Hi just to say that it is worth shopping around! Qantas do have a chart on there website to let you when the less expensive flights are available
We are looking at going back next year (Mid June for 3-4 weeks) & are considering a ticky tour to get back to the UK and are looking at the following -
Mel - Kul - Lhr, will mean that we will fly with Air Asia from Mel & Royal Bruni fron Kul, Air Asis do fly to the Uk but only Stansted, we are then heading up to Aberdeen so no use for us!
doing flight with Royal we will land into heathrow, much better than a 2 hour transfer & the price is $2200 for 4 of us (3 adults as our daughter is 13 & 1 child) That is one-way.
We are looking at buying a rtn with qantas or Singapore which will be around 4000gbp RTN meaning that we will have an open rtn for the next time - have family who have done it this way and it costs 25gbp per booking to change the dates, plus any increase in the airfair, but then we will have the advantage of cheaper flights based from the UK.
annoys me that we can get 3 flights doing it this wayl for the same as price as 2 leaving from Aus!
We wil still have to go to Mel (about $50 each 1 way & up to Aberdeen with BA is $80 1 way, but we figured that the excitement of the holiday would outweight this & also the fact the jetlag only happens when we come back!
Really anonnying that we dont get flights as cheap to the UK as they are from the Uk but I was informed that it is something to do with the landing tax - gov here fund it so it cost less for pp to come!
Anyway not sure if this will be of interest to anyone but thought I would share it all the same! Also Maylasian airways do some good deals, we are going to book after xmas as the prices dont change that much till about 12 weeks before you want to go!
we went back to the UK last year with the qantas kids fly for free offer! we all went back for $5k was only to LHR but checked in all the way through to aberdeen as BA are a one world carrier & BA had a flight offer meaning that we paid $200 each way! Steph x