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Qantas: QLD regional flight sale (in line with Queen's Birthday Sale)

Posted By: leny, posted 2008/06/11 23:46
Flights between Brisbane and:


Gladstone $89
Mackay $79
Rockhampton $79


No other regional destinations seem to be on sale.
Expiry date:2008/06/12
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  • nod2008/06/12 08:43:54
    shame it is so limited but thanks for the heads up Leny :)
  • leny2008/06/12 23:47:45
    I don't understand why flights to Gladstone are more expensive than those to Rockhampton.

    What I would do (if I wanted to save the money) is get a ticker to Rockhampton on a plane that has a stopover in Gladstone and just get off at the stopover. But it's what ... $10. Probably not worth the trouble but a sneaky possibility.
  • nod2008/06/13 18:01:36
    :D
    So the planes stop off there on their way o Rockhampton but it costs more to actually make Gladstone your destination??? :eek:
    That makes no sense at all
  • leny2008/06/13 22:11:41
    Some of the planes do. It varies by the flight and there are many different routes taken each and every day.

    Brisbane - Rockhampton
    Brisbane - Rockhampton - Mackay - Townsville
    Brisbane - Gladstone
    Brisbane - Gladstone - Rockhampton

    are all different flights flown every day by Qantas link. :D Though on the one that flies between 2 cities, you can't fly on a complicated route like Brisbane to Mackay or Townsville because there are planes that go direct and so Qantas blocks the sale of these.

    Unles you buy two tickets and hop off and on. Some people do this to gain status credits on the Frequent Flyer memberships if they are a few away from Silver/Gold/Platinum. Especially good where the are sales on all of those, and you can do a 'milk run' while enjoying the views from the low flying Dash 8s.
  • leny2008/06/20 00:58:03
    Probably not worthy of a new post, but now on sale:

    Brisbane - Mackay $79 - travel 28 Jun 08 - 10 Aug 08
    Sydney - Albury $79 - travel 18 Jun 08 - 30 Jun 08
  • admin2008/06/20 08:38:56
    leny;53196

    What I would do (if I wanted to save the money) is get a ticker to Rockhampton on a plane that has a stopover in Gladstone and just get off at the stopover. But it's what ... $10. Probably not worth the trouble but a sneaky possibility.


    :) - smart. Do the airlines ever keep a record of open tickets of this nature. You think they would, but then thats probably crediting them with more intelligence than they have.
  • leny2008/06/20 11:06:23
    I'm not entirely sure about what they do and don't do when people get off at these stopovers. But I would think that they ensure people do get off.

    Surprisingly after my many travels including hundreds of plane rides, I've only had 1 stopover on one of my return trips. This was a Sydney-Kuala Lumpur-Vienna and return flight, where everyone got off at Kuala Lumpur and then those who re-boarded to continue had to show their boarding pass stubs.

    This doesn't happen on Australian domestic stopovers and everyone stays on until they reach their destination.

    I'm guessing it would be a pain to be on a flight like a Macair flight from Brisbane to Mt. Isa which has 9 stopovers, where you would have to get off and on at each stop. But then again, one would get a more direct flight like Qantas which will fly you direct from Brisbane to Mt. Isa. D:
  • leny2008/06/20 11:06:53
    I'm not entirely sure about what they do and don't do when people get off at these stopovers. But I would think that they ensure people do get off.

    Surprisingly after my many travels including hundreds of plane rides, I've only had 1 stopover on one of my return trips. This was a Sydney-Kuala Lumpur-Vienna and return flight, where everyone got off at Kuala Lumpur and then those who re-boarded to continue had to show their boarding pass stubs.

    This doesn't happen on Australian domestic stopovers and everyone stays on until they reach their destination.

    I'm guessing it would be a pain to be on a flight like a Macair flight from Brisbane to Mt. Isa which has 9 stopovers, where you would have to get off and on at each stop. But then again, one would get a more direct flight like Qantas which will fly you direct from Brisbane to Mt. Isa. :D

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