You can leave Australia from November, but can you get back?

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Just looked at the SQ site.Lots of availability of J saver awards in june,july,august.Y and F all waitlisted for saver awards.
So have you got alot of Amex points to send to Krisflyer.116000 per person J LHR-ADL.
 

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Just looked at the SQ site.Lots of availability of J saver awards in june,july,august.Y and F all waitlisted for saver awards.
So have you got alot of Amex points to send to Krisflyer.116000 per person J LHR-ADL.
Sadly just a Qantas gal.
 

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Before Covid , I found that Scoot (Singapore Air subsidiary) was the cheapest option for one way from Europe to Australia.
 
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I'm actually predicting the exact opposite. I think the early pricing will be high as airlines take advantage of pent-up demand, especially inbound into Australia.
This is only 1 datapoint, but SIN-SYD on 27th Dec, $600 one way on QF. That would've been cheap as chips pre-covid
 

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Just looked at the SQ site.Lots of availability of J saver awards in june,july,august.Y and F all waitlisted for saver awards.
So have you got alot of Amex points to send to Krisflyer.116000 per person J LHR-ADL.
Yes, there’s reasonable availability mid 2022 still but the OP was more concerned about now through to Jan 2022.

Pretty dire on revenue fares back to Oz.

That hopefully will change as more airlines restart?
 

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Yes, there’s reasonable availability mid 2022 still but the OP was more concerned about now through to Jan 2022.

Pretty dire on revenue fares back to Oz.

That hopefully will change as more airlines restart?
Though I was replying to Pushka who is only leaving in May.
 

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Though I was replying to Pushka who is only leaving in May.
Oh, I missed that earlier comment. You‘d think May onwards would be ok but I guess getting back to ADL isn’t going to be as easy as SYD, MEL or even BNE.
 

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I have booked an EK reward flight in Y leaving Xmas Eve from BNE to LGW, arrives Xmas Day, but nothing coming back yet, looking for mid Jan. Hopefully QLD will be doing some form of home quarantine by then and some flights will open up 🙏
If not, I've also made reward bookings leaving end of March, returning end of April. J on QR going over and a mix of J and Y returning on EK.
3 years since seeing my parents, so excited to open my Qantas app and see flight bookings sitting there again 🙂
 

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On Saturday I managed to book a return trip from Melbourne to Cape Town in Dec/Jan with Singapore Airlines at a "reasonable" cost (about $1,000 more than I'd usually pay for that route at that time of the year). I checked yesterday, and the return flight from SIN to MEL is no longer available. Glad I made the booking when I did, although was a bit hesitant at the time due to all the uncertainty.
 

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Sorry, still too much uncertainty for me.

I'd prefer travel bubbles / VTLs to be in place first.

Will wait until the airlines / governments have finished sorting themselves out.
 

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Even leaving Australia has limited options at present. Looking at EF for early March SYD-LHR, there are only two options coming up, QF1 or CX100 (the latter used as BA/QR codeshare also). Still waiting to see when airlines load inventory for sale.
Try ITA Matrix ~ deluxe version of GoogleFlights, but still free ~ I can see many options for SYD-LHR picking random dates in mid-March
 

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Try ITA Matrix ~ deluxe version of GoogleFlights, but still free ~ I can see many options for SYD-LHR picking random dates in mid-March
Still my “go to” tool for speculative bargain hunting. The “nearby” airport option can reveal all sorts of cheaper alternatives to actually departing the UK and saving £500. Or whatever the insidious UK departure tax is these days.
 

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Still my “go to” tool for speculative bargain hunting. The “nearby” airport option can reveal all sorts of cheaper alternatives to actually departing the UK and saving £500. Or whatever the insidious UK departure tax is these days.
I think ITA Matrix requires that origin airports (but not destination airports) all be in the same country? If there's a workaround for that I am intrigued.
 

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Fiji at least might be in a bubble arrangement in the coming months but what that looks like might be different to what was in play with NZ during Covid zero days?
I'm thinking, given that a lot of airlines (VA, QF, US-based airlines) are considering NAN as a transit point, why not make NAN sort of hold facility (?, unsure if that's the right word) and say that any one who has been in NAN for the past 7 days, no need to quarantine on arrival into AU ... or can do a reduced quarantine ?
 

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I'm thinking, given that a lot of airlines (VA, QF, US-based airlines) are considering NAN as a transit point, why not make NAN sort of hold facility (?, unsure if that's the right word) and say that any one who has been in NAN for the past 7 days, no need to quarantine on arrival into AU ... or can do a reduced quarantine ?

'sandbox' I think they're calling these sorts of arrangements. Thailand was one of the first to coin the phrase... 14 days quarantine on an island and then free to travel anywhere after that :)
 

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I think ITA Matrix requires that origin airports (but not destination airports) all be in the same country? If there's a workaround for that I am intrigued.

In the 'departing from' box there is a link to 'nearby' airports. You can then select the range, up to 2000 miles. A list of airports in range - including outside the country - will appear. For example LHR + 'nearby' + '500 miles' includes Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg, etc.

See post below from Jacques Vert!
 
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In the 'departing from' box there is a link to 'nearby' airports. You can then select the range, up to 2000 miles. A list of airports in range - including outside the country - will appear. For example LHR + 'nearby' + '500 miles' includes Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg, etc.
But you get this error:

Journeys with origins in multiple countries are not supported.
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