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Say So Long to Tigerair Mandala of Indonesia

Where: Indonesia
June 26, 2014 at 6:21 AM | by | ()

There’s many flavors of Tiger Airways from which to choose, as the low cost airline offers up a few different options while holding down headquarters over in Singapore. However, now there’s one less option, as over in Indonesia the carrier known as Tigerair Mandala will no longer be climbing to cruising altitude as of July 1.

Apparently the cash and fare funds weren’t exactly pouring in, and after thinking things over it was decided that it would be best to just shut things down. In a statement they provided the following reasoning and rationale, as to why things would no longer be heading up in the air. “Mandala wouldn't be able to sustain its operations and the airlines key shareholders decided to cease funding the carrier."

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Three Budget Airline Policies That Don't Suck

May 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM | by | ()

One of the best ways of jetting off to fabulous locations while staying conscious of your bank account is searching for seats on a low-cost carrier. There's usually a downside, however, and that's the extra fees and policies that come along with no-frills travel.

After hearing horror stories of travel on low-cost airlines like Spirit and Ryanair, you may think there's nothing to look forward to except arriving at your destination. But every so often, there's a diamond in the rough—a policy that benefits instead of punishes traveler. Here's a few of our favorites:

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Scoot Adds Cities and New In-Flight Meals, Keeps Airfare Super Low

Where: Singapore
December 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM | by | ()

While it has been some time since we last talked about all things Scoot, that doesn't mean they've been quiet and content in their newbie airlineness. Quite the contrary. The yellow planes have been scooting all over the region, from Singapore to some new destinations, and they've even been making some friends!

It's old news now, but worth a second mention that they're due to get some Dreamliners

With more and more planes being added to the Scoot family, the airline is getting cozy with its neighbors at Changi International. Scoot and Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways have decided to make nice, hooking up to expand their respective reach in the region. This partnership opens up new possibilities, like Saudia Arabia, India, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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It's Delta, Tiger Airways and Air India Doing the New Route Thing

October 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Delta:
Earlier in the week the suits over at Delta flew out to Seattle as they were pretty excited to talk about some future plans for the area. Among all the news were a couple of new route announcements; however, we will have to wait for the government paperwork and approval to clear before the planes and pilots start doing their thing.

Delta is looking to launch nonstop service between Seattle and Shanghai beginning on June 17 of next year, and they’re also thinking about a flight between Seattle and Tokyo-Haneda as soon as next March. They’re even planning on adding an additional flight between Seattle and New York-JFK, and when they’re all said and done there should be roughly 40 daily flights to 15 destinations out of Seattle.

· Air India:
This might be short notice, but if you haven’t been to India—or Germany—next week just might be the best time to visit for the first time. Air India just announced that they’ve fueled up their brandy new Boeing 787, and that they’re ready to send it into the skies.

They’re using the new bird between Delhi and Frankfurt beginning on October 15, as the new plane will replace its airplane sibling—the Boeing 777—on the route. According to our buddies over airlineroute.net, the flights are ready for booking and ticketing, so warm up those credit card digits and start planning an impromptu journey.

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The Music Video That Got a Texas Country Singer His $2,500 Back from Tiger Airways

July 21, 2011 at 9:59 AM | by | ()

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the creation of the catchy tune "United Breaks Guitars," a YouTube video by a disgruntled flyer who had...you guessed it...his guitar broken on a flight and was unsatisfied with the airline's response. Since then, Twitter has been the preferred venue for venting, but a return to music videos was inevitable.

The newest crooner with a complaint is American Country singer Dale Watson, who composed his song "Tiger Airways, We Don't Careways" after Tiger charged him a $500 excess baggage fee for the 120 CDs he was taking to sell at a Blues Fest, and then lost them all and ignored his pleas for compensation.

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Asia's Newest LCC, Thai Tiger Airways, is About to Wreak Some Havoc

August 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM | by | ()

Major airlines like Mexicana might still be in a death spiral, bouncing between bankruptcy and outright failure, but low-cost carriers seem to be doing at least relatively well.

A few weeks ago we saw the first ever entrance of an LCC into a major airline alliance with Air Berlin joined Oneworld, and now Asia is getting an entirely new carrier. Launching a new airline might seem kind of reckless given the punishing business environment, but we long ago learned that LCCs can thrive in bad economic times even while everyone else is taking a beating.

The new Thai Tiger Airways, a cooperative venture between Thai Airways and Tiger Airways, will begin flying next year.

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Tiger Airways Also Considering Pee Fees and Stand-up Airplane Seats

August 3, 2010 at 9:33 AM | by | ()

Until an airline actually goes through with it, we are going to be continually reminded that stand-up seating is a pending possibility. Ryanair started things off, but now there’s another airline that might just want to get a little attention with it as well. Tiger Airways is also thinking about bringing a bit of in-flight discomfort to the masses.

The airline stated that they’d consider the possibility of stand-up seating in order to pass on lower fares to their customers. Just like their pals over at Ryanair, Tiger Airways would also think about installing those infamous coin-operated toilets. Apparently the airline is all about anything that can make flying cheaper for the flying public.

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New Route News from British Airways, Lufthansa and More

July 23, 2010 at 9:33 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· British Airways:
We’ve always wanted to go to Sweden to see where Volvos and all that Ikea furniture comes from, and now it’s a little bit easier thanks to British Airways. The airline has announced plans to serve Gothenburg, and they put the tickets up for sale earlier this week. Things will get underway on November 28, and the flights will operate twice per day. Of course the flights will come and go from London-Heathrow’s Terminal 5, so be sure to stick to carryon luggage only.

· Tiger Airways:
If Taipei is on your travel bucket list, Tiger Airways is hoping to help you get there and to save you some cash doing so. The airline plans to start flying Singapore-Taipei on January 11, and it'll be the airline’s sixth destination to the greater China area. The new route will set you back about $60 each way through March, but will probably climb a little bit after that. The airline is also increasing their flight frequency to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen. All the flights will head out from Singapore.

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World's Third-Busiest Airline Route Gets More Crowded

Where: Australia
July 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM | by | ()

We have to admit we were a little surprised to learn that the trip from Sydney to Melbourne ranks as the third-busiest travel route in the world, but if that's true, then it sure makes sense that low-cost carrier Tiger Airways has just thrown its two cents in the ring.

Since last Friday, Tiger has been running multiple flights between Sydney and Melbourne each day, with all-inclusive one-way fares starting from A$39 ($31) for the 90-minute flight. There's heavy competition from Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas, but at the moment Tiger's prices are definitely amongst the lowest. If nothing else, this means that if you get Down Under, you will definitely be able to take in both Sydney and Melbourne without adding too much strain to the budget.

Related Stories:
· New Melbourne to Sydney Flight Route Takes Off [The Age]
· Tiger Airways Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: 713 Avenue]

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Australia's Tiger Airways Gets a TV Show We Want to Watch

Where: Australia
June 2, 2009 at 11:34 AM | by | ()

Fondly do we recall the days of watching passengers flip out over missed flights, get pulled from flights for drunkenness, or even claim to have an invisible spouse traveling with them. This was the era of television show Airline, which covered hijinks on EasyJet and Southwest from a distance where we could all laugh, since we weren't on the crazy flights featured and were instead firmly planted on our couch.

After being canceled from A&E along with Growing Up Gotti back in 2005, the show remained in our happiest television memories until today, when we learned that Australia will be getting their own version, based around LCC Tiger Airways.

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Aussie Airlines Getting Desperate

Where: Australia
April 24, 2009 at 3:02 PM | by | ()

Even though everyone's trying to get us to go to Australia, the message doesn't seem to be getting through – at least if the local airlines' actions are anything to go by.

V Australia had a promising start in the Down Under fare war but they're now complaining of a slowdown in demand, and have put back their new plane purchases by a couple of years. Two new Boeing 777s have been rescheduled from 2010 delivery to 2011 and 2012 – and that's also shelved V Australia's plans to start Oz to Johannesburg routes.

LCC Tiger Airways is also sounding a bit desperate. This weekend they've got 30,000 free flights on offer to try and fill up some of their domestic routes. Free means, of course, that you still pay taxes, but they do come out pretty cheap, with A$35 ($25) fares (and under) available. With the possibility of $500 fares to get you from the United States down to Oz, it's got to be getting tempting.

Related Stories:
· V Australia to Defer Delivery of Two Boeing Jets [The Advertiser]
· Tiger Offers Free Flights on Domestic Routes [Brisbane Times]
· Everyone Wants You To Go To Australia ... [Jaunted]

[Photo: thewamphyri]

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Getting Out To The Aussie Outback

January 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM | by | ()

The Australian outback is a strange beast: Part desert, part simple empty land, it covers most of the country. But it's also, some say, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we want to tell you how to get there.

The first thing to remember is that you can't just take a day trip to the outback, like many tourists plan. It'll take a day just to get there. The easiest way is to fly into Alice Springs, pretty much smack bang in the middle of the country. Aussie airline Qantas flies in from all major Australian cities and curiously, Tiger Airways has started up a Melbourne to Alice Springs route.

A great way to get into the Outback without flying is to take the Ghan Railway from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs--a great way, but not a cheap way.

And for stubborn travelers who insist on driving into the outback themselves, the motto is to be prepared. Stock up on extra fuel, a lot of extra water, make sure your car's reliable and basically get a ton of advice or you'll risk frying up in the middle of nowhere. No matter how beautiful it is, you don't want it to be the last place you see.

Related Stories:
· And Now, An Even More Expensive Way to See the Desert [Jaunted]
· Won't Get Fooled Again [Jaunted]
· Australia Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: anniemullinsuk]