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bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 08:02 AM
:help: Hi
Virgin Blue are supposed to have $1 fares to OZ on the net today with $2 return
Sale was starting at 6:00am this morning, I have been searching for an hour & a half & all I cam find is a news release about it
1000 fares available from each NZ & Ozzie
NO FARES!
It is supposed to be a bit of a treasure hunt, which I'm obviously useless at!
Am I dumb or what? (don't answer that)
Please save my monitor & my knuckles & find me a fare for $1
Thanks
bdh
http://www.virginblue.com.au/

4bes
29-01-2005, 08:05 AM
I thought it started at 9am?

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 08:09 AM
Says 6:00am but not whether that's Ozzie time or NZ
Ozzie based site so may be Ozzie time
Man the coffee jar is taking a whacking!
Will sit here & wait
Cheers

4bes
29-01-2005, 08:13 AM
This (http://www.nbr.co.nz/home/column_article.asp?id=11188&cid=4&cname=Business%20Today) article says 9am, so you're probably right about aussie time:)

Greg
29-01-2005, 08:25 AM
Says 6:00am which must be Aussie time. If I was you I'd just go through the online process to order it and see what comes up, without commiting if the low fare doesn't appear. Alternatively phone them (to get the fare for just $10 extra).

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 08:29 AM
Tried ringing but no joy
Some articles I've read say online bookings only, others as you say Phone booking for $10 xtra
Tried going thru the booking process an hour ago but it stayed at normal price
Another coffee!
Thanks

Greg
29-01-2005, 08:43 AM
I'll look again at 9:00 and post back if any joy. Good luck!

Which city will you be travelling to/from, and preferred date?

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 08:49 AM
Cheers Greg
ChCh > GoldCoast, Brisbane, anywhere that has sun, speights & sheilas

Greg
29-01-2005, 08:52 AM
0800 670000
"We regret that all lines are busy. Please try again later" :dogeye:

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 09:00 AM
0800 670000
"We regret that all lines are busy. Please try again later" :dogeye:
Yep that's what I've been getting
I'm pushing the stuff up hill I think
Oh well, I won't need to worry about $1 fares after 8:00 tonite will I?

4bes
29-01-2005, 09:09 AM
the specials are on their site now:)

Greg
29-01-2005, 09:10 AM
http://www.virginblue.com.au/bookings/specials/

:D :D :D

Greg
29-01-2005, 09:13 AM
Golly their site must be chokka - can't get the javascript order to open!

[edit] ignore that - it opens the booking form.

Hurry! :)

Greg
29-01-2005, 09:17 AM
Be sure to let us know how you get on ;)

Jen
29-01-2005, 09:17 AM
They certainly do have the special $1 fare (plus taxes), but it is quote "$1 fares are not available for return portion of journey", so unless you plan to fly out from Wellington or Christchurch and are planning on migrating to Aussie ... it is one of those "gotcha" catches with this deal :rolleyes:

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 09:21 AM
In one article they said $2 return but i can't find them
Site is slowing to a crawl now
Looks like I'll have to wait for lotto tonite
Thanks guys

Greg
29-01-2005, 09:31 AM
To get it $1 both ways you simply have to book a single each way. The return portion incurs higher taxes of course, but not tragicaly.

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 10:10 AM
WOOT!
Thankyou God for Ethernet & Jetstream!!! (and peanut butter)
I booked 1 to Gold Coast from CHCH on 15th on my machine
and the kids on their machine booked 1 from Gold Coast to CHCH on 22nd at the same time.
Total cost $112.00

"Happy birthday for tomorrow Mrs bartsdadhomer"
Thanks guys
I'm that happy I think I'll leave George alone today :D

Greg
29-01-2005, 12:15 PM
Awesome! Well done on the happy ending :)

bartsdadhomer
29-01-2005, 01:15 PM
Awesome! Well done on the happy ending :)
Be even happier for Mrs bartsdadhomer tomorrow morning
She wanted to go see her sister over Xmas but it was just too damn dear.
I've printed off her itinerary & put $1000 cash & her passport inside her Birthday card, tied it with a bow & the kids will give it to her tomorrow morning with her coffee & croissant in bed.
If the kids don't let slip beforehand!
I better make sure the batteries in the camera are charged as I want to get this one on compactflash :thumbs:

george12
29-01-2005, 01:42 PM
Damn I missed it :(

E|im
29-01-2005, 02:58 PM
Mine was a bit disappointing, I was up at 9am trying to get 2 adult tickets to go over to Brisbane and had them booked and I was about to enter my CC details, then I decided to book the return journey at the same time to get $1 back the other way. Then I enter the CC details:

"Error - The fares and/or flights that you selected are no longer available... although they were when the system displayed them to you initially. Someone else has just purchased the seat(s) that you were considering.

Your credit card has not been charged."

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :(

I thought it was a done deal, but apparently it doesn't secure them unless you've put the CC details in and submitted it. Something to remember for next time anyway.

Though I did manage to get two $1 tickets back from Brisbane to Chch. Airport taxes $90 each so still $186 for the lot. What's a petrol surcharge fee? Sounds like they are making you pay for fuel one way or another.

FoxyMX
31-01-2005, 04:50 PM
Be even happier for Mrs bartsdadhomer tomorrow morning
So what did your beloved think of her birthday present then? :)

bartsdadhomer
31-01-2005, 09:05 PM
So what did your beloved think of her birthday present then? :)
Ummm....can't really say, this is a family forum :thumbs:
She was stoked, I've got a heap of brownie points now!!
But as usual it won't take long for me to get rid of them :groan:

FoxyMX
01-02-2005, 10:04 AM
Ah, we might have known you had ulterior motives behind the noble deed - you blokes always do. :p :D

Nah... it was a noble deed and I'm sure your brownie points will last quite a while. ;)

Hope Mrs bartsdadhomer has a great time. :thumbs:

Greg
01-02-2005, 11:14 AM
Yeah I agree with Foxy - that was the coolest! If Barts had mentioned what was truthfully behind the idea (remember the "Speights and Sheilas" comment? :cool: ) I reckon wed've been even more encouraged to find him his tickets! :)