Webjet's One Day Only WORLD SALE This Sunday!

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  1. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    In case you missed it, major airlines to all international
    destinations are on sale for ONE day only at Webjet - and that's
    today! (except for flights to and from NZ & Fiji)

    Don't miss this incredible opportunity to save on international
    flights, only at Webjet.

    All the details are here:
    Webjet's One Day Only WORLD SALE On Today! - Webjet.com.au

    Sale ends midnight tonight: Sunday 14 Oct 2007
    Travel from now until 31 Aug08

    Here's the link again and don't forget to let family and
    friends know so they don't miss out.

    Webjet's One Day Only WORLD SALE On Today! - Webjet.com.au

    If you're travelling to Europe next year, our Early Bird specials
    are on sale too!

    Doesn't seem like much of a sale to me, but then maybe I'm not searching for the right destinations...
     

  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    #2 Mal, Oct 14, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2007
    Webjet's One Day Only WORLD SALE On Today! - Webjet.com.au

    I'm pretty iffy about this sale. Webjet have done it before and I wasn't impressed then either.

    There is no mention on the site what fares are on sale. Just an invitation to go searching for the discount fares.

    When you search, you are presented with fares that are marked as Sale fares.

    Here is an example:

    Brisbane - Singapore 15 March 2008, returning 22 March 2008.

    I clicked on one of the 'sale' fares from Qantas ($941 base + 317 taxes = $1258). The fare code is mentioned as VKBB/V and I selected QF51 and QF52 as my flights.

    Using Expertflyer to verify the discount, I plugged in the same dates and checked the fare. Expertflyer says the base fare is $970.00. and it was the cheapest published fare on that day.

    Indeed it appears that there is a small $29 discount off the base fare. However, since I pay Webjet $28.75 to book the ticket (a Transaction fee and a seat guarantee fee which locks in the price I've been offered) , I don't see the benefit I get. (The total fare worked out to be $1,287.02)

    The cheapest fare offered on the same flights via the Qantas was a red-e-deal $1275.37+ 12.00 Credit Card surcharge = $1287.37

    Yep big saving.

    Since then, I've done a couple of other searches using high priced tickets, and there are indeed savings, but not the huge savings you might expect.
     
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I wasn't able to find any savings worthwhile on the trips I wanted. Sometimes I wonder whether the definition of sale is the same as mine....
     
  4. straitman

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    JohnK,

    You're missing the point and obviously aren't using female logic.
    If they say it's a sale then it MUST be cheap. You need to spend more to save more :!:
     
  5. clifford

    clifford Established Member

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    I think you've hit the nail on the head, John.
     
  6. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    As much as I've never seen anything I'm too impressed with in these 'sales', they have another one on this Sunday for those who are interested.

    Webjet's One Day WORLD SALE This Sunday - Webjet.com.au
    "This offer is for bookings made from midnight Saturday 26 Jan 08 to midnight Sunday 27 Jan 08 but can be withdrawn anytime without notice. Departures are from 27 Jan 08 to 30 Nov 08. Discount is for new bookings made during the sale period and does not apply to Australian Domestic Airfares, Jetstar international airfares and flights to and from New Zealand or Fiji. Sale does not include all international airlines. Normal airfare conditions and booking fees apply, details will be displayed during the online booking process."
     
  7. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    And on again this weekend:

    Webjet's International Flight Sale - This Sunday! - Webjet.com.au
     
  8. AlphaVictor

    AlphaVictor Member

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    A cold day in hell if I ever, ever book a flight through webjet.

    Look in the Dictionary under
    Excessive Fees - (see webjet)
    Webjet - (see excessive fees)

    (Friday afternoon pre-drinks rant) :)
     
  9. Arthur Hodgson

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    I have similar sentiments toward Webjet, but I might express them more genteelly.
     
  10. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    And on again this Sunday...

    Webjet's International Flight Sale - This Sunday! - Webjet.com.au

     
  11. MelUser

    MelUser Established Member

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    Webjet seems to be a little travel agency which is somewhere on St Kilda Rd.

    The more you travel and buy fares the more you realise that the agents are all selling the same products. Some just add more commission.
     
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