Seven puts a Tiger in the tank

tiger4The Seven Network is shooting a new series based around budget airline Tiger Airways.

TV Tonight understands the new series will be similar to the Jetstar series Going Places previously aired on the Nine Network, but possibly with less advertorial content.

“The good, bad and ugly of Tiger,” a source said.

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Shooting at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport it is being overseen by a field producer from Border Security.

Airline-based shows continue to perform well with both Border and Customs pulling big audiences.

38 Comments:

  1. I have been using domestic airlines intensively for the last two years. Here are my impartial findings:

    Virgin: Needlessly too expensive; punctual.
    Jetstar: Relatively expensive; high hidden cost; usually on time.
    Tiger: Low affordable prices; high hidden gimmicky cost; frequent delays and lack of timely accurate information for waiting passengers. Vague and useless information is often on display.

    All of three airlines will charge you an inflated double fee for using your bankcard for a single payment when booking a return trip. All of three airlines make it impossible to change a booking, by charging inflated fees.

    The fact remains that the existence of Tiger Airways is necessary in order to maintain competition. I would still put up with Tiger for the sake of a reasonable price. Prices have already been pumped up by Virgin and Jetstar during the temporary absence of Tiger.

  2. This Airline and Show is an insult.Flying used to be something enjoyable.The Bogans most likely went by Rail or Coach Now they are everywhere thanks to Tiger.Me I had Frequent Flyers with Ansett till they bellied up in 2002 Now I am with Virgin Blue and have had a Qantas Membership since 1997.It would take a lot to get me to even consider Tiger as a result of my loyalties there

  3. Joker psychopath

    I want to taunt some of the crazy customers till they cry or want to throw a move so i can bash em. I feel sorry for the desk clerks……u guys are the some of the most patient people i’ve ever met.

  4. I was due to fly out of Melbourne at 10.55am this morning but the flight was cancelled due to engine problems? The next available flight was 3.00pm and then 4.30pm. I was in the line at 9.30am and I have to wonder whether there was a genuine problem or whether the whole ordeal was a farce so as to have footage for a tv series ,or was it just coincidental that the film crew was there to film the passengers being given the bad news? If this is the case then shame on Tiger and shame on channel 7. I will only fly Tiger again if they are giving airline seats away.

  5. To Elizabeth Thomas,

    Regarding you message …

    “l beg to differ . My husband and l went to tassie,we were held in transit for 45 min which is over the time that we were ment to takeoff.There was a guythat was on the flight that was not even flying to Tassie was going to Adelaide which put our flight back further. Hello how did he even get on our flight. Yet you continue to Harass other passengers about being late when there flight is still on the ground. Or still in waiting to be boarded . This company needs to get there perspective in order so that there passengers are happy and want to fly with them again. do not forget that they are your customers.”

    Now that we have covered what Tiger should do, we can now turn to the problem of your poor spelling, punctuation and misuse of capital letters. Still I guess you watch Channel Seven, so you are excused.

  6. My wife and children had a flight booked with tiger wed 23rd sep from melb to brisbane was cancelled then again on sat 27 re sceduled and also cancelled was there ever such a flight or was it a phantom was told the next flight they could get them on was 1st october cant beleive the lack of service or care with tiger i was suppose to travell up and meet my family on 30th sep and all come back together on the 6th oct so with no time to think about the situation suggested to my wife she had better get a refund as i was 80km away and they would not even pay 4 a taxi but willing to give 120.oo dollars to go towards another flight how ridiculous in school hollidays to think that would go far to purchase more tickets forget the money lost on car hire and accomodation then the next day i looked on the web site and there were still flights on my scheduled flight available on the 30th sep yet they said couldnt get anything untill the 1st october so i nphoned them up and they made a booking for the same flight as mine so we could travell together but am yet to see or have it confirmed and the flight is 30 hours away if any one wants to contact tiger just forget it as it is almost impossible to talk to someone in australia i have been calling the philipines as they arer the only ones even answering there phone if we do as unlikeley as i feel get to fly i can assure you it will be the first and last time i will ever have anything to do with Tiger Airlines

  7. i watched an episode of this and it was great.. i love seeing passengers understand that it is totally their mistake and not the staff’s.. ehehehe!:D

  8. elizabeth thomas

    l beg to differ . My husband and l went to tassie,we were held in transit for 45 min which is over the time that we were ment to takeoff.There was a guythat was on the flight that was not even flying to Tassie was going to Adelaide which put our flight back further. Hello how did he even get on our flight. Yet you continue to Harass other passengers about being late when there flight is still on the ground. Or still in waiting to be boarded . This company needs to get there perspective in order so that there passengers are happy and want to fly with them again. do not forget that they are your customers.

  9. Watched this last night. Bogans should never be permitted to fly. Which is exactly what happened to the irate feral couple who wanted to fly to Canberra where they had booked accommodation. The aforesaid accommodation turned out to be a caravan park.

  10. What were Tiger thinking let them film this stuff. Talk about left hand not knowing the right one is doing!!! I agree with many of the comments posted staff were cold, robotic and unsympathetic. Customers need solutions not shouting and belittling. The Manager clearly the top face of Tiger at the airport was the worst of all as much people skills as a concrete wall. I felt for most of these people except ones who didn’t follow check in rules. Surely the Airline shouldn’t have let the underage boy fly out if they weren’t prepared to fly him back. The gentlemen who’s seat was clearly given to the couple should have received another seat and compensation I still believe a better checking in system would avoid this. Anyway bottom line until Tiger can demonstrate they have addressed these issues I will be flying with other carriers.

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