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Old 25th Jan 2023, 03:53
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Originally Posted by Deano969
And ?
Means JQ/QF will continue to drop their airfares on all routes out of MCY so the cost comparisons you quoted are not valid.

2 weeks ago JQ had fares from MCY to MEL for $120.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 05:04
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It’s off season from now to Easter,that’s why the fares are cheap.They can’t fill an aircraft.😆
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 05:12
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Originally Posted by Zinfandel
Means JQ/QF will continue to drop their airfares on all routes out of MCY so the cost comparisons you quoted are not valid.

2 weeks ago JQ had fares from MCY to MEL for $120.
Really?
So when did JQ start flying to Mildura?

My point was comparing Brisbane residents traveling to Sunny Coast to take a direct flight to Mildura
If you are arguing that JQ drops fares to Sydney, all good, but still more expensive to book through QF from MCY to MQL including JQ metal to SYD than from Brisbane anyway....
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Deano969
Really?
So when did JQ start flying to Mildura?

My point was comparing Brisbane residents traveling to Sunny Coast to take a direct flight to Mildura
If you are arguing that JQ drops fares to Sydney, all good, but still more expensive to book through QF from MCY to MQL including JQ metal to SYD than from Brisbane anyway....

you leave out convenience. Daily flights via Sydney with QF vs a very much reduced schedule with Bonza.

most people donít just buy on price and MCY is not near Brisbane anymore than NTL is near SYD or WTB is neat BNE
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 06:27
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Originally Posted by TBM-Legend
you leave out convenience. Daily flights via Sydney with QF vs a very much reduced schedule with Bonza.

most people donít just buy on price and MCY is not near Brisbane anymore than NTL is near SYD or WTB is neat BNE
I agree and disagree with you
As I understand it AB is aiming at leisure and family visits, not businessmen, so three times daily may not be that big a selling point
A saving of $1300-$2000 for a family may result in that family fitting into ABs schedule

Again
A car trip to the Sunny Coast 1-2 hours depending on traffic
A direct jet service
Verses
A car trip to BNE 30 minutes to 1 hour
A jet to SYD or MEL
A couple of hours transfer
Then over an hour in a prop

Not saying that AB will suck up 100% of the point to point traffic, but the will get a fare bit (pun intended)

I know plenty of locals up here that flew Tiger from BNE after they left MCY to save a few hundred on a return flight to SYD
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 07:04
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More importantly right now, are tickets on sale yet?
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 07:27
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001
More importantly right now, are tickets on sale yet?
Something seems off. Complete silence from the business also.

One would guess they are having some challenges on the ecommerce, digital, commercial side. The bits CASA does not look at. How many months have they had to get that stuff in order? Sorry how many years have they had? They possibly should not have come out and said we are starting on xx day, when the house isn't in order.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 07:33
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I would think that first flight maybe few flights will be freebies anyway. I can’t see family’s going on cheap holidays just after kids have had 6 weeks holidays.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 09:27
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Originally Posted by Deano969
Really?
So when did JQ start flying to Mildura?

My point was comparing Brisbane residents traveling to Sunny Coast to take a direct flight to Mildura
If you are arguing that JQ drops fares to Sydney, all good, but still more expensive to book through QF from MCY to MQL including JQ metal to SYD than from Brisbane anyway....
JQ are part of the QF group, so you will always have more options to reach your destination. Plus you can fly everyday to MQL from MCY and using the QF group (not diect)Ösomething you canít do with Bonza.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 11:54
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This is the weirdest 'airline' launch in this country's history. All the back patting that was going on on social media prior to AOC has gone a bit silent.

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Old 26th Jan 2023, 05:48
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All part of 777p's plan for their little down under venture. Doing things differently because the pax they are pursuing like and want different. 738 east coast ops outside the golden triangle regime sure going to require smart different to survive.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 00:45
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You can now book flights
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 01:41
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Originally Posted by Zinfandel
You can now book flights
So
Sunny Coast to Mildura $84 or $110 select seat + baggage
Return $79 or $104
Twice weekly

Sunny Coast to Newcastle $59/$81
Return $99/$120
4 x Weekly

Sunny Coast to Avalon $129/$155
Return $79/$104

Sunny Coast to Coffs $89/$105
Return $49/$65
2 x Weekly

Sunny Coast to Rocky $49/$65
Return $69/$85
3 x Weekly

Sunny Coast to Cairns $79/$104
Return $81/$106
5 x Weekly

Though this is in line with their $50 per hour, I reckon they are fluffing their flight times up a bit
2hr 20min to Cairns
1hr 10min to Rocky or Coffs
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 04:10
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MCY-AVV 2 hours 35 mins. Really??

Would be a bit rich coming out in a few months telling the others off for being late and we are always ontime, because we add 20-30mins on per flight.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 06:09
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Originally Posted by Zinfandel
You can now book flights

How ? Can't seem to make app do anything ?From ABC news (Still a while before anything much happens?)

"After the first flight next week, Bonza's regular schedule will begin on February 14 with a flight to Mackay.

Flights to Avalon begin on February 21.

Flights to Newcastle will not commence until March 28.

The Port Macquarie, Mildura, Coffs Harbour and Albury routes will begin operating in April."

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Old 27th Jan 2023, 06:40
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Deano969. MEB is not available for the B737 MAX8
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 07:43
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Deano969. MEB is not available for the B737 MAX8
I stand corrected but Isnít MEB Merimbula?
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:23
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Originally Posted by Alice Kiwican
I stand corrected but Isnít MEB Merimbula?
Essendon
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:25
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Originally Posted by Deano969
Essendon
Ahh ok that makes more sense.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:48
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So the initial AVV-MCY doesn’t facilitate weekends in the Sun , first epic fail
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