Flights of the Week: Australia, Lord Howe Island, London

Stephanie Yip 5 January 2018 NEWS

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$39: Australia-wide flights

Fly Tigerair when you book Flight Centre.

Tigerair is celebrating the new year with a "New Year's Leave" sale that boasts up to 30% off fares across its entire Aussie network. Sample fares include: Coffs Harbour to Sydney from $39, Sydney to Gold Coast from $39, Hobart to Melbourne from $39 and Sydney to Melbourne from $49.

Prices are one-way and checked baggage, meals and entertainment are not included. Sale ends midnight 6 January.

Dates: 30 January - 22 March.

We love these flights because

  • They're on journeys across Tigerair's entire domestic network.
  • Flights depart over Valentine's Day.
  • Travel during summer for the best beach weather.

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$638: Roundtrip flights to Lord Howe Island

Fly Qantas when you book via Skyscanner.

The flying kangaroo has dropped fares to Lord Howe Island from Brisbane or Sydney to $319 each way, or $638 return, giving you the chance to discover one of Australia's most pristine natural gems.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are included.

Dates: 14 May - 16 September 2018

We love these flights because

  • At $639 return, they're a bargain compared to fares to Lord Howe Island that can cost $1,000+.
  • At just under 2 hours in flight time from Sydney or Brisbane, you'll be in paradise in next to no time.
  • Flights are during winter, which is low-season though still boasts comfortable weather.

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$876: Return flights to London

Fly Scoot and Norwegian Air when you book via I Want That Flight.

Fly budget from A to B for a fraction of the cost of travelling full-service with this nifty little connection through Singapore. Sample fares include: Perth to London from $876, Gold Coast to London from $901, Melbourne to London for $909 and Sydney to London from $944.

Flights are round trip and don't include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Dates: January-April 2018.

We love these flights because

  • You can get to London for under $880 return. That's one of the cheapest fares we've seen from Australia to the UK.
  • Spring dates are included.
  • Layovers are minimal with many flights taking less than 24-hours in total. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your layover to spend some time exploring Singapore.

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