Notiflyr caught an amazing deal on United and Air Canada starting at $360 roundtrip to travel from a ton of different U.S. cities roundtrip to Australia.
Cities like Albuquerque; Anchorage; Austin; Boise; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Grand Junction… to name just a few. Fly from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans or New York. Or for that matter leave from Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco or Seattle. Much of the U.S. is available.
And you can choose to fly to Sydney or to Brisbane. The Air Canada fare basis is A21LWUDQ. Start your search at Skyscanner.com to find the best prices. For instance, New York – Sydney for $396:
You’ll find availability from some cities like New York from September through early February, in other words peak winter season.
There are a few points worth making. Airlines are waiving change fees for travel booked now, so if you do have to change your plans you’ll at least get a full travel credit without penalty to use on a future trip. Second is hopefully this is far enough out that we can travel again without worry. This is one of the cheapest fares I’ve ever seen between the U.S. and Australia.
During the Great Recession airlines would run a bunch of sales so they’d have immediate spendable cash, that they’d have to keep replacing to operate the next set of flights later. That was rough for the business, and a place airline executives thought they’d never be in again, but it does appear to have returned.