The Australian domestic aviation landscape is dominated by four airlines: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair. Qantas is widely regarded as the market leader, with Virgin Australia sharing the premium travel market. Meanwhile, low-cost airlines Jetstar and Tigerair compete for travellers on a budget. One AFF member recently travelled on all four domestic airlines … [Read more...]
Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all love a bargain! But the problem with low cost carriers is that once you have paid for all the extras, you could end up paying more than a discounted ticket on a full service airline.
Some low cost carriers, such as Jetstar, offer cheap business class flights from selected domestic airports.
Jetstar's Business Class is not exactly renowned as a top-notch premium product. But is it worth considering when the price is only a little higher than Qantas' asking price for a seat in Economy? This is the dilemma faced by one member currently researching flights to Hawaii. Qantas Business Class is too expensive, and our member does not fancy the thought of flying Economy … [Read more...]
If you’ve ever tried to book a one-way international flight, you’re probably aware that these tickets can be very expensive. Airlines often penalise passengers flying one-way in the form of higher prices and in many cases, a one-way international flight is more expensive than a return ticket on the same route! Cruise passengers often face this conundrum. When taking a … [Read more...]
Jetstar will relocate its Melbourne operations to the newly built Terminal 4 from 10 November, 2015. The new terminal building, which opened just last month, will be shared by low-cost domestic airlines Jetstar and Tigerair. Jetstar currently shares Terminal 1 with Qantas. Here, Jetstar flyers eligible for lounge access are welcome to use the Qantas Club and other lounges … [Read more...]
A new member will soon begin commuting weekly between the Gold Coast and Sydney for work. While they are keen to maximise comfort and perks, they will be paying for all flights out of their own pocket. With this in mind, our member wonders whether the money saved by flying low-cost might outweigh the benefits of flying full-service airlines. I'm new to flying for work and … [Read more...]