Old Jul 6, 18, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by captain_starwood View Post
UA would’ve be my default but tickets one way are 7-8k each.
The cheapest I can see for a single-stop UA flight in early August is A$9,757, so I'm presuming you're talking US$ there?

If you add on a IAD-SYD return leg a few months later, the total price drops to A$6,662 (US$4,935).

It looks like those fares have no maximum stay (beyond the usual 12 months), so you could potentially book it far out, and then pay a change fee to move it to the dates you actually want it if you do decide to use the return in Economy.
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