pasta salad, bread and apple cake for desert. I had a Coca-Cola with the meal and it was about two-thirds the size of a regular bottle at about 22cl and about twice as large as the mini-cans you get on a lot of European carriers. The meal was a bit perfectly spicy and is one of the best meals I’ve had in economy class, along with the meals on NG, AF, UU and AI. Coffee and teas was served later but I didn’t have any. One thing I look for is to see if there’s a tooth pick which I think is a nice, necessary utensil but no tooth pick on VA.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10015.jpg

I started to watch the first movie which was very intensive but very good. A change of pace with the second movie and then I was tired and decided to sleep. After about a 5 h sleep (!!!) I woke up and started the third movie, which was okay. It’s the most I’ve slept on a flight since I flew in First PEK-ORD on UA in Oct01.

Breakfast was served about 2h before arrival in SYD and I had scrambled eggs with ham, potatoes and a croissant. It was very tasty and I had half a cup of tea to go with which was great too.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10028.jpg

Routing was basically east of Hawaii, over Tonga and Fiji, then over New Caledonia and into Sydney. We landed from the ocean straight in to the airport. First we stayed at an altitude of 32 000 feet, later climbing to 36 000 feet. There were slight turbulence a few times but nothing major. Crew was nice and was in the background to make you relax rather than in your face. They did come by with water several times, probably about every 90 minutes. There was a also a snack bar with potato chips and candy bars along with a pitcher of water where one could go and help one self during the flight between meals.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10022.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10029.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10034.jpg

All in all, a great flight on V Australia and I highly recommend flying them if you have a chance. It’s probably one of the better long haul flights on a 777 carrier that I have had, similar to AI and RG.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/The777Man/VAtripLAX-SYDMay10039.jpg

Next 777 carrier for me? Probably TAM Brasil, perhaps already in July.

Comments or questions?

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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Wed May 19, 2010 7:46 am

Nice Trip and pics, I'd like to go to LAX one day, I've been to Sydney, was nice around the harbour but I prefer Brisbane  
 
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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Wed May 19, 2010 9:32 am

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
They also mentioned that “soon” you will be able to use cell phones on VA flights thru special new technology.

That's through AeroMobile. Does anybody here have any idea or inside information on when it wil become available on V Australia or what the holdup is?
 
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Wed May 19, 2010 10:55 am

Cool report, thanks for sharing. Will V Australia serve Asia any time soon?

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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Wed May 19, 2010 11:30 am

Thanks for the nice TR. Now I made up my mind which airline I'm gonna take from Sydney to Nadi in October. I'll try VAustralia.

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Wed May 19, 2010 1:46 pm

Thanks for your report - great to read you had a good flight.

Coal - V Australia do already fly to Asia - they started flying into Phuket fairly recenty.
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Wed May 19, 2010 2:45 pm

NIce report The777Man!

I am quite surprised with VA's extensive offering! The seats seemes comfortable, and the meals were nicely presented!

I will definitely keep them in mind for a future trip  


Thanks a lot for sharing this with us!

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Wed May 19, 2010 4:17 pm

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Screen was clearly wider though than DL’s on the 77L.

Not true...On DL's 77L's the screen size is 9''. V Australia's are also 9''.

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Wed May 19, 2010 4:40 pm

Thanks for all the comments!

V Australia was a great experience and I highly recommend flying them.

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 8):

Not true...On DL's 77L's the screen size is 9''. V Australia's are also 9''.

Thanks for the correction; the screens on VA seemed larger. Nice to know that DL's new system (and UA's new in Y on the 777s) are competetive.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 7):
The seats seemes comfortable, and the meals were nicely presented!

Yes, the seats were very comfortable which is very important for such a long flight and the meals tasted great and came in large portions.

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Wed May 19, 2010 4:57 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 9):
Thanks for the correction; the screens on VA seemed larger. Nice to know that DL's new system (and UA's new in Y on the 777s) are competetive.

UA's are 7''...and Continental's are 9''' too. I hope UA changes now to match Continental's so they won't have to do it later.
 
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Wed May 19, 2010 5:39 pm

Great report, Lars!

I did not expect V Australia offering to be such extensive. A choice out of three meal, regular water run, snack in between flight, a decent seat together with a sophisticated IFE. It simply sounds better than UA for instance.

Thank you for this lovely insight review. I really enjoyed it.

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Wed May 19, 2010 6:01 pm

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 10):
UA's are 7''...and Continental's are 9''' too. I hope UA changes now to match Continental's so they won't have to do it later.

The NEW UA screens are exactly the same as DL's on the 77L. There's only one aircraft fitted with them so far. UA will only put them in the 777s when they reconfigure them.

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Wed May 19, 2010 6:04 pm

Hi Lars,

great report with nice pictures, a real pleasure to read! I'm surprised about VA's full-service product, very impressive!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
173rd flight on a 777
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
43rd 777 carrier flown

Simply amazing!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
it was a bit annoying hearing that cacophony, as my friend Plane Hunter would say.

  

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
To note was that ALL female flight attendants had skirts.

Very interesting!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Interior was nice and bright and there was a headset, eye shades, pillow and blanket on each seat. Mood lightning was also on and pop music playing while I made my way to my seat.

I'm impressed by the product in general, but I'm not a fan of the seat design and colors.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
We pushed back a few minutes early and I was very happy since both the seats next to me remained unoccupied.

That's what I call luck!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
The entertainment system is called Red, is AVOD and I assume is the same (similar?) that VX has.

Yes, it looks very similar to VX's system.

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Dinner was served about an hour after take off and there were three choices; beef, chicken and pasta.

Three choice, very rare in these days!


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Wed May 19, 2010 7:10 pm

Great report! Thanks for sharing!

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
173rd flight on a 777
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
43rd 777 carrier flown

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Wed May 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Hey, Lars,

really good to read a new story from you´re point of view.

It seems not to much tripple 7 carriers missing, isn´t it?.

It looks like V Australia doing good business on your flight, I also like these non-standard uniforms.
Always interesting to see something different.

Well done and looking for more,
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Thu May 20, 2010 12:22 am

Having read that you had flown VA on your website a few days ago, I was looking forward to this TR. It did not disappoint!

VA looks like a cool airline, and you are extremely lucky to have 3 seats to yourself.

Hoping to fly VA if I end up visiting Australia in 6 months or so.
 
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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Thu May 20, 2010 3:24 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
173rd flight on a 777
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
43rd 777 carrier flown

Simply amazing!

Thank you ! Yes, it adds up...... 
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
To note was that ALL female flight attendants had skirts.

Very interesting!

I thought that it was a bit odd. Anyone know why ?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Interior was nice and bright and there was a headset, eye shades, pillow and blanket on each seat. Mood lightning was also on and pop music playing while I made my way to my seat.

I'm impressed by the product in general, but I'm not a fan of the seat design and colors.

Maybe so but the seat was extremely comfortable even after 14h

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
We pushed back a few minutes early and I was very happy since both the seats next to me remained unoccupied.

That's what I call luck!

Yes, perhaps. They did have a sale fare and it was in the off-season.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 15):
It seems not to much tripple 7 carriers missing, isn´t it?.

It looks like V Australia doing good business on your flight, I also like these non-standard uniforms.
Always interesting to see something different.

Of the first time operators, I'm only missing JJ and PR. I will not try to go on second-hand operators as that will eventually be too difficult......

The uniforms seem very Australian for some reason.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 16):
Hoping to fly VA if I end up visiting Australia in 6 months or so.

Thanks for the nice comments and I can highly recommend VA.

Hoping to fly JJ in the beginning of July as long as I can make it to SCL on standby.....

Again, thanks everyone for the nice comments!

The777Man
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Thu May 20, 2010 6:16 am

Great report, really enjoyed it until I read this !!

God no,

People yabbering away on there mobiles during the flight.....Horrible!  
Quoting Pagophilus (Reply 2):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
They also mentioned that “soon” you will be able to use cell phones on VA flights thru special new technology.

That's through AeroMobile. Does anybody here have any idea or inside information on when it wil become available on V Australia or what the holdup is?
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Thu May 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Hi Lars,

A very cool report on VA - haven't seen too many of these around here. Interesting about the J-heavy load, but then again it is a long flight. I still doubt whether they broke even on that flight or not. The Y catering looks very good. I just don't really like the seat design, though...

How did you get back? DL 77L? Are you going to write a report on that?
 
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Thu May 20, 2010 10:16 pm

Hi Lars,

Nice report and pictures, good to see you adding another 777 operator to your flown list, I assume it will be ET after TAM?

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
We pushed back a few minutes early and I was very happy since both the seats next to me remained unoccupied. To me, having empty seats next to me makes a huge difference in comfort during the flight.

- Indeed always welcome in Y.

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 8):
Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
Screen was clearly wider though than DL’s on the 77L.

Not true...On DL's 77L's the screen size is 9''. V Australia's are also 9''.

- Looking at the pictures, I prefer the DL seat backs.

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Fri May 21, 2010 1:39 am

A very nice, highly enjoyable write-up The777Man - thanks for sharing your experience with us. Economy looks pretty good on VA. The Branson-style chic seems apparent throughout but it's also interesting to see the poor loads on this flight. It can't be very profitable - I wonder if it's just low season?

Thanks again for this report

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Fri May 21, 2010 5:12 am

Poor loads indeed, but how's the Brisbane and Melbourne services going anyone?
 
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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Fri May 21, 2010 7:33 am

Hi FlyingFinn!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 19):
How did you get back? DL 77L? Are you going to write a report on that?

I got back on UA, my own carrier and that flight was about 90 % full in Y......No, will not write a trip report on that flight.

Hi Mark!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 20):
I assume it will be ET after TAM ?

Possibly depends on how ET and TK schedule their new 777s. ET would be easy to do IAD-ADD and then home from there probably via DXB. But I'm not sure IAD will be there first route for ET's new 77Ls. TK would be an easy daytrip from ORD or JFK depending on where they will fly their new 2-class and direct-ordered 77Ws.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 20):
- Indeed always welcome in Y.

Yes, makes a HUGE difference if the seat next to me is open; even better to have two seats open next to me  
Quoting airpearl (Reply 21):
but it's also interesting to see the poor loads on this flight. It can't be very profitable - I wonder if it's just low season?

Not sure. Definately low season........Also I have no idea how BNE and MEL are doing for VA from LAX. On Saturdays (when I went) they only have the SYD flight so couldn't make any physical observation.

I hope VA is doing okay and that they last because I had a great experience on them.

Thanks again for all the nice comments!

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Fri May 21, 2010 10:18 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 9):
Yes, the seats were very comfortable which is very important for such a long flight and the meals tasted great and came in large portions.

I found the seat to be slightly hard on my NAN-SYD flight yesterday. What I'm glad to see is that the meals on the longer flights are much better than NAN-SYD. There wasn't much except for the main, some cheese and biscuits and a small desert.
 
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Sat May 22, 2010 8:02 pm

Awesome reporting, Lars! V Oz seems to be a great airline ... see you on the Hill!
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Sat May 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Hi Peter!

Thank you for the nice comments! Highly recommend VA !

Happy Airliners.net anniversary, Peter!

Yes, see you on the hill!

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Sat May 22, 2010 8:28 pm

Quoting bill142 (Reply 24):
I found the seat to be slightly hard on my NAN-SYD flight yesterday. What I'm glad to see is that the meals on the longer flights are much better than NAN-SYD. There wasn't much except for the main, some cheese and biscuits and a small desert.

Hi Bill!

Perhaps your aircraft was slighlty older ? Not sure if that/s makes a big difference since they are all fairly new; I was on VH-VPF which was delivered on 1Oct09 while the oldest VH-VOZ was delivered on 28Jan09.

Too bad that the meal service wasn't all that much but I'm sure SYD-NAN caters more of a holiday crowd than SYD-LAX.

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RE: V Australia LAX-SYD 8May10 In Y With Pics

Sat May 29, 2010 6:31 am

Quoting airpearl (Reply 21):

It's not very profitable unfortunately. Virgin Blue just made a big profit downgrade. Their share price fell 25% in a day. They noted that the profit for Virgin Blue domestic was $100 million but after everything (international, tax) the overall profit would only be $20 million for the year.

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