View Full Version : Addicted to cheap airfares
October 31st, 2004, 07:39 AM
that's a self diagnosis.
It started a few months ago when JetStar had its first $39 sale, so I immediately called up silvermb and said let's go to Sydney & it's turned out to be that more than just two of us are heading up there at the end of November. Then about a month ago, VB had a sale on Adelaide - Melbourne. So I booked a ticket on The Overland for this thursday night and I bought a one way ticket from Adelaide to Melbourne for saturday night.
And just today, I STUPIDLY looked at both VB and Jetstar's websites purely out of just comparing prices to different destinations (I needed something really obscure to distract me from going insane re: exam tomorrow) so I compared Hobart - it was $118 return from Tulla on JetStar. What did I do? whipped out the CC and fucken well booked it LOL.
I tallied it all up, I'm only spending $257 ($299 incl. Overland fare) but I'm going to three different cities within a month :eek:
who else has succumbed to something similar? is there a CALA (Cheap Airfare Lovers Annonymous) that I can seek help from?
I'm an addict - fuck, stop me!
October 31st, 2004, 07:48 AM
If you're going with a group on JetMagot, What ever you do get there early(to board) otherwise you'll all be sitting in different parts of the plane. lol.
gota love Jetmagot.
Dean - Melbourne
October 31st, 2004, 08:57 AM
If your addicted to cheap airfares and you live in Europe check out www.ryanair.co.uk
October 31st, 2004, 10:49 AM
I once flew from Brisbane to Sydney to Perth and back again for a grand total of $88 with Virgin Blue.
I don't think I'll ever fly that cheap again - other than the free Qantas flights I get through defence.
Unless it is really cheap I prefer to fly Qantas - usually it's worth the extra $20 - $30.
October 31st, 2004, 11:00 AM
Want some help fishing your baggage out of the Bass Straight tays?
October 31st, 2004, 12:22 PM
where's Bass Straight? ;)
and yeah, you never know if I'll need that help lol.
October 31st, 2004, 09:11 PM
You better have some money left over to get pissed. That's like... what we do in Adelaide.
November 1st, 2004, 02:23 AM
yeah im flying virgin up and jetstar back talk about a split
November 1st, 2004, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I've been doing the Adelaide-Melbourne trip about 10 times a year since it's been pretty cheap... It's a pity we don't get jetstar here, but every now and then you can snag a qantas domestic bargain at www.webjet.com.au - My best is $54 Adel-Melb then $63 return...
November 5th, 2004, 06:42 AM
jeez maybe i should go bargain hunting for cheap airfares. Not long ago i did a Adelaide-Gold Coast and return for $276! Was that the usual price or did i get ripped off?
November 5th, 2004, 09:51 AM
That's about Standard...
November 6th, 2004, 12:13 PM
ADL - MEL = one long straight line for 55 minutes, not bad for $61! Great views over the Gulf when taking off too.
November 6th, 2004, 12:14 PM
i woudl be if i could get time off wokr
November 6th, 2004, 12:34 PM
ah those were the days (when i went to adelaide) was in the front with the captain for about 1.5 hours on ansett flying over the great aussie bight perth-adel (I think thats the one) flying on the eastcoast is a waste its like up and down lol, alteast from perth it feels like a flight hehe though tis was only 4 hours perth to cairns what are from on side of the nation to the other so not to bad
November 24th, 2004, 08:44 AM
ADL-MEL = $49 from 1st Feb on JetStar.
this close: [___]
November 24th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Whats a cab Avalon to Melb?
November 24th, 2004, 12:42 PM
^^ a rip off. bus it.
November 24th, 2004, 12:49 PM
Whats a cab Avalon to Melb?
$63 QF Adelaide - Tulla.
November 24th, 2004, 12:54 PM
Perth to One Way Price from Travel between
Adelaide $199 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Alice Springs $270 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Ayers Rock $256 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Brisbane $286 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Broome $234 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Burnie $277 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Cairns $332 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Canberra $212 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Darwin $268 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Devonport $273 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Gold Coast $297 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Hobart $307 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Kalgoorlie $133 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Karratha $232 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Kununurra $298 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Launceston $308 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Mackay $380 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Melbourne $217 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Mount Isa $496 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Newman $207 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Paraburdoo $181 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Port Hedland $232 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Sydney $241 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Tom Price $218 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
Townsville $295 20 Nov 04 - 31 Oct 05
qantas = ripoff :D
November 24th, 2004, 01:08 PM
$600 Perth - Singapore Direct On Qantas & Cheaper With Valuair, Though Alot Of Valuair's have booked Out Before Their First Perth Flight Has Touched Down
November 24th, 2004, 01:12 PM
$217 to Melbourne a rip off?! sif, that's cheap! Compare it to Adelaide chris ;)
November 24th, 2004, 01:19 PM
one way though.... though webjet cut about $40 each way of that though
November 24th, 2004, 06:01 PM
ah those were the days (when i went to adelaide) was in the front with the captain for about 1.5 hours on ansett flying over the great aussie bight perth-adel
1.5 hours in the captains 'cock pit' hey..:D
December 7th, 2004, 07:39 AM
I think it was neo who got a flight from brisbane to perth on virgin for something like $70.... dought that comes around to often though
December 18th, 2004, 04:08 PM
virgin $99 perth - melbourne $67 perth - broome & about $100 to sydney and adelaide and brisbane etc... atm (one way ++)