I just received the following two emails within seconds of each other.
The Jetstar one was first:
Be one of the first...
...TO FLY AUSTRALIA'S
NEWEST LOW FARES AIRLINE!
Jetstar has officially launched and introduced all day, every day, low fares.
Jetstar is currently taking bookings for flights commencing 25 May. But if you want to take advantage of our special launch promotion, log on to jetstar.com from 6am tomorrow morning when 100,000 seats
at $29 (Web only. One way.) will go on sale.
While you're at our website, why not register for Jetmail news updates if you haven't already.
But first, sit back and check out a special sneak preview of the Jetstar launch commercial.
The team at Jetstar
Followed by the one from Virgin Blue:
“WE OFFER TWICE THE SERVICE JETSTAR DOES”
200,000 SEATS ON SALE NOW AT $29*
Virgin Blue has been the tried and tested low fare airline for the past three years. We welcome the competition, but as we’re sure they will discover, taking off in Australia takes more than low fares. It takes a great network, new planes and a vibrant crew. Thanks for supporting the airline that supports everyday Australians. Without you, we couldn’t keep the air fair.
Get online at www.virginblue.com.au, or call 13 6789 or your travel agent now.
These $29* fares are available in both directions between the destinations below, on sale now until midnight (AESST) 29 February 2004 or until sold out, for travel from 1 May to 30 June 2004.
Brisbane - Cairns Melbourne - Gold Coast Sydney - Gold Coast
Brisbane - Hobart Melbourne - Hobart
Sydney - Sunshine Coast
Brisbane - Mackay Melbourne - Launceston
Brisbane - Newcastle Melbourne - Newcastle
Brisbane - Rockhampton Melbourne - Sunshine Coast
Brisbane - Whitsunday Coast
* Conditions and travel restrictions apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or peak days. Direct flights only. Fares are one way on the net or $10 more by phone. For sale now to midnight (AESST) 29 February 2004 or until sold out, for travel 1 May to 30 June 2004.
BOOK TO TRAVEL WITH VIRGIN BLUE NOW!!
Amazing how well they keep tabs on each other!!