Cheap Flights of the Week: Australia, Asia, South America

Stephanie Yip 4 August 2017 NEWS


A weekly round-up of the best flight deals across the net.


$1 return fares: Flights Australia-wide

Fly Tigerair when you book via Flight Centre.

Pay for your flight out then pay just $1 to return in the latest Tigerair sale. Sample fares include Sydney-Gold Coast for $60 return, Hobart-Melbourne for $60 return, Melbourne-Canberra from $90 return and Brisbane-Sydney from $76 return.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are not included.

Dates: January-March 2018.

We love these flights because

  • With one-way fares for $1, there's no denying how much of a steal this sale is.
  • They cover Tigerair's entire domestic network, so you can literally fly to all four corners of our nation for cheap.
  • Flights are for travel in January to March and while they don't include peak dates, they do include warm summer ones.


$588: Fly return to New Delhi, India

Fly Malaysia Airlines when you book via Skyscanner.

Sample fares include Melbourne to Delhi from $588, Adelaide to Delhi from $591, Sydney to Delhi from $613 and Brisbane to Delhi from $656.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are included.

Dates: August-December 2017.

We love these flights because

  • They fly during the Indian winter which offers pristine weather conditions for sightseeing.
  • Flights stop by Kuala Lumpur, so you can tack on an extra city to your journey if you wish.
  • These are not only the cheapest all-inclusive flights to New Delhi for these months but the fastest, with flight times less than 17 hours each way.


$1,149: Flights across South America

Fly LATAM when you book direct with LATAM.

Sample fares include Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane to Buenos Aires from $1,149, Sydney to Santiago de Chile, Chile, from $1,199, Adelaide to Lima, Peru from $ 1,299 and Perth to Bogota, Colombia, from $1,699. All are return fares.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are included.

Dates: 19 February-30 June 2018.

We love these flights because

  • They're during low-season, which isn't a bad thing as it means less crowds, cheaper prices and still pleasant weather.
  • Flights are for various destinations in South America, including Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo.
  • Travel is in early 2018, giving you plenty of time to sort out leave, tours and finances in the lead-up to your big trip.

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