Jetstar 5 Cent 5000 Seat Sale: Has Jetstar and Australia gone mad, maybe not, Yes I was lucky enough to purchase two return tickets from Sydney to the Gold Coast for 5 cents each way per person. This was a total of 20 cents, adding Jetstar’s Credit Card surcharge brought the total to somewhere around $8.20, but who is counting : )
I was lucky enough to receive the Jetstar email right on 7:30pm, already knowing the sale would begin at 7pm the valid dates of travel and the destinations from Sydney I had already planned which date we would fly. I guess if I was unlucky enough to receive the email 20 minutes later I would have missed the deal.
I also managed to book for my wife’s friend and part of her family after placing my booking, see our friend has a family of 6, unfortunatly we found out quickly the maximum number of passengers per booking on this deal was 4, so It meant I had to try and book one of the adults and two of the children on one booking and the other adult and two children the other booking. Well guest what I only got one booking thru before Jetstar’s overloaded website collapsed. There was several times when I nearly had their second booking placed but only for the webpage to timeout at the credit card payment page. All might not be lost as Singapore’s Tiger Airways is about to enter the market, so we should be expecting more such sales as the one last night. When I see I will be sure to book the other half of our friends family their discount fare.
Anyway as I only ever use Qantas domestically this will be my first flight with Jetstar Domestic, my only experiences with Jetstar is StarClass on Jetstar International. So I am thinking I might be in for a rude shock, I will post my experiences here and in the forums.