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1. Posted by shellb (Budding Member 18 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


im going to start looking for flights tomorrow (how scarey/exciting is this !!!) and Ive found a couple of companies that Im going to try...anyone with any reccomendations on who I should try for the best price?!

any help would be great...

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Which companies have you already found?

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I searched and searched high and low for flights, i ended up booking through ebookers-it was easy enough online, it's an e-ticket, i got my return flight (direct i might add) from London to Sydney plus my insurance for only £782!!!

I am flying with Quantas too which is a bonus-i've heard only good things about these!

I really can't remember the website-but it checked flights from all companies-i'll try and remember, thought i had it on favouries but i obviously haven't!

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

These bunch are normally pretty good:

Trailfinders, Travelbag, Flight Centre, STA travel, Austravel.

My friend has got a return to Sydney for £462 from Trailfinders going in October (i think) with Qantas. Phone them rather than use the websites as you get a better idea what specials they have on.

5. Posted by buiojon (Budding Member 42 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i phoned and searched loads of places and ended up going with STA travel. the staff were very friendly and helpful, the two people i spoke to also sounded confident and experience. i would definately recommend them as some of the other companies i phoned seemed a little confused about stop overs and far away return flights. the next cheapest company i found were travelbag.

6. Posted by shellb (Budding Member 18 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hey thanks for all the advice guys...
so I went with giving ebookers and austravel a call some really good quotes(really friendly peeps too)..austravel was the better, £850incl taxes, for a years return, stop-offs in hong kong or singapore and then I'll be travelling between Oz and nz so about 5 flights all in all..not too bad i thought!?
Ebookers was a little more expensive, but the guy I spoke to was great full of advice, plus with them you get about 4 internal flights included in the price (from where ever I wanted!) But all that said, I might try a couple of others, just to see if I can get that price down a wee bit!
Aaahhh getting pretty scared now as its not just something I talk about anymore....its something thats starting to happen!!....but how exciting is this haha

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Good on ya Shellb!

8. Posted by Cas (Budding Member 4 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hi ya

booked mine with Flight Centre. £750 for 3 flights leaving August
london - Darwin
Sydney - Bangkok
Bangkok - home

checked the others ie. trailfinders Sta etc. Flight centre was the best. in the past i have used STA there pretty good

good luck


9. Posted by leanneh (Budding Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


i havent booked yet but i will probably book with STA. Have been in to ask all my daft questions and to get some advice etc and they were really helpful. They couldnt have been any better really and the guy i spoke to wasnt trying to sell me everything going either. he was pretty honest and told me the good and bad and said i could make my own mind up about insurance etc. I am going to book really soon and will def be going back to book with him!

ive heard nothing but good things about STA so far. a few friends have gone with them too and were more than pleased with their service.

anyway, i sound like im on commission!!


10. Posted by iggy (Budding Member 27 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Have a look at WEBJET and Zuji.