Flights of the Week: South Africa, Southeast Asia, USA

Peter Terlato 13 January 2017

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

Cape Town, South Africa

$748: Fly return to South Africa

Fly Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines booking via I Want That Flight.

Sample fares include Perth to Cape Town from $748 return, Sydney to Cape Town from $914 return and Brisbane to Cape Town from $916 return.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are included.

Dates: October-November 2017

We love these flights because:

  • Cape Town has it all - surf beaches, massive mountains, glorious gardens and never-ending nightlife
  • Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colourfully-painted town in the "Mother City"
  • Try a five-day tour from Cape Town that covers the Garden Route down South Africa’s southern coast

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam HCMC

$191: Fly return to Southeast Asia

Fly AirAsia to Malaysia or Vietnam.

Sample fares include Perth to Kuala Lumpur from $191 return, Perth to Ho Chi Minh City from $254 return, Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur from $295 return and Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City from $414 return.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment not included.

Dates: May-September 2017

We love these flights because:

  • In 1976 Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after the successful northern communist revolutionary
  • Kuala Lumpur is a shopping mecca, home to international brands and their cheaper counterfeit rivals
  • In Southeast Asia, street food is the most popular form of eating. Don't miss out on this experience

Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA

$764: Fly return to the United States

Fly American Airlines to a range of different US cities.

Sample fares include Sydney to Las Vegas from $764 return, Sydney to Atlanta, Seattle or Minneapolis from $767 and Sydney to Los Angeles and Salt Lake City from $768 return.

Checked baggage, meals and entertainment are included.

Dates: February-June 2017

We love these flights because:

  • It's either the end of the ski season or the beginning of more comfortable spring weather
  • Flights are with American Airlines, a partner of Qantas within the oneworld alliance.
  • Surprisingly, the United States has a kaleidoscope of culinary options, depending where you visit

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