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How To Get From Cairns To Ayers Rock?  
User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17441 times:

Hello!

I'm planning a trip to Australia. My problem is that I'm not really used to online booking systems. I want to go from Cairns to Ayers Rock. The only connection I found by air is a flight with Quantas which would cost around 300 Euros oneway! Are there cheaper fares to be found anywhere? Are there other carriers that fly to a destination near Ayers rock? Which destination aerodrome should I search for?
I hope some Australian or other travel experienced A-nutters can help me.

Thanks for any information in advance.

Hirnie

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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17448 times:

Quoting Hirnie (Thread starter):
Quantas

You will get flamed for that Big grin  duck 

I found only 2 non- stop flights ops by QF.


User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 17443 times:

Uuups!

You're right. I was in a hurry...of course it shuld be Qantas!!!!
And the title of this thread should be "How to Get....."...

[Edited 2007-06-22 21:19:05]

User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 17408 times:

From CNS to AYQ, i'm afraid QF is probably your only option (hence why the fares are high). QF is the only major airline to fly to AYQ, and coming from the east coast, only from MEL, SYD or CNS. I guess you could look at CNS-SYD-AYQ, although the cost would probably be the same (if not more), and would most likely require a night stop in SYD, as the AYQ flights leave early.

The only airport near AYQ, is ASP (at least 2-3 hours drive), but again, only QF flies there, and from the east coast, only from MEL, SYD and BNE.

I think QF from CNS to AYQ is your best option.


User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 17396 times:

Thanks for the info VHXLR8.
I think I have to pay the high fares QF wants to get payed...

Thank you very much.

Regards


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 17384 times:
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Quoting OHLHD (Reply 1):
Quoting Hirnie (Thread starter):
Quantas

You will get flamed for that



Quoting Hirnie (Thread starter):
Ayers Rock

Depending on cultural sensitivities you might get flamed for that too!



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17369 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 5):
Depending on cultural sensitivities you might get flamed for that too!

Just guessing, but I'd say most folks outside of Australia would not recognize the name Uluru, although the QF website does list it (in parentheses) aside the Ayers Rock city name.

Regardless, pay the 300 euros, it's worth the cost.


User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17355 times:

Quote:
The only airport near AYQ, is ASP (at least 2-3 hours drive

Yeah if you average 150 - 225kmh, its a 450km drive.  Wink

Qantaslink fly 717's CNS - AYQ with no ife once daily.
A connection in ASP from cairns would mean an overnight stop or a 4 hour stop on the return flight

Qantas have one flight daily with a 737 direct, has ife.

When booking on the qantas website click on the flight number when selecting times, this will tell you the aircraft type and operator, none of the qantaslink services have ife, but prices of flights are the same.

Flight time is around 2 3/4 hours.

Qantaslink flys ayq to asp usually under $150AUS.
Word is virginblue are going to return services to ASP, could be worth waiting on an announcment. doubt they will be flying ASP-CNS, but could provide a cheeper connection via SYD or BNE.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 17352 times:
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Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 3):
The only airport near AYQ, is ASP

Question: if there is no airport nearby then why does it have an airport code?



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 17324 times:

Thanks for all the input.
I thnk I´ll find a way there even if it costs 300 Euros.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 17322 times:

Couldn't you take advantage of one of those ticket deals where when you book the international flight you get an internal flight free? Have a word with Qantas and see if they have such a deal available.

I know when I went (about 10 years ago) I got such a deal. Internal flights are a complete rip-off. You might even consider a bus between the two places.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5943 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 17321 times:

The other option is to buy a return ticket: full service carriers have a bivarre habit of occasionly charging more for a one-way ticket than they do for a return ticket! I would love to hear someone from airline topbrass try to explain the logice behind that one! Then, quite simply, don't show up to your return flight. People shouldn't really do it, but it is such a widespread practice that the airline hardly ever chase anybody up for the unpaid money.


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User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17314 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
Question: if there is no airport nearby then why does it have an airport code?

Sorry, what I was meaning was that the only other airport near Ayers Rock AIRPORT, was ASP. Wasn't referring to the rock itself (hence why i typed it in as AYQ).

Quoting Rsg85 (Reply 7):
Yeah if you average 150 - 225kmh, its a 450km drive.

Hahaha, sorry, clueless city boy here  Smile


User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1496 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 17285 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 11):
The other option is to buy a return ticket: full service carriers have a bivarre habit of occasionly charging more for a one-way ticket than they do for a return ticket! I would love to hear someone from airline topbrass try to explain the logice behind that one! Then, quite simply, don't show up to your return flight. People shouldn't really do it, but it is such a widespread practice that the airline hardly ever chase anybody up for the unpaid money.

Unfortunately there no such thing as a return fare for domestic travel here If you enquire about a return fare you will just get two one way fares added together.







J



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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 17260 times:

I took the CNS-AYQ flight when I went to Australia back in 2004. I'm not sure what the price was, but the views as you fly into AYQ are quite impressive! That also happened to be my only 737-400 flight so far.


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