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By Pandy 30 October 2007 23

The Canberra Times reports that Tiger Airways will be flying initially from Canberra to Melbourne from February 2008 with fares ranging from $40 to $50 one way and special fares of $10, taxes included. Fortunately the flights go to Tullamarine.

Well I went and made a booking today for a holiday in Victoria in March. So the fares might be cheap but here is the sting in the tail (pun intended):

Check-in closes promptly 45 minutes before departure. It is recommended that you check-in 2 hours before hand.
Luggage allowance is 15kgs. A sliding scale of charges applies for each extra 5kgs of luggage from $25 per sector. But these are on-line charges. If you pay at the time of boarding you may expect to FROM 3 times this amount; ie $75 for the 1st extra 5kg.

Then what about booking the seat of your choice? A bit confusing but it seems that the on-line default is $25 per seat per sector.

I wonder what their inflight catering charges will be like?

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AG Canberra 9:58 am 01 Nov 07

Woo Hoo Tiger!

80 bucks for the whole family to go to Melb and back to watch the footy next June! Excellent marketing announcing these cheap fares the same week as the 2008 AFL fixture is released.

Who cares about 45 min check-in cut off and 15kg per person? For 80 bucks you can’t go wrong.

Remember they still have to abide by all rules to fly in Aus – the frills are just extra dollars that I don’t need.

Lord Mælinar 9:34 am 31 Oct 07

Any leakages from Zeppelin transport will contribute to GhG, rather than eradicate them.

Carbon negative if you exclude production and process as a necessary element, and work out some convenient method of carbon-friendly helium production.

Pandy 9:09 am 31 Oct 07

Powered by greenhouses gasses.

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