Tickets to Fremantle's qualifying final against Geelong sold out within hours yesterday, with Dockers members buying half the 4000 tickets allocated to them.
Fremantle members snapped up about 2000 tickets while Geelong members bought 17,000 of their 19,000-ticket allocation, an AFL spokesman said.
The remainder went on sale to the general public and the 33,000-capacity Simonds Stadium in Geelong was sold out by mid- afternoon.
As ticketholders scrambled to arrange flights east, Fremantle said it would offer 110 seats on its charter flight to supporters.
More than 50 fans have bought seats, at either $510 for a one-way flight and a ticket or $425 for a flight-only package, and will fly to Avalon Airport with the players on Thursday afternoon. The offer closes at midday today.
Game ticket prices ranged from $40 to $85 for adults, but they started appearing on auction site eBay for much more yesterday minutes after going on sale.
One seller was advertising half-forward seats for $199 each and another had 10 tickets on the wing for $249 each. By yesterday, the cheapest return flight from Perth to Melbourne was $800.
Dockers' cheer squad leader RJ Walsh said some members opted to save their money for a trip to the grand final and others thought it would be too difficult to travel to Geelong.
"Some people needed to get back on the Saturday night but there was no way of getting from Geelong to the airport in time for the last flight," she said.
"It is fantastic the club is choosing to charter a flight, but it shows that (playing in Geelong) is a complete dog's breakfast. The AFL wouldn't do this to anyone else, it is disrespectful to Dockers fans."
At the finals launch yesterday, AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou was confident the 4000 tickets available to Fremantle members would not all be taken.
He disputed claims that the decision to play the final in Geelong was unfair to Fremantle."We only had this situation because Hawthorn, Collingwood and Richmond play home games at the MCG and that combination is an extraordinary one," he said.