Bearhands and I headed to Port Douglas for a wedding this weekend. We’d intended making a long child-free weekend of it, but life happened and we had to cut our trip short. I looked at booking our new flights home and we were looking at $160 each – ouch!
Then something magical happened; I came across a blog post by Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim fame. I tried things using her magical trick of booking our flights via Japanese expedia and snagged both tickets for just $180. So I packed my white shorts and other incompatible-with-children clothing and headed off to watch two of our friends tie the knot. It was hands-down the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to and I've been to my fair share of weddings!
This afternoon, I compared ticket prices for our upcoming family holiday to Georgetown. Four return tickets to Cairns on Jetstar = $1412. The same four tickets booked via expedia = 72800 yen or in $806.84 Aussie dollars. I bought check-in baggage allowances separately from the Jetstar website after I booked the flights.
I don’t want to steal Chantelle's thunder – so pop over to her post for the deets and tell what a clever clogs she is while you're there.
do you have a thrifty travel tip?
ever scored a bargain overseas?