Virgin Australia / Delta – $580: San Francisco – Sydney, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A great sale to Sydney!

FAQ from those in LA: No, you cannot skip the SFO – LAX segment—if you do, your itinerary will be cancelled. You can skip the last segment though. So, if you are in LA, you will need to get to San Francisco to start this. But on the return, when the flight lands in LA, you can go home from there. You have to collect your bags in LA regardless of your final destination.

Update 4/8/2016 @ 12:25PM Eastern – Virgin Australia fare gone

Update 4/8/2016 @ 5:10PM Eastern – now available from Delta. Post instructions updated with Delta search instructions. For those who want Alaska miles, if your dates are available, the Delta option would earn you 50% redeemable miles vs 0 with the Virgin Australia option from last night. For Alaska miles, make sure to select ONLY flights operated by DELTA. Do not select Delta codeshares with Virgin Australia.

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 with Virgin Australia
  • May 18th – 28th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until November 30th with a 10 day minimum stay. 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:

  • T

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $417


  • SFO – LAX (Los Angeles) – SYD (Sydney) – LAX – SFO



Virgin Australia is Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 15,562 miles or 3.7 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 15,562 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 7,826 miles

Delta mileage earning:

  • Miles Flown: 15,562 miles or 3.7 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 15,562 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,085 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  “Virgin Australia” or “Delta” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.

Virgin Australia – now gone


Delta is now available.

Delta is now available.


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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 = 1.33 AUD

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Comments (17)

  • Jen 7 years ago Reply

    What a STEAL! Booked for late Oct. I was originally planning on going elsewhere in sept or oct and I just threw all my plans out the window and ran for this.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Jen – have a great trip!

    Jen 7 years ago

    Thank you! You guys are the best. Thank you for all the hard work to post such great getaways!

  • Erik Shpeley 7 years ago Reply

    Great tip! Thanks for posting.
    This works for Brisbane and Melbourne as well, but must fly via Sydney, first.
    Brisbane is actually around $40 cheaper.

    Jennifer 7 years ago Reply

    Hi! what dates did you put for brisbane?

  • Elle 7 years ago Reply

    The $679 rate out of NYC from yesterday is now showing up on Virgin and Delta has similar rates out of SFO

  • Rich F 7 years ago Reply

    ITA results: No flights found.
    Dead for October & November?

  • Megan 7 years ago Reply

    I just booked two more friends for $580 out of SFO! Wooohooo!!!!

  • daphne 7 years ago Reply

    I just booked a flight in October for $580 using Its dates on there thru May – November! I’m so excited thanks so much @theflightdeal 😀

  • Lily 7 years ago Reply

    What’s the best way to add a pit stop to New Zealand with this deal?

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Lily – per the post, stopovers can only be in Australia. So a stopover or pit stop as you call it is not possible in New Zealand.

    Jen 7 years ago Reply

    Buy a separate ticket in between your dates in and out of Sydney to New Zealand. It’s not an official stopover so it’s not free–you obviously would have to pay for a separate round trip ticket. With advance purchase, you can get to NZ pretty cheaply combined with this great deal. I just got back from NZ a week and a half ago. It was amazing!

  • Susan 7 years ago Reply

    Thank you for posting this – we are going to Australia for Thanksgiving! Can you please clarify how many redeemable miles will be earned on delta? The first paragraph under the “mileage” section says 7826, which is consistent with the 50% rate for T class shown on delta’s website, but then the second paragraph states 2085 redeemable miles.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Susan – if you got a Virgin Australia itinerary – then its 7,826. If you got a Delta itinerary, then its 2,085. So what are your flight #s?

    Susan 7 years ago

    Ah, I see. We’re on delta metal except SYD-BNE-SYD. Thank you!

  • Jason 7 years ago Reply

    Is this deal no longer available for SFO – SYD trips in November?

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Jason – seems like November is sold out. Seems to be only good til October now.

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