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Tiger Airways - $9.95 airfares from Melbourne

Posted By: jatin, posted 2008/02/12 15:40
The budget airfare war has again heated up with Tiger Airways announcing its own sale.

Tiger Airways is releasing 100,000 fares for $9.95 including taxes and surcharges. The Tiger fares will be available on all its routes departing from Melbourne for travel between February and October this year.

Tiger's fares go on sale tonight from 6pm.
Expiry date:2008/02/13
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  • ScarletRubies2008/02/12 16:00:05
    Just want to vote cold cos it's Tiger... sorry!
  • voteoften2008/02/12 16:23:15
    Is it both ways? ie - TO melbourne as well?

    Their website has no mention of it.
  • Keeys2008/02/12 17:04:15
    I was wondering the same thing voteoften
  • leny2008/02/12 17:39:42
    voteoften
    Is it both ways? ie - TO melbourne as well?

    Their website has no mention of it.


    Well that I would say is pretty obvious. :)
  • cmt2008/02/12 18:14:39
    I'm looking and looking, :eek: but can see any $9.95 special on, anyone have the link??
  • leny2008/02/12 18:18:39
    cmt
    I'm looking and looking, :eek: but can see any $9.95 special on, anyone have the link??


    The below is the only mention of it that I have seen while reading the news. There is no mention of it on the website, or anywhere else. I don't know what they're trying to pull. :D

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/news/jetstar-announces-one-cent-fares/2008/02/12/1202760253986.html
  • leny2008/02/12 18:20:01
    By the way, the sale is on right now and the fares are visible both on the front page and upon searching for flights.
  • lilpretzel2008/02/12 18:37:24
    So far Gold Coast - Melbourne isn't looking to crash hot with the times available :(

    I guess those days are gone now, where you could get lunch time flights.
  • Croft2008/02/12 20:34:10
    Got $9.95 flights for 4 of us to Hobart- yay!
  • admin2008/02/12 20:38:22
    :) - good score croft.
  • ScarletRubies2008/02/12 22:56:15
    Somebody shoot me in the head.

    I am an idiot, but an idiot that is missing her best friend. My dorta and I are off to the Gold Coast via Melbourne for a few days... cost me just under $120; I ended up buying 2 seats on a flight I couldn't make the connection on for $20 - wonder if Tiger'll give me a refund or credit? :rolleyes:

    I am an idiot. I am an idiot. Tiger truly sucks... and here I am, sucked in. :confused: Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid.
  • leny2008/02/12 23:30:25
    ScarletRubies
    Somebody shoot me in the head.

    I am an idiot, but an idiot that is missing her best friend. My dorta and I are off to the Gold Coast via Melbourne for a few days... cost me just under $120; I ended up buying 2 seats on a flight I couldn't make the connection on for $20 - wonder if Tiger'll give me a refund or credit?

    I am an idiot. I am an idiot. Tiger truly sucks... and here I am, sucked in. Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid.


    Fat chance is all I can/would say. On my first experience with TT Australia, I have had a conection in Melbourne of 1 hour. As there were three of us (and we knew that were were probably going to end up buying new tickets and claiming them on insuance) I proceeded to run out of the plane and out of their terminal (can you really call a section of a carpark which is cheaply fenced - an arrival terminal at their main port?!) and I ran like heck to the check in counter. There were about 5 minutes until the flight closed. So, being last in line, I asked very, very nicely if they would wait and they went to quite a lot of trouble to do so! They looked up on their computer how much our baggage weighed so they could add it onto our next flight without delaying it, and making several calls that they are waiting on baggage arriving from another flight, and she added that they faster they offloaded it, the faster they could move onto the next (our) flight. So out outbound flights I must say were hell, but with the incoming ones, we were extremely pleased with Tiger Airways Australia. :) That is not to say that I would fly with them again though.
    I bet the above is going to be a PAIN to read so :twisted: :spiteful:

    :p
  • cmt2008/02/13 03:40:48
    Got return flights to sunshine coast for 3 of us for under $65 total:D . Couldn't get Sept school holidays tho, and now the "guilty mother sydrome" has hit me, cause DD will be on school hols for 2 weeks, then back at school for 3 days, then we are on holidays for 9 days. Yes, I know she's only 6, it's only Grade 1, but when doesn't stop a mother feeling guily:( . I suppose you can't have it all......can you?
  • admin2008/02/13 07:41:21
    :D - pencil it in as 'life experience' for her.
  • Keeys2008/02/13 08:04:07
    cmt
    Got return flights to sunshine coast for 3 of us for under $65 total:D . Couldn't get Sept school holidays tho, and now the "guilty mother sydrome" has hit me, cause DD will be on school hols for 2 weeks, then back at school for 3 days, then we are on holidays for 9 days. Yes, I know she's only 6, it's only Grade 1, but when doesn't stop a mother feeling guily . I suppose you can't have it all......can you?


    Don't feel guilty!

    We have every year since our son started school had a one to 2 week holiday in May each year because it was the time we could get cheap holidays. We live in the country and have taken out kids to Sydney to experience city life, and to the coast to experience the beach, rock pools etc, to zoos, theme parks etc etc To me the things they learnt on these holidays could never be tought in a classroom. No to mention the quality family time. So don't feel guilty at all enjoy :)

    We have now said since our eldest is now in high school we won't be doing this any more but let me tell you its so hard with all these sales on to resist :confused:
  • bluntman2008/02/13 09:32:48
    Got return flight to mackay for 9.95, but paid $30 for the extra baggage without knowing that it was for EXTRA baggage as it did not say that was what it was for on the booking page, and the link wasnt working to tell me what it was, hope they will refund me for that because it is very unclear when booking what you are paying for.

    I then realised that i needed flights back from gold coast, and not mackay, so booked some 9.95 flights back from there, hoping that if you dont show up to a flight you dont have to pay the cancellation fee? hmmm, and airport taxes, any idea how much you get stung for that?
  • ScarletRubies2008/02/13 09:46:50
    Taxes should be charged at the time of purchase, Bluntman. As for cancellation fees, I really don't know.

    The extra baggage thing is (one of) the reasons I LOATHE Tiger! They have a strictly enforced 15kg per ticket limit; go over it and they will charge. Sports gear, baby gear, probably your granny's wheelchair and zimmer frame.... grumble grumble grumble.

    As for the school holidays etc, I agree with Keeys - the classroom of life is important, and the memories our kids build by spending time with their family is irreplaceable and infinitely valuable (you know, assuming you're not beating them or sending them to the coal mine with grandpa. That kind of family time, less important).
  • raman2008/02/13 11:15:32
    I just returned from Melbourne today. The captain announced that there was this $10 flights on sale from Melbourne lol. Nice way to promote ;) Time to fly Tiger again :-)
  • nod2008/02/13 11:29:13
    raman
    I just returned from Melbourne today. The captain announced that there was this $10 flights on sale from Melbourne lol. Nice way to promote ;) Time to fly Tiger again :-)


    LOL

    Did they make that announcement and then serve extra drinks??
    That woul have been the ideal way :whistling:
  • nod2008/02/13 11:30:06
    and kids can't possibly miss anything in grade 6 - cant they?? :eek:
    I mean so a few sums with her and some reading and I am sure you have it covered ;)
  • ravenclan2008/02/13 14:54:55
    Not available on ALL routes as stated.....once again Perth misses out, unless I'm missing something?? :( :mad:
  • Keeys2008/02/13 16:15:56
    anyone know if I can book a 1year old a child seat? its $9.95 for a child or $30 for baby!!

    Have been trying to phone them without luck :(
  • lilpretzel2008/02/13 18:41:58
    [COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]This would only be used if the fare was more than $30[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=Red]The charge for carriage of infants is S$30 or A$30 (or local currency equivalent) per sector, when they are seated on an adult's lap (maximum one infant per adult aged 18 or over)[/COLOR].

    Proof of age will be required; so please have the infant's valid documentation available for inspection.

    [COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]This is what you want as the tickets are only $9.95 each.

    I'm sure I've read the terms correctly.

    [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=Red]For those adults wishing to purchase a seat onboard the aircraft for infants, this is possible providing the adult fare for the seat is paid, in this case the free baggage allowance will apply.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]
    http://booking.tigerairways.com/travel_info/children_and_infant.php

    :)
    [/COLOR]
  • leny2008/02/14 06:52:57
    ravenclan
    Not available on ALL routes as stated.....once again Perth misses out, unless I'm missing something?? :( :mad:


    Yes, while this deal was misleading stating that all routes are on sale, I don't think you can really expect them to sell MEL-PER flights for $9.95. And it is not true that they ONCE AGAIN miss out as TT do normally put their MEL-PER flights for sale. Not as low as the other short disatance fares, but still very good. I picked them up for $39.95, and I must say - never again. Such a long flight with no entertainment, no refreshments, staff are either 70 year old women or extremely stupid and rude 18 year olds. Where have the ages between them gone??
  • Keeys2008/02/14 07:13:42
    I finally got through and was told I needed to pay the $30 for infant :(

    We decided after much ado that its still a good deal and we could get dates in the school holidays which is rare. So we are going from New-Melb return for aprox $140 for 5 of us :)

    Now I need Accor or someone alike to have a good accommodation special lol
  • admin2008/02/14 10:09:18
    $140 for 5 in school holiday time is good keeys.
  • ScarletRubies2008/02/14 11:41:30
    Accor saves their best pricing for their (pretty costly) privilege club members, Keeys... although if you enquire to join at the moment, you enter a draw for a Cairns family holiday. I've never been able to justify the $270+ expense myself as we don't use hotels and restaurants often enough to make our money back. You do get one night accom free though, so depending on the price of Melb accom, it might be worth it to you. Has "Getaway" or similar got anything on their sites atm?

    WRT the Melb-Perth flights, I think the distance is shorter or comparable to the Darwin-Melb flight, and they had those for $9.95 this time around.
  • ravenclan2008/02/14 12:33:18
    Last special for Melb to Perth that I saw was $49.95, which I booked 2 seats for my parents....BUT it was for travel only in June and really, who wants to go from Perth to Melb in the middle of winter??!!:p
  • leny2008/02/14 17:05:46
    Ok, well I'd still consider for that to be a good deal. I got the tix for $39.95, but I would most certainly not fly on Tiger Airways Australia again, even for $9.95. I may not be the richest person in the world, but I think I can afford to pay a fare to at least get reasonable service on my trip. This lot is terrible, and their staff don't even take the safety demostrations very seriously. Not worth it.
  • lilpretzel2008/02/14 20:29:17
    Gee leny, how many times have you travelled with tiger?

    So far all my flights have been excellent, one crew being a bit more out going than the others but I'm very pleased with them so far.

    We had a young bloke about 20 on our out going flight, I couldn't believe how well he was with the kids.

    My flight to Singapore with British Airways was a nightmare, Tiger wins hands down in my book.

    I feel some people except way to much these days, if it wasn't for these cheap flights I would never been able to afford another trip to Melbourne with my other daughter in April.

    :)
  • Keeys2008/02/14 20:44:57
    We have only flown 2 times once with Quantas and once with Jetstar. Other than the snacks I can't say I found any difference. I'm more than happy to go without a snack on an hour and a half flight for the price :) :)
  • leny2008/02/14 22:45:06
    lilpretzel
    Gee leny, how many times have you travelled with tiger?

    So far all my flights have been excellent, one crew being a bit more out going than the others but I'm very pleased with them so far.

    We had a young bloke about 20 on our out going flight, I couldn't believe how well he was with the kids.

    My flight to Singapore with British Airways was a nightmare, Tiger wins hands down in my book.

    I feel some people except way to much these days, if it wasn't for these cheap flights I would never been able to afford another trip to Melbourne with my other daughter in April.

    :)


    4 times. And that for me was enough. :D I fly very often on all of the domestic carriers, and I myself take safety in the air, loyalty, professionalism and good customer service into mind, and I take it very seriously.

    In my opinion, the TT conditions are appalling and unacceptable for today's middle class citizen. As I have said, an alighting terminal being a fenced off part of a car park in Tiger's main port is simply disgusting. While they are cutting costs, there must be a limit as to how far they will go to treat their customer like cr... and allow them to be faced with such, should I say, surprises.

    Their staff, as I said before, is nothing close to a traveler's standards. On all of my flights, a person who spoke very poor English and had trouble reading out his card was also the cabin supervisor. If you take Qantas or Jetstar, at least their safety announcement is recorded in most cases and on Qantaslink and some Qantas flights, the staff say the safety precautions very clearly, and without looking onto any visual aids. On Tiger Airways, I have seen the staff bumping into each other, and slapping them in silly ways at several times during the flight. Time onboard isn't for staff to socialise and have fun, but to take care of the customer.

    And I could go on. Qantas is a favourite because loyalty plays a big part as to why they continue to operate so successfully. The staff are proffesional, call you by your title and last name and offer full service. Without this, frequent flying would be considered a nightmare. But I very much understand that much of the flying done by members here is very occasional and is done for VFR and holidays, so I'll let that be. I am not however going to stop myself from expressing my feeling towards companies, whether they are positive or negative.
  • raman2008/02/15 12:41:36
    Regarding the fenced car park converted into an arrival terminal, I don't really care as long as they don't lose or delay getting my baggage. It all comes down to the luxuries a middle class citizen wants. They also have a really quick turnaround time which does not allow them to delay departure or arrival.


    The food they offer on Qantas or Virgin is not even worth for the money you pay. You can buy good food on Tiger and find that the total cost still works out to be cheaper than Qantas or Virgin.


    Nowadays, you can't expect perfect English from some taxi drivers, security staff in some establishments, customer service staff in fast food outlets and much more. So, in the interest of your own safety, will you never get into a taxi? How many people listen to those safety instructions anyway?


    If you fly frequently in any airline, I suppose the staff will know your name. With Tiger, they have a few staff, so it should be fairly soon before they know your name.


    I have flown Qantas 4 times internationally and I must say that their cabin crew can't even smile at people and have a frown in their face all the time. However, staff in their domestic flights are quite good.

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