AFL fans travelling interstate are fuming over what many see as overpriced and opportunistic flight prices.
Only one out of three finals games will be hosted in Victoria this week, and it seems airlines have been taking advantage of this with massive price hikes.
For instance, a one-way Virgin flight from Brisbane to Melbourne on Monday will cost $1110, according to Seven News, and one-way to Perth can set you back $798 with Qantas.
Fans have taken to social media to vent:
Basically impossible to travel for finals. Tickets not on sale until Thursday, so unless you've taken a gamble and booked a flight early, you're pretty much forking out $1,000+ return at a minimum.
— 🗯 (@pizdotcom) August 26, 2019
LOL. @VirginAustralia ONE WAY flights to Brisbane for the Qualifying Final $450. What a joke. When are the @AFL and the @acccgovau going to step in? Flights are an essential service; time for regulation
— Cr Stuart James (@CrStuartJames) August 26, 2019
“Virgin Australia aims to provide the best value fares for all of our guests,” a Virgin spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.
“We already have 75,000 seats to Melbourne for the Grand Final week to make sure as many AFL fans as possible can cheer on their team.
“We’ll continue to review our flight schedule throughout the Finals series.”