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🗞️  Weekly roundup

( 1 )  Tavel bubble: Quarantine-free travel between Germany and Singapore is set to open in September for fully vaccinated passengers.

( 2 )  Draconian rules, restrictions, and closed shops — is the Phuket Sandbox worth it?

( 3 )  Hong Kong puts more countries on the high-risk level that require three weeks of hotel quarantine. Will not reopen its border until Covid is kept at bay.

( 4 )  Virgin Australia is offering a new cheap ticket that doesn’t include a baggage allowance. New Economy Lite fares start from just $59 one-way. 

( 5 )  Travel stocks: Covid devastated travel-related companies. Here are 3 travel stocks that actually grew during the pandemic.

( 6 )  US: Several airlines now banning cloth face masks during flights.

( 7 )  Booking flights: When and how you can transfer your airline ticket to someone else. 

( 8 )  Airbnb: Why this tiny mushroom-shaped dome in the California redwoods is the world’s most booked and outperforms millions of other Airbnb listings.

( 9 )  Bathrooms on airplanes can be opened from the outside. Plus 29 more aircraft facts to blow your mind.

( 10 )  Travel tip: Do you really have to check out of a hotel?

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40% – 80% off airfares
US to/from Asia Pacific

Flight hacking at its best! Sudden price drops, error fares, limited promotions. Hand-picked deals to save you money on your next trip.

Past deals →

Houston IAH →  Hong Kong HKG

Roundtrip Economy

Nov 2021, American Airlines
Regular price: ~$1,116


Los Angeles LAX →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Air Canada
Regular price: ~$840


New York JFK →  Bangkok BKK

Roundtrip Economy

Dec 2021, Etihad
Regular price: ~$1,450


📺  Travel television

( video )  "Fly Away": Qantas launches an inspiring ad for vaccinated future. And it's a real tearjerker for these separated from loved ones overseas.

( video )  Just awesome: Wonderland Indonesia is a magical and extraordinary project directed and produced by Alffy Rav. 

( video )  Satellite images show Kabul airport chaos as thousands of people trying to flee Afghanistan.

( sound )  Airport cafe ambiance sounds. No music. 4 hours.

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Travel update: 🇹🇼 Taiwan

Taiwanese borders remain closed to tourism. Beginning January 1, 2021 entry restrictions for foreign nationals have been tightened. Currently, foreign nationals without a residency permit are not allowed to enter Taiwan unless they obtain special permission (mainly for emergency or humanitarian reasons). Tourism is not accepted as a purpose of visit.

The exact date when Taiwan will allow tourists to visit the country remains unknown. According to travel industry experts, the quick spread of the Covid Delta variant, shortage of vaccines, and low numbers of vaccinated citizens will be the reasons for Taiwan to be among the last destinations in Asia to welcome foreign travelers again.

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40% – 80% off airfares
Europe to/from Asia Pacific

Please note: most deals are time-sensitive and don't last long. If you can't find the price shown here, play around with different date combinations (several days before or after the original deal) - similar low prices may still be available.

Past deals →

Düsseldorf  DUS →  Bangkok BKK

Roundtrip Economy

Sept 2021, Finnair
Regular price: ~$699


Frankfurt FRA →  Singapore SIN

Roundtrip Economy

Oct 2021, KLM
Regular price: ~$887


London LHR →  Maldives MLE

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, Air France
Regular price: ~$880


🔥 Airline promotions

Philippine AirlinesFly FREE for life.  Details

ANAFly from Jakarta to Japan or to North America and get free baggage allowance + 1 additional piece.  Details

Cathay PacificFree inflight Wi-Fi and up to 800 bonus miles when you book student tickets to Europe, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.  Details

Virgin AustraliaEarn points when traveling with your pet. Details

ANASpecial Indonesia - North America fares for full-time students with a valid International Student Identity Card.  Details

More promotions ⟶

40% – 80% off airfares
within Asia Pacific

Flight prices constantly fluctuate and there is no single source of the cheapest airfare. We always give you a booking link to the website that offers the lowest price - Tiket2 (that's us!), Google Flights, Kayak, Momondo, Skyscanner, etc.

Past deals →

Bangkok BKK →  Mumbai BOM

Roundtrip Economy

Oct 2021, SpiceJet
Regular price: ~$259


Singapore SIN →  Taipei City TPE

Roundtrip Economy

Oct 2021, Scoot
Regular price: ~$377


Jakarta CGK →  Tokyo NRT

Roundtrip Economy

Jan 2022, AirAsia
Regular price: ~$717


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