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The world's largest airline network for students and under 31

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.


Full BlueTicket Benefits are valid only for international flight bookings (not including Canada). For more information, please see all details below and speak with our Travel Experts.  

Terms and conditions apply

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Dear BlueTicket...

Thank you for having the lowest prices, the most flexibility fares and the fewest rules for international travel. Your services to students have been duly noted. T&Cs apply.

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World's leading airlines

Over 60 of the world's leading airlines have joined our BlueTicket network, including Qatar, Qantas, Emirates and Cathay Pacific.

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Secure with a deposit

Step away from the flu trial clinic! All international fares can be booked with a deposit instore or on the phone, leaving 'future you' to pay it off later. T&Cs apply.

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Fares for rebels

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

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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.

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Save more on multi city routes

If you're a student or under 30 years old, you can take advantage of our exclusive BlueTicket fares to save more money on multi city flight routes or book further in advance to get the best deals.

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Book Now Pay Later Airfare Deposit

Lock in your BlueTicket airfare with our airfare deposit program. With deposits starting at just $49, you won't have to worry about crazy airfare increases, plus you won’t have to pay the remaining balance until closer to the time of departure. T&Cs apply.

Multi-city flights

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 multi-stop route in his honor. With BlueTicket, any combination is possible. Even canine ones. Make your own or choose from one of our legendary routes.

But wait, I'm not a student...

Yes, we realize 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 didn’t want to call them GreyTickets that’s all, out of respect.

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.


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  for offer details. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.


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:  Discounts correct as of July 2019 and are subject to change without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts


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.