Pack your bags, there’s an airline fare war about to start – and we, the customers, are going to benefit!  The bad arse guy behind (most) everything Virgin – airlines, records, mobile – Sir Richard Branson has just launced a V Australia fleet.  V Australia will begin LA-Sydney flights on February 27th, and Brisbane-LA on April 8th.  In addition, new flights to Melbourne will be added in September.  YESSSS!!  Qantas and United Airlines have been the dominating airlines from US to Australia.  With the presence of V Australia, though, we can expect the prices to start droppin’ like it’s hot!

“The way to get out of recessions is try to expand out of recessions and create more jobs, bring airfares down and try to offer better quality of products…We will never go out with an empty seat so if we have an empty seat we will slash the fare,” Branson said.

Awesome!!!!!!  Seriously, this is the attitude we need in these economic times.  There are some people left in America that have jobs, and thus have money, yet there’s no incentive to spend it.  This is the initiative companies need to take to jump start job creation and pump more money into the economy.  

Read the whole article from Yahoo! News Australia here.