Qantas Strikes Back Against Virgin and Delta in Down Under War
The Down Under War has well and truly started. We're talking the war on flights from the United States down to Australia, a market that's got boiling hot since V Australia threw its hat in the ring. And Delta is just a few months away from starting their own cheap flights to Sydney.
Likely-to-lose airline Qantas, which has happily served these routes at
jacked-up regular prices for decades, has really thrown down the gauntlet this week.
They're now offering $299 one-way flights between Los Angeles and various Australian and New Zealand destinations, and with taxes that means you can get a return flight for as low as $676 with nearly all departure dates through to October 24 eligible for the special--if you book by March 20.
For these prices, we'd be going back to Qantas--after all,
V Australia usually makes you pay for extras like movies, and Qantas offers all those great Aussie wines Actually, VAustralia not only offers free in-flight entertainment, but during the inaugural, movies were free. Yup, we watched Slumdog Millionaire for free. Furthermore, VA is offering a bunch of Australian wines. So who will win us over in the end? We'd be tempted by anyone offering sub-$500 round-trips from the US to Oz.
· The Eagerly Anticipated V Australia Inaugural Flight Review [Jaunted]
· Qantas Coverage [Jaunted]
· V Australia Coverage [Jaunted]