SYD/BNE/MEL from $69oneway

Old Feb 27, 20, 8:29 pm
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SYD/BNE/MEL from $69oneway

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/indus...lolly-scramble

Probably the craziest Tasman sale ever? With AKL-MEL as low as $69!

I just booked AKL-BNE-AKL for $220 return! Ironically hight lights how much taxes there on the Tasman (with the return air grate being $14+Taxes)
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Old Feb 27, 20, 8:58 pm
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I've just booked Sydney for $219 each return, as a surprise lunch for the missus at Bondi Icebergs. Always threatened to do a day trip, over on the 7.00 am and back on the 7.10 pm! Sweet deal.
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Old Feb 27, 20, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by cavemanzk View Post
https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/indus...lolly-scramble
Probably the craziest Tasman sale ever? With AKL-MEL as low as $69!

I just booked AKL-BNE-AKL for $220 return! Ironically hight lights how much taxes there on the Tasman (with the return air grate being $14+Taxes)
For my MEL-CHC-MEL flights I pay real taxes (on average) for MEL-CHC AUD$113.81, of which $60 is an Au departure tax and for CHC-MEL NZ$54.54.
At NZ$69 there is not much left for Air NZ
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Old Feb 27, 20, 9:40 pm
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For my MEL-CHC-MEL flights I pay real taxes (on average) for MEL-CHC AUD$113.81, of which $60 is an Au departure tax and for CHC-MEL NZ$54.54.
At NZ$69 there is not much left for Air NZ
AKL-BNE-AKL

Fare: $14.90
Taxes/Surcharges: 65.40WY 7.00WG 34.98KK 16.32IA 20.11F1 62.60AU
Credit Card Fee: $14.20

At least they made nice profit on the credit card fee, being an master card the typically rate is 1.5% which would of been $3.30 ($10.90 Profit)
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Old Feb 27, 20, 10:54 pm
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$20 return plus taxes...

less $AP 2 - sweet deal indeed


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Old Feb 27, 20, 11:47 pm
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No good deals from Wgtn. Most residents being on one form or another of taxpayer funding I guess not surprising. Pricing up a trip to take advantage of these great fares from here looks like around $1200 min for a couple, or a bit less on fares but an overnight in Auks. Slightly cheaper to do Y only with no RU or APD upgrade possibility direct. ☹️
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Old Feb 27, 20, 11:58 pm
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Watch the return to NZ from Oz

Booked a few one way to OZ .
Now I will wait for the Airnz, virgin or Qantas sale for the return :-)
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Old Feb 28, 20, 12:24 am
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Booked a few one way to OZ .
Now I will wait for the Airnz, virgin or Qantas sale for the return :-)
Don't know if they will get much cheaper than they are ex Australia than they are now.

Example BNE-AKL is on sale for $136AUD at the moment.
Airfare: $9.44
Tax: $127.65

Don't think they could go much lower than that with taxes...
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Old Feb 28, 20, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by freemark View Post
No good deals from Wgtn. Most residents being on one form or another of taxpayer funding I guess not surprising. Pricing up a trip to take advantage of these great fares from here looks like around $1200 min for a couple, or a bit less on fares but an overnight in Auks. Slightly cheaper to do Y only with no RU or APD upgrade possibility direct. ☹️
Plenty of crazy pricing to SYD ex WLG.

WLG-BNE already had capacity slashed a few weeks ago to 3x weekly so I'm assuming loads are still OK as a result.

WLG-MEL has also seen flights cut and apparently doesn't have excess capacity.

Ex CHC and AKL it's a bloodbath with tourist numbers tanking, particularly Asian tourists who travel to AU and then head to NZ. Those people don't fly in or out of WLG.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 1:28 am
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Super cheap flights

Originally Posted by cavemanzk View Post
Don't know if they will get much cheaper than they are ex Australia than they are now.

Example BNE-AKL is on sale for $136AUD at the moment.
Airfare: $9.44
Tax: $127.65

Don't think they could go much lower than that with taxes...
Much appreciated your comment.
I read the news comments complaining about the return fares not being being cheap...and like a bull in a China shop I booked one flights
Anyway I have book return fares and cancelled the one way's.
Many thanks caveman
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