Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

HS-TQE

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Perhaps trying to get in ahead of 'Bonza' maybe? Considering City to Regional routes are on record have been considered alongside Bonza's point to point model.
 

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Just ran a quick search on Webjet:
Rex running Business Saver at $299 one way, VA at $345 and QF at $821.
The QF fare premium is quite impressive really.

Only thing which may see VA stay at their current pricing is the fact that Rex are only offering 2 returns a day, whereas Brisbane-Melbourne is scheduled for hourly (give or take) at this point with VA.
Match at similar flight times, charge “normal” fare at other times?
 

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VA have started to match the Rex fares on some dates. $79 for Economy Choice, $299 for Business.
Looks like QF has also dropped to $119 and JQ $65 (limited)...
 
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What a money spinner this latest route will prove to be :rolleyes:

Bonza have a much higher chance of success (though a multiple of zero is of course, still zero)
 

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They are using international slots so no surprise. Things will be different in around a year .
 

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but no lounge in BNE?
Last I heard they were in talks to build one. BNE domestic has got a fair amount of space including the old QF chairmans lounge plus the less ideal location of the virgin overflow lounge.
 

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Last I heard they were in talks to build one. BNE domestic has got a fair amount of space including the old QF chairmans lounge plus the less ideal location of the virgin overflow lounge.
That would be a sweetener. BTW the CL in BNE has reopened.

Cheers skip
 

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$299 in J, slightly tempting, but no lounge in BNE? And two morning (only) departures from BNE the day I looked
Meanwhile VA at the same price has 8 departures all day, a lounge, Velocity points and SCs.

Let me think about that... Um, nup.

Cheers skip

Rex does have a 5pm BNE-SYD flight most days.

I agree about all the rest - why fly Rex when VA is the same price and offers more inclusions?
 
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I really can’t see them making too much of a dent in VA but VA will have to probably offer a similar price in the short term.

Surely ZL's biggest problem is that in the major cities, most prospective flyers don't know, or don't consider, it.
 

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