Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 132
Originally Posted by blaird
Originally Posted by dm12
Originally Posted by XWu
QF MEL-SYD at 19:00 this evening
Was $336 at 14:11 this afternoon
At 14:17 was $1511
I get there’s supply and demand but this is despicable price gouging of people needing to get home. If they were the real national carrier they’d try to put on extra services (I know it’s challenging at short notice) but these days it’s all about dollars.
Originally Posted by CBRQF
Originally Posted by KW72
It is price gouging and nothing more. But Qantas exists to make a profit and is not a national carrier.
QF did the same thing after international flights ended last year (a friend rushed back home last year, had to pay the change fee and pay full fare and the flight was only half full).
b) actually no. VA had no flight scheduled, JQ flight left in 20 minutes time, and no XPT that evening.
Do the last economy seats on a Mel-Syd flight always go for $1511? No, it’s a blatant price gouge and affects vulnerable people who might have needed to get to Sydney before midnight, maybe for medical appointments or whatever. I get it’s the system they use, I’m saying it’s a bad system. I’ll be on virgin and Rex in the future.
Member since 17 Jun 2020
Total posts 27
Just say you're a profit maximising business and stop with the bs around being a charitable national carrier.
Member since 28 Mar 2018
Total posts 6
I imagine flights were selling out quickly after borders closed. Perhaps the change of class was not obvious?
Finally, I hope you were able to travel that day on any airline. It must have been a stressful situation for you.
Member since 27 Dec 2020
Total posts 22
More boomers seem to be acting as entitled as the millennials these days. Another active thread on here currently has someone accusing a credit card company of 'discrimination' because they didn't have their application approved!
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