I thought i'd shar some info to other people wanting to travel to labuan bajo. I am currently in indonesia travelling through with a planned stop at labuan bajo.
As with many people, it was quite difficult to book when i was at home over the internet to get a flight out to the island. On arrival to denpasar, my bf and i decided we would go to the domestic flights section and purchase tickets from there. However due to a delay in customs we just simply could'nt be bothered and left it.
On arrival to sanur we went to a travel agent 'nicktours' where we discussed flights out. We spoke with nick the owner of the travel agentd. Two things he mentioned
- one of the airlines is not flying out anymore therefore ticket prices have drastically increased
- july is very very busy due to the above and it has been hard to get flights
Nick however contacted somoeone and lucky for us there were flights available. He even tried to negotiate lower prices however this couldnt be done as they were fixed by the airline. In the end we paid for 2 Ppl 700$ aud return. Nick was great in arranging this and im glad we got someone else to organise this for us as it would have been a hassle to contact the right person etc. Plus air comapnies dont accept foreign credit cards.i didnt feel that nick added any extra commissions etc he was very friendly and organised things basically at the last minute.
We decided to go with it as we figured, its a one off chance we wil ever get to go to see komodo dragons!