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Cheapest return flight London-Sidney

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Cheapest return flight London-Sidney


Can anybody point me in the right direction in getting the cheapest return flight from London to Sidney and back.

How much am I dealing with, moneywise and where am I to look for bargains?


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My daughter flies regularly from Adelaide to Keflavik and uses Qantas. She books on line about 6 weeks before and watches for their specials, which she is told about by subscribing to the Qantas site. She goes out through Sidney International Airport as there is a choice of flights to suit her busy timetable. Her main problem is the Icelandair flights back to Heathrow, she either has to catch the early morning one and wait around all day, or the late afternoon flight and risk it being late and missing her flight to Australia as she did last January. That meant the night at a hotel near the airport and additional expense. She pays around $1900 to $2100 AUD return, but has paid up to $2500. I use Singapore Airlines and pay a bit more, but fly direct from Adelaide to LHR. She has learnt to save by using the Icelandair lucky fares and rarely pays full rate on that leg. How much you pay really depends on what time of the year you want to fly out on the trip to Australia. We found we could not get flights cheaper through the search engines, but that is searching from this end. Please ask if you want further information, she will be back at the end of this week again.

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The price you pay from london to sydney is often different from what we would pay the other way round.from this end I usually use www.bestflights.com.au and find out who has the best deal-it usually isnt qantas.Then I go to a travel agent and they usually match or better that best price.

Maybe worthwhile asking the question on the london forum as they would probably have a better idea of discount agents from that direction.

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mufc try trailfinders they usually do good bargains.

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Sta-travel are good if you are looking for cheap flights.

BA and Virgin websites are also good as they have special offers sometimes eg sydney for £595 inc taxes from london last november.

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I second Best Flights - Ask to speak to Harry, he'll hook you up with a great deal.

I paid $1,300 return including all taxes to Los Angeles flying Air Newzealand which is just nuts :)

Have a great time in Sydney, It really is beautiful!

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I to endorse bestflifgts.com.au They currently are listing return flights from London to all major Aust cities fro AUD$1159.00 plus taxes. That works out at under 500.00 pounds which is a pretty good fare. Look at their website and then go to Flight Specials and then overseas departures. We used them to book our trip earlier this year and they were excellent to deal with and no local shopfront travel agent could get near their prices.

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I booked our flights with ebookers.com. The flight was booked with Qantas but worked out £40 per person cheaper than booking direct from qantas on the internet.

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hi there - I regularly go back to Sydney from London and the best deal I have ever found is getting your tickets through quest travel. www.questtravel.com - but give them a call. They are the long haul specialists, based in the UK.

Otherwise, try:




it also depends a lot on when you want to go, but post-christmas you should be able to get something quite good. Early December is normally the most expensive time since all us Aussies usually go home to see our families!

Let us know what you find!

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they are a google sort of search engine for cheap fares and hotels.

they will compare and tell you which is the cheapest....

hopefully u shud be able to get something cheap there.

also most airlines web sites have specials which are not published or available on line.