Rex to launch Melbourne/Adelaide-Perth routes

Until Rex fix their lounge situation and offer more frequencies they are still a no for me at this stage. I have nothing against them and would fly them more if they fixed those two issues
 
ADL-PER will also start from the same date, operated by National Jet Express. Fares from $249 one-way in Y and no J available.

Schedule:
  • ZL1212 PER 11:55 - ADL 16:15
  • ZL1217 ADL 17:00 - PER 19:00
 
ADL-PER will also start from the same date, operated by National Jet Express. Fares from $249 one-way in Y and no J available.

As with MEL, lead in fare is more than I would have expected. Decent times at least.
 
ADL-PER will also start from the same date, operated by National Jet Express. Fares from $249 one-way in Y and no J available.

Schedule:
  • ZL1212 PER 11:55 - ADL 16:15
  • ZL1217 ADL 17:00 - PER 19:00
Service appears to only be 3x weekly too.

 
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With all these extra PER flights is there a plan for a lounge?
Even if there was, don't hold high expectations. Their SYD lounge reminds me mostly of the 1990's lunch/staff rooms. One of those which make you realise that sometimes the terminal common areas may be nicer than where you are now... 🤭
 
Even just new furniture, paint the walls, new fridges, new food offering, you don’t need to spend millions like Borghetti did. Just make them more 2024 ish not 2000. I don’t care if they stick to self serve, just make them a bit more appealing.
 
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ADL is a bizarre choice especially under a lease. Competing against everyone and 3x a week? This won't last.
 
Potential daytime connection per-adl-mel with those timings, 75 minute transit in Adelaide. 😃
 
Isn’t it just downtime flying during mining ops?

They do the same with Cairns and the Q400, repositioning flights but sold to customers as RPT. Often at the most ungodly hours. No thanks.
 
Even if there was, don't hold high expectations. Their SYD lounge reminds me mostly of the 1990's lunch/staff rooms. One of those which make you realise that sometimes the terminal common areas may be nicer than where you are now... 🤭
Except… the Rex lounges are a true ‘haven’. Rarely more than 5 or 6 people in them. Only once have I been in the sydney lounge and had to look for a seat! (There was one, but tucked away.) Compared to any other lounge offering, isn’t that what people want? Peace and quiet, clean WCs, coffee, beers and wines, and a hot toasted sarnie? Cleaning is meticulous, and no tables stacked up with used crockery after people move on.

I’ve had to queue to get into VA lounges!
 
ADL is a bizarre choice especially under a lease. Competing against everyone and 3x a week? This won't last.
Leasing off their subsidiary, it's similar to QF or VA using QFLink or VARA aircraft respectively in those states.
 

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