(EXPIRED) Los Angeles to Australia from $477 RT nonstop

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Thrifty Traveler Premium just sent out a hot deal if you’re looking for economy class flights to Australia: from just $476 round trip nonstop from Los Angeles to Sydney, $480 to Brisbane, and several other Australian cities in the $500’s. Availability varies from one city to another, but great prices are widely available through almost the end of the schedule.

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Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island in Australia. If you fly to Brisbane, it’s only about a 6hr road trip to get here. And you’ll need to rent a 4wd vehicle since there are no roads on the island. But totally worth the adventure! 🙂

The Deal

Quick Deals

Prices through Google Flights start at around $520 nonstop. It’s easiest to search there and find dates that pop up at the lowest prices. Note that some days, Virgin Australia prices out a few bucks cheaper than in this example. Click the image to go to Google Flights:

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Click the image to go to Google Flights, or go to Momondo (see below) to save a bit more.

Then you can head over to airfare metasearch site Momondo and plug in your dates to save a bit more (but keep in mind that some travel agencies listed through Momondo might not allow for the same cancellation policies we’re used to from major OTAs, so check terms carefully). For example, on the same dates shown above, you can fly Virgin Australia nonstop to Sydney for $477.

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Simply find the city pair you like via Google Flights and then plug in the dates and cities at Momondo to compare.

While these are very long flights, the price is certainly right. You should be able to earn redeemable miles and MQMs if you take the Virgin Australia flights and credit to Delta. Keep in mind that the prices you see via Google Flights should also be available via credit card booking portals, so for example Chase Sapphire Reserve holders can book round trip flights to Australia from about 35K Ultimate Rewards points. That might make it easy for some to fly the whole family — and with wide availability from February through November, chances are good you can find a time that works for you.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler Premium

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Once again they are only willing to pay me $477 to fly economy? I require at least $25,000 or NO DEAL


There have been a lot of Australia deals for economy out there recently. How are the premium economy fares running? Does this drop in econ fares translate into a drop across the board on other fares?


I don’t know BUT no one gos Downunder (20 hrs) or to EZE(16hrs) from ORD lots of Last minute Award stuff there too . I booked 9 months in advance but changed so a great Seat in economy was $50 but got a room $100 cheaper..
Both will B me.


Unreal price $519 in Nov. I have lots of SW points for LAX rt ..Another option I love it..CHEERs