Airfares to Australia are the cheapest they've been in years. So, if you haven't visited Down Under yet what are you waiting for?

Qantas, the country's flag-carrier, wants to help get you there for less with its latest flash sale to Australia's big three: Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD), and Brisbane (BNE), starting at just $796 roundtrip.

If Australia is one of your bucket-list destinations. Or you're looking to up your travel game by flying the world's 4th longest flight on the new nonstop long-haul between Chicago and Brisbane. Then now's a perfect time to book that dream trip for cheap, mate!

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Travel periods vary by route, but for the most part, you'll find these fares in October, February through March, and late April through June. Chicago departures from April onward.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays through Thursdays, dependent on city pairing. With the occasional Sunday available.
  • Minimum Stay: 5 days.
  • Blackout Dates: December, January, early February, and April (Australian summer and holidays)

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 11:59 pm PT.

Sample Sale Fares:

Chicago-ORD to Sydney $796 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Melbourne $796 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Brisbane $798 roundtrip, nonstop

Vancouver to Sydney $825 roundtrip

Vancouver to Brisbane $825 roundtrip

Vancouver to Melbourne $826 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Sydney $845 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Brisbane $845 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Melbourne $846 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Brisbane $865 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Melbourne $896 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Sydney $896 roundtrip, nonstop

Toronto to Melbourne $976 roundtrip

Toronto to Sydney $976 roundtrip

Toronto to Brisbane $977 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Sydney $1045 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Brisbane $1046 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Melbourne $1046 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Melbourne $1145 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Brisbane $1146 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Sydney $1146 roundtrip, nonstop

Related: 6 Destinations Where Flights Will Be Cheaper in 2019


Sale fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.

Seat Assignments

Seat assignments will be assigned at random during check-in, advanced seat selection starts at $30 one-way

Example Booking

Searching the Qantas website, I found seats departing Chicago ORD  on Monday, April 20, with a return flight from Brisbane BNE on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, for $798 roundtrip.

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