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zoeNpaul Jan 12th 2009 9:04 pm

who to book flights with??? any advice
 
Hi just wondering who people are or have booked with to go to OZ, I remember a few mts ago the news was talking about a new airline/agent who were doing very good deals to australia, hong kong etc... am just wondering if anyone knows who this is, has anyone used them, or any one else got any ideas

Look forward to replies

Zoe:wub:

natalieml Jan 12th 2009 9:35 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
We booked just after Christmas with Cathay Pacific and got a REALLY good deal for June so might be worth having a look?

bcworld Jan 12th 2009 9:52 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 

Originally Posted by zoeNpaul (Post 7158673)
Hi just wondering who people are or have booked with to go to OZ, I remember a few mts ago the news was talking about a new airline/agent who were doing very good deals to australia, hong kong etc... am just wondering if anyone knows who this is, has anyone used them, or any one else got any ideas

Look forward to replies

Zoe:wub:

There was an airline called Oasis Hong Kong which offered low cost flights from Gatwick to Hong Kong and they were often mentioned on here. They have since gone bust though.

The days of GBP600 returns are back though! :thumbsup:

As natalieml mentioned, Cathay have some great fares at the moment, I'm sure other airlines will too.

DadAgain Jan 12th 2009 10:13 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
AirAsia do budget flights out of Stansted to KL (and from KL to Coolangata on Gold Coast) - but really for little more than $100 more you can get a flight with a 'proper ' airline and get better seats, in flight entertainment options, food, reliable timetables and a quick transit stop instead of a 22 hour layover. So is it really worth scratching around for the cheap stuff?

zoeNpaul Jan 13th 2009 9:08 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
Thanks everyone ill have a good look now x:D

vickys Jan 13th 2009 10:02 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
We went from Manchester to Sydney in October with Etihad and they were brilliant, stopped over at Abu Dhabi and there were loads of spare seats on the 14 hour second leg of the journey so we got extra seats to spread across. We got a really good price too but that was back in August when we booked them and not looked recently tbh. There was plenty of food and the staff were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for you. Also heard that Emirates and Singapore are very good too

Damson Jan 14th 2009 9:06 am

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
Most people seem to go with Emirates, Singapore or Malaysia and between them there are many good reports though Emirates very often come out top. We however were stupid enough to go with BA (or Bloody Awful as they are know) and would strongly advise not to go with them. Have done so 8 times now and never cease to be disappointed (at least they are consistent!)
Lorraine

Australia_bound? Jan 14th 2009 10:50 am

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 

Originally Posted by zoeNpaul (Post 7158673)
Hi just wondering who people are or have booked with to go to OZ, I remember a few mts ago the news was talking about a new airline/agent who were doing very good deals to australia, hong kong etc... am just wondering if anyone knows who this is, has anyone used them, or any one else got any ideas

Look forward to replies

Zoe:wub:

We went with Emirates and they were very good. Would use them again and would recommend. But when we next go out to Aus, I'll have a look at prices as if I can save £400 by going with a different company I will. Cathy have some very good offers at present and they don't get too many complaints.

marvinc Jan 14th 2009 10:56 am

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 

Originally Posted by zoeNpaul (Post 7158673)
Hi just wondering who people are or have booked with to go to OZ, I remember a few mts ago the news was talking about a new airline/agent who were doing very good deals to australia, hong kong etc... am just wondering if anyone knows who this is, has anyone used them, or any one else got any ideas

Look forward to replies

Zoe:wub:

Found some really cheap ones with Korean Air & China Air but just didn't fancy them myself. In the end we went through IOM (from the visa letter) the flight is through Qantas and got the extra luggage allocation as we'd validated already.

We we validated we went with Cathay they seemed good value.

RedT Jan 14th 2009 11:58 am

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 
Is it unrealistic to expect flights in September for less than £800? I've had a rummage around on t'interweb and the cheapest I can find are £797 with Cathay. :blink:

any advice gratefully received!!

Tx

LouiseR Jan 14th 2009 5:42 pm

Re: who to book flights with??? any advice
 

Originally Posted by zoeNpaul (Post 7158673)
Hi just wondering who people are or have booked with to go to OZ, I remember a few mts ago the news was talking about a new airline/agent who were doing very good deals to australia, hong kong etc... am just wondering if anyone knows who this is, has anyone used them, or any one else got any ideas

Look forward to replies

Zoe:wub:

We're going with Emirates in March, it cost £1800ish (one way) for 2 adults one child, our "child" is a baby but neither us of fancied holding him for a 24 hour flight so we bought him a seat!

We booked using an offer through movingplanet.net which meant that all 3 of us get a 50kg baggage allowance! Don't quite know what we'll pack in our suitcases to add up to 150kg of stuff...

Have heard very good things about Emirates, the only people who seem to be disappointed are the 1st Class/Business customers and that's definately not us :)

iainandsam Jan 15th 2009 9:41 am

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We went with Singapore airlines in Nov, very good would recommend, stopped over at Sentosa Island, also recommend. Very good with kids if you have any! Booked direct through their website, they were the best price at the time


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