Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Feb 2018
Total posts 2
Interesting change this week. Business class fares from MEL to OOL via SYD jumped dramatically from $683.00 to $1452.00 yet economy didn’t. I regularly travel this route and usually cannot make the direct morning service so choose to go via Sydney (and don’t like JQ). Maybe Qantas should offer a direct afternoon service or PAX (like me) will be travelling Virgin, who haven’t incresed their business class fare. I booked just in time at old rate and under the double s/c promotion which pushes me to Platinum, and now will be using the opposition
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 09 Aug 2016
Total posts 12
Commonwealth Games related maybe?
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Supply and demand :)
Member since 02 Nov 2012
Total posts 39
Guess Qantas will loose out as passengers will fly Virgin
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
The change is not just supply and demand or comms games related but actually, a change they've implemented with the base fare (possibly to stop hidden city ticketing).
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 299
Hmmm. I'm seeing much higher pricing than previously for e.g. MEL-BNE-CNS too. Hope this is just a temporary thing. MEL-BNE-CNS was my favourite status run route. If this pricing holds then it won't be the attractive option it was anymore.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 267
Then fly Virgin, I do on the TSV- SYD route where we have exactly the same scenario, QF will only offer Jetstar direct and make you fly via BNE if you want to fly QF, VA offer direct service, easy choice to make.
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 227
It sounds as though they may have removed MEL-SYD-OOL as a valid routing for the MEL-OOL fare.
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