Jetstar Fail

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 8-Dec-2009 08:32

I decided to look at a few airfares this morning. With 3 domestic airlines in NZ now it's always good to look at all the options available. I decided to have a look at Jetstar




That's great - $29 fares between Wellington and Auckland advertised on the front page of the website with a "Stocktake Sale" promo. I clicked on the link.


What a shame these specials finished on the 13th November. I'm also intrigued that these prices are also advertising in $A rather than $NZ - I wonder whether this was a simple mistake or whether flights were actually A$29 which would have meant ~20% more in $NZ?

Is there anything Jetstar can get right?

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I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
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*Structured cabling
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  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
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*CCTV solutions
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