I'm off to Oz for a tenner!

A DETERMINED 22-year-old camped for 72 hours outside a travel agency to snap up a �10 ticket to Australia. Ashleigh McPherson, of Salcombe Drive, Chadwell Heath, was first in line as dozens queued at STA Travel, Victoria. The firm offered 150 one-way f

A DETERMINED 22-year-old camped for 72 hours outside a travel agency to snap up a �10 ticket to Australia.

Ashleigh McPherson, of Salcombe Drive, Chadwell Heath, was first in line as dozens queued at STA Travel, Victoria.

The firm offered 150 one-way flights to Down Under for a tenner, half a century after thousands of '�10 Poms' set sail for Oz.

Although the tickets did no go on sale until last Wednesday, office temp Ashleigh and friend Rosie Emery, 22, from Romford, were so keen they parked outside the agency on the Sunday.


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After three nights of rain, noise and little sleep, the tent pair snapped up their bargains. They plan to fly out in November.

Ashleigh said: "It has always been a dream to go to Australia. I'll travel until I run out of money, then I'll find a job."

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She added: "These flights will save me up to �600, but we've had to work for them. We had hardly any sleep and it rained a lot. It was a great relief when we finally got the tickets." STA ran the promotion to celebrate its 30th birthday.

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