For one of the five Ashes tests between England
and Australia, national carriers British Airways and Qantas are
teaming up to offer fares to Australia based on innings scores,
with the number of seats determined by the amount of runs scored
by the opposing team.
For the second npower Test at Lordís
(July 16-20), the price of flights will be determined by
Australiaís first innings, with availability of seats determined
by Englandís reply. For example, if Australia are bowled out for
230 and England make 395, there will be 395 seats
available from each airline at £230 Ė a reduction on a
typical fare of £730.
Stephen Thompson, executive manager international sales at Qantas
Airlines said, ďThereís always a traditional friendly rivalry
between the Brits and Aussies during the Ashes, and this promotion
will ensure the second npower test is even more of an exciting
In the previous Ashes in 2005, British
Airways offered 367 seats at £373 when Australia scored
367 runs for 373 against England in the final test.
Flights were sold out within 30 minutes.
The minimum return fare in the 2009
promotion will not be less than £125. Other terms and
The Ashes runs from July 8 to August 24,
1st npower Ashes test, July 8-12 (Cardiff)
2nd npower Ashes test, July 16-20 (Lordís)
3rd npower Ashes
test, July 30-August 3 (Edgbaston)
4th npower Ashes test,
August 7-11 (Headingley Carneige)
5th npower Ashes test,
August 20-24 (The Brit Oval)
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