We're here to let you in on a little secret. It looks like tickets on Air Canada to destinations in Australia are even cheaper than advertised! When booking through a third-party site like Priceline or Orbitz, we've noticed already cheap fares to Oz dropping by an additional $200-300 lower than the posted rates, mates!

The cheapest flights we've found are for February through April departures with fares from West Coast airports starting at $633 roundtrip, and just $788+ on itineraries leaving East Coast cities!

Your tourism dollars can play a big part in Australia's recovery efforts to help bounce back from recent bushfires, so what better time than now to book that dream trip Down Under.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Lowest fares can be found from mid-February through the end of April, but price drops apply on itineraries beyond that travel window.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Cheapest travel days are on Monday and Wednesdays for most city pairs. However, other travel days from Sunday through Thursday may be available on select routes.

Some itineraries, mainly from East Coast airports, may require two connections. If your nearest airport isn't listed below, that doesn't mean it's not on sale. Nearly all routes that are operated by Air Canada are receiving these price drops, so check and see if you can find an itinerary with a hidden price drop.

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment.

These prices are only found when booking via a third-party site such as Priceline*. Air Canada's site will yield higher fares. Click on the fare details for booking info.

*Don't worry about the price fluctuation on the screen where you fill in your travel info. Once that is submitted, the price will drop to the listed rate when it is time to enter your billing information.

Sample Sale Fares:

Cheap Flights to Sydney (SYD)

Los Angeles to Sydney $662 roundtrip

San Francisco to Sydney $689 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Sydney $701 roundtrip

San Diego to Sydney $701 roundtrip

San Jose to Sydney $701 roundtrip

Newark to Sydney $792 roundtrip

Seattle to Sydney $802 roundtrip

Denver to Sydney $809 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Sydney $822 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Sydney $837 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Sydney $837 roundtrip

Portland to Sydney $872 roundtrip

Boston to Sydney $890 roundtrip

Cheap Flights to Melbourne (MEL)

Los Angeles to Melbourne $658 roundtrip

San Francisco to Melbourne $686 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Melbourne $689 roundtrip

San Diego to Melbourne $689 roundtrip

San Jose to Melbourne $689 roundtrip

Newark to Melbourne $788 roundtrip

Seattle to Melbourne $790 roundtrip

Denver to Melbourne $797 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Melbourne $808 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Melbourne $814 roundtrip

Portland to Melbourne $860 roundtrip

Boston to Melbourne $878 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Melbourne $882 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to Melbourne $895 roundtrip

Baltimore to Melbourne $972 roundtrip

Cheap Flights to Brisbane (BNE)

San Francisco to Brisbane $633 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Brisbane $667 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Brisbane $704 roundtrip

San Diego to Brisbane $704 roundtrip

San Jose to Brisbane $704 roundtrip

Newark to Brisbane $797 roundtrip

Seattle to Brisbane $805 roundtrip

Denver to Brisbane $812 roundtrip

Dallas-DFW to Brisbane $820 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Brisbane $840 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Brisbane $842 roundtrip

Portland to Brisbane $875 roundtrip

Boston to Brisbane $893 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to Brisbane $910 roundtrip

Baltimore to Brisbane $987 roundtrip

Related: Who Flies Where: A Guide to Australia/Oceania Route Coverage


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

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Example Booking

Searching Priceline, I found seats departing Dallas DFW on Monday, March 9, with a return flight from Melbourne MEL on Monday, March 23, 2020, for $808 roundtrip.

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