Carlton fans are being slugged up to $1647 for a one way flight to Brisbane, sparking calls for Richard Goyder — who chairs both the AFL and Qantas — to intervene.
AFL: Carlton have stolen one of the most memorable semi-final wins in history, with Blake Acres the hero of the two-point victory over Melbourne at the MCG.
Qantas on Monday cashed in on Carlton’s first preliminary final in 23 years, with the cheapest direct flight from Melbourne to Brisbane on Saturday to arrive in time to see the Blues play the Lions priced at $1647.
The cheapest way Blues fans logging in Monday morning could get to Brisbane for the game was to fly via Newcastle for $507 in a journey of five hours and 45 minutes.
They could otherwise fly via Adelaide ($696) or Sydney ($760), still needing to shell out for return fares.