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Find My Airfare Newsletter - November 2008
Edition 2
After a 5 month absence the Find My Airfare newsletter is back and is back in time for the annual European early bird specials. All major carriers, including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways have released their first round of early bird airfares to Europe.

Also, as promised we review a Round-The-World airfare that costs less than $3,000 including all taxes and surcharges.


Airfare of the Month

Airline:SWISS
In conjuction with:Qantas Air Canada Air China
Cathay Pacific China Eastern Singapore Airlines
Thai Airways United Airlines Virgin Atlantic
Destinations:Europe/Middle East: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Cairo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Zurich and many others
Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo
North America: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver
Africa: Johannesburg

This airfare from SWISS is a return airfare to Europe that permits travel via North America in one direction and Asia or Africa in the other direction, effectively making the airfare a round-the-world airfare.

Fares start from $2,150 + taxes and surcharges and is available all year round (subject to availability).

Possible itineraries include:
Sydney - New York - Zurich - London - Zurich - Johannesburg - Sydney
Melbourne - Singapore - Zurich - Frankfurt - Zurich - Los Angeles - Melbourne
Brisbane - Hong Kong - Zurich - Paris - Zurich - Los Angeles - Brisbane

SWISS is a member of Star Alliance and flights on SWISS and other Star Alliance partners are eligible for points in the Miles & More program, or any other Star Alliance program.

To plan your next trip with SWISS, submit your itinerary now.

Next month: The Rolls Royce of round-the-world airfares.


Airfare and Travel News

  • Most airlines have early bird airfares for sale to Europe for travel April to October next year. The first round of early bird airfare sales end mid November. Availability is limited, so if you are planning on travelling to Europe next year you should act quickly.
  • From 12 January 2009, the US Visa Waiver program. Passport holders from Visa Waiver countries (including Australia) will need to register online prior to travelling to the US. This registration process will replace the green visa waiver forms currently required for entry into the US. Each registration will be valid for 2 years.
  • Qantas received their first Airbus A380 aircraft in September and began regular passenger services on 20 October 2008. The A380 currently operates QF11/QF12 Sydney to Los Angeles and return on Fridays and QF93/QF94 Melbourne to Los Angeles and return on Mondays.
  • V Australia, Virgin Blue's new international airline, has delayed the commencement of flights until the end of February 2009. V Australia originally planned to commence flights to Los Angeles in mid-December 2008, but due to industrial action at the Boeing factory, the delivery of the first aircraft has been delayed.


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