There’s always a silver lining in even the darkest of grey clouds and when it comes to the threat of nuclear war, what better way to make the best of it than by scoring cheap flights?
It sounds a bit far-fetched I know, but nonetheless is exactly what’s happening down under. Ever since things started taking a turn for the worst…or even worse still…in the Korean peninsula, cheap flights have been abundantly available between Australia and Seoul. And not the type to pass up such bargains, Australians are apparently snapping up the cheap tickets and making the very best of what’s undoubtedly a pretty bad situation.
Scoot recently announced the opening of its route between Coolangatta and Seoul, with the budget airline having now pretty much sold out of its cheapest tickets for the next month or two.
And it isn’t just Scoot that’s seen something of a boom since the latest round of muscle-flexing, as Air Asia X has also seen the vast majority of its cheap flight offers to Seoul booked up for some time to come. It would appear that nuclear war isn’t even close to the kind of deterrent needed to keep plucky travelers at bay from bargain flights.
According to political experts, the surge in interest really isn’t that surprising as the vast majority of everyday folk the world over are so used to nothing but bad news coming out of North Korea that they’ve become disinterested in the latest developments. There’s such a fine line between a genuine threat from the isolated state and the pretty pointless rhetoric its leader practices in that there’s little to no point in curbing everyday habits on a ‘just in case’ basis, experts say.
So it’s back to making the best of a bad situation and shy of a certain troublemaker in the north pressing that big red button he may or may not even have access to, there’s never been a better time to score cheap flights to Korea.
Just be sure to get some decent travel insurance, if they’re willing to insure you at all!