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.

OK, there is a bit of a catch as it’s with a low cost airline – AirAsia -  and you do have to book two lots of return flights: one return to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and then another return flight from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Australia, but I am thinking a few extra minutes of booking shenanigans for a £200—300 saving probably worth it?

You can fly to Perth, Melbourne or the Gold Coast (just down from Brisbane) in Australia as part of this amazing low-cost super-cheap flight offer.

Oh, and HURRY – only on sale until Thursday 19th August (that’s tomorrow!).

Here’s the info (and pay attention as it’s a little complex!) (thanks again to TravelZoo for this):

  • To find the lowest return rates to Kuala Lumpur, go to the AirAsia website look for the £199 outbound and £144 inbound tax-inclusive fares. Both are listed as Economy Promo fares. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Perth, Melbourne and the Gold Coast are priced in Malaysian Ringgits (MYR): Kuala Lumpur to the Gold Coast 523 MYR return (£106), Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne 544 MYR return (£110), Kuala Lumpur to Perth 563 MYR (£115).
  • Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Australia depart daily. We recommend looking into connecting flight times before booking the Stansted—Kuala Lumpur leg.
  • Book by 19 August for travel from 1 April to 11 August, 2011.

TravelZoo do say watch out as the price does not include checked baggage, in-flight meals and reserved seating. Bags are charged at £6 per 15kg per leg of the journey (so guessing that means £24 for there and back to Australia).

You might end up having a little stop over in KL, Malaysia en route, but it’s a lovely city to explore, and if you have the time Malaysia has some amazing islands and highlands to discover.

I may have already mentioned this but this is a VERY cheap return flight to Australia, and valid from April through to August next year 2011 which is amazing – the school summer holidays are usually expensive times to travel. Book now if you can!

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