Article: Jetstar takes aim at Top End

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    The erosion continues.
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  2. NM

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    They were advertising this $99 Brisbane-Darwin fare on TV in Brisbane last night. Its a good thing I have no need to go to Darwin in the near future :lol: .
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Never having been to Darwin, now I'm wondering if I should try to fit it in while its still served by QF mainline. When is a good time of year to visit?
     
  4. NM

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    Best time of year to visit Darwin is when the weather forcast is not 33 degrees with an afternoon thunderstorm. Hmmm, looks like Darwin is going to have to be an overnight transit. The overnight weather forecast is 32 degrees, fine and humid.
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Not quite as bad as Singapore or Bangkok then.
     
  6. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Isn't there the odd international service that plies the route?
     
  7. coyote25

    coyote25 Established Member

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    oz_mark you are correct. The only time I've been to Darwin I went on an international QF flight that left Melbourne, stopped in Adelaide and then again Darwin (which I left).

    Can't recall the final destination however it's the only time I've caught an international flight for a dom destination and I have to say it was very good (but not stopping at Adelaide - the INT QP was terrible at the time Oct 2003)
     
  8. serfty

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    QF81 ADL-xDRW(-SIN) (M-W-F--)
    QF82 (SIN-)xDRW-ADL (-T-T-S-)
    QF123 SYD-xDRW-BOM (--W-F-S)
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Lucky I am flying on QF in early June. SYD-ADL-DRW-ADL-SYD for $433.83 return and 70SC's.

    On Jetstar $499 one way to earn status credits and points. :shock: Thanks but no thanks.
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    It is changing from 1st April. :eek:

    QF81 (MEL-)ADL-xDRW(-SIN) (-T-T-S-)
    QF82 (SIN-)xDRW-ADL(-MEL-SYD) (--W-F-S)
     
  11. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Would recommend the airport hotel if you are thinking of going, very nice for the money and new!
     
  12. cpl

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    Indeed. Some top-enders might think this is great news but it's not. I spent too much time on those red eye flights anyway but 4.5h on JETSTAR? No thanks. And imagine all those well-paid public servants up there getting used to flying cattle class 8)
     
  13. N860CR

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    Could be a good chance to connect from a $99 MEL-DRW onto a cheap Tiger DRW-SIN. Worth remembering DJ match JQ's sale fares, so one doesn't nessisarily have to suffer through Deathstar
     
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