- Apr 27, 2003
- LT Gold
- My Map
Using your logic all the airlines might as well pack up now.I flew a couple of years ago with PR from Melbourne to Taipei via Manila (stopover was arranged by the travel agent one way at no extra cost) for $1210 in J: 1-2-1 on A333 to/from MNL and a less attractive business class (2-2) on A320 MNL-TPE v.v. That was a one-off, unlikely to be repeated at such a low fare. Service on board was good.
So sorry, but $1500 for a one way trip MEL-SYD or v.v. is gouging in my humble view, even if during COVID-19 it's typicaly been on the QF A333 not a B738 as is more the case during 'normal' times.
You are seriously underestimating the cost of running an aircraft and an airline. Look at the capital cost of an aircraft (737 approx $A190M) and the fixed and variable operating cost and it's just horrendous.
Remember the old saying that the way to make a small fortune in aviation is to start with a large fortune.