Wednesday, 9 September 2009 12:00 AM
Cheap flights are readily available nowadays, but the reintroduction of the "£10 Pom" ticket to Australia is to stay for only a short while.
The 150 £10 tickets, in celebration of STA Travel's 30th birthday, will become available at 8am on Wednesday 5th August, and will be sold from 8 STA Travel branches across the UK (Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London Victoria, Manchester and Southampton), supposing that you have a passport and visa at hand.
Like many bargain deals, this one also has a catch. It is necessary that the passenger has a working holiday visa for Australia; therefore you must be aged between 18 and 30. The visa itself costs £115, and lasts for 12 working months. As the ticket is one-way, it gives the passenger the freedom to stay for as long as they want to.
The ticket will, in total, be just £125, which is an amazingly good deal for a flight to Australia.
The flights, with Qantas airlines, fly to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Last month, within the excitement of the Ashes, British Airways and Qantas teamed together to release 425 tickets to Australia for £215, the figure being based on the amount of runs scored in the first innings of the second test.
Deals for a fortnight in Australia, recently reported in the Sunday Times, are revealing to occasionally be cheaper than an all-inclusive break in Turkey. Qantas Holidays offered flights and hotels for just £899, with a return flight priced at £499.
Flight fares are predicted to keep falling as airlines, due to the recession, are desperate to sell flight tickets. It is possible that now is the best time to get a long-haul deal, due to the sheer amount of reduced-price flights and holidays.