What's the cheapest way to fly to Australia?

simon_schoon

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Anyone been or know of any tips. Direct flights are absolute murder, sure there must be a cheaper way, just can't find it. Any help appreciated cheers
 

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I guess you could fly somewhere closer and pretend its australia.
 

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Go to the airport and strap yourself to a plane. Bring a jacket, gets cold up there at 10km above sea level ;p
 

dnbkingz

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Get done for petty crime.
i'm pretty we still send prisoners there....
 

DJ NUERA

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I couldnt think of a joke soooooo

UK >> Kuala Lumpur >> Australia

No wait. You could, no nevermind.
 

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Sorry Simon, kinda trolled this a bit. Ask Gumby off here, she might be able to help you out as she's from the land down under, where beer flows and men chunder.
 

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there is no cheap way to fly to the other side of the world... why you wanna cheap out on a 20hr+ flight anyways??

i flew with Cathay Pacific. cost me bout 500 pounds to get to Auckland. one way.

But not fosters. Cause thats not Australian, even though it says it is. Bastards.
Fosters is from Melbourne...
 
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yeah man i dont think there is a cheap way really..

also @ nuera and noddynoodle a big (y) on the sigs
 

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Anyone been or know of any tips. Direct flights are absolute murder, sure there must be a cheaper way, just can't find it. Any help appreciated cheers
you need to use a website like bestflights.com.au or webjet.com (i think these are australian websites, i dont know what the UK equivalent sites are). just perform a search and it will bring up all of the available flights and prices. you will find that it will be cheaper if you have more stops along the way.

i also suggest that you get in contact with a travel agent and ask them to advise you when airlines are having sales. you can save lots of money this way. I managed to get return tickets to London from Aus for only $600 (i think thats about 350 pounds) when singapore airlines was having a sale.

and the last thing you need to be aware of is when the 'peak' and 'off-peak' periods start and end (these are usually roughly based on seasons- summer/winter and special events xmas/easter). if you perform an internet search for flights on a particular date and it just so happens to be during peak time, it will cost you sooo much more. whereas, if you leave a bit earlier or later, you could save hundreds. Speak to a travel agent and they will be able to advise you when the 'off peak' dates are. flying during 'off-peak' season is much cheaper.


hope that helps (y)
 

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also it might be cheaper to fly into perth rather than somewhere like sydney cos its closer :) but i guess it depends on where you actually want to go.
 

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I managed to get return tickets to London from Aus for only $600 (i think thats about 350 pounds) when singapore airlines was having a sale.
I love how cheap that is In Australia, like half a weeks work.

Wheras £350 is still like 55 odd hours work in England lmao.
 

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I love how cheap that is In Australia, like half a weeks work.

Wheras £350 is still like 55 odd hours work in England lmao.
i used to get paid 500pounds a week for 45 hours work.....

u getting ripped off bro.

pay is alot better here in oz tho.. driving in the mines is bout $100,000 a year startin wage :pimp:
 
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