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BlueTicket: Exclusive airfares for students and under 31

The world's largest airline network for students and under 31s, our famous BlueTickets have been flying the young, free and studious around the planet on the lowest and most flexible airfares for over 35 years. 

Dear BlueTicket...

Thank you for having the lowest prices, the most flexibility fares and the fewest rules. Your services to students have been duly noted.

World's leading airlines

Over 60 of the world's leading airlines have joined our BlueTicket network, including Air New Zealand, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways + many more.

Secure with a deposit

Step away from the flu trial clinic! All fares can be booked with a deposit instore or on the phone, leaving 'future you' to pay it off later.

Fares for rebels

Book 18 month tickets, add unlimited stopovers and design your own Round the World route with a Travel Expert instore or on the phone.

Freedom and flexibility

Most of our BlueTickets have super low date change fees and cancellation conditions, so that you can stay free and flighty on the road.

No change fees, no worries

You can add a MultiFLEX pass to every BlueTicket, giving you 1, 3 or unlimited date changes without having to pay costly change fees. Any additional fare and taxes are still payable when you change. Additional T&Cs apply*.

The BlueTicket story

Back in 1979, STA Travel's flare-wearing forefathers created the first ever tickets for students and young people. They were cheaper, more flexible and flew in the face of everything we'd ever known about airfares – offering unlimited stopovers, rebellious routings and bargain date changes. They were printed on blue paper, so today, we call them BlueTickets. (Slow day for the marketing team).
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The BlueTicket Challenge

We wanted to prove just how much freedom and flexibility you get with our exclusive BlueTickets. So we took our colleague's dachshund, Nixon, and created a Round the World route in his honour. With BlueTicket, any combination is possible. Even canine ones.
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But hold up, I'm not a student...

Yes, we realise that this all seems a bit unfair to tax payers and the over 30s. That's why we have an open-to-all version of many of our BlueTickets, all offering the same unique freedom and flexibility. We just wouldn't want to call them GreyTickets, out of respect.

*Terms and conditions

If the new flight is more expensive than the original, you will still have to pay the difference in fare and any applicable taxes. All changes are subject to availability and ticket conditions. Additional Terms & Conditions apply and are available here.