Tiger Airways 1st BDAY SALE!!!

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  1. Sunstar320

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    #1 Sunstar320, Nov 19, 2008
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    FIRST BIRTHDAY SALE!!!
    ONLY PAY FOR FEES AND TAXES!
    Domestic Flights (to/from Melbourne)
    » Launceston from A$17.47*
    » Hobart from A$20.15*
    » Adelaide from A$21.64*
    » Rockhampton from A$22.20*
    » Canberra from A$23.05*
    » Gold Coast from A$23.37*
    » Alice Springs from A$25.24*
    » Mackay from A$25.90*
    » Sunshine Coast from A$29.08*

    Domestic Flights (to/from Adelaide)
    » Hobart from A$20.63*
    » Gold Coast from A$22.72*
    » Alice Springs from A$27.01*

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  2. AlphaVictor

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    I wonder how the talks are going between Macquarie Airports (SYD) and Tiger. Hopefully Macq will cave soon and we'll get some decent competition out of Sydney.
    Nevertheless, good fares!
     
  3. Dave Noble

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    Tiger Airways launches 'free' seats sale`

    full article at Tiger Airways 'free' seats sale

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  4. NM

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    seems that someone has noticed a cash-flow problem and is looking for a short-term fix.
     
  5. NM

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    Desperate fares and unsustainable fares are the words that come to my mine :confused:
     


  6. crazydave98

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    interesting analysis of Tiger's situation here
    Plane Talking
     
  7. bambbbam2

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    Re: Tiger Airways launches 'free' seats sale`

    ".. with the exception of Perth"

    bah Humbug!

    Now I know how Kiwi Flyer feels.. :oops:
     
  8. moa999

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    how do 'free' seats help a cashflow problem
     
  9. comint

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    Because they are not free!

    I hope that someone from Tiger reads here, because in Australia, if you use the term "free" in advertising, it had better bloody be free, or you are going to be in big troubles.

    FREE means - no more to pay, no other conditions, obligations or requirements, in Australia "free" means completely free. Anything else is false advertising!

    Thus Tiger using the term "free" in its advertising for its current sale seems false and misleading.
     
  10. oz_mark

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    I thought the ACCC took sdim view of the use of the word 'free' when they are not actually free.
     
  11. crazydave98

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    You know I think you have a point - all airlines in Australia (domestic) have to advertise all-inclusive prices, so "free" is not only misleading I think it is actually illegal.
     
  12. ric_melb

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    Re: Tiger Airways launches 'free' seats sale`

    Very interesting if advertising these fares is both misleading and illegal.

    Tiger is claiming to have "sold" 50,000 of these fares so far.
    Lets estimate it may normally charge $50 a seat plus additional taxes.
    This means these fares have "cost" it $2,500,000.

    Personally I can't see the business logic. The other thing I question in Tiger's business plan is the continuing emphasis on very low cost fares. I feel that people will then be reluctant to pay "normal" fares on Tiger. They will only fly Tiger when it has such specials.

    Only the future will tell.
     
  13. NM

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    Lets keep this discussion in a single place. Merging the two threads into the Cheap Domestic Airfares forum.
     
  14. simongr

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    A lot of people probably do not want to risk Tiger at the moment even if it is cheap. However if it is crazy cheap then some people might give it a go and realise it is not awful and fly them again.

    Similarly it attracts people into the website so there might be sell through on other seats...
     
  15. NM

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    Because they hope to "up-sell" you to purchase all the "optional extras", like food, seating pre-allocation, checked baggage etc.
     
  16. crazydave98

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    Here are some numbers that might be interesting. Giving away 100,000 free seats (even though they are not actually free) is equivalent to Tiger flying empty for 23 days.

    100,000 / 4 aircraft / 180 seats per aircraft / 6 sectors per aircraft per day = 23.1

    The sale is over a period of 5 months (say 150 days) so that's 15% of seats "free ". That is seriously desperate. Get 'em while they last because no airline can survive giving that proportion of seats away.
     
  17. Sunstar320

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    #17 Sunstar320, Nov 19, 2008
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    Before you all get carried away:
    TR have 67000 seats
    TT have 33000 seats
    (no im not telling you my source)

    They are low-cost carrier, this is what they do, this is what Ryanair/AirAsia do, plus they only have a "really big" sale like this once a year, so lets just all settle down, things are not as bad in the tiger camp as you all think. Chances are low that they will sell every "free-seat", mainly due to more free seats be put into MEL-ADL, and this isn't a route on that list that is the biggest attraction..
     
  18. NM

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    Sugest you double check the source. TT's own media release says:
    Can you suggest which on domestic routes those 67,000 TR seats may be available? Or even which international routes are included in the "free" sale of 67,000 seats?

    Given that they have excluded PER from the domestic free seats, those 67,000 free TR seats are going to hurt TR in a really big way.
     
  19. lovetravellingoz

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    Well anyway I grabbed two so that I can watch the St Kilda Demons game on the Gold coast next May.

    At $93 all in for two for MEL return it makes for cheap flying.
     
  20. NM

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    Actually, that sound a lot for a free flight :evil:
     

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