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Booking a return flight/open ticket to Oz?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Booking a return flight/open ticket to Oz?

1. Posted by reemer (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

Hi

Im looking to go to Oz in june on a whv, then at the end of that year apply for a second year but none of the online flight centres seem to list any options regarding booking a flight over that time period, any ideas?.
Do I need an open ticket or do I book a return flight then postpone it when I get there?
Any information or useful websites would be much appreciated,
Many thanks
Tristan

2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 8y

I had the same problem when booking mine, i had no idea how they worked.

You will have to phone and speak to someone, i started emailing places and i was told that i would have to phone them.

Some airlines do 'open ended'-you have to give a return date, they are only valid for 10months then when your out here you have to find the airline that your with and get the date changed, they ususally charge for this, i was told it would be about $250 max.

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 8y

Sorry-so in other words its a return flight that you need, open ended-i dont know where that came from! This is all what i was told by several companies.

Hope this helps in some way!

4. Posted by cautiousc (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

Looks like you will have to just get a one way ticket, and buy a return ticket when you need it. Works out the same money wise plus you have lots more flexibility. Dont forget to save some money for this though!

5. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 8y

I bought a return ticket with Emirates and it includes one free date change. So, at the moment I have a return date for Feb and I just have to contact Emirates when I'm there and get the date changed.

Cez x