Ten pound poms head to Australia again - Glasgow Airport News

Airport news for Glasgow on 06/08/2009.

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Earlier this week, a new generation of “£10 poms” waited in inclement weather, hoping to lay claim to a limited number of one-way tickets to Australia on offer for less than a cheap domestic return.

Around 30 bargain-seeking travellers spent the night on Tuesday sleeping outside the STA Travel office in Glasgow, hoping to snag a ticket when the sale commenced at 8am on Wednesday.

The agent is selling just 150 one-way tickets at the incredibly low price, with the offer valid at its eight branches across the UK. The Australian tourist board is looking to recapture the excitement generated by the assisted-passage scheme back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Kirsty Brannagan, a 21-year-old from Dumbarton, turned up at an STA Travel branch early on Monday morning with her 17-year-old sister, Siobhan.

Brannagan said: “I was thinking about going to Australia for ages, and then I saw this £10 ticket and thought I had to go for it. Australia just appeals for the whole lifestyle, the sunshine and just the fact that it is the other side of the world.”

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