The Big Fat Airline Wrap

Amy Bryant

Experience the relaxing island life on The Cook Islands with Air New Zealand’s Season sale 


The season sale is on until  31 March 2017, and is offering flights on the direct Sydney-Rarotonga service from $269 economy one-way, $499 premium economy one-way, and $749 business one-way.

The Air and Land Packages for couples starting from $899pp with Omniche Holidays, includes Air New Zealand flights, 6 nights twin share accommodation staying at Club Raro Resort, airport transfers, a diving introduction in the resort pool and a cooking class.

For families, the Air and Land Packages from $3599 quad share with Omniche Holidays, includes Air New Zealand flights,  6 nights twin share accommodation staying at The Edgewater Resort & Spa, daily on-site cultural activities, complimentary use of the Coconuts Kids Club for children aged 4-12 years, airport transfers, complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, tennis court and games room.


AIRASIA Remind Customers of Carry-on Allowance

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Guests are allowed only one cabin bag measuring 56 x 36 x 23cm (including handles and wheels) plus one small bag, measuring 40 x 30 x 10cm. The total permitted weight for the two pieces must not exceed 7kg.

Carry-on baggage that is overweight, oversized or exceed the allowed quantity will be charged excess fees on a per kilogram basis or gate baggage fees.

Duty-free items purchased at the airport are exempt from carry-on requirements, provided they are packed in a Security Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB) and are within the duty-free allowance of the destination country. All other purchases, including free gifts from duty-free outlets, will count as part of the cabin baggage allowance.

Infants below the age of 2 are not allocated any cabin baggage allowance, while children aged 2 and above will receive the same allocation as adults. Prams, strollers and buggies cannot be brought onboard but can be checked in for free.

Scoot Launch Low Airfares to Celebrate its Merge with Tigerair

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Scoot is the Singapore based, value for money airline, flying to a total of 59 destinations across Asia Pacific, and Europe. The soon to be merged Scoot and Tigerair Singapore are both subsidiaries of Singapore Airlines, flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A320 aircraft.

To share the birthday celebrations, Scoot is offering incredibly low fares – flying Scoot in economy to Singapore from Perth will cost from a low $109 for a base fare that includes taxes. But food, baggage, and incidentals are extra*.
All-inclusive ScootBiz fares start from $269 Perth to Singapore, and include, taxes, premium meal and drink, 30Kg checked baggage, 15 kg carry on and priority boarding into your comfy, wide, leather seat, with recline, foot-rest and in-seat power, in an exclusive cabin.

And if you book a ScootBiz fare, try your luck with the promo code SOARING for an additional $30 off selected fares.


Island Air Launches Saver Fares for First and Last Flights

Beautiful aerial view of spectacular Na Pali coast, Kauai, Hawaii

Island Air, the value leader airline in the Hawaiian Islands, is making it more affordable to travel inter-island with the introduction of its “Hele Mai Saver Fare.”

Travellers can save by booking the first and last flights of each of Island Air’s routes. Fares on the first and last flights will be $60* one way between Honolulu, Kahului and Līhu‘e, and $70* one way on flights between Honolulu and Kona.

“The Hele Mai Saver Fare is ideal for anyone traveling between the Islands,” said Island Air president and CEO, David Uchiyama.

“The Hele Mai Saver Fare is also a great way for travellers to maximise their time by getting an early start and having a full day to spend time with family and friends on our beautiful Islands.”


Webjet Exclusives launch their 14 Day Taste of Cuba, Mexico and Central America package.

The package is priced at AUD$4,799 per person twin share, which is typically $10,010.
The 14-day package includes:

  • return international airfares with American Airlines
  • return Mexico to Cuba airfares
  • 7 night deluxe Cuba & Central America cruise on board MSC Opera or
  • Armonia including all meals
  • superior accommodation with daily breakfast when on land
  • return airport transfers in Mexico City
  • some in-depth sightseeing

The package is upgradable to a 22-day itinerary exploring more of Mexico such as Puebla, Oaxaca, Tuxtla and Merida before flying to Cuba for the MSC cruise.