expired Qantas Airways - Sydney/Canberra to Canberra/Sydney from $197 Return, Bags and Food Included - Jan to April @ Beat That Flight

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I used to bus between Canberra and Sydney on a regular basis for three years, and the cheapest you'd see was $120ish one way on Virgin if booked in advance. This price is amazing, and you can go from either SYD return, or from CBR return to Sydney. I'll leave it to you to decide whether a return ticket is required.

Airline: Qantas
From: SYD/CBR
To: CBR/SYD
Dates: Jan to Apr
Alliance: OneWorld

Examples:

SYD to CBR Return

Jan 29 to Jan 29 (same day) - $197 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd2901cbr290...
Mar 22 to Mar 22 (same day) $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd2203cbr220...
Mar 22 to Mar 29 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd2203cbr290...
Mar 21 to Mar 29 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd2103cbr290...
Mar 19 to Mar 27 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd1903cbr270...
$Mar 23 to Mar 31 - 199 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/syd2303cbr310...

CBR to SYD return

Mar 22 to Mar 29 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/cbr2203syd290...
Mar 21 to Mar 29 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/cbr2103syd290...
Mar 19 to Mar 27 - $198 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/cbr1903syd270...
Mar 29 to Mar 29 (same day) - $204 - https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au/flights/cbr2901syd290...

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    Cheaper to drive.

    • +5 votes

      Quicker for most people too.

      Just looked and these dates are in the middle of non-sitting days.

      Obviously the flights are a bit empty without all the public servants and pollies having their snouts in the trough….

    • +2 votes

      Cheaper and quicker on the bus as well.

      Drops you off at the centre of Canberra and Sydney which is usually more convenient than the airport.

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        especially true when you add the airport access fee if you catch public transport

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        +1 for Murray's - great service for the $$$ - most accommodation near the Sydney CBD doesn't have parking for a car and traffic is absolutely cooked. Paying less than the fuel to get there for someone else to drive you is the way to go. Only crappy thing is getting transport from your home to Murray's each way if nobody is free to drop you off. I always spring the extra few $ (like 5-7) for flexible ticket - there's been times I've come home from overseas or interstate and flown to Canberra directly due to weather or flights being cancelled on Tiger (never again) and being able to open date the ticket 12 months is great. I just change the date to 12 months away and when I need to use that leg change it to the date and time I need. Also good if your plans change and you want to move to an earlier/later service on the same day - free changes 30m in advance.

  • +4 votes

    Came here after reading Cormann spent $37,000 on domestic flights in just one day.

    Cheap one-way flights out of Canberra will come in handy for many in the government in a few weeks' time.

    • -2 votes

      Not defending him, but the $37,000 "cost" comes out of the existing operations budget. The Challengers are used for dignitary / VIP transport, which I would say a cabinet minister is, RAAF get public money to operate them. There were no commercial flights available and this was arguably cheaper than privately chartering an aircraft for a 1 way flight to CBR. The figure is based on the hourly operating cost and likely included the return from CBR to RAAF Edinburgh. It's really a huge beat up over the fact it cost "20x the price of a commercial flight".

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    They serve food on the flight?

  • -3 votes

    But Most of those in Canberra get these for free from their employer (us)

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      Canberra now has more private sector workers than it does public sector.

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        Yes and most of those wouldn’t fly, they would catch bus etc as these are cheaper, only those with employer funded travel, and no worries about how long it takes (being paid for that time) would fly. Driving or being driven would be faster and cheaper, unless you have a comcar to pick you up at each destination. Of course there are minority exceptions.

        As for true private sector, if you eliminate the ‘contract’ workers (who have access to the expense chargebacks), also ‘influence’ workers you might find a different ratio. 😀

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          Wow - you really hate the public service!

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            @tihir: Huh?

            I see someone cycling down the footpath, so I call it, and you call me a bicycle hater?

            Its in context of this being a deal. A personal buyer as others here indicated arent going to find flying this route much of a deal, time or money wise.

            Still we are both having fun with it all. 😀 Nothing to it.

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              @RockyRaccoon: When you wind down the window and mindlessly yell at him … yeah I do call you a hater.

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                @tihir: WOW

                Btw in my mind my bike example was from the viewpoint as a regular cyclist telling a friend that it is illegal to do and he wouldn’t want to be fined. You see that example as yelling from a car hating cyclists.

                Guess we are miles apart in interpretations here.

                Enjoy your night