TT announce MEL-BNE starting 28/3/10

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stuartfaz

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3x daily flights on weekdays, 2x on weekends

Introductory price of $88 e/w, but I'd expect this to go down a bit as the Sydney flights did after they were first announced.
 

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Have to say I have pretty well had it with TT. They recently cancelled 4 flights I had booked for next Feb. They keep chopping and changing, a bit like a headless chook.

So today I booked 5 flights on DJ, through their current sale.

That's it. Can't afford to be stuffed around by TT, no matter what the price.
 

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Might be useful next year to fly one way on TT and the other on QF, but chances are by the time April rolls around they'll have cancelled the route anyway.
 

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but chances are by the time April rolls around they'll have cancelled the route anyway.
The only time they have ever cancelled a route was to Alice Springs, and that was because QF had no interest whatsoever in providing the ground handling, even after Tiger said they would pay anything no matter the price.

Awaiting to see some $25 prices on this route come 2nd Birthday sale next Thursday.
 

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They flew to Newcastle and Darwin for around 10 months before they pulled the axe. Hardly "cancelled a route before starting flying the route"
 

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They flew to Newcastle and Darwin for around 10 months before they pulled the axe. Hardly "cancelled a route before starting flying the route"
Canx /pulled off its symantics really.They have done all of the above and delivered very little of what they promise on other routes for any period.
Ps not sure but ADL PER has gone as well.
ADL MEL started with great fanfare and a promise of 6 flights each way ,never delivered but sold .
They are almost Branson- esque in their crowing about what they are going to do and what they have achieved but go very quiet and sneak out the back door hoping no-one will notice or hold them to account on things the subsequently dont deliver
Punters booking well in advance when travelling for a time specific event (and that can be within a day of what you want) do so at their own peril.
Also on the ASP issue the reason for the delay was they had the hide to expect a competitor to do their ground handling and make it easy for them to enter a market..they thought they were back in SIN where the Govt owns everything so it would just get done.
You may gather I'm not a fan either (although I did give when a chance but never again)
 

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The ASP thing was crazy - hire some of your own staff to do the groundwork was the simple answer. They elected not to do that (and wanted QF to provide it). Big surprise QF said "no".

TT are a useful player in the Aus market - they keep the others "honest" in their airfares. Having said that, i'll certainly pay a premium to fly anyone else as when i book a flight, i actually want to depart / arrive within a reasonable timeframe of what i actually booked. TT cant reliably provide this. The other airlines arent perfect, but are much much better at that.
 

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They flew to Newcastle and Darwin for around 10 months before they pulled the axe. Hardly "cancelled a route before starting flying the route"

Semantics, but in your original post you just referred to cancelled routes (which NTL and DRW clearly are), but I think we know what you meant (..those cancelled before starting..).
 
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