CHEAP FLIGHTS! Australia Round-Trip For ~$600

Who doesn’t love a good deal on a flight to someplace awesome? If that’s you, stop reading. Everyone else, time to get your trigger finger ready.

Right now, flights to Australia from a bunch of US cities are as cheap as $618 round-trip. That’s about the cheapest I can recall prices being for flights to Australia, and there are a lot of cities this works from.

Cheap Flights To Australia

The Flight Deal reported on this earlier today while I was driving and I couldn’t wait to get off the road for a few minutes to test it out. You can visit the main page of their site to see half a dozen different Australia deals right now.

Sure enough, I’m seeing these fare deals to Australia from the following US cities:

  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Newark, NJ
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Philadelphia

JT Genter at The Points Guy dug around and found:

  • Houston (IAH)
  • Denver
  • Phoenix

These fares are great but I can’t say I’m shocked. There are a lot more options to get to Australia today versus just a few years ago. Heck, I managed to snag four business class awards on United to Sydney for my family in the summer of 2019.

What’s especially interesting here is the number of US cities involved in the sale and that you’ll find deals to multiple places in Australia, like Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.

Cairns can be a tough place to get too cheaply. In fact, our resident expert on Australia flights, David Feldman was just on my podcast talking about strategies to get to Cairns. Flights there from the US for around $750 is the best I can recall seeing.

Lastly, these fares appear to be available as far out as next June. That covers the Australia summer season (now, during the US winter season) and their shoulder season. June is technically their “winter” though it was fairly mild when I was there last year.

The Final Two Pennies

With a list of cities this big, resourceful travelers will be able to find a low-cost carrier to get to one of these departure cities. For example, DFW has Spirit Airlines and you can always use Southwest to get to nearby Dallas Love Field.

When flight deals like these pop up the first thing I think of is flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards (the currency for Chase Sapphire and Ink Business credit cards). If you can find flights this cheap, you use your Ultimate Rewards points to transfer to a hotel partner like Hyatt or Marriott.

On my short trip to Sydney last year, I had an incredible stay at the Park Hyatt and a pleasant stay at a Starwood property, both using points. Combining points to cover the cost of your hotel stay with cheap flights is a great way to make an expensive destination downright affordable.

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