Keeping an eye on flights

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So, even though I haven’t been able to pay for my internship package yet because they’re going to be having a discount on it next month, I have started looking at flights. Naturally I’ve been checking out fare comparison sites to do this, because even with my Diamond Vitality status, which gives me 35% off the base fair on flights from Emirates, British Airways and Quantas, Emirates works out substantially more expensive than some of the smaller, less luxurious airlines (sadly).

Anyway, considering I’ll be away for almost 5 months, I was trying to figure out whether it would make more sense to just get a one way ticket, or if I should get an open ended one. I still need to do a bit of research on that and find out what the best, most cost effective, option is going to be,

I’m kind of already dreading the trip. Having been there a couple of years ago I remember how long and far it is and how shattered you are when you get there, even with the assistance of sleeping tablets. It’s very hard to feel refreshed after traveling for 17 – 20 odd hours! Especially when there are really good movies on and you don’t want to sleep so that you can watch them all 🙂

Anyway, I’ll be posting about what I discover about the open ended versus one way flight when I have some information to share. In the mean time I’ve started cleaning out cupboards (in the very very early stages, and only because the office was doing a collection of clothes etc for people who were affected by the terrible storms here in Jozi and in Durban, so it was the perfect solve for my “I have so many clothes I don’t wear, I need to give them away” thought. But that’s pretty much all I’ve done so far. It really is time I start getting my butt into gear!


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