Member since 09 Mar 2015
Total posts 17
I am planning a trip from sydney to melbourne and back. Which airline qantas or virgin or for low cost airline jetstar or tigerair
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 03 Mar 2014
Total posts 18
Qantas and Virgin Australia now have a fairly similar ground and inflight experience. Choose whichever airline, if any, you have status with. Both of these are far preferable to Jetstar, and Tiger Airways should probably be avoided.
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
Well it's only 1h 20m to handle so I guess Jetstar is fine. But DO NOT go on TigerAir, they gave us headaches in Sydney with gate changes and delays and not putting them on screen. Jetstar is at least better than Tiger. Qantas and Virgin are there if you are looking to spend your stash but if not then Jetstar is the best way to go for a seemingly short flight each way.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Yes and no. Jetstar is often no cheaper than Qantas, and on one particular evening I was looking at, was actually actually more than Qantas, before add-ons like baggage.
OP should fly Qantas.
Fly Qantas. Best experience all-round.
Member since 29 Jun 2013
Total posts 317
Always fly Qantas where possible
Member since 09 May 2011
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Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 131
Qantas. Terminal 3 is much more civilised when departing Sydney.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
SYD - MEL QF is Better. They have more flights VA is always good as a second option. Generaly I find the pricing to be similar but VA is cheaper by $10 aprox
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