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Garuda or virgin

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Garuda or virgin

Looking at booking flights from sydney to bali on 3rd nov for two people. need to fly out in the morning so we have maximum time on holidays. Only have till the 10th before we have to fly bakc to work. Checking out prices and big difference between garuda and Virgin.

Whichis better and why?

thanks in advance

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1. Re: Garuda or virgin

Garuda by far. More expensive than Virgin, but for a flight from Sydney the in flight service along with Video screens , travel rug, meals and drinks it is worth the extra I reckon.,

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Just got back from Bali for the second trip this year. Flew Virgin in February and Garuda this trip. Garuda is so much better will only fly with them in future. Flight service, screens, food, blankets, pillows ,socks,more leg room and greater luggage allowance. Well worth the extra dollars.

Edited: 24 September 2013, 12:49
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3. Re: Garuda or virgin

Go Garuda. Virgin use 737, horrible aircraft. Garuda also have in flight immigration check save you heaps of time at Denpasar airport.

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4. Re: Garuda or virgin

For us, it was at least $800 cheaper to fly Virgin. I can buy the kids iPads to watch and take my own food and drink for the relatively short flight from Melbourne. Rather save the money for other stuff!

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5. Re: Garuda or virgin

Definitely Garuda from Sydney,you also purchase your VOA at check in then it is processed on board so no need to line up at Denpasar to clear immigration.

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6. Re: Garuda or virgin

I would definitely chose Garuda Indonesia.. However, If the VA flight is using A330 rather than B737 plane, then just choose whichever is cheaper!! But if the difference in price is minuscule, stick to Garuda!!


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7. Re: Garuda or virgin

Garuda any day , worth the extra , great service with all the extras

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8. Re: Garuda or virgin

Hi Julie G,

I looked recently for SYD/DPS on Webjet and found the prices between Virgin and Garuda comparable.

I am from Brisbane with VOA on the Garuda flights ex SYD it's tempting to fly down to SYD rather than taking the Virgin BNE/DPS service.

And that's without considering that Garuda is full service.

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9. Re: Garuda or virgin

Garuda all the way for us.

The extra leg room is great seeing my hubby is 6f 9!

It also makes me feel like I'm on holidays when I step on the plane.

For the trip we are about to go on the prices were not that far apart...so unless its going to be a massive saving I will spend the little extra for GA.

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10. Re: Garuda or virgin

VA is NOT using the A330 on any international services

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