An abundance of promotions and special offers for cheap flights in Australia made it even more affordable to the Down Under. Australian airfare, especially low-cost travel – in May and August to mid-September – is very important compared to other long-haul destinations like Asia and eastern Europe.
Unrestricted flights in Australia have departed from Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you live in other parts of the US, you must first fly to California.
Over the past few years, flights in Australia have increased as existing airlines exist and new airlines have begun to service this route. This is great news for travelers – increased competition brought the prices of flights to Australia down.
When searching for the cheapest flight in Australia, you will find that airline consolidators usually have the lowest prices. However, when airlines try to fill the seats on their airplanes and offer a short-term special promotion, their prices can not beat. Always check pricing on airlines that fly to Australia before purchasing your tickets.
Airlines flying to Australia:
Qantas, the airline of Australia, offers the largest aircraft and most flights. In daily uninterrupted flights from Los Angeles and more frequent flights from San Francisco, Qantas will fly uninterruptedly to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Qantas offers flights with codes operated by American Airlines from many US cities to connect flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Qantas website often features low season flight deals, promotions that include "free" flights to a city within Australia, and special offers at Aussie AirPass. If you are a member of American Airlines Aadvantage, you can get points of mileage by flying to and within Australia at Qantas.
VAustralia, the newest addition to Virgin Airlines Group, flies from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. These connected flights are available from other US cities in Virgin America and Delta. The VAustralia also offers some flights departing from San Francisco.
Their Australian airline routes are new, customly decorated with an Australian theme and feature comfortable long-distance placement. The VAustralia website maintains Qantas special offers for cheap flights to Australia, but VAustralia does not offer specials for flight packages with other destinations within Australia.
Delta's fleet began in Sydney in 2009. Shortly after they started traveling this route, Delta entered the code-sharing agreement at Virgin Airlines Group, in VAustralia, for international flights, and its sister airline, VirginBlue, for domestic flights within Australia.
Members of Delta SkyMiles with Club access can use VirginBlue airports to travel within Australia at VirginBlue or internationally to the Delta or to VAustralia.
United moves to Sydney from Los Angles and San Francisco, with connections from other cities in the United States. The United website often promotes special sales of these flights. United does not fly within Australia.
Air New Zealand flies from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Australia, but flights stop in Auckland first. It increases some time in total flight time to Australia. Their pricing is very good.
Some Asian airlines also offer multi-stop flights to Australia. Flights tend to be more expensive than flight missions in Qantas, VAustralia, Delta or United.
Travelers, with whom airplane comfort and luxury are more important than the price and one does not stop on long trips, should consider flying east to reach Australia. For the most, flying east is more expensive – but you can combine a visit to Singapore (Singapore Air has a daily non-stop flight from Newark to Singapore) or Dubai (Emirates offers two more daily non-stop flights from JFK and non-stop flights from Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco) on your Australian vacation.