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east coast of oz in a month?

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1. Posted by Rich102 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Rich102 has indicated that this thread is about Australia

thinking of goin on my own to oz for a month in July, want to start in melbourne and finish up in Cairns, tkaing in Sydney and gold coast on the way. does australia have the equivalent of easyjet or something i.e. low cost internal flights to get from city to city. anyone elso thinking of doin anything similar?

2. Posted by hitesh_g (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Hi, I know Qantas has an 'Aussie-Pass' scheme that lets you take 3 free one-way flights tied with your international ticket. They may have something for once you are already in Australia too - if you cannot find this info on their website - you may call them to find out.

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 10y

Hi,
Believe it or not, Richard Branson has it covered.
Check out http://www.virginblue.com.au/

4. Posted by kacjp (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

And Qantas has a "cheap" version too - Jetstar http://www.jetstar.com.au

5. Posted by Carl_1970 (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

Post #3 and #4 have it with Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

Jetstar is generally $10 per flight cheaper, but that is the only way the beat Virgin Blue.

They are not even close to Virgin Blue's reliability in terms of flights leaving on time, flights cancelled, letting passengers know what is going on if there is a change etc. Customer service is poor at Jetstar, and if your flight is in the evening you can pretty much guarantee that it will be late.

A word of warning; if you do choose Jetstar you MUST check in AT LEAST 30 mins before the SCHEDULED departure time, (even if the plane is an hour late). If you don’t check in at least 30 mins before the scheduled departure time, they will not let you on, no matter what… even if you were waiting in the queue to check-in well before the 30 min limit.

Carl

6. Posted by OzRocco (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y

I didnt find the departure times too bad on Jetstar but another "minus" about Jetstar is their excess baggage policy. If you're thinking about taking a surfboard or anything else of similar dimensions, be ready for some hassling (and excess baggage charges).

7. Posted by Rich102 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

cheers guys, i check out good old richard branson