I just purchased an airline ticket to Melbourne — which Google tells me is something over 1,000km distant by road — for $51.
According to the airline's website, that's a $2 credit card fee, a $9 fare, and $40 in taxes.
If I was going to make the 11+ hour drive to Melbourne, I'd pay at least $100 in fuel alone. And yet I'm essentially flying for $9.
It's a strange world, is all I'm saying. Now that we have more than the one airline in Australia, it's a better world, at least as far as airline fares are concerned.