This… is a hot deal.
Australia, so hot right now. No literally, Australia is warm, beautiful and full of buzz from the top of the Great Barrier Reef to the shores of Melbourne. It’s the country at the top of most peoples lists and for years its been ridiculously expensive to get there, even in the back of the plane. In a very welcomed surprise, quite a few airlines have put both Melbourne and Sydney on sale, and that means you can get to Australia with just $469 or 33,000 credit card points. Yep, round trip…
You really can’t go wrong in Australia. Brisbane is one of the hippest cities in the world, Melbourne probably has the worlds best coffee and Sydney, easily some of the best views to go along with food heaven galore. Also: there’s beaches, which is nice.
Flight deals to all the excitement of Australia have been hard to come by, but lately new competition has created exciting deals, but few more newsworthy than todays $469 round trips. These fares are bookable on Expedia as well, which means they can be booked using as few as just 33,000 Points per person. The best deals are from Los Angeles, but you can find exciting fares from New York and San Jose and Las Vegas. In many cases, it’s worth using points or a cheap flight to get to LA, to enjoy the better savings.
Whoever said last minute booking never has benefits was wrong. It may not be the safest solution, but in this case the best deals are available from March thru April and then again from September thru November. The best deals seem to be available in March and May, for stays of at least three nights and departures on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s Australia, so plan on staying more. One week trips seem to work best.
Booking amazing flight deals should be easier than walking backwards into your favorite coffee shop doing the moonwalk and ordering a flat white in reverse. In that pursuit, we’ve made super easy to use links which take you directly to the best prices, like…
- $461 Los Angeles to Melbourne.
- $469 Los Angeles to Sydney.
- $613 San Jose, CA to Sydney.
- $633 Las Vegas to Melbourne.
- $750 New York to Melbourne.
To book these deals using points, your best bet is the Chase Sapphire Reserve, which gives you 1.5 cents per point via the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal. A $469 ticket would need just 33,000 points round trip. Here’s a round up of other cards which can be used to pay for airfare, which allows you to earn points and elite credit when you actually fly.