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How is this for a price?

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1. Posted by JRockwellC (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Dec. 21st

Depart Wilmington, North Carolina to Los Angeles, California
Depart LAX to Nadi, Fiji

Dec. 26th

Depart Nadi, Fiji to Brisbane, Austraila

Jan. 5th

(Travel to Sydney)
Depart Sydney, Australia to Christchurch, New Zealand

Jan. 19th

Depart Christchurch, New Zealand to LAX


The Quote I recieved for this is $2475 plus $300 taxes.

2. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Sounds pretty cheap to me! But maybe that's because I'm from Europe and it's really expencive to go down under from here.


3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

I'm no expert, but I took out my globe and compared to some distances from/to Europe for which I know the prices. I think that unless you got it from a very good travel agent you could shave off around 500 USD or even more. It all depends which/how many airlines fly this route.

For my trip Germany-Iran-overland to Istanbul-Germany I got a price quote from my travel agent for 600 EUR. I managed to cut it down to 400 EUR by searching a few hours on the net and booking online directly through the airline's websites.

So I suggest you look up the individual flights on the airlines websites and juggle your data around a bit.

4. Posted by JRockwellC (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

thanks! Do you know any websites I can check. I got this quote from

5. Posted by considerat (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I normally don't worry about the price to much because I was lucking to work for a company where you can get around 30+ vacations for a wholesale price. So if I travel, I normally will use one of those. I really enjoy it to.

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Oh, you got it from a specialist. Didn't they tell you the airlines?

Uusally these packages can't be beaten if you are using fairly standard destinations that are part of an airline network (like Star Alliance). If you go to destinations that are unusual or not covered, prices go up significantly on those roundtrip tickets and it gets cheaper to organise everything yourself.

Start with, they'll give you a general idea who flies where, and how much it is going to cost you. Juggle the dates around. You can then look up the individual flights on the airlines websites. Keep in mind that is sometimes cheaper to buy round trip and to throw part of the ticket away then to buy one-way.

(Recent example I encountered: With Lufthansa from Germany to Beirut roundtrip 460 EUR, oneway 1400 EUR.)