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Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Broadford, Australia
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Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Hi, I see V Australia are now offering "Mystery breaks" of 1-3 nights including airfares, transfers and accommodation and baggage allowance.

Has anyone used this relatively new service and if so, any comments?

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Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

They had them all the time when Virgin first came to Aus and friends and I used them quite a lot back then.

Broadford, Australia
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2. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Thanks for your reply, Perfectly Perth. Were they reasonable value or did they send you to out of the way, hard to sell destinations?

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Not at all - one trip we ended up in Bali, another one was Melbourne during a sporting event (cant remember if it was tennis or car racing - but it was a time where accom would have been at a premium). I think we did 4 all up and I recollect them all being capital cities with central hotels. (stretching my memory as it was a decade ago!!).

Broadford, Australia
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4. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

That is most useful.

Thanks so much.

:)

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

PP - Bali ?? Wow ! That's some mystery package !

I may go and check it out !! Thanks for posting Unlefey.

Sydney/Melbourne
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6. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

A friend from Canberra did one of these years ago. A mystery break out of Sydney. You guessed it - the flight was to Canberra! :-)

Broadford, Australia
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7. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Bali? Of course you'd have to be sure you had a current passport. I think options from the East Coast are more likely to be local.

Sydney, Australia
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8. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Just had a look ....when you get up to the three day one it works out to be pretty good value ......looked a bit further and when you go to book you actually get to exclude one destination , so if you are departing Sydney you may want to exclude Newcastle or Canberra ........ no overseas ones listed at the moment but the T&C say passport and visa are your responsibility

Sydney, Australia
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9. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

Is this a regular feature for Virgin to advertise Mystery flights or does it only happen every now and then?

Melbourne, Australia
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10. Re: Virgin Australia Mystery Breaks?

The Bali one was a specific deal at the time where it was advertised as a "Mystery Shopping Day".

So we actually expected it to be Melbourne - when it turned out to be Bali I was initially disappointed as its not my ideal location - but my friend was chuffed.

We left around 5am and arrived in time to shop all day, then provided with a hotel room to shower etc, complimentry meal and cocktails, then a very late night flight back home. Long day but my friend filled 2 suitcases with junk and I bought a tonne of computer programs.

The other ones were all just overnight stays. A 3 night deal definitely sounds good !!

Dougo it was a regular thing when they first started in Aus but it seemed to drift off.

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