Member since 10 Sep 2011
Total posts 45
Tiger are now saying they are the choice of the "Budget Business Traveller" on the SYD-MEL Route. Anybody on this forum prepared to fly the new Tiger, which is currently the most on-time airline in Australia? Lack on high speed check-in is a turn off for me, not to mention the low frequency of flights, however, I could see small businesses trying to cut costs possibly considering this option. Thoughts?
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Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Never. ~28.5" seat pitch rules them out for me.
Member since 04 Nov 2010
Total posts 155
What a joke! There's Qantas, then there's Virgin, then there's Jetstar for the real 'business on a budget', but Tiger? Forget it! The airline can say whetever it likes but I can't imagine anybody flying them for business if you're serious about travel.
:) Jetstar in Darwin are the choice of all travellers heading OS until Silkair come into the market on Monday week! Maybe Silkair might convince Qantas Group to stop treating the Top End market with large OS FIFO presence like dirt.
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 177
Once they're back up to full capacity (the latter half of this year), I see no reason why I wouldn't be happy to give them a try if the price was right.
They do seem to be doing a lot of things right now, and once frequency gets boosted, it might be entirely worthwhile. No idea.
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 20
Tiger or Scoot? I have a feeling Tiger will be rebranded personally.
Member since 07 Nov 2011
Total posts 5
I haven't bothered to look how "cheap" the fare is. But don't you have to waste time by getting to the airport 2 hours early?...... how much does that actually cost you in lost productivity.
Member since 13 Mar 2012
Total posts 12
The main reason Tiger can say they are the most on time airline in Australia is because they are at limited capacity. With the amount of fat they can build into turn times, and the number of ops spares available, something would have to be seriously wrong for them not to have great OTP. I'd expect that to change when they reach full capacity though. Maybe not drop to their old levels, but give it a few months after reaching full capacity to fully judge their performance, with respect to punctuality at least.
Member since 05 Jan 2012
Total posts 175
My opinion is you get rewarded for doing good things (i.e. flying QF or DJ) but you arent rewarded for doing bad things (i.e. flying tiger)
Member since 17 Feb 2012
Total posts 50
Having been tricked into a Jetstar flight thanks to booking with Qantas, I won't buy for a second that any airline can be less "business friendly" than Jetstar. They board their planes 45 mins before departure (or at least they did on the flight I was on) and when they ask if you could put that bag from the overhead bin to the non-existant space under your seat - that's not a request, that's an order... Even if you wanted to buy something decent on board - there is nothing available... There's only two emotions you experience travelling with these clowns - anger and dispair.
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