Deal Alert: US Cities to Australia for $746 in Economy, $1,460 in Premium Economy
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It's been a while since we've seen a deal worth sharing to Australia. But today, we are seeing some tempting fares down under starting at $746 round-trip in economy or $1,460 round-trip in premium economy. Destinations such as Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are all available through this deal.
And in case you need convincing, here's our trip-spiration video about the state of Victoria. I can tell you from personal experience having traveled to Australia in December that Melbourne and the surrounding area are worth the trip!
Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book through Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline.
Airline: American Airlines, Qantas, United
Routes: SFO/LAX/SJC/ATL/EWR to SYD/MEL/BNE
Cost: $746+ round-trip in economy, $1,460+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: August-December 2018 and February-March 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) for $746 round-trip on American/Qantas:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) for $747 round-trip on American/Qantas:
San Francisco (SFO) to Brisbane (BNE) for $756 round-trip on American/Qantas via Expedia:
San Jose (SJC) to Melbourne (MEL) for $855 round-trip on United:
Atlanta (ATL) to Sydney (SYD) for $954 round-trip on American:
Newark (EWR) to Sydney (SYD) for $964 round-trip on American/Qantas:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) for $1,460 round-trip nonstop on American via Expedia:
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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal