You can book round-trip flights to Australia and New Zealand as low as $775

May 11, 2022

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We cannot get enough of the low-cost flights to newly opened Australia and New Zealand.

While the prices on today’s deal aren’t quite as cheap as the deals we saw before the pandemic, round-trip flights to each country for less than $1,000 are worth celebrating. Some are even nonstop. These deals are particularly beneficial for those looking to travel this year.

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Sydney, Australia buildings
Luna Park Amusement, Sydney. (Photo by Steve Heap/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: Delta, American, Fiji, Qantas, Air Canada, United.
Routes: LAX/BOS/DEN/MSY/OAK/AUS/SFO/SEA/TUS and others to SYD; SFO/SEA to AKL.
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: Aug.-Dec. 2022, excluding holidays.
Book by: 1-2 days.

You can thank Scott’s Cheap Flights for sending us this deal. Sign up for a Premium membership — which users can try for free for 14 days or $49 per year — and get deals up to 90% off. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample routes

Because this deal features flights from various U.S. cities to Sydney, it’s best to begin your search on Google Flights by browsing availability from your desired airport of choice. From there, you’ll find various flights that can be booked as part of this deal.

Example round-trip flights to Sydney depart from:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), starting at $798.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting at $804.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), starting at $813.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)/Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)/Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), starting at $817.
  • Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)/Colorado Springs Airport (COS)/Hector International Airport (FAR)/Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) and others, starting at $902.

Travelers heading to New Zealand can fly from SEA or San Fransisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $776 and $874 respectively.

For example, travelers can book this round-trip, nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Sydney in August for less than $800.

Read more: How Kangaroo Island recovered from Australia’s devastating bush fires and a global pandemic

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This flight, along with the others you’ll find in this deal are for the carrier’s lowest class, which in this case, is basic economy. Unlike some other carriers, this fare type on Delta includes one full-sized carry-on and one checked bag, but you aren’t eligible to choose your seat and most Delta basic economy fees cannot be changed or canceled.

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Seattle-based travelers who would prefer to head to New Zealand first could fly to Auckland via Air Canada for an even lower-priced flight if they don’t mind two layovers.

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Air Canada’s standard fare resembles Delta’s basic economy, in that it includes both one carry-on and checked bag, but also provides flexibility for ticket changes while still being nonrefundable.

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Search this deal for more options for flights to Sydney departing from other cities, including Atlanta, Boston and Austin, as well as for flights from Los Angeles to Auckland.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel), on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year, Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Overlook in Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by KEHAN CHEN/Getty Images)

Flying from the U.S. to Oceania, particularly from the East Coast, for less than $1000 round-trip is rare, so these flights are likely to disappear quickly.

Related: 4 new hotels to visit when New Zealand reopens in May

Featured photo by Mint Images/Getty Images.

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