If you were planning on flying down to Melbourne this weekend for any reason other than to see the West Coast Eagles play the AFL Grand Final, then you might want to reschedule your trip.
Airfares to Melbourne skyrocketed yesterday after Eagles fans booked out Jetstar and Tigerair flights leaving Perth on Thursday and Friday.
Virgin Australia is now also down to only a few seats, but is looking into any additional seats, however, aircraft availability has become an issue.
Virgin has currently added an extra five flights to their Saturday schedule.
For most economy flights, airfares have jumped to around $600 and go up to just under $1000 for a one-way ticket.
Qantas has the most seats available at this time, with fares ranging from $739 to $996 on Thursday and Friday this week.
Some seats are currently still available on a Qantas red-eye flight on Friday night for $536 one-way.
Flights for Tuesday and Wednesday are still available and currently cost a lot less, but may jump in price as airlines are also facing additional costs for any extra flights as there are relocation costs for planes and crews who are often flying the plane empty in one direction.
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