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Tiger's inaugural flight to Hobart - 1-day sale - $9.95 to ADL/ASP/NTL !!

Posted By: dennisy, posted 2008/01/14 15:33
Tiger Airways starts flying to Hobart today. And to "celebrate" they are having another 1-day sale, for today only.

Valid for travel in Jun-2008, with an expanded range of desintations (including Perth and Darwin @ $49.95) included this time :)

$9.95 one-way - Melbourne to:
Adelaide
Alice Springs
Newcastle

$19.95 one-way - Melbourne to:
Launceston
Canberra
Hobart

$39.95 one-way - Melbourne to:
Mackay
Rockhampton
Gold Coast
Sunshine Coast

$49.95 one-way - Melbourne to:
Perth
Darwin

For purchase on: 15-Jan-2008
For travel: 01-Jun to 30-Jun-2008
Expiry date:2008/01/16
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  • nod2008/01/15 09:20:20
    Melbourne to Perth for $49.95 is a really good buy !
  • leny2008/01/15 10:29:52
    Got Melbourne to Perth for travel later this month for $39.95. With a connection from the Gold Coast for $19.95, it ended up costing just over $60 each way. :)
    They really are good deals. :)
    Direct from BNE cost upwardsof $300 each way.
  • admin2008/01/15 10:37:39
    Thanks leny. Its great to see some competition in the AU marketplace.

    Managed to find a $49 to perth flight


    [FONT=arial,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=1][COLOR=#ff9933]Internet Discounted Fare[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=#ff9933]49.95 AUD[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=arial,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=1][COLOR=#639cce]Regular Fare[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=arial,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=1][COLOR=#639cce]59.95 AUD[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000]Mon, 09 Jun 08
    Flight TT 7708 [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000] 21:50 [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=1][COLOR=#000000]Depart[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000] 23:55[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=1][COLOR=#000000]Arrive[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] http://booking.tigerairways.com/skylights/images/dot.gif http://booking.tigerairways.com/skylights/images/dot.gif http://booking.tigerairways.com/skylights/images/dot.gif
  • leny2008/01/15 11:37:19
    dennisy submitted the deal. ;)
  • admin2008/01/15 11:40:30
    Hows that - you get thanked even when you dont post.

    Guess I'd better be thanking you then dennisy.
  • ravenclan2008/01/15 11:57:38
    Just got seats from Perth to Melb - departing on a Thursday and returning on Monday!!

    Has anyone actually flown with Tiger before?

    I have heard some stories about them overbooking or cancelling flights so you don't actually end up going anywhere......
  • dennisy2008/01/15 12:32:25
    Thanks for all the enthusiastic replies :)

    Really glad to see that quite a few have managed to get cheap tickets on this sale :)

    And yes, I have flown TigerAirways once from Melbourne so far (and a few more to come!)

    My flight was a pleasant experience - modern A320 planes, reasonable seat pitch, on-time departure/arrival, no overbooking issues - but again not many empty seats left on the plane either.

    Only 1 thing to note when flying from/to Melbourne Tullamarine aiport - the TigerAir terminal "T4" is a separate building (a.k.a "Tin Shed") from the main Virgin/Qantas/International terminal - about 5mins walk away. A small inconvenience IMHO, for the incredible savings!
  • ScarletRubies2008/01/15 15:43:54
    Well, with fear and trembling, I've booked our family a trip to Adelaide via Melbourne in the middle of flaming winter. We must be insane. Still, paid $485 return for 4 of us - pretty close to unbeatable.

    One of the biggest complaints I hear about Tiger is their baggage allowances - very measly. 15kg per person, though you CAN combine that into fewer cases for a travelling party (ie we can take 2x30kg suitcases instead of 4x15kg). There is NO allowance for kiddy crud, like prams, car seats, cots etc etc etc... it would cost us $30 PER CAR SEAT PER LEG (2 kids, 4 legs - $240!!!!!) to take the two kids seats with us. Cheaper to hire there, or even buy a new one. I think that's absolutely ludicrous, and really don't want to fly Tiger... but there we are, booked!


    Oh, that's "per leg of travel" not "per leg on each kid" by the way.... man that looks weird!
  • ravenclan2008/01/16 13:02:28
    dennisy


    My flight was a pleasant experience - modern A320 planes, reasonable seat pitch, on-time departure/arrival, no overbooking issues - but again not many empty seats left on the plane either.

    Only 1 thing to note when flying from/to Melbourne Tullamarine aiport - the TigerAir terminal "T4" is a separate building (a.k.a "Tin Shed") from the main Virgin/Qantas/International terminal - about 5mins walk away. !


    Thanks for the info and tips dennisy :flowers:

    Did you get this deal thru an email?
    I am signed up for both Tiger emails but don't seem to receive any of the deals that I see posted on here.......anyone have any idea why?? :confused:
  • leny2008/01/16 13:07:48
    I'm flying them next week, and am aware that they also have a "tin shed" at the OOL airport, but which is still considered as being in the "other than Qantas" terminal.

    You need to be checking the TT website frequently, as these deals are not sent out to email newsletter subscribers.
  • admin2008/01/16 20:57:32
    :D - tin shed huh.....
  • leny2008/01/16 22:46:01
    Yep, pretty much like the one in our backyard, except a lot bigger. I swear it even has that smell. It's a room with a big counter up front, where there are about 5 check in counters. Then there are plain belted poles (surprising, but they were the retractable ones!) that fill up the whole "room" to closely just fit in all the customers. The only screen or two that are in there is/are the flight detail information screens. Nothing above the counters. You get what you pay for, and TT are REALLY cutting down on the costs of everything. I wonder if their check in staff are also dispatchers? (or even cabin staff/pilots? pmsl :D) QF only fly out of the OOL airport about twice or 3 times a day, and at a higher price that from the Brisbane aiport, which is a real shame). I live much closer to the BNE aiport for the record. Virgin Blue and Jetstar have quite a good coverage though. So, currently on my scale,
    QF > DJ > TT = JQ (Yet to have a domestic economy experience on Jetstar; next week)
    Air Asia X should spice up the competition, and hopefully offer some good service in the Australian domestic market.
  • admin2008/01/16 23:34:32
    tin sheds conjure up images of cattle class transport in my head. Personally I dont care if it gets more accessible flights (and I usually book my otherwise greenie leaning credentials into purgatory when it comes to flights)
  • lilpretzel2008/01/17 00:16:18
    [CENTER][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][COLOR=Navy][SIZE=2]
    All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
    I'm standin' here outside your door
    I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

    But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
    The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn
    Already I'm so lonesome I could die

    So kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you'll wait for me
    Hold me like you'll never let me go

    'Cause I'm leaving on a tiger plane
    I don't know when I'll be back again
    Oh, babe, I hate to go

    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]I'm leaving on [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]Friday on [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]a Tiger plane ....

    Couldn't help myself sorry about that! :p

    I'll have feedback next week on Tigers service, thanks for the heads up on the tin shed :)

    Bring on the tennis!
    [/COLOR] [/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
  • leny2008/01/17 00:17:40
    lilpretzel
    [CENTER][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][COLOR=Navy][SIZE=2]
    All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
    I'm standin' here outside your door
    I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

    But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
    The taxi's waitin', he's blowin' his horn
    Already I'm so lonesome I could die

    So kiss me and smile for me
    Tell me that you'll wait for me
    Hold me like you'll never let me go

    'Cause I'm leaving on a tiger plane
    I don't know when I'll be back again
    Oh, babe, I hate to go

    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]I'm leaving on [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]Friday on [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5][SIZE=2][COLOR=Navy]a Tiger plane ....

    Couldn't help myself sorry about that! :p

    I'll have feedback next week on Tigers service, thanks for the heads up on the tin shed :)
    [/COLOR] [/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]


    Nice, :), I leave the friday after you. :D
  • nod2008/01/22 09:43:21
    ravenclan
    Thanks for the info and tips dennisy :flowers:

    Did you get this deal thru an email?
    I am signed up for both Tiger emails but don't seem to receive any of the deals that I see posted on here.......anyone have any idea why?? :confused:



    I have had to sign up twice to get the emails Ravenclan so don't feel left out and I am sure that I don't receive all of them either :D

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