Whingers of the Week: Virgin Australia’s Facebook Page
This week, we stalk the Virgin Australia’s facebook page to scope out social media’s worst travel complaints…
Oh Michael. Where do I begin? I assume you’re a qualified pilot, or a aviation cum weather expert, because you seem quite certain that Virgin had some conspiracy to ruin your holiday. Take it from me – if a pilot chooses not to operate a flight, chances are it’s the best option for you and your fellow passengers. I wouldn’t want a pilot to ‘give it a go’ or ‘hope for the best’ (perhaps you should throw this theoretical to your surgeon next time he is about to operate?)
In terms of the other wedding party that was imapcted by the cancelled flight – I have no sympathy. Having a wedding overseas is risky and some of those risks include flight cancellations or delays. If the wedding schedule was so tight that a one day delay threw it all out – I can guarantee this is a poor planing issue.
Moral of the story: Planes break down and weather turns to shit. Plan for it. If it happens, make sure you have a plan B or C.
Supply and demand Damo!
But for those who didn’t pay attention in school, here is a simple explanation of this enlightening economic theory:
In classical economic theory, the relation between these two factors determines the price of a commodity. This relationship is thought to be the driving force in a free market. As demand for an item increases, prices rise.
I hope that helps.
Do us a favour and read the email confirmation that was sent to you from Virgin Australia. Does it happen to say ‘Operated by Air New Zealand’? I thought so. How is this useless service? To avoid further embarrassment, I recommend you pay more attention to your airline documentation before parading your racial undertones on social media.
I too would be slightly cantankerous had I been subjected to a 13 hour delayed flight. But you know what Ian – shit happens. It happens to good people, good people like you and I. Occasionally you need to take a step back and consider the alternative which may have included a fiery plane crash because the operating aircraft wasn’t fit to fly. As mentioned to Daniel, I would probably trust the judgement of the pilot in command. Or the airline paying the pilot – chances are they want the best for their $100m plane and its passengers. Sorry…
Have you seen a ridiculous complaint on social media? Let us know!