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Flights from Australia to Europe in January 2014

Melbourne, Australia
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Flights from Australia to Europe in January 2014

Does anyone know why these flights are so expensive? We have travelled in early January before, to Paris and London and always get flights for under $2000 AUD. For next year, Emirates and Qantas want between $2700 to $3000 for a multi city (Melbourne to Prague, then Zurich to Melbourne), and $2800 for a Melbourne London return.

Every airline seems just as expensive. I am not sure whether to book, or to wait and see if prices come down. In the past I have always found booking early to get the best prices, but it doesn't appear to be the case this year.

South Pole
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1. Re: Flights from Australia to Europe in January 2014

early january is high travel season. hard to believe u have scored sub $2k fares at that time of year before.

have just started to see some 2014 fares on the on line travel agents' lists eg. bestflights. so maybe some lower fares are around.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Flights from Australia to Europe in January 2014

Hi Lien

We almost always travel then. Two years ago we paid $1650 on Malaysian for Mel-Paris, and last year on Emirates Mel-CDG then AMS-Mel for $1890.

It just seems every flight during January next year is really expensive. We can still get flights around $2200, but only if we go with Garuda or China Air, taking 35 hours for the trip. No thanks!

Deb

3. Re: Flights from Australia to Europe in January 2014

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