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DL: NYC-SYD under $1000

Old Dec 28, 16, 1:49 pm
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DL: NYC-SYD under $1000

(HT to TFD)

Great for vacationing, as it's 2 week min-stay. Great use for GUC also, as transcon is D1. Also available from PDX

Tons of availability on Google Flights, but you'll likely need to book via ITA + Script to get the best prices.

https://goo.gl/flights/uy2P JFK-LAX-SYD r/t @ $996 (5cpm)

GF is showing prices under $900 for some dates, but I can't get them to work on ITA yet.
4.8cpm via MEL

BTW, I don't know how many of you noticed Jet (9W) being now a 100% MQM partner.

Last edited by tomasdev; Dec 28, 16 at 1:52 pm Reason: Added cpm
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Old Dec 28, 16, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by tomasdev View Post
.....Great for vacationing, as it's 2 week min-stay....
Great fare but awfully long min stay.
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Old Dec 28, 16, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by tomasdev View Post
Great use for GUC also, as transcon is D1.
I was always under the impression that a GUC availability on LAX-SYD was pretty much impossible?
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Old Dec 28, 16, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Youngmiler View Post
I was always under the impression that a GUC availability on LAX-SYD was pretty much impossible?
it can clear at the gate.

i think the previous poster meant if it clears, its a good use because jfk/lax and lax/syd are both D1 flights so you get 2 D1 flights with 1 GUC
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Old Dec 28, 16, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by btonkid12345 View Post
i think the previous poster meant if it clears, its a good use because jfk/lax and lax/syd are both D1 flights so you get 2 D1 flights with 1 GUC
With my luck, the GUC would clear JFK-LAX and not LAX-SYD.
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Old Dec 28, 16, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
Great fare but awfully long min stay.
There are also T fares with one-week min stay requirement for not much more ($1089).
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Old Dec 29, 16, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Youngmiler View Post
I was always under the impression that a GUC availability on LAX-SYD was pretty much impossible?
My wife and I became DMs last year. We take the hop across the lake twice a year and had heard of the lack of GUCs clearing for this segment.

However, on our first trip, 3 GUCs cleared (wife, daughter and I) well before our flight, and one (only one applied) for the return shortly after that.

Second flight, I was using my last GUC - cleared weeks out. Then I did a MR to get DM again and used two more GUCs on the return, only applied them about 3 weeks out, but cleared at the gate.

So we are 7/7 this year using GUCs for LAX<->SYD - just none at booking.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Youngmiler View Post
I was always under the impression that a GUC availability on LAX-SYD was pretty much impossible?
False. I've cleared 4 times.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 5:40 am
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perfect!
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Old Jan 5, 17, 10:01 pm
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Nice find! I hate to gamble in main cabin with a GUC not clearing at booking, but Comfort+ is only $1264. Might be a little more tolerable if GUC doesn't ever clear.
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