Deal Alert: US to Australia From $618 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.
Who needs winter when you can just experience summer in Australia? Abandon the cold and go down under for these great prices. Air Canada has a great sale for flights from major US cities to Sydney with fares starting from $618 round-trip. You can fly from Portland (PDX), Seattle (SEA), Detroit (DTW), Las Vegas (LAS) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) or Brisbane (BNE) at discounted rates from October 2018 through April 2019.
All fares are in economy and include a free checked bag, seat selection and meal — so no need to worry about baggage or any additional hidden fees.
If you’re looking for something to do while in Australia, check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Sydney to maximize your time while on vacation. Have fun, but stay aware of wild kangaroos looking for a fight.
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. You’ll want to book through Priceline to get the best price.
Airlines: Air Canada
Routes: PDX/SEA/DTW/LAS/LAX to SYD/BNE
Cost: $618+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October – November 2018 and February – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Seattle (SEA) to Sydney (SYD) for $618 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Portland (PDX) to Sydney (SYD) for $658 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Seattle (SEA) to Sydney (SYD) for $658 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Detroit (DTW) to Sydney (SYD) for $752 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Brisbane (BNE) for $754 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) for $783 round-trip on Air Canada 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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, 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.
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