As much of Australia struggles with the ongoing bushfire crisis, your tourism dollars can play a big part in its recovery efforts. These Qantas sale fares are valid for travel through most of 2020, so you can book now and visit later in the year. You'll find discounted fares to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, as well as destinations in New Zealand such as Auckland, and Christchurch.
- Travel Period: Travel periods vary by route, but for the most part, you'll find departures available between late January and October, returns available onward. Chicago departures from April 20 through October 31, returns available onwards. New Zealand departures from October 7 through November 13, returns available onwards.
- Travel Days of the Week: Sale fares are valid for travel on Sunday through Wednesday, dependent on city pairing. With the occasional Thursday available.
- Minimum Stay: 12 hours.
- Maximum Stay: 12 months.
- Blackout Dates: Vary by route, click on links below to view.
Tickets may be cheaper than Qantas's advertised rates on some dates in the winter and spring.
Tickets must be purchased by January 21 at 11:59 pm PT.
Sample Sale Fares:
Sale Flights to Sydney (SYD)
Sale Flights to Melbourne (MEL)
Sale Flights to Brisbane (BNE)
Sale Flights to Christchurch (CHC)
Sale Flights to Auckland (AKL)
Sale fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.
Seat assignments will be assigned at random during check-in, advanced seat selection starts at $30 one-way
Searching the Qantas website, I found seats departing San Francisco SFO on June 21 with a return flight from Brisbane BNE on July 5 for $749 roundtrip.