Papua New Guinea never goes on sale. First time we have found it for under $1,000 from the US. That said, it isn’t exactly tourist friendly and you should definitely check the State Department’s travel advisories.
Sample Travel Date:
- March 2nd – 13th, 2016
- Valid for travel on the outbound from late February, 2016 – mid March, 2016 or May, 2016 with a 7 day minimum stay. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: lax bne
- Destination: POM
- Return Advanced Routing Code: bne lax
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
- Delta: T
- Virgin Australia: S
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – LAX (Los Angeles) – BNE (Brisbane) – POM (Port Moresby) – BNE – LAX – SFO. Segments between Brisbane and Port Moresby will be operated by Virgin Australia
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 17,590 or 5.4 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 17,590 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,614 miles
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- Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK). $1USD = 2.98 PGK
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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