Replies: 31 - Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 6:08 PM Last Post By: PhiMeow
May 1, 2013 6:34 PM
15There are no airlines that does not stop over on the way to Australia.
No real direct flights. Its either you get off the plane in Dubai, UAE, Singapore, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, or LAX, even for an hour. Depending on which airline.
No airline will let you stay on the plane, even for that hour.
With some airlines you have to change planes even, ie, from a 380 to a 777, or from one 380 to another.
May 1, 2013 6:39 PM
May 1, 2013 6:47 PM
May 1, 2013 10:41 PM
May 2, 2013 5:42 AM
19I have never left Europe and I am travelling by myself (a little scared) and I am the most indecisive person on the planet lol!
I apologise for my ignorance at any questions that I may ask. Yeah I understand that you have to stop in another country for the connecting flight. However, I was under the impression that all flights would only be for a few hours stopping over. Are there flights where you can stay in another country for a day or two on the way over??
With regards to booking a return flight, I have no overwhelming desire to come back to the UK in a hurry. If I like Australia I would wan't to apply for a second year holiday visa. I presume you can't get a return ticket that extends past one year??
Thanks again for all of your advice. xx
May 2, 2013 6:30 AM
20You can break your journey, many websites have a multi-city option. Just use that to break the flight and see what the costs look like but I think they are usually higher. Alternately, fly to say Malaysia or Singapore and stay a few days and then you can get budget airline flights (Tiger, Jetstar, Air Asia) onwards.
You could do something similar on the way back.
IMO opinion it does sound like you are at a very naive and early stage of your planning. It might be an idea to do some research and reading or you'll wind up asking a million questions on here.
May 2, 2013 6:50 AM
May 2, 2013 9:21 AM
22Thanks for your help guys. I think it's best if I just fly straight to Australia rather than stopping for a while in another country. I posted to get info on feedback on airlines but then people plant a seed by suggesting other options, which is brilliant of course.
Sorry if I am asking too many questions, I have done quite a bit of research, however, it's much more difficult when you are making all the decisions alone. That's why I came on here to get expert advice from people who have done it first hand.
Thanks for all of your help guys.
May 2, 2013 1:21 PM
May 2, 2013 2:22 PM
May 2, 2013 4:36 PM
25£800 with Singapore Airlines?
Flying on 23rd Sept it is £666 with them, other fares are with 5* airlines are:
£597 with Cathay Pacific (the Hong Kong based airline) and £616 with Malaysian Airlines.
The cheapest flight is £541 with China Southern which is a 4* airline and has pretty good reviews.
In your position I would go for Cathay or Malaysian, not noticeably different to Singapore Airlines and a bit cheaper. Plus they land in Sydney in the evening which is good for jet lag. That said China Southern would be absolutely fine.
May 2, 2013 4:38 PM
May 6, 2013 1:03 AM
The major airlines (Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, Cathay, Singapore, Malaysian etc) running to Australia are all pretty good, way better than short haul European budget airlines, a different world really.
Jun 18, 2013 5:44 AM
Jun 18, 2013 6:13 AM
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