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A good sale for nonstop service to Melbourne
ITA will price this at $914, using those dates on Priceline should reprice to about $831.
Here are some practical travel tips to Melbourne, Australia.
Sample Travel Date:
- February 6th – 20th, 2019
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel in September or November or February 2019 – early March 2019 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure
- Availability is extremely limited in 2018. Good in 2019
- 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:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: QF
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: MEL
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: QF
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “6-13” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- SFO – MEL (Melbourne) – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Qantas is a Alaska Air partner. Mileage earning with Alaska Air as follows:
- Miles Flown: 15,716 miles or 5.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 15,716 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 15,716 miles
Qantas is also an American Air partner. It will earn 50% elite qualifying miles and 25% redeemable miles with this fare if you credit to American.
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Priceline’s risk free 24 hour cancellation policy here.
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- Visa: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD). $1USD = 1.35 AUD
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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