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Air fare from UK to Cairns and back from Sydney, Dec to Jan.

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Air fare from UK to Cairns and back from Sydney, Dec to Jan.

1. Posted by nah (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

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I can only manage to get away for 4 weeks at the end of the year and need any pointers as to where to get the cheapest flight. I was expecting about £900 to £1000 but it seems to be nearer £1300. If that's what it is then I'll just have to grin and bear it. Any comments appreciated.

2. Posted by mandylou4u (Budding Member 73 posts) 10y

Hi sweet.
Just to let you know I booked my flight last week (now dreading it!) and I paid £849, that's flying into Cairns Sept 27th and out of Melbourne 18th Dec. I'd suggest either ringing a company like Travel Nation that can get a quote for you or looking on the british airways site.
Hope this helps.
Manda xxx

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

December is a very expensive time to fly to Australia - Christmas/New Year/Summer period!

In the UK, a few places you could check out if you haven't already are:

STA Travel

Also remember to check airline websites directly, as they do sometimes have deals on - I last flew London-Sydney (in April/May) return for £330!! Virgin Atlantic were offering that the day after England won the ashes last year!

Some airlines that fly that route are:

Virgin Atlantic
British Airways
Singapore Airlines
Japan Airlines
Air New Zealand

And a whole load more!