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Flights to Oz, book now or leave later??

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Flights to Oz, book now or leave later??

1. Posted by elle0603 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hi all,

I'm looking to flight to Cairns one way around the 18th of Jan from London. The cheapest flight I've found is £559.80pp & the prices seem to be increasing.

Has anyone booked flights last minute and got a good deal??

2. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 7y

Bit of a gamble. Usually the airlines have great deals if you book way ahead, but as things are bad who knows.

I like to take my chances and book early.

Try www.airasia.com they have cheap deals to Oz. I saw a flight in September for 600RM (like 150pnd ) 1 way.
I'm sure there is plenty of competition. I have flown Airasia, but they are budget.....budget they are good, but I prefer Singapore Air any day...and pay the extra.

The economies everywhere are screwed, I don't think they are going to get any better soon, but airlines are trying to sell whatever they can to turn money over....I think I would bet on an early flight, chances are it is dirt cheap anyway. I took my first flight to Euprope in 1997 at $1500 rtn.......they are a bit cheaper now, it is a very tight business.

3. Posted by xxshirxx (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Book now!!!! im going in Nov and i got mine for 800 euros about £550.. i was going to leave it until later but to get this deal i had to be booked in April..... flying with aer ethiad...... priced seem to be increasing every day so id reccomend to book early ! this time last year flights were mush higher in the thousands !!!! :):):):):)

4. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 7y

have you thought about flying in to melbourne or sydney for the same price as it will be wet season in jan.
and its the peak of summer in melb and syd with lots of things happening at that time of year.
cheers stu:)

5. Posted by emma297UK (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Airasia are the cheapest at the moment iv paid 182 pound (thats inc tax, baggage and food) one way in september changing in Kuala Lumpa.