It is now only 21 hours until we leave at 6am Friday morning 24th June 2011 to drive to Gold Coast airport to fly to Hobart.
At this point in time we still do not know if we will be flying or joining with the many thousands of other passengers who are stranded, rescheduling or trying to find alternative ways to get to their destination.
It is even more of a challenge for us as Greg and I will be flying to Hobart from the Coolangatta airport, but our daughter is flying from the Sydney Airport to Hobart. We were meeting up in Hobart.
So if flights are cancelled we somehow need to rebook for both flights and try to arrive at times that allow us to meet up! Frustrating.
Jetstar and Qantas have just announced on the 8.30am news that they are grounding all flights today 23rd June 2011 to and from Tasmania, so this will affect Hobart and Launceston flights.
I am still packing and finalizing everything and at the same time checking @JetstarNews tweets on Twitter to see the latest updates so that we can better plan for trip that is hopefully starting tomorrow!
We did look into the option of hiring a car and driving down to Sydney to collect our daughter. Then driving to Melbourne and catching the Spirit of Tasmania over to Devonport. I was horrified to find out that even if the 3 of us sat in a deck recliner that we would be looking at around $600 for this trip without the cost to hire the car! So No that is not an option.
My husband, Greg, has just suggested finding a private charter flight that would fly us from Melbourne to Hobart. I personally cannot believe that this could be done for under $500, but I could be wrong. Greg is going to research and let me know what he finds out.
We will keep you updated as we find out more about our flights and trip to Tasmania.
Until then, Remember to Enjoy Life and Enjoy a Family Holiday!
Leanne Annett <><