“Canberra – Low cost airline Tiger Airways is concentrating on regional routes in the Australian market, with the low-cost Canberra to Melbourne route tipped to capture travellers’ attention.”
I have had an interesting experience with Tiger on the ‘Canberra – Melbourne’ route. I booked flights 3 months in advance for myself and my partner – three weeks out, Tiger contacted us to tell us that our return flight back to Canberra was changed from 10.30am to 8:55am. Considering we were to be attending a hens/bucks weekend, this was not good news. Then, two weeks out from our travel date, I noticed that I had more money in my account that I should have had. Looking over my statement – Tiger had cancelled our flights and provided us with a refund – no explanation at all!! I was about to ring them to find out what had happened, when I noticed they had a sale on, and I rebooked my flights for $100 cheaper! I should have known that this was not going to end well. And sure enough, my partner and I dragged ourselves from bed at 6.30am on the Sunday morning (with very sore heads) in Melbourne to make it to the airport at 8:00am – only to be told our flight was delayed by two hours!!! So in the end, the flight was scheduled for the original time we booked in 3 months previously!!! Has anyone had such experiences?? It is cheap, and I like to back the underdog, but it is far too inconsistent for me to trust again.