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Old 06-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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Any experience with Migrant Concession Fares?

Quantas posted that they offer Migrant Fares, so I called. They directed me to the International Office for Immigration (which you might recall from your grant notification emails).

I contacted them and it turns out that I am in fact eligible for these reduces fares and extra baggage allowances as a recipient of a partner visa.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Are the fares actually decent? How much do they charge for the service? None of that info is posted ANYWHERE on the web site.

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We are contemplating changing our flights to a few months earlier (also Qantas) and I was wondering if they were going to charge me a fee for changing. I'd be curious to know!

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For the special rates you have to go through the International Office of Immigration -- and they apparently have these agreements with multiple airlines.

Give it a day or so before you call Quantas and I'll let you know how good the deals are through the International Office for Immigration. It might be worth canxing your Quantas tickets altogether and rebooking through them.

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Yes, do let us know how good the deals are! That's a great tip.

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Are you going to ask about extra luggage costs by any chance?! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to check all my stuff straight through from Boston to Tamworth. I could die happy haha

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It's my goal to get rid of enough of my stuff that I can take most of it with me in my luggage (not all, but most). Partly because it's a great opportunity to declutter my life, partly due to the cost of getting it over there, and partly because I don't want darling fiance passing out when he sees all the stuff I brought.

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Either of you want to take a couple of suitcases of kids toys?!

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Ummmmmm no thanks. I'll be too busy carrying all that extra sleep I get because I don't have kids yet.

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Quantas posted that they offer Migrant Fares, so I called. They directed me to the International Office for Immigration (which you might recall from your grant notification emails).

I contacted them and it turns out that I am in fact eligible for these reduces fares and extra baggage allowances as a recipient of a partner visa.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Are the fares actually decent? How much do they charge for the service? None of that info is posted ANYWHERE on the web site.
Hi jmcd,

The thread re PMV or Spouse Visa from the Philippines has posts relating to this. Search for "International Organization for Migration" on the thread and you will see that some visa grantees (from the Philippines) have taken advantage of these rates. The booking procedure is likewise there. I believe they also offer additional baggage allowance for migrants. Filipinos had to go through the Philippine chapter, but I'm guessing there is info on the IOM website on how to go about it for other nationalities. Fyi.

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This is really interesting, i never realised anything like this existed. If all goes well we will only be flying from NZ but we have so much we need to take with us now. This option might save us a few dollars, thanks guys!

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