[Dead] Dallas to Australia for $152 RT on Virgin Australia!

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Update: This one is dead. I just got a call and the following email from Priceline — looks like they don’t intend to honor it.


Please be advised that we are not able to fulfill your request for airline tickets due to the following reason(s):

Airline system issue

To ensure that no charges have been made to your credit card, please call 1-800-340-0575 between 8:00am and 11:00pm ET to speak with a Travel Services representative.

Please be ready to enter your request number, which is: XXXXXXXX when prompted.

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This can’t possibly last and is unlikely to even stick, but I just booked two of us round trip from Dallas to Melbourne, Australia for $152 each. The Flight Deal reports availability through next May.

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Find cheap dates at Google Flights (where they are showing as low as $281 and then book through Priceline for the deepest discount. This fare is available through next May on select dates. The Flight Deal reports it requires a 7-day minimum stay and Monday through Thursday departures in either direction.

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Click the link to go to Google Flights

Hold off on making plans

I wouldn’t make any nonrefundable plans for at least a few weeks to make sure this gets honored.

Bottom line

Run, don’t walk. Go in with low expectations and be pleasantly surprised if everything works out as planned. This would be an amazing deal if it sticks. You’ll have through 11:59pm ET tomorrow night to cancel through Priceline, so book now and think about it later. See You’ve gotta see this! Melbourne and Sydney if you need any more encouragement than $152 RT already provides.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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For whoever cares (Nick maybe you should do an Update)

If you booked through Virgin’s own website and you were ticketed they WILL honor it. I was combing through their tweet replies and they answered some people saying that they cannot honor tickets that were bought through 3rd parties and not ticketed.

So congrats to those of us who booked through Virgin directly!!


Would you think there is any reason to try to get Priceline to honor this fare? Social Media perhaps?


booked thru Chase UR. Still going strong on the VA website.


No call. No deflecting email. Just canceled like it never happened. Classy PL. Classy.


Dead. Some OTAs are still showing $295, but all appear to be repricing prior to checkout now.


Gone as of 9:25pm EST. 🙁 Lowest showing in April or May is $982


Seems to only price out at $153 buying 2 tiix. When go to purchase, tho, it says has increased to $1.170!


Me too. 🙁 I’d book in a heartbeat for $300 if anyone could find options, but it seems to have ended.


Just got May 15-22 for $152.76! The actual fare is showing as $30 with $122.76 in fees. Yikes!


Sorry, DFW-MEL via LAX


From where? can’t see anything below $700 to syd or BNE


Hi, how do you get Priceline “deepest discount”? I see these prices on Google flights, but when i search for the same date on Priceline, gives me the same price (actually by $3 more). Thanks


I decided to pay $300 per person anyway, but when I clicked “purchase”, the pop window said “the price for this flight has increased to $2k per person”. So i guess that closed it already. Still curious though about “Priceline deepest discount”. How do you get those? I signed in and all that, but still wouldn’t get rate lower than Google Flights.

Thanks in advance


Pending. Fingers crossed