5 cents flights @ Jetstar today 21 Nov from 7pm DST

20 November 2007

THE LINK: http://www.jetstar.com/skylights/cgi-bin/skylights.cgi?mode=FIVE

This unbelievable sale starts from 7.00pm today (Wednesday 21 November, AEDT) until sold out. For travel on selected flights (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only) between 3 May - 3 June 2008, and 29 July 9 September 2008.

Limit of four passengers per booking. Flights are one way, web only and are subject to availability (not available on all flights or days).

Brisbane to/from
Mackay 5c
Newcastle 5c
Rockhampton 5c

Melbourne to/from
Hobart 5c
Launceston 5c
Newcastle 5c

Sydney to/from
Gold Coast 5c

TOPICS:   Travel

58 comments

  • Brad
    Makes me wonder how many surcharges/taxes they'll put on top of the 5c.
  • ScarletRubies
    Is the link a legit Jetstar one? I'm getting a security certificate warning...
  • admin EDITOR
    I thought they were limited to only charging for the taxes levied by the FAA ?
  • admin EDITOR
    its ok ruby - not sure why they are running a security cert on the site. Some details out of the article. However, the only flights on offer from Sydney are to the Gold Coast. From Melbourne - Tiger's homebase - the flights are only on three routes served by Tiger. The tickets are also for travel in the low winter season, more than six months away and on selected flights on the low-peak Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday daytimes. The five cent tickets also entail a $2 credit card fee for people booking over the internet..
  • geo78
    yes, but the $2 cc fee is applicable for all online bookings and most of the flight sales are for low-peak weekdays, isn't it? anyway, $2.05 is extremely good in my opinion...
    admin;26414
    its ok ruby - not sure why they are running a security cert on the site. Some details out of the article. However, the only flights on offer from Sydney are to the Gold Coast. From Melbourne - Tiger's homebase - the flights are only on three routes served by Tiger. The tickets are also for travel in the low winter season, more than six months away and on selected flights on the low-peak Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday daytimes. The five cent tickets also entail a $2 credit card fee for people booking over the internet..
  • nod
    I think $2.05 PLUS taxes is a very good deal indeed. Don't think you can complain. You would need to be flexible with your travelling times but that is a small sacrifice Hot vote from me Geo78 great deal! Will we need a special link tomorrow at 7pm??
  • ScarletRubies
    Well, I am hoping that since Darwin-Melbourne is one of the Tiger routes, it will be one of the ones on sale - and then another leg back to Sunny or Cairns!!! :) I am dreamign if I think I am going to be able to get my hands on 4 return tickets, right? Can you imagine - 20c for all of us per leg? Leg of a journey that is, not the number of legs we have each. Which is standard issue 2, just in case you're wondering!
  • nod
    LOL The thought never crossed my mind :D
  • lilpretzel
    Is this the offer that was for JetMail members?
  • gstok
    Aussie flights must be advertised with taxes included so it'll be 5c INCLUDING tax..... me thinks this is because Tiger is about to announce another mega sale - isn't their first flight about to happen???
  • nod
    Aussie flights must be advertised with taxes included so it'll be 5c INCLUDING tax
    I did not know that Gstok. Will be interesting to see what the prices are tomorrow
  • gstok
    nod, from memory it was a recent(ish) legislation change. I tried to Google for more info but no luck! Unfortunately it only applies to domestic flights for now, but there is hope it'll extend to international ones soon. The changes were brought about to prevent "bait" advertising... e.g. $1 FARES*. You had to find the * in the fine print and realise it didn't include taxes of $60, or some such. Personally I won't be bothering with the JetStar deal - the server will just crash like every single other time, and my experience with them showed me that they're not worth flying with (unless you have hours and hours of spare time!).
  • nod
    the server will just crash like every single other time, and my experience with them showed me that they're not worth flying with (unless you have hours and hours of spare time!).
    I think you are right about the server May I ask what happened on your flight?
    The changes were brought about to prevent "bait" advertising... e.g. $1 FARES*
    About time I say
  • gstok
    nod, let's just say SYD -> MEL took 6 hours. And it wasn't peak! Lots of problems, lots of lies from everyone including the captain, and overall terrible service. So now it'd take a lot to get me flying with them again.
  • ScarletRubies
    And they are absolutely inflexible on overweight baggage. Charge a fortune!
  • nod
    6 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmm I understand why you are not keen to part with anymore cash
  • elegantegotist
    Should I bother with this ? $2.05 is very appealing.
  • gstok
    Take a read of this: http://www.theage.com.au/news/travel/jetstar-warned-to-treat-customers-better/2007/11/20/1195321781909.html Summary: Cut-price airline Jetstar has been put on notice to treat its customers better or face possible action under the Fair Trading Act.
  • admin EDITOR
    geo78;26422
    yes, but the $2 cc fee is applicable for all online bookings and most of the flight sales are for low-peak weekdays, isn't it? anyway, $2.05 is extremely good in my opinion...
    oh yea - for sure - :) its a very good price
  • admin EDITOR
    gstok;26591
    Take a read of this: http://www.theage.com.au/news/travel/jetstar-warned-to-treat-customers-better/2007/11/20/1195321781909.html Summary: Cut-price airline Jetstar has been put on notice to treat its customers better or face possible action under the Fair Trading Act.
    I applaud how pro-active Fair Trading are but can also understand when the rep from Jetstar says that there's a flip side to cheap tickets and thats inflexibility. The only problem I have is that where do you draw the line at cheap vs normal. I personally think the power Qantas wields in the Oz market is obnoxious and they and their offshoots should be slapped around the head for keeping prices artificially high on the 90% of standard flights which aren't budget routes.
  • lilpretzel
    Are we taking bets on how long until the server melts? http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/rron399l.jpg
  • ScarletRubies
    An update (or did I not read it carefully before?):
    The five-cent fares, which include taxes and other charges, will go on sale from 7pm to 11.59pm (AEDT), and come as competitor Tiger Airways prepares to launch its operations in Australia. Jetstar spokesman Simon Westaway said the fares, offered on a seven of Jetstar's routes, are a bonus for travellers. "We believe this is the lowest all-inclusive air fare ever offered in the domestic market in Australia since domestic air travel commenced," Mr Westaway told AAP. The fares will only be offered on seven Jetstar routes - Sydney to the Gold Coast, services from Melbourne to Hobart, Launceston and Newcastle and flights from Brisbane to Mackay, Rockhampton and Newcastle. Only members of Jetstar's Jetmail e-mail registration program will be offered the ultra-low fares, which will be available only on selected days between May 3 and June 3, and from July 29 to September 9, Mr Westaway said.
    ]http://www.smh.com.au/news/NATIONAL/Jetstar-offers-5c-fare-bonanza/2007/11/20/1195321781423.html
  • geo78
    Important update: it will only be available through an email sent out to those registered with Jetmail. to register, please go to http://www.jetstar.com/edm/index.php?pop=true&ref=five
  • ScarletRubies
    Has anyone managed to secure any?
  • gstok
    I think everyone's either waiting for the email (which can take many hours) or for someone to post the link required. There's reports the servers have already crashed.
  • lilpretzel
    Is booking system is down. No email :(
  • golfwidow
    Dont have an email either. The site isnt working for me anyway :(
  • geo78
    there is a small tab "Login" on the top right hand side of the web page. choose Jetstar Member
  • Keeys
  • Keeys
    no luck here it times out :(
  • voteoften
    i have not received the required "jetmail" to access these fares and the phone number will not even ring. I ma going to make a complaint with consumer protection
  • Hooray
    From the Jetstar home page: "Unfortunately, we're experiencing some technical difficulties..."
  • ScarletRubies
    Error message for me: Method Not Allowed An error has occurred.
  • Keeys
    JETSTAR'S UNBELIEVABLE 5 CENT SALE Hurry and book your 5 cent airfare now! There are only 5,000 seats available from 7.00pm tonight or until sold out. Limit of 4 passengers per booking. For travel on selected flights (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only) between 3 May - 3 June 2008 and 29 July - 9 September 2008. Subject to availability. Flights are one way, web only.
  • gstok
    You'll just get a "Method Not Allowed" error. Don't waste your night people - Tiger is bound to have a great deal by the end of the week, and their servers won't go down. Enjoy your dinners....
  • voteoften
    This is ridiculous. I am going to find out who has jurisdiction on this. I know WA has a consumer protection department. I left work early for this sale. Now I find an email is required and I have not received it, even though I joined specifically for this sale. I joined 4 days ago. I ma definitely going to pursue this. The consumer protection departments are major pains in the ass for companies and they are very nearly a law unto themselves. JJet star has brought this on by pursuing promotion of this deal and getting people to sign up to access it. Now they have not delievered. They are not even answering their phones.
  • ScarletRubies
    You're seriously going to let it bother you that much, even though they've said there's 3000 seats, and there's 5 squillion people after 50 seat each right now?
  • Keeys
    I an get through but it won't let me do it without insurance which is still cheap but then you can't pay any other way than cradit and my card is maxed out :(
  • geo78
    this is to see what routes are available: http://www.jetstar.com/jetMail/5CentSale-16Nov07/index.html
  • voteoften
    Yes, actually it does bother me that much. I took off early from work, where I am a volunteer worker. I ma a volunteer because I believe in the cause I support. These people said they would send an email and they have not. They have deliberately misled consumers in order to get promotion for themselves. Before they make an announcement of this sort, they need to triple check everything. Failure to send the email is utterly unacceptable. It is the only way in which this deal can be accessed. I don't care how many poeple are trying to get the deal. The fact is that they have failed to provide the p[romised conditions. They have received their reward for the promotion - good publicity - but have not delivered the actual goods. In my mind, that is basically dishonest.
  • Alfacat
    No luck here either - have given up trying after half an hour solid. Keep getting error message. Was waiting for my email but it didn't arrive. 5 cent seats probably all sold out by now anyway (if anyone could get on to site, that is). Will wait for Tiger.
  • lilpretzel
    Unfortunately, we're experiencing some technical difficulties, and Jetstar.com is temporarily unavailable. Our technicians are working on the problem, and we hope to have the site up again as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience. What's new!!
  • fairybelle
    yep i cant get a seat either... very frustrating... Congrats to those who did though
  • nod
    They really need to sort out their servers before they offer these sorts of sales But it may actually work in their favour - less super cheap tickets they need to hand out :D
  • nod
    Summary: Cut-price airline Jetstar has been put on notice to treat its customers better or face possible action under the Fair Trading Act.
    Love this!
  • fairybelle
    nod;26722
    They really need to sort out their servers before they offer these sorts of sales But it may actually work in their favour - less super cheap tickets they need to hand out :D
    I was just saying that exact thing to my boyfriend. Surely they know that this happens every time
  • lilpretzel
    Very happy here, was able to grab 3 lots of tickets, 2 for me and 1 lot for my nephew. Going to be coming home on the tilt train for 1 lot and will have to suss out return fares for the other. Total - Just over $12 for 3x2people fares Bring on Tiger!! :D
  • lilpretzel
    admin;26414
    The five cent tickets also entail a $2 credit card fee for people booking over the internet..
    Jetstar Base Fare 0.10 Credit Card Fee 4.00 Total Price 4.10 * Includes 10% GST of 0.37 Must be $2 per person :eek:
  • gstok
    Now sold out. Maybe staff got most of em! lol
  • admin EDITOR
    :) - makes you wonder how they stop that.
  • jdstacey
    wow congrats - been trying all night - but without luck. They are all sold out now. :-(
  • lilpretzel
    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/expired.gif
  • ScarletRubies
    Well done, lilpretzel! Glad to hear someone I "know" has got some. Shall we see how long it is before the hawkers list them on ebay? :)
  • lilpretzel
    Thanks ScarletRubies :) JETSTAR triggered an unprecedented stampede for cut-price tickets last night, with 60 million hits on its website as people rushed for 5c airfares. At its peak, the sale was generating 10,000 hits on the airline's website every second :eek:
  • Keeys
    I got my email!!! at 5.53am thismorning pmsl
  • ozpete
    Likewise Keeys _ i guess its Jetstars humour here -
  • ScarletRubies
    lilpretzel;26825
    JETSTAR triggered an unprecedented stampede for cut-price tickets last night, with 60 million hits on its website as people rushed for 5c airfares. At its peak, the sale was generating 10,000 hits on the airline's website every second :eek:
    Still upset, Voteoften? I think it was entirely predictable that it would happen, and I am not at all surprised to miss out! Off to Virgin to check out the daily deals...!

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