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Unhappy East Timor Business Flights only

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As of Monday the 9th June Airnorth ( the only airline to fly to East Timor) will only fly a business service to East Timor. Or if you are a traveler you can book a seat but this must be booked 5 weeks in advance and be prepared to pay top dollar for your seat. So before you ship your bike to East Timor get a flight first. There is one small company for anyone with the money who will fly you to Dili at a cost of $6600 US, but you do get the hole plane to yourself. Good luck anyone who wants to go this way ive been trying to leave OZ for six weeks now and still can't. Skip
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Check out the shipping pages and/or search the HUBB. I remember reading somewhere about a shipping service between Darwin and West Timor.
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Theres a lot of flight rationalisation going on at present due to the hike in oil prices. I'd expect the business class flights to Timor will get the boot as well when they only have a couple of fare paying passengers a week.

The days of cheap, half empty flights are now long gone, it can only get worse as the oil speculators force the prices up and up.
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Thanks for the feedback, it turns out that its not Business people filling Airnorths planes but UN personal heading back and fourth to Timor, i tried with out success to find a passenger boat going to Timor but I've now managed to get a flight leaving on the 26th to Dili. But Airnorth still recommend you still book a flight five weeks in advance. Skip
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G'day Skip. Is this the Skip from Cairns/Kurranda who I never met? This is Tim who now lives in Darwin.

As you've obviously found out, Air North flights are quite available and while they're over priced, they're not as bad as all that. I think you can get a flight to Dili for around $250-$300 if you're flexible. The huge lead time isn't all that much of an issue either, a couple of mates booked and flew within two or three weeks recently.

On bit of real bad news, is that prices for shipping a bike to Dili just jumped by 300% with Perkins, but there are ways around it if you know how...

We're away for a bit now, but you should drop us a line if you're going through Darwin, we'd love to meet you having made quite a few connections in the past.

email is daleandtim@gmail.com or you can get us throught the Darwin community.

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Darwin to Dili

Hi Skip

If you are on an open timetable then you can ship your bike and hitch a ride on a yacht going to West Timor ... this works till about the end of Sept. Then make your way to Dili and pick-up your bike. You need to arrange visa for indonesia before you leave Aust (takes a week), whereas with East Timor you just do it on arrival.

Let me know if you are still around.

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On bit of real bad news, is that prices for shipping a bike to Dili just jumped by 300% with Perkins, but there are ways around it if you know how...
Can you please enlighten the rest of us on how to go about it?
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Sorry guys i know its a bit late on the reply, it ended up taking me two weeks to get a flight, this was only due to the UN buying tickets up in bulk, if you book on line you can get a ticket at about 325AUD but you will still have to book well in advance, i went to the airnorth office in Darwin and it cost me 550AU.
Hi Tim would that be Tim from the bike shop in Darwin, or Dr Tim who is now riding up through Indonesia. As for me i'm now relaxing in Penang Malaysia. Skip
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We shipped our bike from Dili to Darwin then bussed back to Kupang in western Timor & flew from there to Darwin as was cheaper.

Could do the same in reverse - get a multiple entry Indo visa
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