[FARE GONE] American – $615: Los Angeles – Cairns, Australia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American finally joins the party with a deal to Australia. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Update 4/13/2016 @ 4:33PM Eastern – fare gone

Cairns, Australia - Photo: julia Chapple via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Cairns, Australia – Photo: julia Chapple via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • August 7th – 16th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from July – November 30th with a 10 day minimum stay. Availability is limited. 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

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $440


  • LAX – SYD (Sydney) – CNS (Cairns) – MEL (Melbourne) – LAX. Segments can be operated by JetStar or Qantas.



  • Miles Flown: 18,063 miles or 3.4 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 16,072 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,200 miles (American will go to a revenue base mileage earning program in the 2nd half of 2016)

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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 (2)

  • Christiba 6 years ago Reply

    Is it gone already?

    The Flight Deal 6 years ago Reply

    It is still there as of 3:39PM. Here’s october results for example — plenty of dates for about $615.

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