Cheap flights within Australia
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2012 5:00 AM Last Post By: spotty_dalmatian
Sep 27, 2012 11:11 PM
Sep 27, 2012 11:21 PM
Sep 27, 2012 11:23 PM
2Alice to Sydney might have to be Virgin or Qantas.
Not sure if Tiger or Jetstar do this route ASP->SYD.
Sep 27, 2012 11:34 PM
3Once a day, everyday it seems, there is a Virgin Aust flight from Ayers to Sydney. Does not fly to Alice though. So, if you MUST fly out of Alice, go Qantas.
No Tiger, no Jetstar to/from Alice.
$239 per person Mondays Ayers to Sydney with Virgin. Only one flight per day by the looks of it. Also its an Embraer 190, so smaller than a 737.
Book early if you want the Virgib flight. Have to make your way from Alice to Ayers (known as Uluru these days). Or as mentioned, go Qantas from Alice to Sydney.
Using test dates: 29Oct12
Virgin Ayers to Sydney is $239
Qantas Alice to Sydney is $329
Sep 27, 2012 11:53 PM
4There are 4 airlines: Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar (which is a Qantas subsidiary) and Tiger
Use http://www.iwantthatflight.com.au to compare
Have to make your way from Alice to Ayers (known as Uluru these days).
Just in case OP isn't already aware ... these two places are several hundred kilometres apart.
Sep 28, 2012 1:45 AM
5She wants cheap tho.
To some that $90 might be a moot point, to others it can be a lot.
But by the rate this mob charges, that $90 might be best. Viator charges $149 to go between Alice & Uluru...
Unless the OP has a car to drive around while up there in the NT.
Additional Q: when are you travelling OP? Right now, Tiger has not begun flying into Adelaide, they have said they will fly Melbourne to Adelaide later in the year or next year, probabally/maybe Sydney to Adelaide too, don't know as yet.
If you want to travel in the next month, go with Jetstar from Sydney to Adelaide, rail or drive up to NT, then up to you, flying from Alice or Ayers with whomever to Sydney.
Sep 28, 2012 2:45 AM
6Meanwhile, back on planet earth ...
Australia has 5 airlines - Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar, Tiger and Rex.
Rex mostly services small regional airports.
Qantas is the big full price full service carrier, but sometimes has good specials
Virgin WAS a discount carrier but now competes with Qantas.
Tiger is the only true discount bucket airline.
Jetstar can be cheap, but is fully owned by Qantas.
Tiger services very few airports and does not go to Alice Springs. And all but one of its flights hubs through Melbourne, so to get from Adelaide to Sydney you'd have to pay for an Adelaide-Melbourne and then Melbourne-Sydney flight which makes it more expensive than flying with the other airlines direct.
AND, to make matters worse, the ONLY airline which flies to Alice Springs is Qantas, so, you have to pay what they charge. If you go to Ayers Rock, you can at least choose between Virgin and Qantas.
To sum up:
- ONLY Qantas flies to Alice Springs
- Adelaide to Sydney you have a choice of Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin. If you fly at an inconvenient time, you may get a bargain
Sep 28, 2012 2:46 AM
Sep 28, 2012 9:34 AM
8Previous users have already answered your question and provided good info.
Harry_Ramsden said in #6: Australia has 5 airlines - Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar, Tiger and Rex.
I know a sixth one (or a seventh one as brother_no_2 quoted Skywest in #7, which you missed too): Air North. But it isn't useful for the OP as they don't make any of the OP's routes. BTW, it seems there are more airlines in Australia than all the airlines we quoted so far. A list can be found here.
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