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Qantas Strikes Back Against Virgin and Delta in Down Under War

Where: Australia
March 17, 2009 at 11:01 AM | by | Comment (1)

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.

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· V Australia Coverage [Jaunted]

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Movies are free on Qantas

And a lot of them as well. Sorry, I think Qantas rocks.

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