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31 yr old travelling to Oz Feb 2012 solo - need advice pls

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1. Posted by J0sephine (Budding Member 70 posts) 4y

Hey

I am Jo, 31 yrs old and planning to go to Oz (Sydney) end of Feb 2012 - I am looking for a travel buddy but also some advise on where to buy the best priced flight - I want to get an open ended ticket?!

Any advise or if you are looking for a travel partner please get in touch :)

thanks

xx

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

It's a matter of looking at internet budget flight sites and maybe phoning around (The Daily Mail for Saturday or Sunday have a good travel section with lots of phone numbers).

You need to book ASAP as cheap flights are going already.

For best prices, book around mid-week. Be flexible. Accept a flight which is not direct (spending a few hours in an airport somewhere on the way there and back can save quite a bit of money). One year I went Air France where they used a cheap flight to France to catch it which avoided heavy UK taxes for travelling long haul.

Consider stopping off somewhere on the way for a break (it's a LONG flight to Australia) and maybe a bit of sightseeing. Maybe Bangkok on the way back. It's a fantastic shopping centre but you don't want to carry everything to Australia and bring it back again.

3. Posted by turtlets (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Josephine,

I'm 30, turning 31 in march
I'm arriving in australia, melbourne on the 2nd of march 2012.

I like to travel the great ocean road from melbourne to adelaide, with out the tour operators. Maybe you like to share a campervan with me for a week?

Katrien, belgium

4. Posted by kimholl89 (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

www.webjet.com.au, it compares all prices from all Aussie airlines.