Flights & Travel

It’s not too late for an Australian Christmas!!! BOOK NOW! £675 flights!!!

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Super speedy post to let you know that if you’re quick you can book a Christmas flight to Australia for UNDER £700. Depending where you book its going to cost you £675 (Flight Centre) or £679 (Austravel) or direct with Emirates for £676.
Book quickly as the deal ends Thursday 9th December 2010!

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90 years of Qantas, celebrated with a 90 hour sale on flights to Australia

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Now you’re going to have to hurry as there is a 90-hour countdown on to grab these flights while they are available (literally on the Qantas website there is a countdown clock ticking!).

As part of their 90th anniversary celebrations Qantas have some special offers fares to Perth, Brisbanre, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide for 2011.

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Australia via America – California dreaming on the way Down Under

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If you want to know how to combine California with Australia you can – cross the Atlantic AND the Pacific.

Here’s my round up of hotel recommendations and things to do for California city stopovers:

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So it’s not JUST me who loves Australia. Oprah does too.

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Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure If you’ve not heard yet, the latest exciting news (especially for Tourism Australia and Qantas!) is that Oprah Winfrey is taking 300 of her ‘ultimate’ fans to Australia. Wow. Flying in a Qantas plane with John Travolta as the pilot (!) this is going to possibly top one of my trips […]

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Quick quick quick, 6 days to buy cheap flights from Cathay

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The lovely people at Cathay Pacific are treating us all to some special flight offers to get to the fabulous land of Australia this year 2010 AND next year 2011.

Starting today (10th September 2010) with booking possible until the end of 15th September 2010 you can get yourself on a lovely airplane to Australia via Hong Kong for less than £700. We like.

The special cheap sale fares to Australia start at just £689 for travel between 01 November – 30 November 2010 and also 26 April – 31 May 2011.

More details here…

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Back to School time…Or is it? Australia and School holidays

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It’s worth thinking about when school holidays are and aren’t when you plan and book your holiday to Australia

Because the seasons are back to front in most of Australia then it’s not actually back to school time Down Under. In the the southern half of Australia the seasons are reversed, while the top half of Australia is ‘tropical’ so has ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ instead of more recognisable Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Anyway as I was saying, because the seasons are ‘back to front’ then our summer holidays coming to an end does not mean its back to School for Australian small people. In fact they have all been at school throughout August!

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Posh for not a lot. Very cheap business class flights to Australia

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Outstanding business class service for less on Etihad Airways to Sydney and Melbourne

My lovely friends at Bridge & Wickers have just announced a Bank holiday weekend 3-day business class sale on Etihad airlines with business class flights to Australia for only £2399. This is a very very good price! Business class tickets to Australia usually start around the £3k mark so quite a few hundred pounds saved off that with this offer. Not to mention Etihad has an outstanding business class service, and you can choose between Sydney and Melbourne as your Aussie destination.

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Fall-off-your-chair price of flight to Australia! £449 return

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Your cheap flight to Australia? – AirAsia

Now this isn’t going to be the most sophisticated blog post I’ve ever written, and do excuse me while I mostly cut and paste this from TravelZoo but WOW this is bl**dy cheap! Only £449 return. Seriously good price. I’ve not seen a return flight for under £500 to Australia for a long time

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Want to fly to Australia for Christmas 2010? Here’s some options…

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Fancy Christmas on 4-mile beach, Port Douglas?

As ever you all seem totally obsessed with flying to Australia for Christmas. I could write about this every week I am sure and you won’t tire of it 🙂 (don’t worry – I would tire of it!)

BUT as I know I am going to get asked again and again, I’ve done some research (OK, hands up –  I cheated and got the lovely people at Freedom Australia to do all the research!) and I’ve found you some options for flying to Australia for Christmas. AND (be impressed!) some of the flights are less than £1k.

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My new favourite airline to fly to Australia

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Our Cathay Pacific 747 about to depart London

OK, it’s joint first place with Singapore Airlines, but I couldn’t call it! Cathay Pacific were really great to fly with to Australia and the stopover options are really good…

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