Etihad – Under $1200: New York – Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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.

Opera House, Sydney, Australia - Photo: Pedro Szekely via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Opera House, Sydney, Australia – Photo: Pedro Szekely via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Sydney
  • February 9th – 17th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • 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:

Fare Class:

  • T


  • JFK – AUH (Abu Dhabi) – SYD (Sydney) – AUH – JFK



  • 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



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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 = 1.16 AUD

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