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Tigerair crashes Jetstar’s birthday party with domestic flights from $39.95

Posted: 1 May 2018 5:21 pm
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The airline rivalry is on.

On Monday Jetstar celebrated its 14th birthday with a return-for-free sale across some of its most popular domestic and international routes.

Not to be outshone, Tigerair is today hosting a party of its own with dozens of flights slashed across its domestic network. While not a return-for-free sale, the starting fare is remaining competitive with Melbourne to Hobart and Gold Coast to Sydney flights at $39.95 each way (or $79.90 return).

Other fares to catch your fancy include Melbourne to Sydney from $49.95, Sydney to Whitsunday Coast from $49.95 and the Gold Coast to Melbourne from $55.95.

All up you've got 32 routes to hop onto with eligible travel dates running between 9 October and 12 December, depending on your desired flight route.

That rules out travelling on Labour Day in NSW, which falls on 1 October, but gives punters a chance to get to Melbourne Cup for a spot of fun.

It also rules out any potential Christmas travel, but then what else is new?

So, how good are these fares?

This isn't the first time Tigerair has gatecrashed Jetstar's birthday party with the airline having done so last year as well.

Similar to back then the flight routes offered now and the dates available are pretty much like-for-like with Jetstar. The only difference is that Jetstar offers international routes while Tigerair only offers domestic fares.

As Jetstar also has a return-for-free sale in its arsenal, Tigerair's fares also aren't looking quite as appealing here with prices tipping in Jetstar's favour.

For example, where Tigerair is offering Melbourne to Hobart and Sydney to the Gold Coast flights at $79.90 return, Jetstar has both down to $71 return.

The closest Tigerair gets to matching Jetstar is on select flights such as Melbourne to Perth where there's only 90 cents in it, but at that cost, we're not sure if it's worth it.

On the upside, if you do find that your desired dates with Jetstar are taken you can rest assured you have a back-up in Tigerair that, while not as cheap, is still fairly priced.

To book:

You can book them through Skyscanner which is where you can also compare flights available through both airlines more thoroughly to see where the bargains lie.

This Tigerair sale ends 11:59pm on 2 May 2018 or until seats sell out.

Tigerair flights on sale:

FromToTravel periodFares (each way)Book
SydneyGold Coast08 May – 28 June$39.95Find your Tigerair flight
Gold CoastSydney08 May – 28 June$39.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneHobart01 May – 28 June$41.95Find your Tigerair flight
HobartMelbourne01 May – 28 June$41.95Find your Tigerair flight
AdelaideMelbourne01 May – 28 June$46.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneAdelaide01 May – 28 June$46.95Find your Tigerair flight
BrisbaneSydney08 May – 21 June$47.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyBrisbane08 May – 21 June$47.95Find your Tigerair flight
Coffs HarbourSydney30 April – 29 June$49.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyCoffs Harbour30 April – 29 June$49.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneSydney01 May – 28 June$54.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyMelbourne01 May – 28 June$54.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyWhitsundays01 May – 26 June$64.95Find your Tigerair flight
WhitsundaysSydney01 May – 26 June$64.95Find your Tigerair flight
BrisbaneMelbourne02 May – 27 June$65.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneBrisbane02 May – 27 June$65.95Find your Tigerair flight
AdelaideSydney01 May – 28 June$66.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyAdelaide01 May – 28 June$66.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneGold Coast27 April – 02 June$67.95Find your Tigerair flight
Gold CoastMelbourne27 April – 02 June$67.95Find your Tigerair flight
CanberraMelbourne01 May – 05 June$69.95Find your Tigerair flight
Coffs HarbourMelbourne09 May – 27 June$69.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneCanberra01 May – 05 June$69.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneCoffs Harbour09 May – 27 June$69.95Find your Tigerair flight
BrisbaneCanberra08 May – 05 June$79.95Find your Tigerair flight
CanberraBrisbane08 May – 05 June$79.95Find your Tigerair flight
AdelaideBrisbane08 May – 28 June$88.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneTownsville01 May – 28 June$88.95Find your Tigerair flight
BrisbaneAdelaide08 May – 28 June$88.95Find your Tigerair flight
TownsvilleMelbourne01 May – 28 June$88.95Find your Tigerair flight
CairnsMelbourne02 May – 20 June$99.95Find your Tigerair flight
CairnsSydney01 May – 21 June$99.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbourneCairns02 May – 20 June$99.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyCairns01 May – 21 June$99.95Find your Tigerair flight
SydneyPerth01 May – 27 June$113.95Find your Tigerair flight
PerthSydney01 May – 27 June$113.95Find your Tigerair flight
MelbournePerth03 May – 21 June$115.95Find your Tigerair flight
PerthMelbourne03 May – 21 June$115.95Find your Tigerair flight

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