Jan 12, 10, 4:09 pm
Thinking of purchasing Air Pass for my upcoming trip to AU & have following questions:
1) is it considered a good value or could I get better rates at last minute either with Blue or another airline? I'll be flying around AU 4/1-14 so will hit Easter/Spring Break holidays & wondered if that will impact rates/flight loads.
2) 23kg free luggage limit; is this just for the checked bag? or does it include the 7kg allowed for cabin bag?
Thanks in advance.
Jan 12, 10, 9:23 pm
Overall, for - peace of mind, a bit of flexibility & checked bags: the prices seem good.
A $69 Air Pass route might be expected to sell for around $50* during a sale, but that excludes a checked bag allowance & availability is normally limited (both in terms of black-out dates & flight time restrictions - e.g. first flights in the morning, or last at night, or mid-week only). As your travel dates coincide with school holidays - cheap fares are as likely as hens’ teeth.
On tickets sold in Australia, to Australians -
The 7kg carry-on allowance is standard across all fares, the 23kg checked bag allowance, is a standard "add on" amount, in addition to the 7kg carry-on limit. Therefore, I would assume that Air Pass is 23kg checked-in + 7kg in-cabin.
The whole industry in Australia is quite price volatile, and things change regularly (seemingly dependant on routes where Tiger Airways flies). Thus prices on fares are in constant flux and what I considered a good price yesterday, may be massively undercut tomorrow! But, generally, last minute discounting is unlikely, and fares are lowest when purchased during regularly occurring "sales" for non-refundable travel way off into the future. :)
* including all taxes/fees etc.
Jan 14, 10, 4:37 am
Maybe1, Thanks for advice. I think I'll go with the pass as I need the luggage allotment & given the time-frame when I'll be flying around AU, doubt if I'll get any better fares.