Ok I discovered today whilst I was reading the news paper, that V Australia has cancelled all direct Melbourne to Los Angeles flights. If like I was, you were booked on one of these direct flights between now and December - I strongly suggest you call V and reschedule. You have to go via Sydney now and the sydney flights arrive in the late afternoon as opposed to the early morning arrival of the Melbourne flights. As we were arriving on the 31st of Oct and didn't want to miss Halloween at Disneyland - we opted to go the day before. They are contacting everyone apparently - but I suspect there will be only so many available seats on the Sydney flight...Very frustrating and irritating that not only do we have to pay another nights accommodation, we have to add several hours to our travel time and change planes in Sydney. They are not offering any compensation and not much empathy either! However we are going to Dinseyland/Vegas with 10 family members in a few months so irriation quickly gives way to excitement. Good luck to other travelers in this situation - smack for V Australia!!