I tend to agree, I work on a principle of $50 per hour (full service carrier though & long haul international) so at under $20 per hour and a large portion of taxes, its reasonable but not earthshattering. However, when JQ launched there were $29 airfares BNE/SYD-CNS (2.5 and 3 hour flights vs. 4 hrs), and we've been promised the ability to compete with JQ's recent $3 sale. Ok, these were short routes but still.... It will be interesting to see what happens on MEL-SYD.danielribo said:MEL-DRW for $79 is (considering the length of the flight) ......... They picked a route that's hard to discount due to its length, even at $79 I doubt they'd be making any money.
Tiger's pricing strategy has not previously been "sale" oriented. Each month they simply release a bunch of fares into the market, and as the cheaper fares sell out, they are not replaced. Consider WalMart's - everyday low prices.danielribo said:"pre-launch launch"...
I do agree that SYD-MEL needs some competition (just look at DJ's MEL-SYD fares and compare them to MEL-OOL & MEL-NTL). Wonder if Tiger will provide that competition though.fortymilliondaggers said:I'm looking forward to some competition on the Canberra/Sydney-Melbourne route which is currently a QF & DJ duopoly. Avalon is to Melbourne what Newcastle (Williamtown) is to Sydney so Jetstar,.
While I agree, those e-jets are an incredible platform, (especially the multi-configurable 170, without over wing emergency exits)…NM said:...but once DJ get their new E-jets we might see some fireworks down that way.
I just looked out my window. There's about a dozen pigs there hovering, about 12 floors above ground level.d15.in.oz said:It only takes one breath to make the following PA announcement– “all CLs/WPs on full Y, get instant upgrade to J out of Canberra on brand new [J heavy] 737s”…
It's almost a nobrainer that for a seasoned AFF'er, you would take Qantas because for $47 you receive and extra 1,000 points because there are no direct flights.[URL="http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0 said:Source[/url]]
Jetstar's cheapest one-way ticket between Melbourne and Darwin had been $299. Virgin Blue's was $319 and Qantas's from $346.
Probably are correct. The lowest price levels partially reflect the competition on a sector. Qantas prices reflect this.littl_flier said:Jetstar had been making a mint out of these flights if the info quoted is correct. No wonder TR could settle for $79. It's more expensive than QF to Perth.
They are not matching the $79 lead-in fare for every seat on the aircraft. Its just the same as when JQ offered $29 fare. These are lead-in fares with limited seat availability. You cannot judge the revenues to be earned just from the lowest fare offered on a flight.fortymilliondaggers said:If Jetstar can match the Melbourne-Darwin price, it makes you wonder what sort of margins they are running across their network.