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BNE
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Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:58 pm

You can really buy something for $1.00.

Virgin Blue from Australia is offering 1000 seats at $1.00

Here is the article.

http://www.virginblue.com.au/noframes/news2001.html#010801

Virgin Blue will be have been flying one year on 28 August and on Friday night August 3rd, they are offering 1000 seats at $1.00, for travel on August 28th.

Might just book the seats to show an invoice with $1.00.

Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
zanadou
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:45 pm

Was going to post this before... but I forgot about it.

Oh well, here's the full text if you're too lazy to click above. Big grin

VIRGIN BLUE UPDATE!!

FLY VIRGIN BLUE FOR A COIN!
INTERNET BIRTHDAY BONANZA - 1000 FLIGHTS FOR *$1
Virgin Blue is turning 1 this month!! Because you've registered on the Virgin Blue website, we'd like to invite you to join in the celebrations. From midnight Friday eve (12:01 a.m. Saturday morning actually), 1000 seats for travel on Tuesday, August 28 will be up for grabs on the internet for just $1.

This is our way of saying thanks for your support over the past 12 months, as we've launched and built a solid foundation in the Australian market.

The once-in-a-lifetime offer will be available from midnight Friday August 3 until 3am Saturday August 4, or until sold out and will be for travel on August 28.

As always, but particularly with this offer, we advise you to be quick! Leave the pub early as we expect that the 1000 seats will be snapped up within minutes of the offer going live at midnight.

REMEMBER, THIS OFFER IS CAN BE BOOKED ON THE NET
ONLY, AT FRIDAY MIDNIGHT ONLY, AND IS ONLY FOR TRAVEL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 28!!

This special $1 offer can be booked online only at
www.virginblue.com.au. Get online Friday at midnight and join in the celebration.

Best Regards,

The Virgin Blue Team


....

From: http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?mode_u=off&mode_w=on&site=www.virginblue.com.au

"The site www.virginblue.com.au is running Apache/1.3.19 Ben-SSL/1.42 (Unix) PHP/4.0.5 on Linux."

I wanna see it melt at 12:04 on Sat morning.... Big grin

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wirraway
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Thu Aug 02, 2001 9:25 pm

Virgin blue staff will celebrate on Fri 31st Aug at a
Brisbane hotel with free drinks and Richard Branson
in attendence, all other crews overstaying in SYD, MEL
and ADE will also have free drinks and food supplied
at the hotels they are staying at, expect to see very
subdued crews if you are flying VB on the 1st Sept.

Wirraway

 
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Fri Aug 03, 2001 8:11 am

Isn't it great to have an airline showing some flair in OZ at last??? 1000 $1 tickets is no major loss (rest assured it will on off-peak services) but it sure is great publicity.

You also have to consider the return flights for all the people who aren't aviation nuts like us and may want to stay a day or two in the city they are visiting.

Just my $0.02 (if I do it 50 times I get a flight, yay!)
 
zanadou
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Fri Aug 03, 2001 10:26 pm

Well... a java countdown thingie has popped up on http://www.virginblue.com.au and it says 45 mins and counting down to go. Lets see how this works.

This special, unlike some of their others in the past, has been pumped on local radio here in AU so I'm expecting to see the "Webserver too busy" error soon. I'm not really hopefull that I'll get one.... (my ISP's never the best...)..

I wonder if I can book more then one $1 flight at a time? MEL -> SYD -> MEL with some friends on the 28th would be fun.... if I can pull it off.

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trentis
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:21 pm

it's not working damnit! i thought the connection would be ok with bigpond...
 
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BNE
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:25 pm

I'm trying with 2 pages and i am not getting through looks like it melted.
Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
Skystar
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:28 pm

Trent,

Same ere. You'd think that BigPond out of all ISPs would work better.

You need someone with optus from what I've been told, as a friend in Germany has traced it.

Cheers,

Justin
 
Air Taiwan
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Sat Aug 04, 2001 12:13 am

I've been trying for the past 1hr 15mins!!!

Cannot get in!! And I've got Telstra ADSL!!!!!!!

:-(
 
zanadou
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Sat Aug 04, 2001 8:44 pm

Didn't work for me at all. Maybe it's a scam...? Big grin

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QantasAirways
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Sat Aug 04, 2001 9:12 pm

I think its a great thing for them to do!

Regards
QantasAirways
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chepos
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RE: Fly Virgin Blue For A $1.00

Wed Aug 08, 2001 11:38 am

I wish we had an airline her offering tickets for a buck.
Chepos
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