Deal Alert: Flights to Sydney From $496 Round-Trip
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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.
Cheap flights to Australia keep on appearing! We’re seeing flights from across the US to Sydney (SYD) with prices starting from just $496 round-trip. Flights are operated by all three main American carriers: America, Delta and United and all fares include seat selection and a checked bag.
To search, head to Priceline or Expedia.
Airline: American, Delta, United, Virgin Australia
Routes: ORD/DFW/DEN/IAH/LGA/EWR/PHL/PHX/SEA/DCA/IAD and likely more to SYD
Cost: $496+ round-trip in economy
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), 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:
Dallas (DFW) to Sydney (SYD) for $496 round-trip on United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) for $524 round-trip nonstop on Delta/Virgin Australia:
Newark (EWR) to Sydney (SYD) for $536 round-trip on United:
Chicago (ORD) to Sydney (SYD) for $536 round-trip on United:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Sydney (SYD) for $536 round-trip on American:
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), 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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