Melbourne was the top destination in a straw poll of where The Observer's Facebook followers want to fly direct to.
Melbourne was the top destination in a straw poll of where The Observer's Facebook followers want to fly direct to. Kristy Muir

Melbourne tops list of where we want to fly

MELBOURNE has topped the list of destinations Gladstone residents want to fly direct to, while many people also want "realistic" prices from our regional base.

You also voted the Gold Coast as a close second alongside Cairns, and Townsville was mentioned several times.

Thailand and Bali were the top international destination dreams on the list.

Following news Qantas has cancelled its Sydney to Gladstone direct flights from the end of August, The Observer asked its Facebook followers which destinations they would like to fly to direct from here.

Janet Hadley said Melbourne was on her destination list but fares were "so expensive" from Gladstone.

"It doesn't matter where we want to fly to, from Gladstone the airfares are ridiculous," she wrote.

"Rip off here, I have flown to Brissy - expensive, yet plane is not full. Stand-by fares would be good."

Adam Peters said it was an "unfortunate truth" that it was cheaper to drive to Brisbane and fly out from there.

Mark Dunnett agreed: "Brisbane with realistic charges ... dreaming I know."

Angela Louise said direct to Sunshine Coast airport would be great, "instead of having to fly to Brisbane then drive back to the coast".

Just for good measure, Ali Webster threw in Timbuktu.

"Always fancied a trip there," she wrote.

DIRECT DESTINATIONS

Where you want to fly direct to:

  • Melbourne
  • Gold Coast
  • Cairns
  • Newcastle
  • Sunshine Coast


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