expired Japan Return from Sydney $659, Perth $792, Melbourne $680, Canberra $680, Brisbane $659, Adelaide $679, Hobart $911 @ Qantas

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Qantas just released a great fare to Japan with return tickets as low as $659 (Sydney to Osaka) as part of their 12 Holidays of Christmas sale. I suggest browsing the flights through Google Flights to find the cheapest date. Once you select it will go straight through to the Qantas portal.

Example flights:
Sydney
Adelaide
Melbourne
Canberra
Departure dates are:
Tue 22 Jan 2019–Thu 28 Feb 2019
Sat 18 May 2019–Thu 20 Jun 2019
Wed 10 Jul 2019–Wed 31 Jul 2019

For those interested:
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    EDIT: Saw it!

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    Doesn't work for me. Comes up at about 1500 bucks return. I've already booked a few months ago but I just wanted to check this to see if it was worth cancelling and rebooking at this price.

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    Awwww, I booked mel-nrt a couple weeks ago for february ja-pow and now it's $200pp cheaper :(

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      Maybe you can cancel that one for credit voucher?

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      This comment confuses me.

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      Do you mean looking in the Qantas site? Yes their website is garbage.
      Use Google flights and filter airlines by Qantas only, when you click on the date field it will start populating the cheapest flights for the month. There are plenty of cheap flights.

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      I personally have purchased many flights during qantas sales. The website is pretty garbage but the sales themselves are legit.

      Please continue to post these deals OP!

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    I was waiting out for Qantas flights to Japan to go on sale. Saved $150 from yesterdays prices through Qantas. Additionally put in a price promise claim quoting bestjet from skyscanner and should get another approx $80 refunded.

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    I've done exactly this on Google flights, and there is not a single fare at these prices

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    Something is wrong with this post. The example fare, which does come up at 659, departs 12th of Jun and returns 22nd of Jun. None of the other date ranges have fares anywhere close to this.

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      Just a few bogans ruining it for the good Aussie travelers.

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      This seems to be a valid post. I dont understand the negs, but curious to know why he is being negged. We recently went to Japan and noticed quite of few of those issues mentioned in the article.

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        Because it is hardly pertinent to this deal. Japan already bans foreigners from renting apartments. Tourism brings huge money. Good comes with the bad. Note that I'm not excusing bad behaviour. This is just the wrong post to preach in.

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          Makes sense. But its not like the other articles that have been posted in the past advicing people not to visit countries bcoz of some fear mongering/fake propaganda.(example, people posting articles about huawei data/hacking issues from forums in the recent p20 pro deal-which was a ripper deal)

          Having read the article fully, it sounds like a good guide to the few who ruin in it for everyone else.

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            @aspirepranesh: Go to any deal on India. Lots of removed comments about the poor hygiene there and poverty in general. Pertinent comments that warn people about beggars and thieves. Admins just delete the comments so they don't seem racist, or people neg in hordes. OzBargain doesn't want that kind of discussion in deals.

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              @tomkun01: I agree with your above comment. I dont support anyone making such comments. Not sure if you read the article above, it doesn't warn people about anything bad about Japan or Japanese people or how people rip off tourists, but just makes a points about what is acceptable in the Japanese culture and how not to make them uncomfortable while we are there. Hence the writers reference to - don't make Japan an other Bali.

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                @aspirepranesh: it talks about dive bombing onsens. clearly fringe cases. to lump all aussie tourists into the small camp of bad ones is downright derogatory.

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                  @tomkun01: I think it's just natural, not good but generally can't be helped e.g a friend got food poisoning at a one franchise and now never eats there again. I do feel that Australians need to take responsibility rather than the country they're visiting. Does that mean the point the author of the article makes about Bali is invalid? Is that just a small number as well? (Genuine question, I haven't been to Bali but I hear that stuff all the time)

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                    @bkhm: Only been to Bali once and I didn't see anything particularly concerning. To me, the author is having a whinge about not having Japan all to herself anymore

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                  @tomkun01: Again, I'll have to agree with you on the generalisation part. My wife is American and never been to Bali. And i hate going there after one trip bcoz of how trashy it has become and again, not generalising, but from my personal experience of dealing with the behaviour of a lot of Aussies over there. I've been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore and none of them are like Bali. Common Denominator in the article is that Japan travel is becoming affordable like Bali,which causes a case for concern.

                  Australians talk about people who travel here sometimes don't have any respect for the local laws or the manners here now that people from certain countries travel here a lot bcoz it's cheaper to Travel here (I'm from India myself). And if there was ever an article like the above written for them, I am sure the Australians will only appreciate it. Anytime I have friends or family come over to visit, we always make it a habit of talking to the about what is acceptable here so that they don't offend anyone without knowing they are.

                  And like BKHM pointed out, it's not the country's responsibility, but the one of the travellers to ensure that they don't spoil it for others.

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                    @aspirepranesh:

                    1. Japan will never reach Bali levels of cheap.
                    2. Complaining about the negative effects of tourism is like having a house party then complaining that you have to cook, prepare, wash up dishes, and clean twice.
                    3. Niseko is booming because of Aussie tourists. The bursting bubble crippled Japan's snow resorts. They know that and their economy is dependent on it.
                    4. I argue that if you let someone into your house, it is up to you to make sure they know the rules and it is also up to you to enforce them.
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                      @tomkun01: Again, I agree with 1 & 3. Partly with 4, which is what the author of the article is stating. And i dont think Japan is complaining about the tourism. The world is expanding and travel is becoming affordable and common. Just like any other country including Australia, I think it is fair for anyone to expect people who travel to know and abide by the rules with websites and forums and ads projecting them. Enforcing is/will be done. It is the common courtesy we are talking about that needs common sense for travellers to follow.

                      Example, there is no rule at the movies to say people can't talk to each other during the movie. They post ads about not using phones before the movie starts. These are two common courteous things you can do to respect others. Last night, the wife and I had to walk out of a movie half way through bcoz some bogan (profanity) kept talking all through the movie so loud.there was an other couple who left as well. We asked the politely multiple times with no result and then it became annoying at one point, and we left. Complaining to the manager and she talked to them, with no luck. What do you do when people don't have common courtesy… Try and educate them, which is what the article is doing

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                      @tomkun01: It doesn't have to reach Bali level of cheap. So what you're saying is, it's essentially Bali's fault that it's become what it supposedly is?

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                        @bkhm: don't bother. He might respond back saying
                        * Bali's fault for making it cheap for Aussies to travel
                        * Bali's fault for not enforcing the rules.
                        * Bali's fault for expecting common courtesy/human decency
                        * Bali's fault for not educating travellers enough.
                        * Bali's fault for what/how some Australian travellers ruin it for everyone else

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                          @aspirepranesh: is eating in public against human decency?

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                            @tomkun01: Eating while walking in public is not against human decency, but in Japan it is considered rude and disrespectful.

                            It's the same as waking down the street in Australia and says G'day mate to a stranger and they don't respond, which is considered to be rude and disrespectful. Not a lot of Asian countries say hi to strangers on the street, so when they come here, they don't know how to respond. You think it is the Australian govt responsibility to teach tourists about that?

                            When I first moved to the country, I didn't know what/how to respond to that. I learnt over time, it is polite and respectful to respond. I didnt blame the Australian govt for not teaching me that, like you do in your case against Japan.

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                              @aspirepranesh: If people are breaking the law, book them. Policing 101. Bali is very lenient towards tourists due to pressure from the Australian government. Same rules, same consequences.

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                                @tomkun01: You keep referring to rules. The article and my comments from the beginning are about common courtesy and respect which dont need the govt needs to enforce, rather with common sense. But it looks like we will never be able to talk about that. It's evident from the fact that you've ignored everything from my previous comment and going back to Bali.

                                Cheers

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                                  @aspirepranesh: You're absolutely right, it's not about breaking the law, it's about common sense and respect. A countries way of life may not be reflected in the law but that doesn't mean you can go around breaking it.

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                        @bkhm: the government's fault. yes. they let in who they please

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                          @tomkun01: wow holy crap. I can't wait to be let into someones house and smash shit up and go well, you let me in and didn't tell me I couldn't.

                          Sounds like you're definitely one of these people

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                @aspirepranesh: It's funny how we work so hard to not upset the Japanese or whoever. What makes one culture more hands-off than the next, you reckon?

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                  @Geekomatic: The post was abt Japan flights, the original comment was abt an article relating to Japan, hence the discussion abt Japan.

                  Despite that.. If you read my comment about my experiences in Australia and what I share with my family & friends about understanding the culture here, you wouldn't have asked what you did. Explains how short sighted you are in questioning me. Cheers.

                  For your knowledge, I would have done the same to defend any country. My logic has always been/will be - respect the laws of the country you are in and have the common sense to respect the people and the culture of that country.

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    When did that amex offer end?

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    Nothing in April during school holidays!

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      What did you expect? It’s peak travelling then. Also cherry blossom season if it’s a bit late

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    Looks like I'm going to Japan again!

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    March 2019 booked!!!

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    Best I could get was $952 leaving may. Wonder how Op got his prices

    Edit: Perth

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    What fares allow you to use qantas classic upgrades. Reason being I have some points I'd like to use as an upgrade to a better class.

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    Why is Perth so expensive when we're the closest route!?

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      1. I don't think you are.

      2. No one wants to go to Perth

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      Punishment for living there

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      on a more serious note, probably has to do with the volume of tourists and airport fees. i remember reading that big airport hubs charge airlines less, hence attracting them and hopefully promoting tourism

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      The flights I've seen so far fly from Perth -> Sydney -> Kansai airport effectively adding a whole 4 hr leg to get over east first

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    Thanks, booked mid June $1318 return Brisbane for 2 ppl

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    Managed to book Melb<>Narita for $680pp, 14/3-28/3 last night!

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    Thanks OP!

    Booked from Melb for $680 via Amex Travel, so just a reminder for those that have credit.

    Almost booked through Qantas then realised I had travel credit from AMEX Ultimate card

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