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LAX-SYD on VA/DL for $2720 over Christmas

LAX-SYD on VA/DL for $2720 over Christmas

Old Aug 10, 17, 6:56 am
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LAX-SYD on VA/DL for $2720 over Christmas

Direct in business, LAX-SYD on VA, and SYD-LAX on DL. Only appears to be available on 2 days by the looks of it.

https://www.google.com/flights/?f=0&...DL40;sc=b;eo=e

EDIT: MEL also available for the same dates

Last edited by avs92; Aug 10, 17 at 7:15 am
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:08 am
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United Matching (LAX-SFO-SYD outbound, nonstop return) ~$2700

https://goo.gl/flights/UXoi

Also seeing UA @ $3500-4200 on earlier departures. It seems like you want to keep the return Dec 30th+.

Also see NZ at $4400 for Dec 11th-19th, presumably other dates (https://goo.gl/flights/KGD6)

Also seeing QF SFO-SYD @ $4500 for related dates
(https://goo.gl/flights/UKgk)

The $2700 rates are exceptionally good, never seen it that low. Even the other rates in the $3k-4k range are fantastic for this route where the cheapest I see is ~$5k. Are these normal rates for travel in their summer? I remember flying this for work two years ago and my fare was like $6k and the return was in economy =\
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:11 am
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Only 220k AMEX MR points if you have them. Some will still have 50% bonus on their cards, even at only 35% back its 143k after rebate.

Great deal. Hopefully someone can use.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:21 am
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This is a good fare for legacy carriers, although very limited dates. So far, it looks this is only available over Christmas holidays.

United (UA) PQEGZCM7
PERMITTED 23DEC 17 THROUGH 24DEC 17 OR 29DEC 17 THROUGH
30DEC 17 FOR EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

Delta (DL) IQEGZEDE
PERMITTED 23DEC 17 THROUGH 24DEC 17 OR 29DEC 17 THROUGH
30DEC 17 FOR EACH TRANSPACIFIC SECTOR.

edit: available from OAK/SJC/SAN/LAX (and area) /PHX/AUS/etc

Last edited by zoqfotpik; Aug 10, 17 at 7:39 am Reason: limited dates
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by zoqfotpik View Post
delete
Still working for me..
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Old Aug 10, 17, 8:29 am
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For those in the Bay area, United good from SMF and MRY as well. Drive to SMF/MRY to save and drop the SMF/MRY on the return.

SJC fare for Delta/VA

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Old Aug 10, 17, 8:48 am
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UA also good from PDX
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Old Aug 10, 17, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by calvinoeh View Post
Good from SMF as well
funny, I had just booked 10 minutes from smf, and was getting ready to post. You beat me to the punch If UA, SAN/RNO/LAS/PDX also work.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 10:46 am
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PHX also works on VA/DL. So tempting for this route.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 3:06 pm
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if you are looking for more flexible dates/Skyteam, xiamen has a few dates that go under 3,000, but 2 stops.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by brit44 View Post
Only 220k AMEX MR points if you have them. Some will still have 50% bonus on their cards, even at only 35% back its 143k after rebate.

Great deal. Hopefully someone can use.
Snagged the VA Nonstop for the LAX-SYD and DL Nonstop for the return for ~110K Amex MRs after 50% rebate... Woo
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Old Aug 10, 17, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by RFDMinnesota View Post
Snagged the VA Nonstop for the LAX-SYD and DL Nonstop for the return for ~110K Amex MRs after 50% rebate... Woo
That's an insane deal. Congrats!
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Old Aug 11, 17, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post
UA also good from PDX
A little more (+~$150) and may have to leave a day earlier, but also from other PNW cities EUG/RDM/MFR/GEG/BOI and further down such as OTH/RDD/etc.
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Old Aug 13, 17, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by nichojo View Post
That's an insane deal. Congrats!
Fantastic. Never find award space on this route and December is peak season due to Aussie summer.

Best pricing I've seen since the famous $500 mistake fare in 2006
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Old Aug 14, 17, 10:47 am
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UA

united dot com fare is $748 for LAX->SFO->SYD on 12/23 but only if the return is in January when the inbound fare is $2995 and up on QF SYD-MEL and UA MEL-LAX.

But for 12/23 - 12/30 the fares are $1347 each way with the return on the UA nonstop.

Is there a way I can get the $748 + $1347 trip on UA?

Last edited by mrwunrfl; Aug 14, 17 at 10:55 am Reason: MEL-LAX available on UA
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