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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What do you do to get the cheap flights?

    We were getting 4 trips pa with Virgin as we had a platinum credit card, unfortunately they no longer do this... damn.

    We have alerts for cheap flights, this is hit and miss, OK deals sometimes.

    Just signed up AMX credit card, Platinum? this gives us 1 free trip pa in Australia.

    Was told to use Skyscanner for cheap deals, however apparently if you keep hitting this site the prices will continue to rise, Big Brother..

    Looking for any tips
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Need to be next level above platinum for cards in my experience.

    Or just hunt out for specials as they come up. Need to be patient though and dates available might not always suit.
     
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    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Was told to use Skyscanner for cheap deals, however apparently if you keep hitting this site the prices will continue to rise, Big Brother..
    Looking for any tips?

    When I'm looking at flights and thinking and the price starts to go up, I change from Safari to Firefox, or vice versa.. then the machine doesn't know its you!.. Im also restart will do the same thing?
    I hope this helps
     
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    Yeah I agree, there is also conspiracy surrounding the "eyes in the pokie machines".
    Never put your membership card in otherwise it will recognise you, also never put money in to them too fast otherwise it will think same person and eat it up, always bring a couple of wigs and some sunnies in case of camera with facial recognition.
     
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  8. Ed Barton

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    If cheap is your thing just keep your eyes open. I've seen great specials advertised on this site for Tiger. I read an article on fairfax that Scoot is introducing one way flights from Perth to Athens for $369 - take a jacket the wing can get a bit chilly.
     
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  9. S.T

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    Check out Jetstar platinum cards
     
  10. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    lucky for me not into pokies, what a rort though
     
  11. Ed Barton

    Ed Barton Well-Known Member

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    I suggest some, or all of these:
    http://gizmodo.com/these-glasses-block-facial-recognition-technology-1722826081
    No Cookies | Daily Telegraph
    This genius ‘paparazzi-proof’ scarf can make you ‘invisible’ in photos
     
  12. Stella

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    I just compare Tiger to Jetstar and have Jetstar price match. Saves 10% of the difference as well as not having to pay the credit card booking fee. Just have to make sure the Jetsar flight is within an hour of the Tiger flight.
    Usually manage Sydney - Gold Coast return for around $60-80.
     
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  13. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Heard about this one, very good, cheap cheap.....
     
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    This.

    Typically find the best sales are posted promptly on OzBargain

    Recently picked up return flights to Melbourne (from Adelaide) for under $50 per person.
     
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  15. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    thanks for the tip that is pretty damn amazing
     
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    I do the same. earlier this year booked $60 return cairns from Melbourne and going again for $70 return :). from last many weeks tiger comes up with crazy deals every Saturday for limited seats...you gota be quick to pounce on that....
     
  17. geoffw

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    A big disadvantage about living in Canberra. It would cost me $160 return for me to get that cheap flight to Cairns. That's assuming I could even get the cheapest flight available on Skyscanner. It's the government providing much of the business. So there's no need for cheap airlines or competitive airlines.
     
  18. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    You just reminded me that I booked cheap tickets to Cairns. 3rd week of March 2017.
     
  19. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps that's going to change. Cheap flights Canberra to Melbourne now a possibility.
    Cheap flights to Melbourne return, Tigerair announces daily route
     
  20. Azazel

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    Or just don't put money in the stupid things.
     
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