One of the problems with the working life, when your employment comes with predetermined vacation periods, is the probability that when you’re going on holidays so is everyone else.

So, as we reach the ends of our working lives, we look forward to getting away for a little break when everyone else (or nearly everyone else) is at work. 

Of course, while you’re actually in the workforce whatever special deals are on offer never coincide with the times when you (and everyone else) would be able to take advantage of them.

Having got our few commitments out of the way in early November, Madam and I had decided that sometime before school breaks up for 2007 we’d be heading off somewhere for a little holiday. 

The only question was where to go.

Perth? Adelaide? Somewhere else?

A reluctance to allow travel arrangements coincide with electoral events meant we would be waiting till early December before we headed off. 

While there was an awareness of the impending launch of Tiger Airways we hadn’t made any definite plans when ‘Er Indoors went for a little web surf in mid-November.

And there it was. Mackay to Melbourne. Direct. No stopovers or transfers. $9.95. 


© Ian Hughes 2017