Travel dates may vary but are within 2 Feb - 30 Mar 2022 and 4 May - 15 Jun 2022.
All domestic routes are on sale for $22. Sale fares are limited.
'keep knocking but you can't come in' or something like that
You can look but you can’t touch… :)
I love how they advertise prices that are impossible to actually get.
It says 750seats left. And not a single one shows up for $22 during the advertised period mel-bne.
Smells like clickfrenzy. Wow get the latest iPhone for only $1.
To pay for the pilot?
They still have pilots?
They still have pilots?
Should be able to fly to Paris, London or New York for Xmas, but not QLD or WA….
London, Paris, Cunnamulla, NY
New York, London, Paris, Munich….. everyone loves… mmmm pop muzik….
I'm sure most would prefer Paris over QLD…
Nope, not now, full of third world economic criminals.
surely people downvoting this guy havent been to paris.
legit one of the worst cities I've ever visited, go anywhere else in france tbh
@bgbrendan: Now now, you haven’t really lived until you’ve inhaled the heady aroma of Montmartre drenched in dog p1ss in the middle of summer and been surrounded by touts who suggest that maybe if you don’t buy this free bracelet they’re holding on your wrist you might get your head kicked in.
“It’s just a flu” has been debunked so we’d rather keep it out thank you. We’re ALREADY enjoying our freedom right now.
You can't live in a bubble forever.
I’m currently laying by the pool in a queensland resort on a interstate holiday. Not even masks required. Complete freedom. Hard work and hard decisions pay off. Enjoy your gold standard I’m just perplexed at why you think we’d give up and open up “just because”. Don’t you have zoom?
@DingoBlue: Do you also live in QLD? If so, are you sure you know the correct definition of interstate?
@DingoBlue: I asked. I didn’t assume. I don’t believe politics has anything to do with the inevitable fact that Covid will eventually break though any borders. It’s only a matter of time, best be prepared for when it does.
The them and us mentality you seem to be promoting is not healthy.
@joelhinch: Only because of NSW’s “gold standard”.
I genuinely feel most sorry for the Victorians that did the hard yards for so long then had to suffer anyway because of another leader’s complacency.
To now think everyone will open up to NSW “just because” is nothing but complete murdoch lunacy.
@DingoBlue: NSW is the Ruby Standard.
@DingoBlue: If you want to go back 3 months why not go back 6 months and say "Only becuase of India where Delta out break began" or 24 months and say "Only because of Wuhan". Or does that not fit your blame-game political agenda?
What country has managed to keep delta out? Oh thats right…. none. Even NZ failed. The reality is this is the 21st century and we have ships and planes arriving from other countries every single day not only for travel but for for essentail goods with humans mixing at each point. You can never stop an airborune virus like this, only delay it.
@DingoBlue: Sure, enjoy your mask-free life. I am assuming your entire life is within the state you live in? But have you ever taken a moment to think about those people who have an important part of their lives (i.e. families and friends) overseas or outside your state? These people have not been able to see their kids, parents, friends, etc. since the last year and a half. They have been unable to attend the funerals of their loved ones. You are thinking from a position of privilege which a lot of people in QLD/WA don't have, and the lack of compassion from these governments and from people like you towards these less-privileged people is absolutely shocking.
@MassEffect: Nice way to shoot yourself in the foot. I can holiday (and indeed currently am) and go to funerals and see my under privileged friends in any state except NSW (…and Vic which unfortunately got dragged into the NSW mess).
@DingoBlue: The only person shooting himself in the foot here is you mate.
@DingoBlue: Enjoy it whilst it lasts. Covid is coming, no matter what you do. Hopefully you've protected yourself against it when the borders open. They won't stay shut forever.
@MassEffect: People with these opinions only hold them because it doesn't affect them. I'm in WA and think all states should open ASAP
@morgs640: States will open once vaccine thresholds are reached. It is perplexing to see everyone lose their minds over something which is yet to happen; double vaccination rates of between 80-90% of the eligible population.
@ttlooshan: The thing is WA wont and I live there. What makes it worse is we signed up to the national plan only for Mcgowan to backtrack.
@morgs640: How can you say WA won't when I heard the premier say with my own ears that once that threshold is reached there will be a date set for that to happen and that will be the last chance for the unvaccinated to get on board before the virus gets here?
@ttlooshan: That is not what was signed up for. He said the date will be set for March or April which is not what was agreed.
@morgs640: "What was signed up for" has a pretty broad definition - that is pretty meaningless when ALL state premiers have decided to take their own course of action and particularly once things got out of control in NSW and changed all of the assumptions which were the basis of "what was signed up for". But to claim the WA border won't open is simply not true.
@ttlooshan: If you read any news Scomo reiterates almost everyday that all states signed up to be open before Xmas. Mcgowan has already said that won't happen.
@morgs640: "Scomo says" - and what actually happens are 2 different stories. Pretty certain this is clear to everyone by now. When the so called national plan was released we didn't have specific dates, only thresholds as vaccine supply was still a major issue. This Christmas opening date simply came out of the PMO's media team and has been used to frame attacks on all of the states which would not have reached the vax thresholds by then.
@ttlooshan: Yes thresholds and when WA reaches 80% we still won't open.
@morgs640: That is simply not true.
@ttlooshan: Bookmark this page and wait and see. I would be over the moon to be proven wrong :)
@morgs640: I don't really need to bookmark anything. You are wrong but keep listening to glorious leader scomo.
@morgs640: What’s the national plan anyway? For Morrison to threaten states to open up or else, and then sod off overseas again? If the Feds had an actual plan we’d all be vaccinated by now.
@ttlooshan: And in a few moths time new wave will start…
Don't be surprised.
@MassEffect: Oh it's "privilege" that people aren't dying in Queensland, is it?
Grow up, there's hard choices to be made, there's no GREAT options like you think, and people separated from their loved ones is the least worst of the options, speaking as someone living in lockdown curfew Melbourne to keep us including my kids from being absolutely overrun and ready to batten down the hatches because s**t is getting real with triaging ICU within the next month (for ALL emergencies) as hospitals have to decide who lives and who dies while we race to vaccinate. This isn't a zero-sum state-vs-state scarcity game like some think. Ya know what exponential growth looks like? No we can't live in a bubble forever, but we can keep it out of some states for as long as possible while people get vaccinated, rapid antigen tests become available, and vaccinations for children under 12 get approved. You might be "impatient" at the "privilege" of not having to deal with this fear, but get real mate.
Nothing brings families together like a funeral, except you can get arrested attending one of those too these days. And most people have to die alone. As long as it's not you, eh? 60% of people in the UK who died from COVID had a disability, and the open-uppers show their true colours when they say COVID aint a concern compared to their freedumbs. Listen to the scientists when they discuss vaccination targets, no matter how inconvenient that may be for your cognitive abilities personally.
@kiteo: Way to go on those personal attacks mate, calling me to grow up and questioning my cognitive abilities.
It's a privilege that some people's lives revolve around the state they live in. Others, like myself, don't. You've got your family living with you so things aren't as bad. Don't forget that a lot of people in this country are immigrants who have a significant part of their lives overseas. You don't have an ailing parent or a grandparent living by themselves overseas with no one to care after them. And then when they pass away, you are not allowed to go to their funeral.
As someone said earlier, you will not understand this because this doesn't affect you.
@kiteo: Perfect example how well propaganda and brainwashing work.
@DingoBlue: Uhhhh… got nothing better to do next to a resort pool than argue on OzBargain?
@anonywhy: Just looking at $22 flights for my next resort.
@DingoBlue: dingo m8 u have no clue, Australia is not self sufficient regardless of where you live and what you think, its easy for backstick WA , SA or TAS to close up borders but they are still happy to receive goods and services that are passed through ports and airports in NSW and VIC which havent closed this whole time
without that you wouldn't have your phone/laptop/ipad to type crap on
not that you wouldn't understand what I am even saying
@botchie: Why would all states being overrun before vaccination targets are met improve the situation materially in VIC or NSW? Do you think the economy would be better or something? Crikey.
@kiteo: i never said any of that - not sure what you are on about
@botchie: What nonsense.
Are you so ignorant as to believe that Sydney and Melbourne are the only points of entry for cargo into Australia?
@jackspratt: oh please, tell me about it
au ports are and their turnover
Port Botany - 2.5 - 7 million TEU
Port of Melbourne 2.88 - 3 million
Port of Brisbane - 1.3
Port of Freemantle - 800 k
Port of Port Hedland - 500 k
Port of Darwin - 400k
Port of Newcastle - 165
since you are so smart - pls add up the sums for NSW and VIC and see what % that is
I wont even bother with airports since apart from Sydney and Melb the others are village town style airports good for domestic flights only
@botchie: Thank you for confirming my point.
BTW - you seem to have overlooked Adelaide.
40% of TEU cargo was imported through ports other than Melbourne and Botany in the period between March 2020 - 21.
This percentage is consistent with imports during the non-covid + covid periods Feb 2018 - June 2021.
@jackspratt: don't know about those stats - its not international trade but domestic as well
international container ports are Melbourne (3.0 million TEU), Sydney (2.6 million TEU) and Brisbane (1.3 million TEU). Together, they handle 86.25% of all of our container trade. Fremantle (800 thousand TEU) and Adelaide (330 thousand TEU), are our other two main ports and handle most of the remainder of our trade - as per - https://www.shippingaustralia.com.au/dreadful-performance-of...
if we say you are right at NSW and VIC being 60% of aust imports add well over 80% in air traffic imports and you should get the pic at what would happen if imports in Australia stopped - which is what my point is, I am not sure what your point is
@botchie: You are really struggling now.
My point is:
Are you so ignorant as to believe that Sydney and Melbourne are the only points of entry for cargo into Australia?
@jackspratt: yes, if you shut it off, you def wont get your xbox whatever you live
@DingoBlue: Enjoy that QLD resort pool whilst you can. Who knows how long they'll manage to keep that water filtered without the masses of tourists from VIC, NSW and overseas temp visa workers. The bliss of ignorance…
@DingoBlue: Enjoy while you can. It's going to come to QLD too…Mark my words.
Happy to be corrected, but SA and Tasmania haven't made plans to open borders to NSW and Vic have they? But of course there are no fed gov and media attacks on those Liberal Party premiers. Also, why would a state with basically zero covid want to join Sydney (where I am) in lockdown??
Maybe you were just joking, but it doesn't help me find deals :)
Tassie has had 5 cases (in hotel quarantine) since May 2020, so won't be in a hurry to have open slather borders I reckon.
That’s a long time to be in hotel quarantine.
@muncan: And behind this door we have 5 hungry humans who haven’t eaten in over a year. They’re super hungry. Which door do you choose?
@ATangk: Is this a trick question? Why is there only 1 door to choose from? I don’t like it!
Maybe because no one wants to go to TAS or SA? /s
They have yes
fine by me, im actually hoping this occurs
Member and its not showing anything significant definitely not $22. Im keen to go anywhere!
I found selecting the $199 in initial screen, and then when selecting the flight you want the $22 flights appear. Just make sure your searching the relevant dates obviously.
Just got a Hobart and Cairns next year for 22 each!
you must have family there, lol.
Bit parochial are we? Bloody beautiful places around there.
Bargain, definitely loss making for the airline
Got Darwin to Melbourne on my birthday weekend in March for $86 return.
If you normally have lounge access and live near the airport, it might be worth buying a $22 ticket just to get into the lounge, eat some food and drink a few bevvies.
you are right, reminds me of the old days when you did not need a flight to go to the lounge.
Finally a use for my Qantas Club!
wow, true ozbargainer
Not quite, to be a true ozBargainer, either reschedule for next week and repeat the process or cancel the ticket and get the money back. It’s a massive loophole in the system.
huh? so you go in to the lounge. Then once you gain access, you re-schedule your flight? I don't think the $22 tickets are that flexible in cancelling and re-scheduling
I remember reading a news article on someone got free meals for years on some loophole. Was this it?
@Homr: This guy? (not the pudding guy)
Nevermind the environment…
What's the environmental impact of buying a ticket, not boarding a flight and going to the lounge for the afternoon?
Hmm no one uses your seat?
Assuming you'll need to check in to get lounge access, yes, it's an empty seat which might otherwise have been occupied.
You might also hold up the flight, if you care about other passengers (aircraft will often depart ahead of schedule if all passengers are boarded).
Won't somebody please think of the poor jet fuel vendors?
Flying should be an occasional luxury, given its impact.
Sufficiently energy-dense batteries are a long way off.
If I can get to the airport I will pay even $222.00.
Sydney - Townsville return inc bags and farecredit cover - $110. Sweet!
I can't find $22 for Sydney to Gold Coast return
The $22 fares didn't show when just choosing dates. If there are any they show when selecting specific flight times on a sale day.
Note that it's one way for $22…
Worst airline ever.
I can't find anything for $22 departing Melbourne :@
Nothing available - searched the whole thing few hours ago as a club member!
I got return flights to SYD - PERTH for $22 each way pp for family of 4!!
yeah because they know Perth won't open the borders to NSW and will eventually cancel the flights
Definitely a gamble but $22!
@chocfrogs456: try tindr or medjool?