Source: J Patrick Fisher
No major airlines fly to East Timor, and the few airlines that do fly have low frequencies and fares are very high. The options change from time to time. At time of writing this post the following fly to Dili:
- Airline alliances - none
- Other - Airnorth from Darwin, AustAsia Airlines from Singapore, Merpati from Denpasar (Bali)
TIP Airnorth is a partner of Qantas Frequent Flyer. If you can get to Darwin cheaply (easy enough from Singapore and Australian capitals on low cost airlines Jetstar and Tiger, difficult & expensive from elsewhere) and manage to get an award Darwin to Dili return, then this is by far the cheapest way to get to Timor Leste / East Timor.
There are no other ways to redeem miles for these flights, or include them on round the world or similar tickets.
Incidentally for those readers who are following my Flyer Tip series, AustAsia Airlines Singapore to Dili route is a classic example of where very limited number of booking classes are on offer. There is one price in business class, and just 1 or 2 prices in economy class.