Quoting Herr Bert
I read that there will be a budget airline opening up, the route to South-East Asia and Australia from Europe. so it looks like we can budget ourselves to Australia very soon (and vice versa).
As for the topic, I don't know. I like a lot the advise I got from a nephew, he said enjoy now, you never know, what's going to happen in a year, two years etc ...
It's good news for your budget, but really bad news I think considering more and more people travel everywhere, also the stupid and ignorant ones drinking and having a 'great' time on the beach. Hope budget airlines will stay in one area, like europe or south east asia, or australia, us etc., but connections being expensive enough.
As there is finally an agreement between the EU and the US on the 'open skies' treaty, you can expect lower prices for transatlantic flights as well.