Being a regular traveller, I have exhausted many ideas over the years on how to save money where I can. Be it advance bookings or other sucks means. The train to Brisbane airport is always an expensive affair. Unless of course, you know how to milk the system.
Now, the BAC is worth billions and turns over more than $100 MILLION most years. How do they do it you ask? One way is by charging extortionate train fares because they own the train lines to the airport. Today for example, it was going to cost me a tick over $28 from Nerang station to the domestic terminal but I only paid $11.32! How did I save over $17 you ask? Let me explain.
Yesterday, I purchased a new Go Card with a $10 deposit plus another $15 that got me two fares to Milton and then to Nerang leaving $1.32 plus the $10 deposit on the card. Following so far? Now, this is where the fun starts! This morning, I touched on at Nerang and then off at Brisbane domestic which then took my card into the negative by around $27. So I was only out of pocket for $11.32 instead of the full whack!
My trusty 24 hour Go Card can now be thrown in the bin and I can spend that $17 saved on better things, like a drink for the flight. Better the money in your pocket than a billion dollar rip off tax evading corporation wouldn’t you say?
I make around 10 trips to the domestic airport each year. That’s $170 plus back in my pocket which is by no means chicken feed.
Happy days and the little guy wins!