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bishbash
Post subject: Re: Costs
PostPosted: 08:29 on 16th May 2013

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
Posts: 517
I've been watching the GBP v AUD graph a lot recently. Almost touching 1.55 now, hopefully this will continue too.
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Willo
Post subject: Re: Costs
PostPosted: 11:34 on 17th May 2013

Joined: 11:28 on 17th May 2013
Posts: 2
Big Harvey Wrote:
bishbash Wrote:
Can I get tickets cheaper than 1200... Leaving 24 Dec and returning perhaps well into Jan, perhaps 15 Jan or something. I couldnt find any reasonably priced flights to melbourne when coupled with a return from Sydney. Am I looking at the wrong sites?


If you want to enjoy Day 1 at Melbourne I'd advise flying out sooner than the 24th! Unless you're flying first class or something, arriving on the morning of the game after a flight of that length is not ideal.

Having said that, it will probably be cheaper to go on the 24th, and if you're determined to do it, www.Lastminute.com have return flights with Singapore Airlines leaving on the 24th, getting you there at 0750 on the 26th with a variety of return dates for ¿½1067 return, which is not bad for the time of year.

Many sites are not offering suitable flights yet, but even when they do, I wouldn't expect flights that are of use to Melbourne & Sydney Test goers to be a whole lot cheaper than what's already on offer.


Hi - just to let you know that there is a Singapore flight that leaves on the 24th and arrives into Melbourne at 20.40pm on the 25th December. If you wanted a return flight from Sydney on 17th Jan, the price is priced at £1,237. Plus there is one extra night's accommodation versus the prices quoted by Big Harvey...

but the option is there if you definitely need to leave on the 24th December and arrive before the Boxing Day Test...

Outbound flight details for Singapore are: SQ317 leaving LHR on 24 Dec at 10:55 arrive Singapore 07:35 on 25 Dec. Then flight SQ217 leaving Singapore at 10:10 and arriving Melbourne at 20:45. This is the flight i'm getting, although i was lucky enough to get it a bit cheaper a while ago. I just hope there are no delays, or that i need more than one night's sleep to feel alive before the Test starts!
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bishbash
Post subject: Re: Costs
PostPosted: 12:35 on 17th May 2013

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
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Maybe I didn't explain properly.... I leave Kuala Lumpar on 24th and arrive Melbourne 0020 Christmas Day Morning. So I will have a day and a half to get some recuperation - not arriving on the day of the game. Did that in Nagpur, arrived 8am, was done in and slept through most of the middle session - had no choice though then, time was of the essence.

And I have a few days in KL before so will have got rid of half the jetlag (does it work like that?) by then too. Cheers though Willo.

1.565 now the AUD
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Richard
Post subject: Re: Costs
PostPosted: 21:30 on 17th May 2013

Joined: 22:35 on 18th Nov 2008
Posts: 107
bishbash Wrote:
Maybe I didn't explain properly.... I leave Kuala Lumpar on 24th and arrive Melbourne 0020 Christmas Day Morning. So I will have a day and a half to get some recuperation - not arriving on the day of the game. Did that in Nagpur, arrived 8am, was done in and slept through most of the middle session - had no choice though then, time was of the essence.

And I have a few days in KL before so will have got rid of half the jetlag (does it work like that?) by then too. Cheers though Willo.

1.565 now the AUD


Malaysia is eight hours ahead of the UK, so the onward flight to Melbourne won't affect you much at all (looking at your timing you must be leaving KL around 1300). Just make sure you take it easy for the first couple of days in KL as the heat / humidity can be pretty tough combined with the jetlag.
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