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Getting a return to australia for 2012

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1. Posted by Peigi (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Peigi has indicated that this thread is about Melbourne

I am wanting to go to Australia early 2012 and wish to return via Asia early 2013. However on all flight websites getting a return in 2013 is not an option and im not sure how to go about being able to visit places of the way back. I also dont want a specific date to leave Australia. I wish to have lee way. Can anybody help by suggesting websites or a way to do it or whatever?

2. Posted by Trishy_Baby (Budding Member 37 posts) 4y


when i was looking into booking my tickets, the travel agents told me that for a return ticket, some airlines will only let you book a return up to a certain date (eg 6 months) but some allow a free change of date for when they release the later dates.

Also some, if not most, allow one free stopover, for up to a month i think :)

try getting in contact with a travel agents, the least they can give you is some free advice :)

Hope this helps

3. Posted by c.bear (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

If you book your flight through STA (like I did) you can buy a multiflex pass, its £50, and you can change your flight (either there, or back) up to three times, for free... I booked my return flight through them from Sept and returning in July 2012, but i'm already thinking about changing it, so that pass is deffo going to be useful!

And you're right, its nice to have lee-way!!

4. Posted by Grace91 (Budding Member 38 posts) 4y

hi, i booked with emirates and i had to book my return for september 2012, i then rang them up and stated my booking details and they put a note next to my booking that i will be changing my flights for a return in 2013 and there isnt any extra charge! x