Will Tasmanian Airfares sky rocket?

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wilsoni Banned

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"No good deed goes unpunished".

moa999

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Simple demand and supply.

If demand goes up...

That said with a double schedule shouldn't be too bad, the wharf damage didn't look too bad, the steelwork on T2 is another matter

sgb

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My understanding is that 232 cars were loaded onboard earlier in the evening for the crossing, and won't be un loaded in Melbourne, those loading / unloading facilities no longer exist at this point in time. You drive into the front of the ship in Melbourne and out the rear in Devonport. Devonport has different ramps for the rear as compared with Melbourne's front load / unload.  Terrible news for Tassie economy, TTLine has spent a fortune ungrading the New Spirit of Tasmania's and heavily promoting them, now the highway is cut.

Grannular

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Sixty-five cars that were loaded onto the ship before the incident “will be unloaded as soon as practical this morning”, Ms Turner said.

cerebralbliss

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I'm not sure you're aware of how fares go from one level to the next, sbg, but I'll try and give a quick explanation.

The airlines will have a several different fare levels each. They might have 10 at the cheapest level, then 20 at the next level, then 25 at the next, and so on.

Naturally, people usually purchase the cheaper fare levels first, so as they fill up, the fare appears to be raised, when in fact, they have sold out of the number of seats they allocated for the cheaper level. The airlines don't rub their hands together and raise the prices - the plane is just getting fuller and has sold out of the cheaper fare levels.

This is a very oversimplified explanation of yield management, but I won't bore you with the details. The airlines aren't being mean and taking advantage of the public's problems. Its just how the system works.

Hope it makes a bit more sense now.

PS - I don't work for an airline, so I'm not being biased.

Jonno

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Well described, as an ex travel agent this always grinds my gears to hear people say the prices have 'gone up' and failing to understand the lowest fare seats DID exist but they have been sold!

undertheradar Banned

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I suggest the OP (original poster) login to spiritoftasmania.com.au

wilsoni Banned

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As might many others. Seems the OP was correct. 

Ryan K

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I don't think the original question was correct. The airlines aren't "jacking up" their prices on account of the Spirit being out of action.

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The OP didn't say they are. A question was asked. Questions are nether correct nor incorrect. Those who draw implications can be either, but that's nothing to do with the questioner.

Ryan K

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Yes, the questioner did. He/She said "I'm wondering how long it will take the friendly folk at the airlines to jack up the prices sky high"

It's pretty clear.

wilsoni Banned

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"I'm wondering" - how is that a statement of present fact? Yes it implies the possibility of something, but that is modified by the reference to "how long.." It most certainly does not say they are doing it at the present time.

Serg

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I do not think it will make any difference - there are significantly different target auditorium for sailing and flying.

Ryan K

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Looking at jetstar.com, Jetstar have a couple of flights from Melbourne to Launceston departing in the next few hours. They're offering fares for as low as $75. Certainly no "jacking up the prices sky high" going on here...

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