Fiji with Jetstar, Virgin or Qantas from BNE $264, from MEL $290, from SYD $219 [Christmas Onwards] @ Beat That Flight

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Our federal government ban on overseas travel is expected to lift on December 17 if Australian vaccination targets are met, and Jetstar, Qantas AND now Virgin are all selling tickets, with Fiji Airways being the other international airline offering as well.

So if you're optimistic, there are some great prices to be had. Especially if you only need to pack carry on.

Some of the dates Jetstar is the cheapest, some Qantas, some Virgin. Fiji Airways appears as well quite frequently. So I've tabled them all to show the cheapest prices for the routes and dates in question below.

For Virgin and Jetstar you get 7kg carry-on luggage included. With Qantas and Fiji Airways it's a checked bag as well.

Note: If you're not as optimistic about December, some of the cheapest dates are in March…

Sydney to Nadi
Dates: 23 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec
$321 $272 $242 $292 $312 $295 $272
30 Dec 31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan
$295 $292 $272 $272 $272 $295 $272
06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan
$293 $252 $242 $252 $272 $293 $242
13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan
$288 $243 $243 $243 $252 $271 $252
20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan
$271 $242 $252 $222 $222 $288 $222
27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb
$271 $222 $222 $222 $222 $288 $222
03 Feb 04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb
$266 $222 $247 $222 $266 $277 $222
10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb
$266 $222 $247 $222 $266 $277 $222
17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb
$266 $222 $247 $222 $266 $276 $223
24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar
$265 $223 $246 $223 $265 $276 $223
03 Mar 04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar
$271 $223 $244 $219 $263 $273 $219
10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar
$263 $222 $271 $222 $271 $288 $222
17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar
$271 $222 $257 $222 $271 $288 $222
24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar
$271 $222 $257 $224 $222 $222 $222
31 Mar
$222

Cheapest is $219

Nadi to Sydney
Dates: 23 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec
$299 $242 $228 $285 $283 $382 $316
30 Dec 31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan
$382 $298 $333 $382 $362 $396 $340
06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan
$382 $333 $362 $384 $338 $382 $361
13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan
$382 $333 $333 $340 $340 $382 $340
20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan
$333 $299 $313 $313 $278 $348 $278
27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb
$299 $299 $278 $299 $299 $313 $278
03 Feb 04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb
$299 $285 $278 $285 $299 $313 $264
10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb
$299 $264 $278 $264 $299 $313 $264
17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb
$299 $264 $278 $264 $299 $313 $264
24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar
$299 $264 $278 $264 $299 $313 $248
03 Mar 04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar
$299 $264 $278 $264 $299 $313 $248
10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar
$299 $261 $278 $261 $299 $313 $264
17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar
$299 $264 $278 $264 $299 $313 $264
24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar
$299 $248 $282 $264 $261 $261 $261
31 Mar
$261

Cheapest is $228

Melbourne to Nadi
Dates: 24 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec
$347 $357 $358 $358 $374 $374 $386
31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan 06 Jan
$374 $373 $374 $374 $369 $374 $357
07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan
$352 $352 $357 $360 $340 $343 $346
14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan
$338 $326 $346 $326 $351 $331 $346
21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan
$346 $318 $318 $329 $318 $318 $324
28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb 03 Feb
$324 $318 $318 $329 $308 $312 $319
04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb 10 Feb
$323 $319 $323 $353 $290 $301 $307
11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb
$312 $307 $297 $350 $296 $302 $313
18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb
$318 $313 $307 $353 $306 $318 $325
25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar 03 Mar
$324 $325 $313 $363 $308 $308 $312
04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar 10 Mar
$323 $319 $312 $363 $308 $308 $335
11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar
$335 $330 $312 $364 $308 $308 $312
18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar
$323 $319 $312 $363 $308 $308 $312
25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar
$323 $319 $312 $313 $302 $302 $302

Cheapest is $290

Nadi to Melbourne
Dates: 24 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec
$328 $328 $383 $372 $410 $363 $410
31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan 06 Jan
$363 $401 $410 $410 $410 $410 $451
07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan
$410 $414 $451 $410 $410 $409 $451
14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan
$410 $421 $410 $410 $410 $410 $402
21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan
$374 $363 $379 $328 $410 $328 $379
28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb 03 Feb
$374 $328 $379 $374 $379 $328 $374
04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb 10 Feb
$365 $328 $359 $374 $379 $321 $371
11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb
$337 $328 $337 $374 $379 $327 $374
18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb
$343 $328 $343 $374 $379 $328 $374
25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar 03 Mar
$348 $328 $348 $374 $379 $328 $374
04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar 10 Mar
$349 $328 $372 $374 $379 $328 $374
11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar
$360 $328 $349 $374 $379 $328 $374
18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar
$350 $328 $349 $374 $379 $328 $374
25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar
$360 $328 $349 $328 $333 $328 $338

Cheapest is $321

Brisbane to Nadi
Dates: 23 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec
$293 $287 $287 $264 $293 $293 $293
30 Dec 31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan
$293 $293 $293 $293 $293 $293 $293
06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan
$293 $293 $293 $293 $293 $293 $287
13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
03 Feb 04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar
$264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264 $264
03 Mar 04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar
$264 $264 $264 $262 $262 $262 $262
10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar
$262 $262 $264 $264 $264 $264 $275
17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar
$275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275
24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar
$275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275
31 Mar
$291

Cheapest is $262

Nadi to Brisbane
Dates: 23 December 2021 - 31 March 2022

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec
$307 $307 $307 $334 $334 $358 $318
30 Dec 31 Dec 01 Jan 02 Jan 03 Jan 04 Jan 05 Jan
$358 $318 $347 $323 $383 $358 $358
06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan 09 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan
$358 $347 $386 $358 $358 $358 $358
13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan
$358 $334 $334 $365 $358 $358 $334
20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan
$336 $321 $318 $334 $292 $334 $292
27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 01 Feb 02 Feb
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
03 Feb 04 Feb 05 Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 01 Mar 02 Mar
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
03 Mar 04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 09 Mar
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar
$307 $307 $292 $307 $307 $307 $292
24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar
$307 $307 $292 $307 $292 $307 $292
31 Mar
$307

Cheapest is $292


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Comments

  • +13

    We can go to Fiji now? (Or more accurately, we'll be allowed back in the country without a heavy hotel quarantine bill?)

    • see post description. If as is claimed, the Aus govt allows travel from ~Dec 17 then hopefully, yes. However, all the airlines mentioned seem confident enough to be selling tickets.

      Eg: Qantas is banking on December 18th

      • +19

        The airlines need the cashflow. The flights can disappear, just like your refund.

        • +8

          Even better they hang onto the cash & give you credit to use when the prices go up.

          On top.of that, there's plenty of Govt handouts. It's good to be rich in our country.

      • +7

        The airlines have been always happy to sell tickets so the fact that they are selling them doesn't prove anything. We have already seen that the dictators have all the power to open or close the borders within a day.

      • +2

        "airlines mentioned seem confident enough to be selling tickets."

        I too am confident enough to ask you for an interest-free loan.

    • +19

      Don't hold your breath. Just look at what's happening with our neighbour Singapore right now

      • Should be vaccinated people only

      • +1

        I was going to argue that Singapore has a mere 25 or so people in ICU with cases at 1000 a day, with about 1500 spare beds. As well as that there approach has been ultra conservative (400 in hospital pre-emptively when 30 day average was like 30 cases a day) - it's less about the virus and more about how conservatively the government is managing it.

        Then I realised our government has been similar to Singapores in how we treat covid, so yeah could be stuffed.

      • +2

        Just look the UK, which is what Scomo & Gladwrap are trying to push

        The UK has 2.5x the population.
        ~90% first dose, ~82 full vaxed
        https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

        Weekly data
        Infections 235k (Oz ~94k)
        Hospital 5602 (Oz ~2240)
        Deaths 942 (Oz ~375)

        When you've had ~160,000 die 19mths, another 1000/week probably doesn't seem much. But in Oz, we've had considerably less deaths.

        • Someone should tell the Labor party except Dan is pushing that line too after another covid control failure and long Covid lockdown. Qld, SA, WA, Tas must be exasperated.

          • +5

            @CJ31: So wtf do you want, everything to be open again and the virus to rip through killing people in VIC?

            • +4

              @jaygee: Maintain curfew till when?

            • -6

              @jaygee: 0.04% chance of death is barely more than the flu. no fear propaganda please. look at the science.

              • +4

                @mr_asstight: 0.04% death only when the hospitals aren't overwhelmed and still have spare beds, i.e. best reasonable case scenario. 13.6% mortality rate in the UK when their system was overwhelmed. That's science for you. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/8/e047369

              • @mr_asstight: Why do idiots always say look at the science, when the science is literally telling us not to open till we are vaccinated? Countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are now open because drumroll they are at 80%+ vaccinated. That's when I think we can open up, but at 50% - unlikely? Australia has a lower death rate than those countries per 100k because.. lockdowns and restrictions.

                No we can't handle it. It's fair enough you don't give a shit about others, considering VIC has 300+ in hospital and NSW has 1500+ in hospital, but some of us don't want people we know dying.

                I really want to go overseas again, but we need to be closer to 85% for that, which we should be by Dec.

            • +2

              @jaygee: Just pointing out this isn't a Labor vs LNP. This is states with permanent Covid (Dan and Gladys) vs states without (McGowen, Marshall, etc). Andrews is now in the same page as Gladys because he failed to stop this outbreak, much like Gladys failed, and he'll never succeed. Given Victoria and NSW can't get Covid to zero, it won't happen, they don't have any choice but to learn to live with, hence both are pursuing opening up event with the outbreak.

        • +1

          So, we never open up?

          • +1

            @Eeples: I don't know the solution. But I suspect there's another 12mths of pain ahead until we either have better vaccines that dramatically reduce transmission or the dominant variants are less deadly. But until then I'm happy to keep our international borders fairly tight.

            With covid under control life can get back to fairly normal, just look at Qld, WA, Tas, NT.

            • @M00Cow: Victoria and NSW are never getting Covid back "under control", they have accepted that doughnut days are gone.

            • @M00Cow: I look at them. I see ppl trapped inside them and other ppl locked out of them.

      • -5

        "BuT mY VaCCinE W0Rks, I sW3Ar" - Pfizer / Moderna / AZ

        • don't take it then

        • Diarrhoea is a possible symptom of COVID-19.

          Username doesn't check out.

    • +3

      https://www.fiji.travel/covid-19

      When will Fiji open its borders to tourists?

      We don't yet know when this will happen, as it will be dependent on the vaccine rollout and how long this takes.

      • +1

        This is true at the moment but they seem to have pretty decent vaccine rates currently. I suspect they won't keep their border closed to a mass influx of (presumably only vaccinated) aussie tourists.

      • +2

        I am currently on the ground here in Fiji & still buying OB deals :-)) Fiji will definitely open its borders by November end at the latest to fully vaccinated travellers.
        I wud love to get my family over here for a holiday BUT my concern is the qurantine requirements upon return to OZ. Home quarantine on return -> No worries.
        The internal travel between towns/cities here was opened last week. Vaccination is going on full speed. Thus as an overseas holiday destination, I'd rather do the Pacific rather then doing Asia or America's or Europe as you are max 5 hours away from home (unless u r in WA).
        If you are into rain dancing do visit Dec/Jan/ Feb otherwise March onwards, Fiji should be good as. COVID-19 wise in a resort environment, fully vaccinated families will be at a much lesser risk then being in some Aussie suburbs as only fully vaccinated staff are operating the premises. My 2 cents worth :-))

        • +2

          And, if I do get sick over there what’s the chance I could get the medical care including a ventilator ?

          • @Eeples: Lots of ventilators were donated and will be available especially for international visitors.

  • @beatthatflight just wondering if you have any more details from airlines or government on passenger policy requirements

    Is there a mandate for all passengers being vaccinated, or on any other policies or procedures - e.g. must provide a negative COVID test result before departure, tested upon landing, tested upon return … or no one cares? Do you get info on this?

    I really want to go somewhere, but personally would feel more comfortable if airlines/gov actually have a plan instead of just letting people loose 😂

    • +1

      Qantas (presumably Jetstar tool and Virgin have both indicated vaccinations will be compulsory. Both have started initiatives (rewards and a comp respectively) to try and encourage more people - I mean, with any closure, it directly affects their business so its in their best interests.

      Qantas has had people upload their medical certificate showing vaccinated status. However every plan by airlines still ultimately are dependent on laws set by the Australian and foreign governments of the countries that they travel to.

      • -4

        And why does Qantas want people to be vaxxed? What difference will it make? We have been seeing how the vaxxed are spreading the virus in the countries with the highest vaccination rates. Perfect exampleas are Israel, USA, UK, etc.
        A groundbreaking preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, includes alarming findings devastating to the COVID vaccine rollout.
        The study found VACCINATED individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 [Delta] virus compared to the unvaccinated.
        While moderating the symptoms of infection, the jab allows vaccinated individuals to carry unusually high viral loads without becoming ill AT FRST, potentially transforming them into presymptomatic superspreaders.
        This phenomenon may be the source of the shocking post-vaccination surges in heavily vaccinated populations globally.
        As an example - here, in Australia we have seen complete lockdown for 14 days for the Byron and Tweed regions because FULLY vaccinated crew member (31 y.o. woman) of the reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” tested positive after a PCR test.
        The correct thing to do would be just to provide a negative test and fly.

        • +1

          There's no right or wrong I guess but company's choice, either follow it or not do business with them.

        • +2

          Because it's not about the vaxx, the vaxx is about the passports so they can tag and trace you. I'm sure you already know this anyway.

        • +2

          Stop spreading misinformation. Finding that viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with OLD strains detected between March-April 2020 does NOT mean that the vaccinated carry 251x the unvaccinated viral load of Delta.
          https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3897733

          • @typ3z3r0: If you study available information, you will find that Delta whilst being more infectious than the previous strain is significantly less virulent. Despite that, the study showed that breakthrough cases, e.g. FULLY VAXXED carry "251 times higher load than than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020", e.g. people who have NOT been vaccinated! Do the research, analyse and think before you comment.
            The study also concluded "Breakthrough Delta variant infections are associated with high viral loads, prolonged PCR positivity, and low levels of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies, explaining the transmission between the vaccinated people. Physical distancing measures remain critical to reduce SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant transmission."
            And you don't even need a study as the events in Israel, UK, USA show that vast majority of severe cases are fully vaccinated.

        • You have misunderstood the research you quoted.

          I suggest you read the whole thing again (or for the first time).

          But I agree I think a test before flying makes sense.

        • My dude, I'm guessing you're not a scientist or a doctor or graduated from a STEM degree… So why spread your bs false opinion?

      • Tough choice Qantas or Qatar.. No, not really.

  • +5

    Very nice to see some flight deals on OzB after so long!

  • Anyone know if these flights can be booked using Amex travel at the same price?

    • Keen for some insight there too!

  • +1

    Is anyone selling international travel insurance yet? Would suck to get hospitalized overseas ( covid or otherwise), without insurance

    • +5

      Well you won’t have to worry about getting hospitalised in the US, they’re full.

    • +2

      Qantas is selling Covid insurance

    • -1

      Travel insurance is still available it's difficult to get out but it is possible to go overseas so people need to have it

  • Do I have to go to the individual booking sites to check the refund policy on these tickets or are they sold through beat that flight?

    • +4

      QANTAS will only offer you protection against cancellation if you book with them directly not via 3rd party

  • Will travel insurance be super expensive though?

    • -1

      Why would it?

    • +2

      Can u get travel insurance covering covid OS?

  • +2

    Any deals to Singapore OP?

    • +1

      @poormansfriedchicken what about the mandatory COVID PCR test costs, are you self covering the fees or wanting your travel insurance provider to cover the cost?

      Test 1- Arrival
      Test 2 - Day 1
      Test 3 - Day 3
      Test 4 - Day 5
      Test 5 - Pre-departure

      S$800 in costs ….

      https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/covid19-tests/pcrtest

      1. On-Arrival Tests
        All travellers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore; each test cost S$160 (including GST).
      • wtf what about if you are just in transit

    • You can always do a search at https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au, but there's nothing official sale-wise announced yet.

  • +4

    This pandemic has made life so boring. Let’s liven things up with some cyclones.

    • +4

      We got earthquakes down Vic to way if your super bored…

      • your super bored…..what? finish the sentence

  • +1

    Hey Rep, any deal to Japan? Wondering if it's possible for me to visit Japan if it does indeed open up…

    • You can always do a search at https://bookings.beatthatflight.com.au, but there's nothing official announced yet. Qantas and JAL just had their partnership squashed, so that may actually help competition on that route.

  • +12

    I highly recommend no one purchases flights to overseas at the moment until we know more. You'll be in for a world of pain chasing refunds.

    • Jetstar has an option a little more expensive that allow you get a refund without trouble.

    • +1

      Booking flights with points (if you can) has been the best approach so far - you either pay a few points to cancel ($50 per person per ticket is the max I think), or typically during the pandemic you don't pay any points at all. And you get refunded in the same way as you paid - none of that cash being converted into travel credit/travel bank after a 2 month delay rubbish.
      The problem is that the points + fee fares can be higher than the cash fare (around 30K points + $260 fees & taxes ~= $560 was the approx dollar value equivalent minimum for a return flight, depending on airline) and the availability seems pretty mediocre (I couldn't see any economy classic reward direct Sydney <-> Nadi flights on Qantas on the few dates I checked).

    • Not to mention the risk of getting stranded given how trigger happy the federal and state governments are.

  • +8

    from BNE

    yeah and you wont; be allowed back in. Palaszczuk has already said she's unlikely to open the border before Christmas.

    So what happens there, the International Airport is the property of the Feds, she puts a thin blue line at the boundary or what ?

    I am going to wait and be a little more prudent. The QLD heath mister Death, is already blaming Qeenslanders for having the temerity of going 10 meters into NSW who now aren't allowed home, she'll blow mind if they go to Fiji :)

    • Palaszczuk is a twit. As soon as public opinion shifts, so will she. She’s all about the media attention.

  • Is above price for one way or return?

  • +3

    Couple of comments here as a seasoned traveller to Fiji.Their national airline wants to be in the air in November,however this will be entirely reliant on vaccination rates being up to speed in that country.Additionally,Australian citizens will need to be double vaccinated as a condition of entry and should be able to do the mandatory two weeks quarantine at home upon their return to Australia.As for Travel Insurance…the old axiom applies "If you can't afford Travel Insurance you can't afford to travel",and here's a tip,ensure your Insurance covers "Emergency Medical Evacuation".

    • Great insights!

      Has the gov specified a policy on mandatory 2 weeks home quarantine upon return — even if double dose vaccinated and neg results? Is there mandatory testing upon landing back in AUS at the airport?

    • ensure your Insurance covers "Emergency Medical Evacuation".

      All travel insurance should, apart from overseas medical coverage it's the main reason to have travel insurance

    • Why would anyone need evacuation if they're vaccinated? Isn't the purpose of vaccine to protect them from getting ill? I heard on TV it is also doing amazing job at that. Did I miss something?

  • +10

    I hope it all goes ahead and I can travel soonish my wife and 3 year old and 8 year old daughters live in Cebu Philippines and I haven't seen them in 20 months and it's doing my head in.

      • +21

        What's with your snarky remark devoid of any compassion for a father who is missing his family?

        How do you gather paulaus didn't do basic research from that single sentence that has been provided?

        He would have had to agree to be out of the country for minimum of 3 months before being eligible to return back to Australia as part of the travel exemption with DHA.

        If he is the sole breadwinner, unable to WFH, unable to be approved leave from his employer, the purpose to be granted a travel exception makes him ineligible and/or no money then he might not have been in a position to simply go overseas. He or his wife and kids for all we know may not be eligible or have been refused a travel exemption to enter Australia (e.g. they do not have PR or Australian citizenship)

        You don't know each person's individual and unique circumstances.

        • -3

          You don't know each person's circumstances? This guy is complaining and crying he hasn't been able to see his young kids and wife for 20 months when it's been possible this entire time. The Philippines government has been handing out special visas the whole time for people with a wife or kids there, so not to seperate families. Two seconds of research would have solved this guy's problems 20 months ago.

          • +1

            @Rrppper: And how is that going to help if he is unable to travel back into Australia after departing for at least 3 months?

            When you apply for the travel exemption to depart Australia, you agree to not being able to return back into Australia within 3 months? He owns his own business, he can't afford to be away from Australia for 3 months? It isn't as simple as simply flying overseas and expecting to return back to Australia the following week. And there are travel caps in place with close to 40,000 Australian citizen and PR holders still waiting to get a travel exemption to return back to Australia.

      • +9

        Im self employed and not earning much and struggle to pay my bills and their bills over in the Philippines i cant be out of Australia 3 months or i will lose the clients i have and having to pay Quarantine when i get there and when i get back and the crazy high airfare prices i cant do it. And imagine the hospital costs of being on a ventilator if required in the Philippines that is if they even have enough available there.

        • Tough times! I really hope border opens soon for you.

          Imagine a 3 year old hasn't seen his/her dad for 20 months, that's more than 1 third of his life :'(

          I haven't been able to meet my parents for the exact same reason. Leaving the country now pretty much looks like a complete life changing event

    • +1

      Hope you can be with your family soon

      • Thanks for all the support it's been very difficult and im so worried about my kids getting infected in the Philippines but touch wood they have escaped it so far. My youngest daughter was in hospital at 8 months old with measles and pneumonia for 1 week I remember holding her in my arms and she was trying to breath and cough and cry at the same time I thought she wasn't going to make it but she pulled through .

  • +1

    If we go fiji in Dec, are we expected to do 2 weeks quarantine at home? I can't work from home

    • Not really clear is it … seems like it's poorly planned by the government, with weak implementation, little or no policy and not enough details or communication provided to the public to make informed and educated decisions …

      Let's just 'hope for the best' … and find out after the fact! 😂

      • +2

        I really CBB relaxing at FIJI for one week and then have to do home isolation for two weeks with no pay.

      • +2

        Dunno why you were negged. It's true, they're talking about opening up and airlines are selling tickets but aren't addressing the issue of quarantine, insurance etc.

    • +1

      Why would you want come back?

  • +5

    Great, welcome to a rip-off country, starting from the ridiculous Departure/Airport Tax $200FJD ($132AUD) even more than double Australian one ($60AUD). This cost is built into your airfare so look what is the breakdown cost of your air ticket.
    http://www.parliament.gov.fj/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Bill...

    Second rip-off is ATM withdrawal fee which is $10 - $15AUD. Accommodation cost and food also expensive there.

    • During Covid they actually reduced the Departure Tax back down to $100 Fiji dollars (https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/421477/fiji...). However, you also have to pay a $9.27 FJD airport security charge and $9.27 FJD airport development charge. These fees only apply to adults, but the kids will still get stung by the Australia passenger service charge for that return trip ($56 AUD).

      • +1

        $100 is still a rip-off, it was $20 in 2007 and they kept jacking it up by 10x

    • The parking at Nadi airport is FJ$2 an hour. Beat that ! And Fijians rely on tourism to support their families so there will be some tax. Why do international students pay 3 times more for education in Australia? If you want a free ride hop on a raft..

  • Sydney, being further, cheaper than Brisbane. What?

    • +1

      The wonderful world of airline pricing.

      A friend once bought a return ticket from La Paz, Bolivia to Santiago, Chile because it was cheaper than a one-way.

      This article breaks it down nicely: https://crankyflier.com/2010/02/19/4326/

      • Ahh, suggesting there are possibly more services or airlines for Syd. Makes sense, thanks.

  • +1

    From Melbourne. I wonder if i will be in a position to visit overseas for Christmas and New Year and not be able to enter WA, QLD etc?

    • Christmas time - You'd be lucky to go from Moorabbin to Tullamarine

      We'd be due for another mass outbreak by then…