Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 131
Just went to book a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on November 23rd and it turns out QF1193 on a QF 737-800 is now an option. Gave QF a ring, apparently the flight will only run on Saturdays. I don't know why it hasn't been announced yet...?
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
It's a one-off, likely related to an ex-Gold Coast charter. The schedules are showing a single MEL-OOL flight on the 23rd, then a single OOL-MEL flight a week later on the 30th. I can't see any other flights scheduled at this point.
Well I can't work it out either, especially as the QF phone service man said it was a new service. Bizarre.
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Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Strange, there's no Red e-Deal availability (and no Classic Award either).
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 988
According to Qantas, these are a one-off services to deal with high levels of demand during "Schoolies' Week" ( hence the unusual four-digit flight number, which is typical found only on codeshare flights, despite this being a Qantas operated service).
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
Why would you want to fly direct when you can go via Sydney for the same price and enjoy double minimum miles/status credits/tier points?
And if you're in economy and have access to the lounge you can avoid the inflight "meal" and have something a bit more substantial in the lounge en route.
Win, win...Game on!
Member since 04 Oct 2012
Total posts 147
I am sure that is what's on schoolies minds.
Surely the schoolies are interested in the cheapest charter possible in order to maximise money for entertainment purposes?
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