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Old February 26th, 2004, 01:20 AM
Roger Martin
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Anyone visiting Aus during May and June should checkout the Virgin Blue and
Qantas airfares - $23 between most major centres. Total of 300,000 tickets
are on sale, first in first served.

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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:03 AM
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"Roger Martin" wrote in message
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Anyone visiting Aus during May and June should checkout the Virgin Blue

and
Qantas airfares - $23 between most major centres. Total of 300,000 tickets
are on sale, first in first served.

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Many thanks:

Just to be pedantic - fares are $29, and they're selling like hot cakes.
The fares are available on www.jetstar.com.au for the Qantas subsidiary and
www.virginblue.com.au for Virgin Blue.

Note that the seat pitch arrangements for Jetstar are extremely crappy, they
tried this dodge of cramming in seats in Europe and were howled down with
complaints from pasengers. Virgin Blue offers 3" greater seat pitch.

Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport.

THey intend to use Richmond for Sydney, again fine if you live in the
western suburbs but very inconveniently located if you want to go to central
Sydney.

Using Jetstar the trip between central Melbourne and central Sydney would
become a nightmare, at least 2 1/2 hours road travel, and crammed into
substandard seating. Think I'll stick with Virgin Blue

Regards

David Bennetts


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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:07 AM
Tony Bailey
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"David Bennetts" wrote in message
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Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is

probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport.



But that's not for ALL flights.

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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:12 AM
David Bennetts
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And Jetstar, being a Qantas subsidiary, add a charge for using a credit card
to make a booking, without giving any alternative for the special fares.
Virgin Blue don't impose this rip-off.

Regards

David Bennetts


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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:17 AM
David Bennetts
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"Tony Bailey" wrote in message
u...
"David Bennetts" wrote in message
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Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is

probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel

into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport.



But that's not for ALL flights.

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Tony Bailey
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Yes, but it's the only option given if you're flying to or from Sydney.
Check out their website.

Regards

David Bennetts


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Old February 26th, 2004, 06:04 AM
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"David Bennetts" wrote in message
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Just to be pedantic - fares are $29, and they're selling like hot cakes.
The fares are available on www.jetstar.com.au for the Qantas subsidiary and
www.virginblue.com.au for Virgin Blue.

Note that the seat pitch arrangements for Jetstar are extremely crappy, they
tried this dodge of cramming in seats in Europe and were howled down with
complaints from pasengers. Virgin Blue offers 3" greater seat pitch.

Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport.

THey intend to use Richmond for Sydney, again fine if you live in the
western suburbs but very inconveniently located if you want to go to central
Sydney.

Using Jetstar the trip between central Melbourne and central Sydney would
become a nightmare, at least 2 1/2 hours road travel, and crammed into
substandard seating. Think I'll stick with Virgin Blue

Regards

David Bennetts

As I've booked tickets both ways between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast for
$29 just for a long weekend in May I'm willing to accept the Jetstar terms -
I note though their page says Sydney at T2, no mention of Richmond and that
the check in closes half an hour before takeoff with, apparently, no
exceptions for late arrivals.
If we go out for an evening it generally costs us more than that so to be
able to dodge in on friends is a bonus. Annie


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Old February 26th, 2004, 06:05 AM
A Mate
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Sheesh!! $29+ still not cheap enough!!

Price competition has proved fatal to smaller operators in Australia before.
Virgin Blue is now a separate corporate entity; listed on the Austr Stock
exchange. Qantas has the deeper pockets of the two!



"David Bennetts" wrote in message
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And Jetstar, being a Qantas subsidiary, add a charge for using a credit

card
to make a booking, without giving any alternative for the special fares.
Virgin Blue don't impose this rip-off.

Regards

David Bennetts




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Old February 26th, 2004, 06:10 AM
Tony Bailey
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"David Bennetts" wrote in message
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Yes, but it's the only option given if you're flying to or from Sydney.
Check out their website.



But this is the first time that Sydney has been mentioned - your original
comment was-

"Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport."



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Old February 26th, 2004, 11:56 AM
Scott Howard
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David Bennetts wrote:
And Jetstar, being a Qantas subsidiary, add a charge for using a credit card
to make a booking, without giving any alternative for the special fares.


They _do_ give an alternative - you can pay using direct deposit with
internet banking and there is no additional charge.

Scott.
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Old February 26th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Daniel Bowen
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"Tony Bailey" wrote in message
u...
But this is the first time that Sydney has been mentioned - your original
comment was-

"Also Jetstar are using Avalon as their Melbourne airport, which is

probably
fine if you live between Werribee and Geelong, if you want to travel into
Melbourne you'll probably have to pay a fortune for shuttle transport."


Skybus will run - $13 one way between Spencer Street Station and Avalon. $8
Geelong to Avalon. Only a handful of buses each day, but they should hook up
to the limited flights initially using the airport.

Also apparently a shuttle bus will run from Lara Station to Avalon, though
details sketchy so far. V/Line fare from Melbourne to Lara will probably be
similar to the Skybus fare.


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