My friend and I are planning to go to Oz at the beginning of August and we are trying to get some info on booking our flights. We are aiming to be there for a year and I don't know whether it is better to book a round trip flight or a one way and also which airlines are good to go with? Also if anyone can give me some info on where some good/ interesting places to go for stop overs are, that would be sweet.
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hi Lara. stopovers sorry. i wanted to spend my time in oz so went the direct route. try cathy pacific they where my cheap option. and they where very good too.
internal flights virgin blue. same as spot on and cheap too.
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Hi, I was looking last night at flight options for my parents to come visit me in oz and the cheapest airline by far was brunei airlines. You have to stop off in brunei (actually i dont think thats what the place is officially called now but i cant remember what it is) and I dont remember if the flights were longer compared to stopovers in singapore but the price difference may be worth it if you are on a budget. eg i looked at the price for 1 seat in business class retunr flight london to sydney and brunei was over £1000 cheaper than virgin on the same day! Theyre also having a sale on economy clas tickets at the moment.
Have you considered a 'round the world' ticket'? I do not know the situation from Canada, but from Australia, it is usually a cost effective way of stopping off at a number of places, keeping the general one direction. You can use a number of different carriers, depending upon the group you choose, e.g. Star Alliance, One World, etc. I think it is usually valid for 12 months.
I have only experienced Bangkok and Singapore as stopovers for a couple of nights each way. Quite different from one another, but both interesting in their own way.
Just a suggestion, but since you plan to arrive in Oz in August, when it would be ideal to start off in the north, e.g. Cairns. August is usually the coldest month in Sydney and southwards. I know Canada is much colder, but it still feels cold in Sydney. However, come January, February, it can get unpleasantly hot inland and even near the coast in the southern half, and the rainy season with a few cyclones up north.
Enjoy your travels
I would think two singles would always be dearer than a return at least. But for very little more you can get a RTW with 2,3 or more stopovers - maybe Singapore, Fiji, LA etc. These only usually last 12 months though, so you'd have to set off before your year was up.
I can recommend Star Alliance.