An abundance of special offers and special offers for cheap flights to Australia has made the holiday in Down Under much more affordable. Prices for flights to Australia, especially for low season travel (May and August to mid-September), are cheap compared to other long-haul destinations such as Asia and Eastern Europe.
Nonstop flights to Australia start in Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you live in other parts of the USA, you must first fly to California.
In recent years, flights to Australia have increased as existing airlines added flights and new airlines began service on this route. This is good news for travelers – increasing competition has lowered prices for flights to Australia.
When looking for the cheapest flights to Australia you will find that airline consolidators usually have the lowest prices. However, when airlines try to fill their seats and offer a short-term promotion, their prices are unbeatable. Always check the prices of the airlines that fly to Australia before you buy your tickets.
Airlines flying to Australia:
Qantas, the airline of Australia, offers the largest aircraft and most flights. With daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles and less frequent flights from San Francisco, Qantas flies nonstop to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Qantas offers American Airlines code-share flights from many US cities to connect to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Qantas website offers frequent offers for low-season flights, special deals on flights to a city in Australia and special offers for the Aussie AirPass. If you're a member of American Airlines Aadvantage, you can earn mileage points by flying to and from Australia with Qantas.
VAustralia, the newest member of the Virgin Airlines Group, flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Connecting flights are available from other US cities in Virgin America and Delta. VAustralia also offers several flights departing from San Francisco.
Your planes on the Australia route are new, decorated with an Australian theme and provide comfortable seating for the long flight. The website of VAustralia informs you about the special offers of Qantas for cheap flights to Australia. However, VAustralia does not offer special offers for flight packages that also cover other destinations in Australia.
Delta flew to Sydney in 2009. Shortly after Delta commenced service on this route, the company entered into a code-sharing agreement with Virgin Airlines Group, VAustralia, for international flights and its sister company VirginBlue for domestic flights within Australia.
Delta SkyMiles club-access members can use VirginBlue's luxurious airport lounges when traveling internationally with VirginBlue within Australia or with Delta or VAustralia.
United flies from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney, with connections from other US cities. In rare cases, United's website promotes the sale of special offers on these flights. United does not fly within Australia.
Air New Zealand flies from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Australia, but the flights first stop in Auckland. This increases the total flight time to Australia by several hours. Your pricing is very competitive.
Several Asian airlines also offer flights to Australia with several stopovers. These flights are usually much more expensive than the direct flights with Qantas, VAustralia, Delta or United.
Travelers for whom comfort and luxury on the plane are more important than price and a nonstop long-haul flight should consider flying east to reach Australia. In most cases, flying east is more expensive – but you can visit Singapore (Singapore Air offers a daily nonstop flight from Newark to Singapore) or Dubai (Emirates offers two daily non-stop flights from JFK and nonstop flights Singapore). Flights from Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco) with your holiday in Australia.