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1. Posted by gv (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

We're coming to travel around aussie in about a month. Don't have any definite plans and want to be pretty open so don't want to book any flights within australia now. I've heard it is cheap to go to the actual airport and book tickets the day of? Is this true?

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

No, this is by far the most expensive way to book flights in Australia. All the cheap seats go to those who pre-book.

3. Posted by squash6462 (Inactive 23 posts) 10y


I saw in your profile that you are coming from the US - have you already booked your international flights?

I ask because Qantas has an airpass deal right now where you get 3 domestic flights included for almost no extra cost. The catch is you have to return within 21 days, so I don't know if it will work for you but it is a good deal because internal flights in Australia are pretty expensive.


4. Posted by gv (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Thanks for your response. We actually already do have our tix from the US and back. i asked the question because i've talked to some people living there who have said that last minute tickets, if you go to the airport, can actually be very cheap but you just have to be flexible. i was just trying to confirm that. we'd rather not having anything set and just be able to play by ear. maybe not the smartest way to handle. oh well.

5. Posted by kumnio (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

have a look at virgin blue airlines, they offer budget flights within australia.

also australian air, its a version of quantas aimed atthe budget market