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What’s the deal with how to find cheap flights in Australia?
Right now, budget airline tigerair has a great sale with tickets from just AUD $29 (US $21) for domestic Australia destinations including:
- Coffs Harbour
- Gold Coast
- Whitsunday Coast
These cheap flights are available for travel on selected dates and routes in February and March, 2016, so if you’re planing to head down under around that time (or you’re an Oz-based reader of ours), now’s the time to book. But you need to be quick, as this sale ends on November 27th, 2015 (and it’s already turned November 27th in Australia!) or until the sale seats have sold out.
There’s a limited number of seats on sale for each route. For the Sydney to Gold Coast route for the travel period February 2nd, 2016 to March 22nd, 2016, there’s only 300 seats available at the discounted price of AUD $29. For February 17th, traveling one-way between Sydney and the Gold Coast, we found current availability at this price when choosing the ‘Light fare’:
Note that tigerair adds on the cost of baggage to the total, but you can clear the selection if it’s not needed. There is a booking and service fee of AUD $8.50 which is charged per flight, per person for payment by a credit or debit card, but this does not apply to an Australian-issued MasterCard debit card. So if you’re paying with a US card, the total for this one-way flight is AUD $37.50, which is US $27.10 (6 US cents per mile).
How do I get the how to find cheap flights in Australia deal?
You can book your flight here on tigerair. There’s no promotional code necessary.
Miles to be flown: e.g. Sydney (SYD) to Gold Coast (OOL) 422 miles one-way (6 US cents per mile paying with a US card)
Extra money for your trip: If you qualify and get approved for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® or the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, they will reimburse you for travel charges as a statement credit.
Hotels for cheap flights to the Gold Coast (OOL) from Sydney (SYD):
hotelscombined.com compares dozens of hotel websites – this is usually where I start my hotel search.
trivago.com has even more hotel sites to search from.
agoda.com – this Priceline subsidiary has great customer service and awesome rates, especially in Asia.
marriott.com – Marriott has the best BRG in the industry and has over 4,087 properties in 80 countries.
hyatt.com – Hyatt has some of the best properties worldwide – my favorite hotel chain if I could always afford it!
ihg.com – usually awesome promotions and earn rates – I love IHG.
hilton.com – Hilton has a wonderful global footprint and it is hard to find a place in the world without one of their hotels.
radissonblu.com – Radisson and Club Carlson have very competitive prices and a huge footprint in Europe and parts of the US.
What else do I need to know about the how to find cheap flights in Australia deal?
Don’t forget that you need to get your skates on if you want to book these domestic flights within Australia as the offer ends November 27th, 2015 (which is today in Australia already!)