Just bought a ticket with Singapore Airlines for Feb-March from their website Outgoing Perth - Singapore - Bangkok Return Manila - Singapore - Perth $575 Unbelievable. Never had them so cheap. Same dates Perth-Bangkok return with SIA is $569 Perth-Manila return with SIA is $544 Usual fares are around the $1150-1250 mark Of course there are conditions. No refunds, no changing dates, no Kris Flyer points but at that price who cares. In 1980 we used to fly same Perth-Bangkok via Singapore for about $575, Roughly the same going to Manila as well plus we had to have an overnight in Singapore which added to the costs. Cheapest we ever got was in Sept 1982 when Qantas started direct flights to Bangkok from Perth. This was the era of the Apex fares in Oz. We got an opening flight special of around $520. I have never flown internationally with Qantas since !! So now I have to book my flight from Bangkok to Manila. Kuwait Airways again $228. Plus my internal flights in Oz I used my frequent flyer points so only cost me $57 in taxes So Home-Perth-Singapore-Bangkok-Manila-Singapore-Perth-Home for a grand total of $860. I got 4 hour layovers in Perth and 2 -2 1/2 hour stopovers in Singapore. Even the poxy budget airlines (Air Asia, Tiger etc) can't do it for that price and even if they could I would never fly with them on long haul flights anyway. I'm a happy camper.