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Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

Nitra
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Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

Hey,

Will be flying from Melbourne to Sydney in Mrch. That same day, late in the evening i will be flying to Europe from Sydney.

Thinking which airline to book with.

Tiger is cheaper and it seems if I check in early and have time frame for possible delays it should be ok. What do you think?

Also when to book if I want to fly March 27th?

thanks a lot!

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1. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

I have been watching a TV programme this week about Tiger!!!IMHO I would pay a bit extra for Virgin Australia.

australia
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2. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

connecting to a european flight I would fly Qantas

Nitra
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3. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

so many choices...and now i Found Jetstar:)

South Pole
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4. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

i would never use tiger or jetstar to make a same day international connection.

qantas then virgin.

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5. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

Definitely do not use Tiger - they are well known for cancelling flights, not at all reliable.

Jetstar are ok, but flights are very often delayed.

Virgin are a cut above Jetstar, IMO, but delays can still be experienced (happens with all airlines of course).

I would choose Qantas.

Edited: 4:26 pm, December 31, 2012
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6. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

i think the point is both qantas and virgin has a considerable presence on the mel-syd route (it's one of the busiest in the world), virtually a flight every 30 mins. the other two dont.

so if things go wrong then the chances of having the problem sorted out quickly with QF and VA is much better.

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7. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

When to book for March flight?? Answer =ASAP.

Virgin currently has Mel-Syd flights for $85.00. in March

Brisbane Aus
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8. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

Agree with Lien. If there is a problem you want to know there are many flights scheduled after your flight as a back up.

You have just paid out lots of money for your overseas ticket what is a few extra dollars to ensure you actually board.

Go with Qantas or Virgin.

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9. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

I've never understood the anti-Jetstar brigade. I've flown with them many times and very rarely been delayed more than ten minutes or so (except for the time the arrival airport was closed due to a massive hailstorm, we had to wait an hour or so at the departing airport for the bad weather to clear).

Last time we flew Virgin the FA turfed us out of our selected seats, despite our having printed boarding passes for those seats, for another group who wanted them. The FA claimed "our computer must have got the seats wrong". Yeah, right.

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10. Re: Tiger versus Virgin Australia?

Jetstar and Virgin Australia are good airlines......I wouldn't touch Tiger with a barge poll.