All started with an ad at the flightcentre web site, flashing $1135 Bangkok return. Picked up the phone to the Rotorua branch, but they said all those cheap seats were already gone, but $1600 will secure the seat.
Sent an email to the flightcentre headquarters if they can find a ticket with the advertized price tag. Two days later, lady from Wellington flightcentre rang me, she’s got the ticket. Bingo.
17 hours flying time with two transfers, in Melbourne and Brunei, I am on cloud nine already.