American – $1,056: Chicago – Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American is putting Australia on sale. Here’s what we found:

  • Melbourne [MEL] – $1,057
  • Sydney [SYD] – $1,069
  • Brisbane [BNE] – $1,070
Melbourne, Australia - Photo: Steve Davidson via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Melbourne, Australia – Photo: Steve Davidson via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Melbourne
  • March 7th – 16th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until early June or July 24th – September 17th or November 1st – 30th for Sunday through Wednesday departures and returns. A 7 (Seven) day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 14 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:

 You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • O


  • ORD – LAX (Los Angeles) – SYD (Sydney) – LAX – ORD. Some flights will be operated by Qantas under American flight numbers



  • Miles Flown: 19,324 miles or 5.5 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 19,324 miles
  • Redeemable Miles:19,324 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter  “American” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.




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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 = 1.42 AUD

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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1 Comment

  • Justin 7 years ago Reply

    Works from Washington DC too! IAD and DCA. Add about $200!

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