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(EXPIRED) Business class awards to Australia: Great Nov/Dec availability

Update: If the US call center is not able to see this space, try called the Australian call center. They were able to see this space when I called two times. Readers are reporting that Alaska is not seeing the space, so it may not be bookable with Alaska miles. Qantas airlines has very good business class award availability for travel from San Francisco to Melbourne (and to a lesser extent Sydney) during November and December 2018 — peak Australian summer dates.…

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New Qantas SFO-MEL Route – Plenty Of Award Space

Qantas SFO to MEL

It can be hard finding award flights to Australia, but Qantas’s new direct route has lots of availability. Their San Francisco to Melbourne route is now bookable and flights begin on September 1, 2018. The best thing of all is that there’s plenty of business class award space. Doing a search on the Qantas site shows this availability from San Francisco to Melbourne in October for two adults: Flights are only operating four days a…

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

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. Dear NICHOLAS REYES, 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…

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[Expired] From 44.5K RT to Australia from New York!

Air China has a terrific price going from New York to Melbourne, Australia next March and April — from just $666.36 available through Expedia (or about $648 through some other OTAs). This can also be booked through the Chase Travel Portal for as little as 44.5K points if you hold the Chase Sapphire Reserve. No doubt this is a long way to fly in economy class — but this is a great price to Australia and a decent itinerary…

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Australia from $688 RT nonstop from Los Angeles

In today’s Thrifty Traveler Premium email, I noticed a nice deal to Australia — Qantas is offering direct flights nonstop on its new 787-9 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia from $693 round trip. As I explored dates, I found some dates that are a few dollars less on Virgin Australia — from $688 round trip nonstop. Flights are available for ten or fifteen bucks more to Brisbane or Sydney, and you can find round trip fares out of Dallas and New York…

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Amazing: Business Class to Australia under $600 RT!

On the heels of this morning’s terrific airfare sale for British Airways business class, Secret Flying is reporting an absolutely amazing airfare available: business class round trip from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia for under $600. I’m seeing a number of dates that look available on Google flights, but the only ones I’ve found bookable so far are the ones being listed by Secret Flying. Note that I do see these flights available via Amex Travel,…

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Great Airfares Australia: LA / San Francisco / Toronto / Vancouver to Sydney from $678 round trip

Secret Flying is reporting some great airfares on Air Canada between Los Angeles / San Francisco and Sydney, Australia: from $678 round trip from both cities in August and September. I have since discovered that Vancouver to Sydney is available from $697 USD, and Toronto to Sydney is available for just $702 round trip. Fares around $900 are available from Washington DC, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh and possibly a number of other US cities. These prices are available via…

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Fly away ’cause it’s Friday: LA to Australia $800 RT direct, many routes to Europe under $400

We’ve posted a number of great airfare sales over the past couple of days that are still alive — and we are now adding Los Angeles to Australia from $800 nonstop below. Many of these prices are quite good and worth a look if you are interested in trips to these locations. Europe To recap, we posted about sales from both coasts to Europe: Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s…

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Melbourne and Sydney: “An awful lot of magic”

Author and photographer J.M. Hoffman is back with more stunning photography.  Remember his Australian Wildlife post?  This time J.M. Hoffman explains in pictures and words why this “not a city person” fell in love with the cities of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.  Enjoy! Click here to view: You’ve Gotta See This! Melbourne and Sydney. Earn Miles Without Flying: START HERE

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