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STA Travel promo codes for October 2020

Helping more than just students find affordable trips, STA Travel offers deals on tours, flights, hotels and more for travellers of all ages.

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STA Travel Group announced on 21 August 2020 it has entered voluntary administration. Customers with existing bookings should contact the airline, hotel or travel operate directly to discuss their options. For any concerns or questions, contact STATravel@deloitte.com.au.

Available travel deals and promo codes

Skyscanner Skyscanner

Virgin Australia sale: Australia-wide flights from $69 each way

Available for flights on select dates from November 2020 - December 2021. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. Destinations include Launceston, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina Byron, Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 75% off Australia activities

Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, tours, whale watching, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Klook Klook

Hunter Valley wine tastings from $1

Available on select travel dates in Hunter Valley. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi
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Free ride for Sydneysiders

Available on weekends from 17 October - 1 November 2020. Discount capped at $15. Valid for Sydney users only. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Northern Territory activities from $36 + and extra $10 off off with code

Available on select dates and experiences like sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights, scenic flights and much more. Minimum spend of $80 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 38% off Australia attractions and experiences

Available on select travel dates in Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Darwin, Canberra, Melbourne and more. Attractions include SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney, Sydney Featherdale Wildlife Park, Madame Tussauds and Eureka Skydeck. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 85% off domestic activities

Available on select dates for activities including skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing, high tea and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Up to 60% off Australia stays

Available on stays until May 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon
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Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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STA Travel's coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation and changes policy update

STA Travel doesn't operate its own aircraft, accommodation or tours, so the changes and cancellation policies are subject to the operator.

We're tracking the change and cancellation policies of specific companies here. Alternatively, you can check the website of the operator and see what their current policy is.



STA Travel Review | Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Live chat. If you have any questions or are looking for advice, you can speak to an agent online.
  • Layby flights. Secure a flight deal for with a $99 deposit and pay the balance just eight weeks before departure.
  • Discounts for students, teachers and those under 26.
  • Multiflex passes allowing date changes. The around-the-world tickets STA specialises in can be flexible, so you can re-arrange your travel dates if needed.
  • Pricebeat guarantee. STA Travel will match fares you find elsewhere, and if it doesn't, you may qualify for a $1000 credit.

Cons

  • American Express not accepted.
  • Age-restricted discounts. While travellers of all ages can book, some deals are restricted to students, teachers and those younger than 26.

What do I need to know before booking with STA Travel?

How does STA Travel's layby system work?

You can pay a $99 deposit on your flights and pay the remaining balance up to eight weeks before your departure date. There is a $10 fee to put a flight on layby, which will be deducted when the balance is paid.

Layby flights are available on flights with more than 60 airlines and select round-the-world tickets, but a some may only be available to under 30s, full-time students and teachers.

Fares eligible for layby will have a small green symbol with a dollar sign inside of it when you're searching. If you'd like to put a flight on layby, you'll need to do so over the phone as they can't be booked online.


How can I get STA Travel booking confirmation and my tickets sent to me?

After your booking has been made, STA Travel will send you a confirmation email with your booking details within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email within that time, you should contact their customer service team. For most of their bookings your tickets will also be emailed to you, or any hotel reservations, so don’t worry about having anything delivered or mailed. It is usually handy for you to print your email confirmation or electronic ticket and take a copy with you to the airport or hotel of your booking.


How do I change a booking made with STA Travel?

If the terms on your ticket permit changes, you can request changes to electronic tickets on STA's site by visiting the existing bookings section and follow the prompts.

If you have a MultiFLEX round-the-world ticket, you can contact STA's customer support (available 24/7) to make any changes to your booking.


What forms of payment does STA Travel accept?

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Can I book multi-city tickets?

To book a multi-city itinerary, you can select the "Multi-City" option on the flight booking engine that should appear above the destination fields. Clicking this will bring you to an advanced search page where you'll need to select "Multi-City" again". Next, choose how many flights you'll need to take. (You can book up to four). Enter in all your flight details and click search.


Can STA Travel around the world tickets be purchased online?

While STA Travel has a dedicated STA Travel section on it's website, most tickets can't be booked online. It does offer a trip planner and lists available routes. There will be a button that says whether you can complete your booking online, or if you'll need to call.


Can STA Travel help me with visas?

STA Travel can assist with both tourist and work visas, but it does charge a processing fee that is added on top of the embassy's fee.


Do flights include baggage?

Since STA Travel doesn't own the airlines, baggage inclusions are at the airline's description. Most full-service airlines (like Qantas, Singapore Airlines and British Airways) will include baggage in the initial ticket price. Low-cost carriers (like Jetstar and AirAsia) do not include bags.


What is the STA Travel cancellation policy?

It is possible to cancel your booking, however, you will almost certainly pay a portion of your total amount as a fee. This will vary depending on your booking. Contact the STA Travel customer service team for full information on your booking.

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