Qantas and Virgin raise discount fares
Qantas has increased its internet-only fares on the Sydney-Melbourne and Sydney-Brisbane routes from $77 to $99 for travel up to 20 September. The fares will return to $77 for travel between 21 September and 14 December.
The Ansett and Virgin Blue price for these two routes is still $77. Remember, these lowest fares have limited availability and Virgin offers a larger proportion of its seats at discount fares.
See FlightChoice comparison tables for all updated fares.
Virgin Blue has increased its lowest discounted fares by 10% on all routes except Canberra-Brisbane despite assurances in August from Virgin Blue Chief Executive Brett Godfrey that he is committed to low fares.
These price rises are quick to follow the last round of increases that FlightChoice reported from Ansett and Qantas on 31 July. Click here