United has a good sale to Australia from San Francisco or Dallas:
- Sydney [SYD] – $777 (SFO) and $792 (DFW)
- Melbourne [MEL] – $780
Update 8/4/2016 @ 5:25PM Eastern – fare gone
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from San Francisco to Sydney
- September 12th – 20th
- Sydney: Valid for travel on the outbound until mid September or February, 2017 – June, 2017 for Monday through Thursday departure and returns. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
- Melbourne: Valid for travel on the outbound from February, 2017 – May, 2017 for Monday through Thursday departure and returns. 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- For Dallas availability, replace SFO with DFW on the Departing from: field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: lax,sfo
- Destination: SYD
- For Melbourne availability, replace SYD with MEL on the Destination field:
- Return Advanced Routing Code: lax,sfo
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: SFO
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – SYD (Sydney) – SEA
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 14,840 miles or 5.2 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,840 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,140 miles
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- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “United” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
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- Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD). $1USD = 1.33 AUD
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- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
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