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BlueTicket Airfares

Exclusive fares 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 for over 40 years.

Not a student? No stress! We have open-to-all versions of many of our BlueTickets.

T&Cs apply.

Multi-City & Round the World

Take advantage of our exclusive BlueTicket fares and get one of our Travel Experts to put together your ultimate multi-city flight route.

World's Leading Airlines

We are spoilt for choice with over 60 of the world's leading airlines having joined our BlueTicket network!

Lay-by Your Trip

BlueTicket fares can be booked with a deposit instore or on the phone, just pay the balance 10 weeks before you depart NZ. T&Cs apply.

But wait, 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. We just didn’t want to call them GreyTickets that’s all, out of respect.

The BlueTicket Story

Back in 1979, STA Travel's flare-wearing forefathers created the first ever tickets for students and young people and what was created flew in the face of everything we'd ever known about airfares. They were printed on blue paper, so today, we call them BlueTickets. (Slow day for the marketing team).
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Create Your Own Trip

We wanted to prove just how creative we can get with our exclusive BlueTickets. So we took our colleague's dachshund, Nixon, and created a Round the World route in his honour.
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Terms and Conditions

Lay-by Terms and Conditions

 

Lay-by (book now, pay later) payment method details and terms and conditions can be found on our Lay-by page

 

 

BlueTicket Terms and Conditions

 

BlueTickets are airfares exclusive to STA Travel and can offer discounted fares, flexible routings and low change fees to people with the following status:

 

  • full time students;
  • teachers; and
  • customers under the age of 31.

 

Proof of status is required, you may have to purchase an ISIC, ITIC or IYTC card which depends on the specific airline / air ticket (as applicable). Tickets are available on selected routes and airlines and can be identified with the “BlueTicket” logo. Please note that should you be required to purchase an  ISIC, ITIC or IYTC card, you may be required to present this at check-in or you could be denied boarding if you failed to do so.

 

ISIC (International Student Identity Card)
To be eligible for an ISIC card you must be: A full time student at school, college, language school, university or if you’re in higher education.  There’s no maximum age limit, but the minimum age is 12 years.  ‘Full-time’ means 12 weeks or more of study during one academic year.  The ISIC card is subject to the eligibility requirements already mentioned and is conditional upon approval. ISIC card is presented in the form of a virtual card. Discounts and offers available via ISIC are subject to change at any time, without notice. Please refer to www.myisic.co.nz/discounts for offer details. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.

 

IYTC (International Youth Travel Card)
To be eligible for an IYTC card you must be: Aged between 12 and 30 (inclusive). You will need to show us proof of your date of birth with a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate. You do not need to be a student.  The IYTC card is valid for one year from the date of issue, so you need to apply for the IYTC card before your 31st birthday in order to be eligible for the card.  For discounts visit www.myisic.co.nz/discounts. Discounts correct as of July 2019 and are subject to change without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.

 

ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card)
To be eligible for an ITIC, you must be: A teacher, professor or instructor engaged in full time employment at an accredited educational establishment for a minimum of 18 hours per week and for a minimum of one academic year. The ITIC card gives you access to many of the same benefits and discounts as the ISIC card. Each ITIC card is valid for up to 12 months, starting from the date of issue. The ITIC card is subject to the eligibility requirements already mentioned and is conditional upon approval. The ITIC card is presented in the form of a virtual card. Discounts and offers available via ISIC are subject to change at any time, without notice. Please refer to https://www.isiccard.co.nz/discounts/ for offer details. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.