I ignored which days were "best" for travel, and just bought the date that was cheapest. I leave on October 28th and I'll be back on December 26th. Plane tickets and how they work is a damn mystery to me. I just hope I did everything right. I'm glad my dad told me to sign up for one of those frequent flier mile programs, because I'll be racking up 22,468 miles on my round-trip flight. Maybe it will get me something good!
Here are some other interesting numbers:
- I will be spending 23h 20m on an airplane for my flights to Australia, and 6h 5m in the airport between flights.
- I will be spending 22h on an airplane for my flight home from Australia, and a whopping 19h 25m in the airport between flights.
Like I said, it's price I'm more worried about, so I don't mind too much about having to change flights 3 times (yes, that means I'll be on 4 different airplanes, each way), or about long layovers. I just wish that my near-17 hour layover were ANYWHERE BUT DALLAS. Anything interesting to do in Dallas for half a day? :(