Bonkers deal alert: you can book a flight to Australia for just a tenner

The South Australian Tourist Commission is trying to lure travellers back to Oz post-pandemic

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
News Editor, Time Out UK and Time Out London
Sydney Harbour
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Fancy a trip to Australia this summer but don’t want to fork out the big bucks for a long-haul ticket? Well, here’s your chance. The South Australian Tourist Commission is selling tickets to Adelaide for just £10. You read that right. That’s over 10,000 miles for just a tenner.

If that seems a bit mental, that’s because it is. It’s absolutely mental. But it’s true. For less than lunch at most London coffee chains, you can get all the way to Oz. On a very good day (out of season, that is) you might get a flight to Adelaide for just under £700, meaning that this deal offers a whopping 98.6 percent off.

The aim of the SATC’s scheme is to attract tourists and working holidaymakers back to southern Australia post-pandemic. It’s targeted specifically at young people in the UK and Ireland, and the flights cost £10 for Brits and €10 for Irish citizens.

So what’s the catch? Well, there are – unsurprisingly – quite a few T&Cs. The flights are only open to people from the UK aged between 18 and 30 and from Ireland aged between 18 and 35. Only 200 tickets will be available, and while the flights themselves are only £10/€10, they have to be bought as part of a holiday package with Trailfinders. 

The cheapest packages start at just £162, which is, by any measure, still pretty bloomin’ cheap. And that includes the return trip, too. Flights are with Qatar Airways and leave from Manchester, London Heathrow, Edinburgh or Dublin airports. 

The flights are for travel before September 30, 2022. They go on sale in May, but you can sign up from today. For more details and to register for the scheme, visit the official SATC website.

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