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Papua New Guinea is open to international tourism

From February 2022, Papua New Guinea permits vaccinated international travelers to visit the country – without pre-departure tests or quarantine on arrival. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required.

Most nationals need a visa to enter Papua New Guinea that should be arranged prior to the travel date (you can apply online via ica.gov.pg/visa). The visa on arrival is currently suspended.

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Arriving in Papua New Guinea

  • If you are flying to Papua New Guinea from abroad, you will most likely land at one of its biggest international airportsits main international airportPort Moresby (Jacksons) International Airport POM located 10 km (5 miles) outside Port Moresby city centre, in Saraga.

    These are also the best (and the cheapest) airports to fly into Papua New Guinea. As they are used by many airlines serving the same routes, the competition for passengers is fierce – with decreased airfare as a result.


  • Once in Papua New Guinea, take advantage of frequent flights between the major cities via domestic airlines such as Air Niugini, PNG Air, Asia Pacific Airlines, and Islands Nationair. To check flight schedules/prices and to book the tickets, visit their official websites — OTAs and flight search engines often don’t have access to the flight repository of smaller local airlines. They also often fail to update prices in the event of short-lived sales and promotions that airlines run from time to time. To not miss out on these great offers, visit Promo Radar which aggregates current promotions run by popular airlines.
  • Planning to explore the region? Popular destinations near Papua New Guinea can be easily reached with low-cost regional airlines (LCCs) by the likes of Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini, and PNG Air.

    These budget carriers offer flights from Port Moresby Airport at lower prices than full-service airlines, and they often fly to smaller airports that big players do not cover. However, the “no-frills” airlines may not provide free checked baggage allowance, complimentary food, in-flight entertainment systems, and fast customer support; you may not even get to choose your seats (unless you pay extra). With that in mind, they are a great option to save money if you have a stopover in Papua New Guinea and then fly only a short distance to one of its neighboring countries.
Best airports to fly into Papua New Guinea: Port Moresby (Jacksons) International Airport
Airports of Papua New Guinea on Google Maps Papua New Guinea has more than 20 airports, including one international airport – Port Moresby (Jacksons) International Airport POM. Among smaller, domestic airports, the most popular are: Mount Hagen (Kagamuga) Airport HGULAE, Wewak (Boram) Airport WWK, Momote Airport MAS, Buka Airport BUA, Goroka Airport GKA, and Daru Airport DAU.
Things to know before flying to Papua
Airlines flying to PapuaAir Niugini, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, PNG Air, Qantas, Solomon Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
Airlines of PapuaAir Niugini, PNG Air, Asia Pacific Airlines, Islands Nationair, Hevilift
Main airports in PapuaPort Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM)
Mount Hagen (Kagamuga) Airport (HGU)
Lae Nadzab Airport (LAE)
Wewak (Boram) Airport (WWK)
Momote Airport (MAS)
Madang Airport (MAG)
Gurney Airport (GUR)
Goroka Airport (GKA)
Tokua Airport (RAB)
Buka Airport (BUA)
Daru Airport (DAU)
Regular price (roundtrip)✈ €400 – €600 (from Europe)
✈ $900 – $1200 (from USA)
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The cheapest time to fly to Papua New Guinea

The best time to book cheap flights to Papua New Guinea tends to be during the low season – December through March. PNG’s off-peak season takes place at the same time as the wet season – these months are notorious for rain, with high temperatures and high humidity. Travel is not popular, and with significantly fewer visitors everything (including air tickets) is cheaper.

If you’d like to avoid unstable weather, the shoulder season – April and November – is also a good option. It’s a transitional time that sees less rain than the wet season, but it’s still possible to find great flight deals.

The country’s dry season – June through to October – is its high tourist season, and it may be quite difficult to find cheap flights.

Use local airlines, but plan for delays

Papua New Guinea is a challenging country for getting around. Flying is often the most convenient mode of transport, and there are plenty of local airlines (Air Niugini and PNG Air being the most popular) that will take you to remote places. Book in advance to get the lowest prices on domestic flights. For packaged tours, flights should be already included in price.

However, bear in mind that domestic flights in Papua are often delayed due to the weather. You should plan to add a day or two to your itinerary if it involves local flights.

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Flights to Papua New Guinea fromUnited States and Canada

  • There are no direct flights from the US or Canada to Papua New Guinea. However, most major hubs in Asia have non-stop flights to Papua New Guinea, as do some larger airports in the Middle East – your journey will have at least one stop. Papuan national airline Air Niugini has direct flights to Port Moresby from numerous major Asian hubs. You can fly with Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, with Singapore Airlines to Singapore, with Philippine Airlines to Manila, or with Qantas to Brisbane or Sydney, for a connecting flight with Air Niugini.
  • Papua New Guinea is well-served via one-stop flights from North America. Flights to Papua New Guinea with one layover depart from most major North American airports, including Atlanta ATL, Dallas DFW, Denver DEN, Chicago ORD, Los Angeles LAX, Las Vegas DFW, Miami MIA, Seattle SEA, Houston IAH, New York JFK, and San Francisco SFO in the United States and Toronto YYZ, Vancouver YVR, Calgary LAS, and Montreal YUL in Canada.
  • The best airlines to fly to Papua New Guinea from the US and Canada are: Air Niugini, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Qantas. They are top full-service carriers, offering exceptional customer service, in-flight comfort, a generous checked baggage allowance, and reliable customer support channels – all included in the ticket price.
  • For long-haul flights, the type of aircraft you choose can make a huge difference to your overall comfort on board – especially if you’re flying economy. The best aircraft have comfier seats with more legroom, WiFi, superior entertainment systems, and a better passenger experience in every cabin in general. When booking a flight to Papua New Guinea, look for the airlines that use wide-body planes designed for long-haul flights, such as Airbus A350 (best choice), A380, A320neo, or Boeing 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner.

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Know your time zone

Papua has two official time zones – Papua New Guinea Time (GMT/UTC +10) and Bougainville Standard Time (GMT/UTC +11). Port Moresby observes Papua New Guinea Time, and as a result, clocks in the capital are 10 hours ahead of Europe (Central European Time), and 14 hours ahead of New York.

Make sure you know your time zone when checking flights and airport transfer times. The departure time on your plane ticket is always listed based on the time zone of the departure airport. We suggest resetting your watch during the flight – it will help your brain adjust to the new time zone and to deal with jet lag.

Avoid currency exchange kiosks at airports

Airports are infamous for making an exuberant amount of money from their currency exchanges due to the extremely high margins, and Papuan airports are no exception. Airport kiosks usually charge higher fees which are sometimes hidden within the poorer exchange rates they offer – their business is based on charging extra for being a convenient, last-minute option.

It is always a good idea to bring some cash with you to Papua. Plan ahead and take some US dollars; you can also exchange money for the Papua New Guinean kina (K) in one of the ATMs located at the airports and in larger cities.

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Flights to Papua New Guinea with stopover

Direct flights to Papua New Guinea are, of course, much less hassle than flights that require one or more connections. However, they tend to be more expensive. In a trade-off between convenience and cost, the best option is often to opt for a flight with one layover.

So if you’re looking at a long-haul trip with at least one connection, rather than simply transiting an airport, why not take this opportunity to plan a longer stopover? A stopover is a prolonged layover — more than 24 hours — and it won’t only break up your long journey but will also become a legitimate part of your vacation. If you’re prone to severe jet lag, a one or two-day stopover would help minimize its adverse effects.

When booking flights, many airlines allow you to include a free stopover en route to your final destination in Papua New Guinea. Those flights are usually cheaper than non-stop (direct) flights, and you can often choose your stopover at no additional cost — just by looking for multi-city flights with longer layovers.

Big cities in Asia and Pacific are known for their rich culture and history — making them a great idea for a stopover during a longer journey. Here are a few suggestions for a stopover while en route to Papua New Guinea.

Some airlines openly advertise stopovers and offer significant discounts and travel perks for passengers to break up their trips: free luxury hotel stays, complimentary domestic flights, or exclusive rates for activities. Start checking for stopover deals to Papua New Guinea with government-owned airlines (as they are looking to attract tourists to give the country economic benefits) — such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines. Almost every airline’s website has multi-city search functionality, often hidden inside the one-way/return/multi-city switch.

A well-chosen stopover will not only turn one vacation into many but also save you several hundred dollars in airfare. The available stopovers to Papua New Guinea will depend on your initial destination (Europe, North America, Asia, etc) and the airline you are flying with. For most airlines, the best free stopover offer will be at their main hub.

Flights to Papua New Guinea from UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and other countries in Europe

  • There are no direct flights from Europe to Papua New Guinea — you’ll need to get a connecting flight from elsewhere in the Middle East or in Asia. Papuan national airline Air Niugini has direct flights to the capital city of Port Moresby from numerous major Asian hubs. You can fly from Europe with Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, with Singapore Airlines to Singapore, with Philippine Airlines to Manila, or with Qantas to Brisbane or Sydney, for a connecting flight with Air Niugini.
  • Airlines that frequently fly from the UK, Germany, France, and other European countries to Papua New Guinea include Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Qantas.
  • Consider departure airports in neighboring countries to increase your chance of spotting the best deal. Especially look for large airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines. For example, if you live in Western Europe, check air tickets to Papua New Guinea from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. Use European low-cost airlines such as RyanAir, EasyJet, and Eurowings to fly to the hub, then save hundreds of euros by taking a cheaper long-haul flight to your final destination.

    We recommend checking prices for flights to Papua New Guinea from these European airport hubs: London LHR and Manchester MAN in the United Kingdom, Frankfurt FRA and Munich MUC in Germany, Paris CDG and Nice NCE in France, Amsterdam AMS in the Netherlands, Madrid MAD and Barcelona BCN in Spain, Rome FCO and Milano MXP in Italy, Brussels BRU in Belgium, Copenhagen OSL in Denmark, Oslo OSL in Norway, Stockholm ARN in Sweden, Zurich ZRH in Switzerland, Lisbon LIS in Portugal, Vienna VIE in Austria, Warsaw WAW in Poland, Prague PRG in Czech Republic, and Dublin DUB in Ireland.

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Check different departure airports

Consider neighboring cities when choosing the departure airport – especially look for larger cities with airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines.

For example, if you live in West Europe, check prices for flights departing from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, or Vienna. In 9 out of 10 cases, the cheapest flight to Papua New Guinea will depart from one of these hubs, and it may be €500 less or more than your first choice. Yes, you may have to fly a few hundred kilometers to this hub, but low-cost airlines like EasyJet, RyanAir, or WizzAir will happily take you there for €50 – €100.

Use a similar tactic if you depart from the US or another region. It’s one of the best ways to save hundreds on trips.

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By entering more than one departure city in the flight search engine (at the top of this page), you can quickly find the airport with the cheapest flights to your destination

Last-minute flights to Papua New Guinea. The real cost of convenience.

Last-minute flights are often touted as a great way to save money, but the reality is far from it. Booking last-minute flights to Papua New Guinea almost always never works out. The convenience of being able to book a flight on the fly is a dangerous game of chance, and you will most likely end up paying significantly higher than booking in advance.

The common perception may be that airlines decrease ticket prices to fill empty seats as the departure date approaches. However, the truth is that airfares depend on demand. Based on years of research and current customer data, the airlines know what people are willing to pay for specific flights and dates. They are also well aware that people are willing to pay a premium for flights they need to take immediately. To make the most money, the airline will sell its cheapest fares first and then increase the prices right before the flight to take advantage of business travelers and others who are willing to pay the premium price for late booking.

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Late booking penalty: The flight prices rise as departure draws near. Last-minute flights are almost always more expensive than booking in advance.

Occasionally, airlines can put some seats on sale to fill the remaining seats, but these are for unusual times and unpopular places. Popular destinations and dates around peak travel times tend to sell out quickly.

Planning ahead is key to securing a good deal on your flight. Last-minute flight deals are hard to come by, so as soon as you have a tentative travel timeline, book your flight. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to save money. If you are looking for a good deal, the best time to book your flight to Papua New Guinea is around 60-90 days before the departure date.

“Hot seats” on long-haul flights

Those days seat selection is considered an optional, extra paid service – seats with extra legroom (front and exit rows) are usually priced higher. However, if you’re about to take a long-haul flight to Papua New Guinea, those “hot seats” are worth considering – expect to pay $50-$100, which is much less than upgrading to Premium Economy.

If you want to choose your seats, do this early (ideally during the booking) for a more extensive selection of available options.

Booking hot seats (preffered seats with extra legroom) on plane
Choosing a hot seat during the flight booking process is usually worth it. For a reasonable price, you will get more room to stretch your legs, as well as a wider seat pitch.

Lost baggage prevention

Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode for identification and tracking, so the old tags can confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.

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Airlines of Papua New Guinea

The national airline of Papua New Guinea is Air Niugini, operating from its base at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby. It is a key carrier in its region connecting Papua New Guinea with countries in Asia, Australiasia, and out into the Pacific. Numerous domestic flights serve the local people in the towns and cities of PNG. Air Niugini’s fleet consists mostly of Fokker jets (Fokker F100 and F70) plus Boeings 737 that are used for international flights. Even though the fleet is not young (the average age of the aircraft is over 25 years), the airline has a decent safety record.

Smaller Papuan airlines such as PNG Air, Asia Pacific Airlines, and Islands Nationair, are mostly focusing on short-haul domestic routes. These budget carriers (AKA no-frills airlines) offer flights at lower prices in comparison to major full-service airlines. However, because they manage affordable tickets by cutting down on their operation costs, they may not provide free baggage allowance, inflight refreshments, meals, or onboard entertainment. In most cases, their tickets are fixed and non-refundable in case of no show-up or cancellation.

Flights to Papua New Guinea from Australia and New Zealand

  • Australia and New Zealand are well-connected with popular Asian destinations, including Papua New Guinea. In addition to domestic airlines – Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand – routes from Australia/New Zealand to Asia are operated by large regional carriers such as ANA, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines.

    Direct flights and flights with one layover to Papua New Guinea are available from all major airports in Australia – Sydney SYD, Brisbane BNE, Melbourne MEL, Perth PER, Adelaide ADL, Cairns CNS, Gold Coast OOL, Canberra CBR, and in New Zealand – Auckland AKL, Wellington WLG, Christchurch CHC, Queenstown ZQN, Dunedin DUD.
  • In terms of cost-savings, we recommend flying from Australia and New Zealand to a major Asian hub and then booking a flight to your final destination in Papua New Guinea with a regional budget airline. Among the low-cost airlines that fly into Papua New Guinea are Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini, and PNG Air.

    Currently, there are no direct flights from Australia or New Zealand to Papua New Guinea. You’ll need a layover in one of the major hubs in Asia.
    The non-stop flights between Papua New Guinea and Australia are operated by Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air Niugini and PNG Air – Port Moresby is just a short 1-hour 30 minutes flight away from Cairnes, and 2 hours from Sydney. There are no direct flights to Papua New Guinea from New Zealand.

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“Book Flights Now, Pay Later” — is it worth it?

Booking a flight and paying for it later has recently become a popular trend in the travel industry, with many airlines offering delayed payment plans. They will allow you to make flight reservation to Papua New Guinea now and then pay the bill in installments. But should you take advantage?

Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) plans are essentially short-term personal loans. By partnering with financial companies such as Affirm, Afterpay, PayPal Credit, Postpay, and Uplift, airlines can offer their loan services on the checkout page. When you book the flight with the BNPL option, the company pays the airline, and you repay the loan in installments over a set period (usually up to 24 months), with a set interest rate.

BNPL providers have varying terms and fees. Some may offer interest-free loans but have fees for late payments and require forced autoplay on your bank account, while others may have high annual percentage rates (up to 30-40% APR). There may also be transaction fees, down payment requirements, and many companies even run a credit check on the traveler.

Among the airlines that offer a “fly now, pay later” option are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Southwest, and Virgin Atlantic.

Is BNPL financing worth it? If paid off on time, interest-free delayed payment on your flight ticket to Papua New Guinea can be a great way to free up your cash flow. However, there may be safer alternatives available – such as taking advantage of an introductory 0% interest offer on a credit card or using flight price “freezing” services like Hopper.

Hidden-city ticketing hack

Hidden-city ticketing is a less-known money-saving tactic where you buy a plane ticket with a layover, with the intention to get off at the layover rather than the final destination. For example, a flight from New York to Tokyo might be $600, but a similar flight from New York to Singapore with a layover in Tokyo might be only $350. Choosing the latter and ending the trip in Tokyo would save you $250.

It seems counterintuitive that a fare from A to C via B could possibly be cheaper than a simple fare on a shorter route from A to B. However, airlines use dynamic, computer-driven price models calculated with little human intervention, and such deals happen quite often.

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An example of a hidden-city ticketing flight hack. The layover city is actually our final destination (source: Skiplagged).

Booking a hidden city ticket isn’t as easy as booking a standard itinerary. There are some things to be aware of: (1) don’t check baggage — bring only hand luggage that can fit under the seat or an overhead compartment; a large checked bag will end up in the final destination C; (2) don’t use it for return flights — airlines often void any subsequent tickets if any segment of the first ticket is missed; (3) Do not overuse this tactic with the same airline — hidden-city ticketing is legal but airlines don’t like it and may try to punish you; (4) Don’t associate your frequent flyer account — the airline might invalidate any miles you’ve accrued with them.

How to find hidden-city tickets? The easiest way is to use Skiplagged website, which was designed for unearthing hidden-city deals — give them a try for your flight to Papua New Guinea.

Get cheaper business class by bidding on airline upgrades

A growing number of airlines are auctioning upgrades to their business class seats. Once you book your economy ticket to Papua New Guinea, you can offer to pay a bit more in an attempt to get a premium seat. 2-3 days before your flight, an airline will send you an email with a link to their website where you can place a “blind” bid. There’s usually a minimum bid amount. If you win the auction, you’ll be informed, and your seat will be upgraded.

How to choose the right bid amount? Just check the airline website for the regular cost of a business class seat to Papua New Guinea, then subtract what you paid for the economy fare. Place your bid for around 10% to 30% of that price. The alternative strategy is to bid slightly above the competition. If, for example, the minimum bid is $500, try to bid $550-$600, as most people will offer the baseline amount required.

The more available business class seats the airline has on your flight, the lower bid can be successfully used. Check the airline’s daily schedule for flights to Papua New Guinea – if there is more than one flight on your chosen route (more available seats), you can safely bid close to the minimum required amount.

Among the airlines that allow bidding for seat upgrades are: Air Canada (AC Bid), Air New Zealand (OneUp™), Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways (Bula Bid), Garuda Indonesia (BidUpgrade), Qantas, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, and Virgin Australia (UpgradeMe).

Cheaper business class seat: online bidding
Etihad Airways auctions off upgrades to Business Class as a way to sell otherwise unused seats at the front of the plane

Fly early in the morning

Early morning flights (6 am or earlier) are usually cheaper than other day schedules. It’s because of lower demand – most people are not willing to go to the airport so early. Use it to your advantage.

Moreover, airports are also less crowded, and there tend to be fewer delays if you fly early in the morning. Due to increasing air traffic, delays get worse throughout the day – starting around 8-10 am and reaching a peak at 4-6 pm. If you are flying to Papua New Guinea with a connecting flight, arriving on time at your layover airport may be critical to catching your next flight!

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Flights to Papua New Guinea from Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and other major hubs in Asia

  • Asia is probably the best continent for short-haul and mid-haul flying. The sheer scale of this most populous region on Earth is reflected in the type of aircraft operating many shorter routes: intra-Asia flyers benefit from comfortable, wide-bodied aircraft by the likes of Boeing 777, 787 or Airbus A350, A330, and A380. When booking your flight to Papua New Guinea look for these bigger planes as they will almost always give you the best experience in every cabin, including better seat pitches, higher ceilings, and larger overhead bin space.
  • Asia is also home to most of the world’s best airlines. There are only ten airlines that received the prestigious 5-star mark of quality from Skytrax, and all of them are from Asia: ANA, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines. Choosing one of these airlines for your trip to Papua New Guinea will guarantee a pleasant journey – delicious meals served during the flight, great in-flight entertainment, and above-average airline customer service.
  • Asia is extremely well served by low-cost regional airlines. If you are visiting Papua New Guinea and want to see several other countries on a tight budget, they often have great sales with rock-bottom prices, while still offering a relatively comfortable flight experience. Among the best Asian budget airlines you can book without hesitation are AirAsiaCebu Pacific, Citilink, FlyDubai, Indigo, Jetstar Airways, Scoot, SpiceJet, and VietJet Air. The cons? Being no-frills airlines they may not provide free baggage allowance, inflight meals, or onboard entertainment. The departure times may also be quite inconvenient as they try to save money by flying at off-peak hours.

Asian airports with the cheapest flights to Papua New Guinea in 2023/24

Find the lowest prices for flights to Papua New Guinea from the largest airports in Asia — Changi (Singapore), Dubai (UAE), Hong Kong (China), Incheon (Seoul, South Korea), Indira Gandhi (New Delhi, India), KLIA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Narita (Tokyo, Japan), Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia), Soekarno–Hatta (Jakarta, Indonesia), Ninoy Aquino (Manila, Philippines), Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok, Thailand), Taoyuan (Taipei, Taiwan), and others.

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Take advantage of loyalty programs

Choose an airline that suits you the best, then stick to it. By becoming a ‘regular’, you will be able to use its loyalty program and earn “miles” (or points) – not only for flying but also for everyday expenses (if your card is affiliated with an airline).

Points earned this way often add up over time and are extremely helpful in flying at reduced fares. Airlines offer not only ticket discounts for their frequent flyers, but also special travel perks such as cabin class upgrades, increased checked baggage allowance, or access to their airport lounges so you can relax during long layovers.

If you often fly with Emirates, opt for Skywards, with Qantas – for Qantas Frequent Flyer, with Singapore Airlines – for KrisFlyer, etc.

Proof of onward travel – a simple hack

Travelers who go on long trips often don’t have a set itinerary and fly on one-way tickets. The problem? For many APAC countries, proof of onward travel is a legal requirement. If you arrive at the airport without an onward ticket (from Papua New Guinea to another country), you’ll either be forced to buy one online or forbidden from boarding the plane altogether.

The cheapest solution? Renting an onward ticket! Use the websites such as OneWayFly or OnwardTicket to get a flight reservation for a limited amount of time (usually 2 to 14 days). They work by actually booking you on a real flight out of Papua New Guinea and giving you a confirmable flight reservation with a PNR (Passenger Name Record) under your name. After the time limit, your spot on the flight is automatically canceled. Such “temporary tickets” tend to cost anywhere from $10 to $20.

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Proof of onward travel: confirmed flight ticket reservation (source: OnwardTicket)

How to book a superdeal to Papua New Guinea?

Every superdeal you receive from Air Traveler Club includes a link you can use to book a flight. It always directs you to the website that offers the lowest price. Sometimes it’s an airline website; in other cases, Google Flights or a similar flight booking platform.

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Dealing with the jet lag

Jet lag affects people differently depending on age, physical fitness, and genetics. The most accepted rule suggests that you should allow one full day to recover from jet lag for every time zone (hour gained) you traveled east and a number of days equal to half the time zones crossed when you traveled west.

The most effective natural jet lag remedy is to force your body into its new routine. You can begin before getting off the plane: set your watch to the time in Papua New Guinea, then do your best to sleep and eat based on the new time zone. Close the window shade when it’s time to simulate darkness. During your first day on the ground in Papua New Guinea, get outdoors, stay physically active during the day, and absorb sunlight.