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1. Posted by kowabungah (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

I'm trying to get a cheap one-way flight from Brisbane/Gold Coast area to a southeast Asian Country in September. Can you recommend any budget airlines/websites where I can find cheap flights. I will be applying for my second Australian work visa and I need to be outside of Australia for about five weeks.

I have been to a couple airline websites and the prices always start out reasonable but then they charge for bags,meals, and even choosing a seat! So any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

2. Posted by alex.a. (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

qantus.com are pretty reasonable, especially for in OZ flights, dunno about other countries.

also, you can't just "apply" for another WHV for australia, apparently, it's a "once in a lifetime" deal, unless you've completed the necessary requirements of fruit gathering for the statutory 90 days...you know all that right?

3. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

Air Asia X (www.airasia.com) has a non-stop flight from Coolangata/Surfers to Kuala Lumpur non-stop. They are having a sale now on the route...AUD $155 one-way. Beats other airlines in terms of costs...

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

try jetstar.com.au and tiger airways.

5. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

Agree with bex that you should try JetstarAsia and Tiger Airways.

Jetstar doesn't charge extra for bags and seat selection but you have to buy your meals and seats are small.

Airasia doesn't allow seat selection I think.

I've never flown Tiger Airways so no comment there.

6. Posted by kowabungah (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

qantus.com are pretty reasonable, especially for in OZ flights, dunno about other countries.

also, you can't just "apply" for another WHV for australia, apparently, it's a "once in a lifetime" deal, unless you've completed the necessary requirements of fruit gathering for the statutory 90 days...you know all that right?

I'm from the US and we are allowed to apply for a four-month visa up to three times. I know its different if you're from the UK or other countries...

and thanks everyone for your replies, it's very appreciated.

7. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y

Quoting kowabungah

qantus.com are pretty reasonable, especially for in OZ flights, dunno about other countries.

also, you can't just "apply" for another WHV for australia, apparently, it's a "once in a lifetime" deal, unless you've completed the necessary requirements of fruit gathering for the statutory 90 days...you know all that right?

I'm from the US and we are allowed to apply for a four-month visa up to three times. I know its different if you're from the UK or other countries...

and thanks everyone for your replies, it's very appreciated.

yeah it is three times, plus you can get a one for a year after that.