Flights of the Week: Japan, Asia and Canada

Posted: 2 February 2018 1:20 pm


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$306: Return fares to Japan

Fly Jetstar when you book via Flight Centre.

Return for free from Japan with the relaunch of Jetstar’s popular sale. Sample fares to Tokyo include from Cairns from $306, the Gold Coast from $336, Brisbane from $453, Sydney from $458 and Melbourne from $481.

Prices are round trip and do not include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Dates: 1 May to 12 December 2018.

We love these flights because:

  • You pay for a one-way ticket and the return flight is free.
  • You can save over $113 on previous sales over this travel period.
  • Travel dates are during some of Japan's best weather.


$599: Return fares to Asia

Fly Cathay Pacific when you book via direct.

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and Cathay Pacific's latest sale has launched just in time to help you take part in the celebrations or explore around Asia for less.

Sample airfares include Perth to Beijing for $599, Adelaide to Shanghai from $604 and Sydney to Beijing from $638.

Flights are round trip and include checked baggage, meals or entertainment.

Dates: 1 February to 30 November 2018.

We love these flights because:

  • Chinese New Year is one of the busiest and most expensive times so fights for under $600 return are a steal.
  • There is a great selection of dates and cities so you should be able to make your travel plans a reality.
  • Both economy and premium economy seats are on sale so you can splurge a little bit for some extra comfort.


$820: Return flights to Canada

Fly XiamenAir or Air China when you book via Skyscanner.

Explore the great outdoors or experience the unique French Canadian culture with these discounted fares to Canada for less than $1,000 return.

Sample fares include: Melbourne to Vancouver for $820, Sydney to Vancouver for $920 and Melbourne to Montreal for $921.

Flights are round trip and include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Dates: April to May and September to October 2018.

We love these flights because:

  • Sale fares to Canada rarely drop under $1,000.
  • Shoulder month dates will allow for milder weather and smaller crowds.
  • Some flights include a longer layover in China so you can take advantage of some extra sightseeing.

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