Bangkok flights from $287 return
Exotic cuisine, gilded temples and ancient ruins await.
Flights to Thailand have tumbled all the way down to $287 return with Flight Centre. These beauties depart out of Darwin between 15 August and 26 September 2018, allowing you a few key months of planning your ultimate itinerary.
A word to the wise – these flights are for the wet season, which runs from July to October, though if you're lucky and book dates closer to the end of the travel period you could be lucky enough to be graced with more sunny days than not.
Darwin might be the cheapest departure point into Thailand here, but it's not the only one. Other flights on sale include Melbourne to Bangkok from $397 and Perth to Bangkok from $443. For those taking off from Sydney, your cheap seats are priced at $496 return but on the upside, your travel dates are honed in on the peak, dry season in October and November, which could be worth the extra cost.
While Flight Centre hasn't revealed which carrier these flights are with, for these prices it's likely AirAsia or Scoot, or a combination of both. You'll then need to consider checked luggage and any in-flight meals or entertainment you may need, which will up the cost. But if you can organise yourself into a carry-on, including a packed meal and your own entertainment like a book or an iPad then you shouldn't have to pay a cent more.
This promotion ends when seats sell out. You can book yours via Flight Centre here before word gets out.
How good are these fares?
At the very best, we've seen flights drop down to $181 return with Scoot and AirAsia, although this was a companion deal where a minimum of 2 people had to travel together. However, for solo seats, our benchmark to Thailand sits at anything below $300 return – meaning this sale sits very nicely in the bargain bin whichever way you look at it.
And with some fares taking you there during peak season, you're looking at a stunning sunny holiday for under $500 return.