Going going gone, Virgin fares on auction

Virgin Blue Airlines is auctioning off unsold air tickets at the auction site goFish. The first round of auctions began yesterday with 30 return airfares from Brisbane to Melbourne (package includes Melbourne cup tickets) opening at $25 with no reserve. Bargain hunters have until 12pm (AEDT) Thursday 2nd of November to bid for the fares. The tickets will go to the highest bidder at the time. For those that miss out this time, Virgin Blue says it will auction off more seats towards Christmas.

‘Virgin auctions fares’, The Australian, 31/10/00, p 3.