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QANTAS and Jetstar to do less with less

With sky-high fuel bills QANTAS has decided to do some route pruning. QANTAS will exit the Gold Coast-Sydney and Ayers Rock-Melbourne routes and reducing services on Ayers Rock-Sydney from August. From July Jetstar will cut Sydney-Whitsunday Coast, Adelaide-Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane-Hobart. The service reductions will reduce capacity by five percent ‘the equivalent of grounding six aircraft’.

According to the SMH

Qantas plans to “ground” two Boeing 767s, retire one ageing 737 and speed up the retirement of its fuel-guzzling fleet of four 747-300s.

But in a worrying sign, Qantas said its low-cost subisidiary Jetstar would cancel the delivery of one A321 and ground another of its relatively new A320s. This counters moves by other airlines to focus on the retirement of older and less fuel efficient jets. Jetstar said the grounded A320 would be used as a “spare”.

ABC Radio National’s PM: QANTAS reacts to petrol prices by cutting routes

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Qantas domestic sale

Qantas domestic sale.

QantasFor Travel: between 11 June and 3 July, and 23 July and 18 September 2008

Onsale until Thursday 22 May.

Sydney to:
Melbourne one way from $99
Brisbane one way from $99
Canberra one way from $99
Adelaide one way from $125
Cairns one way from $175

Canberra
to:
Sydney one way from $99
Melbourne one way from $99
Brisbane one way from $119

Melbourne to:
Adelaide one way from $85
Sydney one way from $99
Canberra one way from $99
Brisbane one way from $125

Brisbane to:

Adelaide one way from $135
Townsville one way from $135


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72 hour VirginBlue Sale: Sydney – Gold Coast $49

Virgin BlueVirginBlue are running a seventy-two hour sale. A number of smaller domestic routes included (all for June travel) and east coast capitals to Christchurch and Nadi (somewhat more expansive dates).

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Air New Zealand Sale – One Way $219 From Australian East Coast

Air New Zealand has a 72 hour sale running until Wed 14th of May. Deals to New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch) include

  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Gold Coast one way from $219
  • Adelaide one way from $339
  • Perth one way from $499

For travel July to September 08. Prices include taxes and surcharges.

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Qantas Aussie Getaway Sale

Qantas KoalaQantas domestic sale on now until midnight (AEST) Monday 5 May 2008. Price includes a minimum 1,000 Frequent Flyer points.

These great deals are available for travel between:

  • 20 May and 26 June,
  • 23 July and 17 September, and
  • 15 October and 10 December 2008.
Sydney to One-way from
Canberra $85
Brisbane $95
Gold Coast $95
Melbourne $99
Adelaide $120
Hobart $125
Cairns $169
Alice Springs $198
Ayers Rock (Uluru) $198
Perth $209
Canberra to One-way from
Sydney $85
Melbourne $95
Adelaide $105
Brisbane $115
Melbourne to One-way from
Adelaide $75
Canberra $95
Sydney $99
Hobart $99
Brisbane $119
Alice Springs $179
Ayers Rock (Uluru) $185
Perth $198
Brisbane to One-way from
Sydney $95
Canberra $115
Melbourne $119
Cairns $129
Adelaide $135
Alice Springs $209
Perth $299
Cairns to One-way from
Brisbane $129
Sydney $169
Alice Springs $229
Gold Coast to One-way from
Sydney $95

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Once, twice, three times the sale(s) – Virgin Blue respond with “Party at Our Place Specials”

Virgin Blue have responded to Jetstar and Tiger. Specials on domestic routes (too many to list) and:

New Zealand

  • Brisbane → Wellington $229^ AUD
  • Sydney → Christchurch $149 AUD
  • Melbourne → Christchurch $149 AUD
  • Brisbane → Christchurch $149 AUD
  • Auckland → Gold Coast $179 NZD
  • Auckland → Brisbane $185 NZD
  • Wellington → Brisbane $185^ NZD
  • Christchurch → Sydney $179^ NZD
  • Christchurch → Melbourne $179^ NZD
  • Christchurch → Brisbane $185^ NZD
  • Auckland → Cairns $339 NZD
  • Auckland → Mackay $279 NZD
  • Auckland → Rockhampton $279 NZD
  • Christchurch → Adelaide $299 NZD
  • Christchurch → Cairns $329 NZD
  • Christchurch → Canberra $259 NZD
  • Wellington → Cairns

Tonga

  • Auckland → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $149 NZD
  • Auckland → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $169 NZD
  • Sydney → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $279 AUD
  • Melbourne → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $349* AUD
  • Brisbane → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $349* AUD
  • Adelaide → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $349* AUD
  • Canberra → Nuku Alofa (Tonga) $349* AUD

Samoa

  • Auckland → Apia (Samoa) $239 NZD
  • Christchurch → Apia (Samoa) $299* NZD
  • Wellington → Apia (Samoa) $299* NZD
  • Auckland → Apia (Samoa) $259 NZD
  • Christchurch → Apia (Samoa) $299* NZD
  • Wellington → Apia (Samoa) $299* NZD
  • Sydney → Apia (Samoa) $349 AUD
  • Melbourne → Apia (Samoa) $399* AUD
  • Brisbane → Apia (Samoa) $399* AUD
  • Adelaide → Apia (Samoa) $399* AUD
  • Canberra → Apia (Samoa) $399* AUD
  • Gold Coast → Apia (Samoa) $399* AUD

Cook Islands

  • Auckland → Rarotonga $249 NZD
  • Christchurch → Rarotonga $299* NZD
  • Wellington → Rarotonga $299* NZD

Travel between dates vary, fares are one-way include most taxes. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights.

Hope it’s of interest.

Better late than never – Tiger Airways Sale

Tiger Sale

Tiger Sale

Tiger Airways are also running a sale and the discounts, although they don’t look to be as deep, may be easier to book. Thought it deserved a mention – most of the fares are for travel in May.