Virgin Blue Footy Fares

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  1. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    Seems to be advertised on virginblue.com.au main page, but I can't see any sale fares.
     

  2. serfty

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    #2 serfty, Sep 19, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007
    They exist and are quite subtle.

    The appear to be loosely based on a back fill situation.

    e.g. Very Heavy Bookings MEL-SYD on 29/30 Sept as all the corporates/fans head betwixt the AFL and NRL grand finals. You'll see plenty SYD-MEL on 30th.

     
  3. Standby

    Standby Active Member

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    Actually just marketing hype...again..they have just renamed their basic pricepoints up to certain level as footy fares.
     
  4. leny

    leny Member

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    I absolutely hate the name, it seems that they made all their Blue Savers into Footy Fares.
     
  5. stuartfaz

    stuartfaz Active Member

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    This isn't a new technique from DJ. During the Comm. Games last year all Blue Saver fares were re-named 'Go 4 Gold' fares, along with a lengthy disclaimer (as QF were the airline sponsor).
     
  6. leny

    leny Member

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    Thanks, stuartfaz, I wasn't aware of that. :D
     
  7. straitman

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    It's finally happened. I've booked a fare from MEL - CHC on DJ :!: :oops:

    I had to fit in with friends going to the Warbirds Over Wanake in March. Price was good (& still called a Footy Fare) so we'll see how it all goes.

    I might try the AKL- SYD 'J' on LAN for the return. :mrgreen:
     
  8. NM

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    only take that option is you plan on partying through the night before. Otherwise its a killer departure time.
     
  9. straitman

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    I'm not sure my poor old body is up to that any more :!:
     
  10. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    I have a booking coming up which was booked as a 'Blue Saver'. When I check it today, it says I booked a 'Footy Fare'

    Cute DJ, very cute. At least early next week when I check again, I'll be able to see my 'Blue Saver' again :D
     
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