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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Last week, flight prices to Fiji dropped to just $597 round-trip — a deal good enough for TPG to issue a deal alert. Those fares have disappeared, with the cheapest fares on that round-trip now costing $838. But today we are seeing an even better deal. Travelers now have the opportunity to visit both Fiji and Australia for just $533 round-trip.
The underlying fare is a round-trip between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia on Fiji Airways for $533 round-trip — and you can book just that simple round-trip if you’d wish. However, rather than making an immediate connection onward, why not stop in Fiji for a few days to visit the South Pacific islands?
For the cheapest price, you’ll likely need to select Monday or Tuesday as both your outbound date from the US and the return date from the South Pacific. Also, most flight options are limited to only a few days in Fiji.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Then, for the cheapest price, click through to book through Expedia.
Airlines: Fiji Airways
Routes: LAX/SFO to SYD/BNE/MEL/ADL — with a stop in NAN on the outbound or return
Cost: $533+ round-trip
Travel Dates: August to December 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) for $533 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Brisbane, Australia (BNE) for $534 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL) for $570 round-trip via Priceline:
San Francisco (SFO) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) for $614 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Brisbane, Australia (BNE) for $614 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Nani, Fiji (NAN) to Adelaide, Australia (ADL) for $748 round-trip via Priceline:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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