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I was being quoted prices like 900 with extra on top to change the date. Singapore airlines are unbelievably expensive for a return. I don't want to spend £1000 or more on a flight if Im not 100% certain I will be coming back on it, I don't have that sort of money to just waste. However I'm worried that 7if 00 wouldn't be enough. obviously don't want stranded.

 

Sta travel told me about too flights.. one is £630 return from 4th of November till start of June. The other is £740 till the end of may with one free date change but with the tax/fare difference on top if theres any. I cant get longer than 9 months with them

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Well I wish they would hurry up! They approved it within 2 hours at a weekend last time! I'm hoping theres no problems with it, I cant afford a new one again.

 

I've even found the flight I'm booking but theres only 4 seats so I want to book tomorrow. hurry immi! :cry:

 

Did you get the visa?

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I was being quoted prices like 900 with extra on top to change the date. Singapore airlines are unbelievably expensive for a return. I don't want to spend £1000 or more on a flight if Im not 100% certain I will be coming back on it, I don't have that sort of money to just waste. However I'm worried that 7if 00 wouldn't be enough. obviously don't want stranded.

 

Sta travel told me about too flights.. one is £630 return from 4th of November till start of June. The other is £740 till the end of may with one free date change but with the tax/fare difference on top if theres any. I cant get longer than 9 months with them

 

that one with the free change date at £740 sounds really reasonable! I normally pay around £700-800 return but with no option of changing date. I understand about not wasting money though I know it's always more expensive buying a single back to oz then it is single to oz if that makes sense. How much is the single coming out to oz? If you feel more comfortable with two singles go with that (will probably cost more that way but might be wrong if you get a good deal. I wasted about £500 buying two singles for New Zealand instead of open return). If your working you may be happy with two singles and not worry which would be good. Personally if I did it again I would buy an open return with cheap date change.

 

 

But do what your most happy doing :-) not long now. Any news on the visa?

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Nope no visa yet... Definitely going to have a bitch fit if I don't get it by this weekend

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FINALLY! Visa approved. Next step - flight and insurance

What date are you coming?

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The 6th of November. My package starts the 8th for a week and then I'll be looking for a job after that. Got another week in wake up after that

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The 6th of November. My package starts the 8th for a week and then I'll be looking for a job after that. Got another week in wake up after that

 

Congratulations! When did you sumit your visa application?

mine was the 24th June, nearly 5 weeks in now.......waiting to be assigned CO so we can do medicals and police checks. Hoping to be out there the 1st week of November!!

 

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Thank you :) I applied for my working holiday visa on the 22nd. Waited almost a week, my first one was approved within 2 hours. Hopefully you'll hear soon, PR visas take longer (if that's what you're going for) x

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Wish it was haha!! Nah just a years visa but might only stay till June and come back and study towards PR if I really like it

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The 6th of November. My package starts the 8th for a week and then I'll be looking for a job after that. Got another week in wake up after that

Have you booked one of those "Meet and Greet" packages that some hostels/companies offer? I've heard about them.

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It's a backpscking company. They get a group of bsckpackers and we spend the week together doing different activities. We spend the first 2 days in sydney and then go to port Stephens for a few days and go sandbooarding, dolphin cruise, 4WD and some other stuff I think. We've got a sydney harbour cruise, pub crawls and we do the bondi to coogee walk on our last day

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It's a backpscking company. They get a group of bsckpackers and we spend the week together doing different activities. We spend the first 2 days in sydney and then go to port Stephens for a few days and go sandbooarding, dolphin cruise, 4WD and some other stuff I think. We've got a sydney harbour cruise, pub crawls and we do the bondi to coogee walk on our last day

 

Ive been thinking about doing one of these, you'll have to let us know if they're worth it!

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Visa - done

flights - done

2 weeks accommodation and intro package - done

suitcase - done (thank god!)

pick seats - done

 

I still need to pick insurance now and buy a few more clothes and I think that's pretty much me done. Unless anybody else can think of other things that I might really need

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The first drink is on you then lol :tongue:

 

Home now, fed Panda, and she is sleeping on my lap as I watch 'The Book Thief.' I had one too many tonight, Kurt's fault! He bought me it!

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Stacey I've given up completely with insurance!! Not even bothering with any I don't think! Finding someone to cover me even though I'm not coming home after the year is a joke - alpha phone lines are awful

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I'm still confused by what they are saying to you. Are they saying that they won't cover the year for claiming if you can't prove you would be coming back? There must be one that we can use, nearly everybody gets insurance so they can't all be terrible :unsure:

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Yeah basically. Majority of backpackers probs have void insurance but don't know it cos they don't have to claim!! A lot just go on Internet, find one and buy it and think they're covered! I wasn't going to bother with any in the first place so I don't think I will anyway

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