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20 cities where Flocations should be bookmarked by everyone!

We are delighted to announce that, as at today, Flocations gather flights information from 7 airlines, connecting 168 airports through 1,656 routes thanks to more than 4,000 flights a day. That’s a lot of flights that fellow travellers can browse in seconds to compare destinations and prices at the same time!

Answering the question “Where can I fly from $200?“, Flocations is particularly useful from the 23 airports from which it can cover more than 20 destinations inspiring fellow travellers to explore new places.

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Our top 3 departure cities are:

Other popular international cities include:

As well as Ho Chi Minh City (31), Manila (25), Auckland, New Zealand (23)Taipei (22) and many more cities which are available from what we call our Flocations’ Destinations Density.

Indeed, with flights from all these countries, travellers will want to choose the currencies they are used to, so we show the prices in more than 10 currencies; just choose your favorite one!

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That’s already a lot of possible travel for all our users, and we will be adding more data, better features during the upcoming 100 days during our incubation period at JFDI / TechStars.

A few tips for visiting Jakarta

Being just back from Jakarta, I want to share some information about the costs to consider to help you plan your trip there. Any question is welcome by comment on this post, email [email protected] or twitter @flocations.

- Flight ticket: I found a round trip flight for S$124 with JetStar (incl. S$16 credit card fee). Search for flights Singapore to Jakarta to find the latest price.

- Taxes: S$54

Indonesian Visa on Arrival: S$33 (paid USD 25). Foreigners from many countries can obtain a 30 days visa on arrival at the airport for USD 25 (should you pay in IDR, it will be 250,000, ie USD 27 at today’s exchange rate). The list of countries for which visa on arrival is available is on the Indonesian Immigration Office website.

Jakarta airport tax on international departure: S$21 (IDR 150,000). Jakarta airport is unfortunately one of those who charge an additional tax directly from travellers when they are leaving.

- Airport transport: S$20

Airport to city: There is a convenient bus service, named DAMRI, available at the airport. For CBD area, the one going to Gambir brings you close to the National Monument in around 1 hour for IDR 20,000 (ie. S$3).
 
To go to the airport, I rode a cab from Grand Indonesia mall, in the CBD, for around 120,000 (including two toll roads for 7,000 and 5,000) and just 1h, on a monday at 4.30pm.

- SIM Card: S$7

If you want to have a local phone, SIM Cards are cheap and easy to buy (no need of an ID Card or whatever, just to pay the price of the SIM). I did the mistake of buying it at the airport, hence paying IDR 50,000, while buying it once in the city should save around 30,000. Local texts are then around IDR 200, while international ones cost around 500.

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Travel tips and entry requirements from Foreign Affair Government Offices:
For British passport holders.
For US passport holders or from the embassy.
For French passport holders.