$39 MEL-SYD flights on REX

8 replies

Sibelius

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 119

I'm seeing plenty of $39 flights between Melbourne and Sydney on Rex (eg. May 13). It actually saddens me a little bit to see REX apparently losing so much money on this route.

Is this the final throw of the dice for REX?

nige00160

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 55

$34 on Jetstar's web site under the 'Half Off' deal.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 176

We've seen it all before. Impossible for a small player to compete with the deep pockets of Qantas juggernaut and VA protecting their turf.

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 201

Has anyone seen any advertising by Rex? They had the odd item on news media when they launched their intercity services, but I've not seen any paid advertising by them. The basic rule of marketing is that if you want to sell something then you need advertisements to promote your product.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 120

As stated a while back....compass Mk IV. Virgin will be lucky to survive let alone Rex.

ILIKEPLANES101

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Jun 2014

Total posts 89

Flew this morning ADL-MEL, only 30 pax or so... can't be sustainable.

abudhabi1

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

Total posts 83

maybe for the time poor who in the old days used to go by coach or train on the same sectors.80 to 90 minutes on a plane compared to 9 or 10 hours any other way before budget airlines even existed.

DAREng

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jul 2017

Total posts 13

As a Canberran in small business I wish them well. Q has screwed us all for many years on this sector. I had a one day course in Sydney which supposedly was to finish at 5 which would be a 6.55 flight to Cb. Course finished early and at the airport after 3.00. I asked for an early flight at 4.00 and was advised yes can do for a fee of $820 one way, and was a P member. I wish them well and V, screw their lousy prima donna attitude of Q..

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 376

Originally Posted by DAREng

As a Canberran in small business I wish them well. Q has screwed us all for many years on this sector. I had a one day course in Sydney which supposedly was to finish at 5 which would be a 6.55 flight to Cb. Course finished early and at the airport after 3.00. I asked for an early flight at 4.00 and was advised yes can do for a fee of $820 one way, and was a P member. I wish them well and V, screw their lousy prima donna attitude of Q..

How dare Qantas enforce the conditions of the ticket class you willingly purchased! The sheer nerve of them!

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