Delta / Virgin Australia – About $1,200: Philadelphia / Dallas / Miami / Charlotte – Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

We don’t normally get too excited about a $1,200 fare. But this is Australia — a destination rarely on sale. This is only the 3rd time we have found a deal to Australia in over 6,500 deal posts!

We found availability to:

  • Sydney [SYD]
  • Brisbane [BNE]
  • Melbourne [MEL]

They are all about $1,200 from the departure cities.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia - Photo: xiquinhosilva, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia – Photo: xiquinhosilva, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Philadelphia to Sydney with Delta
  • September 1st – 9th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until December 8th or February 1st, 2015 – June 8th, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $999


  • PHL – JFK (New York) – LAX (Los Angeles) – SYD (Sydney) LAX – JFK – PHL. Some flights might be operated by Virgin Australia.



Delta will be revenue based mileage earning starting January 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 13 for Diamond level members who purchase with a Delta co-branded American Express credit card. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all Delta fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of Delta flyers.

  • 2014: 20,087 miles or 5.9 cents per mile.
  • 2015:  4,995 miles or a difference of 15,092 miles.

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 Delta or Virgin Australia



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival.  Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD).  $1USD = 1.06 AUD

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11 Responses to "Delta / Virgin Australia – About $1,200: Philadelphia / Dallas / Miami / Charlotte – Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. JDH says:

    This is great! Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade to an upper class cabin with miles?

    • TFD says:

      @JDH – we are not Delta flyers, but we believe that in order to upgrade using miles internationally, tickets need to be in Y, B or M class. This in K, so it would not qualify.

  2. Kevin says:

    I am finding these via PHL on Matrix with calendar search, but none of them seem to be real. When I pick a date that has $1177 listed for 5 days, the actual lowest price for that day comes up in the $1900+ range. 🙁

  3. Kevin says:

    UPDATE: I did just find them on from CLT! 3 tickets $1181 each in JULY 2014!!

  4. Fare says:

    Fare class is usually T, not K.

    • TFD says:

      @Fare – when we posted it yesterday, it was K. It looks it has been refiled as T.

  5. h says:

    I can not find any of these deals from Miami.
    When class specifies, it only picks economy. How can you change the class options to k or t.

  6. h says:

    I actually found on Cheapoair from MIA MEL for $1109

  7. h says:

    flight deal matrix search has not much of help. please advise.

    • TFD says:

      @h – using the ITA instructions in the post, we see availability. don’t know why it isnt working for you

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