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These are some of the best deals we’ve spotted in January.Source:Supplied
It’s January, and that means everyone is obsessed with travel. If you’re not actually on holidays yourself, we know you’re busy plotting your next escape.
And for those who missed out on Cathay Pacific’s incredible accidental fares ($966 for return business flights to New York!), there are still some decent cheap flights out there.
Among current deals that are legitimately on offer, there are $224 return flights to Malaysia, and $49 return flights to Fiji for kids. Or score a Thailand package including return flights and accommodation from $545.
Here are our picks of hot deals we’ve seen this week:
HAWAII FLIGHTS FROM $259
Launching today, Jetstar and The International Resolutions Sale will allow passengers flying from Sydney and Melbourne to Honolulu for just $259 one way. You’ll need to be able to travel between 29 April and 26 June 2019, with the sale ending on January 16th.
KIDS FLY TO FIJI $49 RETURN
Travelonline is currently offering $49 return flights for kids under 12 with any of its Fiji package deals. Packages start from $1435 per adult for seven nights’ accommodation at Plantation Island Resort, including flights (from Sydney), transfers and bonuses.
This deal to Fiji will have you packing your swimsuit in no time.Source:istock
Kids stay, play, eat and transfer free. Valid for travel on selected dates between April 2019 and March 2020. Sale ends January 16. See travelonline.com/promos/fiji-sale
MALAYSIA FROM $224 RETURN
AirAsia currently has flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur from $136 and flights from Kuala Lumpur to Perth from $88 ($224 return). Fares for selected dates only between February and April. Airfare-watching site I Know the Pilot reports the airline is also selling Gold Coast-Kuala Lumpur flights from $353, Melbourne (Avalon)-Kuala Lumpur from $364 and Sydney-Kuala Lumpur from $393. See airasia.com
BALI FROM $264 RETURN
Jetstar has flights from Darwin to Bali from mid-January to early February from $149, with return flights from $105 (or $264 return). Flights from Brisbane start from $199 (January-March), Melbourne from $229 (January-March), and Sydney from $239 (February/March). See jetstar.com/au/en/deals
HONG KONG FROM $470 RETURN
Skyscanner has return flights to Hong Kong from Brisbane or Adelaide with Virgin Australia from $470 return. Flights from Sydney start from $473, Melbourne from $519 and Perth from $599 return. See skyscanner.com.au/news/2019-australia-flight-deals
FLIGHTS AND SIX NIGHTS IN THAILAND FROM $545
Flight Centre is offering return flights and six nights’ accommodation at Sunset Beach Resort, Phuket, from $545 a person (from Perth), for travel between May 7 and May 31. The deal from Sydney is from $649, Adelaide from $795 and Brisbane from $1089. Ph 131 600 and quote ‘5384010’.
There’s a deal that will let you stay and fly to the Sunset Beach Resort in Phuket $545.Source:Supplied
JAPAN FROM $629 RETURN
Webjet’s “Flight Deal of the Week” is Osaka return with Malaysia Airlines from $629 from Perth, $634 from Melbourne, $639 from Adelaide, $659 from Sydney and $709 from Brisbane. Fares are for selected dates from January to November 2019. Sale ends January 18. See webjet.com.au/specials/international-airfares
Just remember, as of January 7, all passengers will need to pay a 1000 yen fee when departing Japan.
BERLIN FROM $638 RETURN
Scoot has flights to Berlin from the Gold Coast from $638 return for select dates during April and May, for bookings of two or more. Flights from Melbourne and Sydney start from $678 return. See flyscoot.com
Helloworld’s New Year Sale includes return flights to Honolulu from Sydney on Hawaiian Airlines from $774.Source:istock
USA FROM $929 RETURN
Air New Zealand has flights to Los Angeles or San Francisco from Melbourne from $929 return, for select dates during 2019. Flights from Sydney and Brisbane start from $949, Brisbane from $985, Adelaide from $1029 and Perth from $1069. See www.airnewzealand.com.au/cheap-flights-to-north-america
This article originally appeared on Escape and has been republished with permission.