Three all-inclusive airlines slash flights to Hong Kong with prices from $555 return

Stephanie Yip 1 August 2017 NEWS

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There's no need to hop on a budget flight with prices like these.

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There must be something about Hong Kong this month because Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific and Royal Brunei have all dropped the cost of fares to the autonomous Chinese territory.

The airline selling seats for the cheapest is Royal Brunei. While it's advertising starting prices on its website for $603 return, we've found them cheaper through STA Travel at $555 return. This is on last-minute travel from now until 18 September, though you have plenty of time to book as tickets are on sale until 4 September.

Bear in mind that Royal Brunei only operates flights to Hong Kong from Melbourne, so if you're departing from another Aussie city, you'll have to turn to another airline.

These Royal Brunei flights can be booked through STA Travel here.

If you're departing from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth, Virgin Australia might very well be your best bet. It has sale flights from $599 return. Once again, these are on departures from Melbourne, with fares from Sydney starting at $696 return, from Perth starting at $699 return and from Brisbane starting at $706 return.

Virgin Australia's other upper hand in this flight-sale war is that its sale is available on a wider breadth of dates, ranging from 17 October - 22 November, 29 January - 8 February and 3-15 March 2018. These flights can be booked direct with Virgin Australia here until 14 August 2017.

Cathay Pacific's offer is by far the most expensive. Coined the Explore Hong Kong sale, fares start at $736 return which is on journeys departing Melbourne. Compared to previous Cathay Pacific sales which dropped flights under the $700 mark, this isn't looking like too much of a bargain. What could swing your vote this way however is the wide departure date period which includes dates during the Australian school holidays, taking off between 8 January and 31 July 2018. This means it also includes dates during Chinese New Year.

Departures are available from Sydney from $752 return, Melbourne from $736 return, Perth from $782 return, Brisbane from $753 return and Adelaide from $738 return.

Other benefits of flying with Cathay Pacific include a generous 30 kilograms of included luggage and more time to book your flights as the sale ends on 31 August 2017. These Cathay Pacific flights are available to book on Skyscanner now.

All three airlines are all-inclusive and include checked-luggage, in-flight meals and on-board entertainment.

Prefer to fly budget?

In this competitive market you should never discount the little guy. In this case, there are two little guys: Scoot and AirAsia. Both have pipped in with low-cost flights to Hong Kong and between the two of them are offering $367 return flights for travel in September and October.

The cheapest fares these budget airlines are offering are on trips between Perth and Hong Kong. Other fares include Sydney or Melbourne to Hong Kong from $375 return and Gold Coast to Hong Kong from $393 return.

We found these fares on I Want That Flight and to make these prices work in your favour, you'll need to fly out on AirAsia and back on Scoot. This means booking two separate flights, but could save you hundreds compared to purchasing an all-inclusive fare. If you need to travel light and cheaply, they're not to be discounted.

Thinking of taking a trip? You can search for your desired dates and compare prices across all these airlines below:

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