Tiger's off to the Gold Coast!

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  1. d15.in.oz

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  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Good choice of flight for them.

    Appears to be 3 return flights per day from Melbourne Tulla.
     
  3. d15.in.oz

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    At the time of Tiger’s ($49.95) announcement comparable lead in pricing MEL-OOL –>
    • JQ = $109
    • DJ = $109
    • QF = $236
     
  4. AlphaVictor

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    #4 AlphaVictor, Jul 7, 2007
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    Once again - Tiger does not black out Christmas or School Holidays on their specials. Well done Tiger! Aussie families say thanks!

    Jetstar, we dare you not to black out these times!

    Thanks for the heads up, d15.in.oz

    Price Check

    Family of 4 (2A 2CH)
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    2 Jan - 09 Jan
    Jetstar $2432
    Tiger $840
     
  5. justinbrett

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    I wonder if they'll add OOL - DRW to the network to allow for connections to SIN.

    Tiger would be the only carrier operating the OOL - DRW route. If it's cheap enough people will drive down from Brisbane. (It's really no further than Avalon is to Melbourne).
     


  6. AlphaVictor

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    Jetstar have responded with a $39 each way fare with the gutless blackout period of 13 Dec - 15 Jan 08.

    Once again, all style - no substance.

    Play your cards right and travel during that blackout with Jetstar, enforce the double the difference guarantee and travellers could have a few hundred bucks in their pocket!! ;)
     
  7. BARNABY

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    Pardon the ignorance, which airline is JQ and DJ (QF self explanetory)

    Cheers
     
  8. Mal

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    Haha, The Jetstar spin has just reached my mailbox:

    Jetstar's Melbourne to God Coast Sale!

    Let's panic about Tiger. Let's be Jetstar!
     
  9. BARNABY

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    Pardon my ignorance, which airlines are JQ and DJ?
    Cheers
     
  10. Mal

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    JQ = Jetstar
    DJ = Virgin Blue.
     
  11. JohnK

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    How long can Tiger maintain these types of prices? Or will they eventually settle down to higher prices like JQ and DJ?
     
  12. jakeseven7

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    Do DJ even know Tiger is launching LOL?

    They seem to be a bit behind the 8ball on this one, which is strange, normally they are quite responsive to market conditions...
     
  13. tuapekastar

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    This site is fairly handy for checking airline and airport codes, along with a few other things (the two-digit codes are IATA codes).
     
  14. futaris

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    Shame Tiger only take Visa & Mastercard, and don't accept Amex or take BPay payments...
     
  15. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    yep, i reckon they can. big backers ...
     
  16. futaris

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    I think they're not as responsive as Jetstar, because of the Jetstar price guarantee.
     
  17. serfty

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    Tiger have never made a profit;.

    Interesting article in Herald-Sun today about their Chief Tony Davis: A Tiger Set To Pounce

    Interesting quote from the guy:
     
  18. littl_flier

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    Am i missing something here because it appears possible to make actually make money out of flying Jetstar over Christmas. :shock:

    TR have flights departing 22 Dec and back 26 Dec for $319 return whilst Jetstar is $698. All flights are within one hour of the other (an thus eligible for double the difference).

    The difference is $379 which doubled is $758. :confused: :confused:

    What am i missing? Is the double the difference only on Jetsaver fares and hence why Jetstar have placed all OOL-MEL fares for these days as JetFlex?
     
  19. Mal

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    Yep. "If you find a published internet airfare on another airline that is lower than the lowest available JetSaver fare on jetstar.com - for a flight on the same domestic Australian route at a comparable time, and you purchase the JetSaver fare through our call centre on 1300 369 516, we will email you a Jetstar voucher for double the fare difference, provided we can verify the lower fare when you call to book."

    So no go. Sneaky Jetstar, Sneaky.
     
  20. littl_flier

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    Thanks Mal, that's incredible sneaky! It's not doing Jetstar any good at all when all they are selling is JetFlex's. I guess the low % of seats filled is countered by skyhigh fares though. Better to have 10 passengers at $349 than 90 at $39.
     

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