Deal Alert: West Coast to Melbourne, Australia From $660 Round-Trip

Sep 27, 2018

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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.

Enjoy the benefits of the other side of the Equator this fall with great deals from the west coast to Melbourne, Australia. You can fly from San Jose (SJC), San Fransisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX) and San Diego (SAN) to Melbourne (MEL) from $660 round-trip.

Flights are on full-service carriers so you should get a free checked bag and meal on your journey.

Make sure to optimize your points and miles on during your stay in Melbourne. The city has a lot to offer from decadent brunches to a buzzing coffee culture. If you’re looking for something to do while you’re in Melbourne, check out Get Your Guide’s list of things to do in Melbourne.

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. These prices seem to only be available through Priceline.

Airlines: Air Canada, Qantas Airways
Routes: SJC/SFO/LAX/SEA/PDX/SAN to MEL
Cost: $660+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October – November 2018
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve,  Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Jose (SJC) to Melbourne (MEL) for $660 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:

San Fransisco (SFO) to Melbourne (MEL) for $660 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) for $666 round-trip on Qantas Airways via Priceline:

Seattle (SEA) to Melbourne (MEL) for $693 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:

Portland (PDX) to Melbourne (MEL) for $733 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:

San Diego (SAN) to Melbourne (MEL) for $733 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, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (3x 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: Scott’s Cheap Flights

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