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Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011



Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, May 15, 2011 45 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:15-GE:45 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Darwin Bali $120 * from Bandung Singapore $18*from $20*from Phuket Bangkok $26*from $38*from Wet season sale. Hot November-January fares. Sorry, no rain checks. Grab a low fare from: then fl y on to: return fl ight from $50 * WORLDS BEST LOW-COST AIRLINE 2009 & 20102 0 1 0 Book @ airasia.com Holiday package deals @ airasiago.com Sign up to Reda!ert online to be the fi rst to know about our special offers. Like us at facebook.com/ AirAsiaAustralia *Flights and fares are subject to availability. Availability of connecting fl ights is subject to timings of the individual fl ights. Seats are limited and not available on all fl ights, or peak periods or days. Fares include airport taxes, fees and fuel surcharges. Convenience fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 10 22 May, 2011. Travel period 1 November, 2011 18 January, 2012. Lowest possible sale fares are one way on the web. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. AIRI0036 *Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices and taxes are correct as at 11 May 11 and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are on sale until 20 May 11 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person and are subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. Where airfare is included, additional taxes specifi c to your fl ight routing may apply and/or may not include checked luggage (which can incur additional charges). Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Bonus room upgrades subject to availability. Minimum/maximum stay restrictions may apply. Package/Accommodation Conditions: Cruise: Asia: Valid for departure 3 Jul 11, Cat CC. Free cabin upgrade is to Cat BC. SG$400 dining credit is per cabin. FROM DARWIN. Flight Centre Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Escape Travel. Licence Number: 008. sun_15may_20x3_et Thailand Holidays 8 night package from $205*. AUSTRALIA Gold Coast from $195* 3 nights at the 5-star Club Watermark Hotel & Spa. Sunshine Coast from $279* 2 nights at the 5-star Sheraton Noosa and breakfast daily. Broome from $439* 3 nights at the 4-star Seashells Broome. OVERSEAS AIRFARES Economy class return from Auckland $753* Bali $292* Bangkok $568* Ho Chi Minh City $415* Kuala Lumpur $507* London $1655* Los Angeles $1860* New York $2347* Phuket $601* Rome $1771* Singapore $359* Vanuatu $767* Fiona Garner, your local store manager at Palmerston. 132 601 More ideas at escapetravel.com.au Call us today on ore 1313 MoMo escapetr Call uCall u THAILAND Phuket from $205* 8 nights, breakfast daily and return transfers. Chiang Mai from $165* Includes 2 FREE nights 4 nights, breakfast daily and return transfers. Koh Samui from $299* Includes 2 FREE nights 6 nights, breakfast daily and return transfers. BALI Kuta from $149* 4 nights, breakfast daily and return transfers. Tanjung Benoa from $205* 6 nights at the 4-star Oasis Boutique Beach Resort, breakfast daily and return transfers. CRUISE Asia from $1389* FREE cabin upgrade* & SG$400 dinning credit* Highlights include Ho Chi Minh and Pulau Redang. A 5-night cruise on SuperStar Virgo from Singapore with all main meals and entertainment on board. Special Advertising Feature PLAN A HOLIDAY SUNDAY Lost luggage a losing battle The statistics show thatmost peoplewill find their luggage at the carousel More than 29 million items of luggage were delayed, damaged or lost at the worlds airports in 2010 MORE than 29 million items of luggage were delayed, damaged or lost at the worlds airports last year. A Flight Centre analysis of the 2011 Air Transport Industry Baggage Report found that an average of 80,657 luggage items were mishandled globally every day during 2010 an 18 per cent increase on the 2009 total. On average, 1.2 items were mishandled for every 100 passengers during 2010. According to the report, more than half the luggage items (51 per cent) went missing between transfers and more than half was returned to its owner within 42 hours. In total, misplaced baggage cost the aviation industry an estimated $US2.94 billion during 2010. Flight Centre executive general manager Colin Bowman said while the statistics showed that most misplaced luggage was found within two days, even relatively short delays could create headaches for travellers. The statistics show that most people will find their luggage at the carousel, but it is important to take precautions for those rare instances when something goes wrong, Mr Bowman said. If you are without your luggage for any length of time, chances are you will incur extra costs during your holiday, your work trip or even returning home. Replacing basic items like clothes and toiletries takes time and can place added strain on a budget. In these situations, travel insurance can prove a valuable investment, he said. LOST LUGGAGE FACT FILE o 29.44million bagsweremishandled globally during 2010 an average ofmore than 80,000 items per day, according to the Air Transport Industry Baggage Report o 1.2 bagsweremishandled for every 100 travellers o Bagsweremost likely to bemishandled at European airports, a factor partially attributed to the disruption and flight cancellations caused by the Iceland volcano o 51 per cent of themishandled luggagewas linked to transfers o 14 per cent failed to load o The number of bags that were never recovered increased slightly during 2010