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Our PR Visa's were granted today and I am looking for advise on how best to book flights?  Im interested to know if others are using travel agents or booking directly with airlines and how reliable the flight schedules are at the moment.  Also, anything else we need to consider?  We are flexible with travel dates between August and December.  

 

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1 hour ago, Captain Ron said:

Our PR Visa's were granted today and I am looking for advise on how best to book flights?  Im interested to know if others are using travel agents or booking directly with airlines and how reliable the flight schedules are at the moment.  Also, anything else we need to consider?  We are flexible with travel dates between August and December.  

Thanks 

Congratulations on your visa grant!  I'm not sure there is any right answer to this to be honest.  The best approach seems to me to book direct with the airline, with as flexible t&cs as you can get.  Prior to the end of April Qatar were offering full refunds up to the day before flying.  I booked with them - flying in September hopefully. 

The great unknown is whether you get bumped off a flight because they have a higher paying passenger they can take instead.  Some people have paid for business or first class to get around this.  Personally I think the £13k additional covers quite a few weeks of pratting about waiting for another flight if they do bump us.

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PR (100) Planning to move to Perth September 2021

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Thank you for your input. That is very helpful.  We are a family of 5 with a cat in tow so we will have to stick with Economy 🙂

 

Fingers crossed for your September flight!! 

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Pet flights are another headache entirely, have you started the process of taking your cat?


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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9 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Pet flights are another headache entirely, have you started the process of taking your cat?

Hi, yes we are using Petair UK and they will sort her flight, fingers crossed. Do they chop and change their flights too?? sigh...

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