Australia is the hardest deal continent! In over 7,700 deal posts over 3+ years, we have found 5 deals to Australia that were not mistake fares.
Etihad flies to Australia from Abu Dhabi to the following cities:
- Sydney [SYD]
- Melbourne [MEL]
- Perth [PER]
- Brisbane [BNE]
Perth is the cheapest at about $1,000. Normal prices to Australia are around $1,600. This about a $400 saving; however, this route is 8 hours longer than going via Los Angeles on Qantas, Delta, United or Virgin Australia.
As an American citizen, you must apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to your flight to enter Australia. If you don’t have an ETA, you will be denied boarding! It is $20AUD per person — apply at the Australia ETA site.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample to Sydney
- February 9th – 17th, 2015
- Valid for travel on the outbound until December 9th or December 25th – May 31st, 2015 for Sunday through Thursday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Availability before February is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: JFK
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ey ey
- Destination: SYD
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ey ey
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For other cities, replace SYD with airport code from above)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- JFK – AUH (Abu Dhabi) – SYD (Sydney) – AUH – JFK
- Two permitted for free
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 28,716 miles or 4.0 cents per mile. T class fares do not earn miles with anyone. There are some dates that are in E class, if that’s the case, segments between Abu Dhabi and Australia will earn 100% mileage with American, but the segments between US and Abu Dhabi will earn 0%.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure to select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Etihad Airways
For hotel bookings, we recommend that you only book using online travel agencies (Hotels.com or Hotwire.com) if it is a non-chain hotel. We don’t want you to miss out on earning rewards with chain hotels.
- Accor Hotels
- Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis
- Country Inns and Suites
- Design Hotels
- Hilton Hotels
- Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2
- Intercontinental Group
- Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites
- Marriott International
- Marriott, JW Marriott, Courtyard y Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites, Delta Hotels, Moxy, AC Hotels, TownePlace, Autograph Collection, Protea Hotels.
- Preferred Hotels & Resorts
- Preferred, Sterling, Summit
- Radisson Hotels
- Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Hotel Missioni
- Wyndham Hotels
- Wyndham, Tryp, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Dream, Planet Hollywood, Ramada, Night, Baymont, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn
- Avis – US and Canadian Rentals
- Fox Rent A Car
- Payless Car Rental
- Sixt Car Rental – Good Agency for Rentals in Europe
- Visa: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD). $1USD = 1.16 AUD
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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