Fare Deal: Flights from Melbourne/Sydney to LAX, $714
Australian winters aren’t too bad, generally speaking. Ben and I went in the winter of 2013 and it was pretty nice!
However, when it does get chilly for those down under, it’s nice to know that you can escape to the US and do a little Aussie winter/US summer vacation for not a lot of money.
Currently, Qantas has non-stop flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles for only 971 AUD, or $714 USD. They’re bookable through a few OTA’s, namely tripsta.com. Here’s a screen shot of the flight in August:
The same flights are also available from Melbourne to San Francisco, same price.
And the same price from Sydney to San Francisco as well.
Virgin has the same route currently for $890 US. Their planes are nice, but for $700+ this is an awesome deal on Qantas.
Credit where credit is due, we found this deal today through Secretflying, and I’d suggest using their links to get over to the OTA’s.
While this fare doesn’t seem to work in reverse, it’s a great deal for those who live overseas. I just shared this fare with two of my friends in Australia, and they’re working on getting over to the states to spend some time with us this summer! It’s always good to spend time with friends, especially those that live 7200 miles away.