Besides Southwest Airlines which I don't really consider a budget airline I never thought I'd ever step foot on one. Just the thought of Spirit Airlines makes me cringe. However when I decided a few days before my trip to add another city to my Australia itinerary and Tigerair was half the cost of Virgin Australia I had to take a chance. I was going from Sydney to Melbourne and the flight was only an hour so I figured it couldn't be that bad. I was only going for a day so packing light also wasn't an issue.
At first I was a bit skeptical when they were charging me $30 each way for my lap infant.....ummmm on Domestic flights they are supposed to be completely free. Even with this added $60 the flight was $110 cheaper than VA so I continued booking.