Theres deals to be had on flights when emigrating to Australia

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Some interesting snippets of information that I found out in preperation for our rekkie to Perth is the discounts and additional allowances airlines will offer travellers when they make their final, one way, emigration flight down under.

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Qantas all offer new migrants discounts on one-way airfares for flights departing from the UK to Australia. Singapore Airlines also offers the discount on flights departing fron Amsterdam.

Qantas and Singapore Airlines provide an extra 20kg baggage allowance per person when emigrating. This should prove useful when waiting for the rest of your possessions to arrive. Something tells me we’ll need two trollies at the airport though!

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  • paul
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    hi
    would this baggage allowance be available if one is flying from IRELAND, would we still get double baggage etc 40kg?

    regards paul

    • Mark
      Reply

      You Should do Paul. Best best is to call the airline before you book the tickets. The policy is driven by the airline as far as I’m aware, not the location you fly from.

      Cheers

      Mark

  • Administrator
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    Hi John

    As I understand it (from the research I’ve done on the web). Quantas DO offer an additional 20kg allowance:

    Some stuff from variouse sites:

    Some airlines, Qantas and Singapore for example, offer a double baggage allowance (40kg per person instead of 20kg) for migrants with unstamped visas. In the case of Singapore airlines, they say that showing the unstamped visa at check-in is sufficient to get the allowance. Singapore Airlines quoted 31 quid per kilo for anything over your allowance.
    Flying via the USA increases your baggage allowance (up to 63kg for some) as well as the time spent in the air.

    I recommend you speak to an independant company such as trailfinders (http://www.trailfinders.com). They will be able to confirm for sure and may well gibe you some half decent pricing on the flights.

    Personally, I’m not that keen on qantas, but I have had it confirmed by Singapore airelines that we’ll get 40kg each when we move out to Aus later in the year.

  • John Wheeler
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    I’d be interested to know whether anyone migrating to Australia from the UK managed to find a discount or extra baggage alllowance with Qantas. When I asked them this today (22 March 06) I was told that there are no special allowances for migrants.

    Regards,

    John Wheeler.

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