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AA/QF J SFO-MEL under $3500RT

AA/QF J SFO-MEL under $3500RT

Old May 22, 19, 1:28 pm
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AA/QF J SFO-MEL under $3500RT

Only way I see to book is through amextravel, but it's neither an insider fare, nor part of IAP-- ie, you don't need to be logged in to book it. From what I can tell, you need to connect in LAX or SYD, but other routings/nonstops may be available. Doesn't appear to have a min-stay either.

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COST DETAILS

Total Trip Cost$3,499.12


Round trip, 1 Adult
Total fare includes Taxes & Airline/American Express Imposed Fees. Additional airline baggage fees may apply.
Free 24 Hour Cancellation American Express Travel offers free cancellation to any flight within 24 hours of booking. Call 1-800-297-2977 within 24 hours of booking for a full refund.Total Trip Cost$3,499.12


Jun 20
to Jun 24
1 Traveler
Fare Rules
Round Trip
DEPARTURE
Jun 20, 2019
American Airlines
1-StopSFO

10:25pm


MEL

09:35am

(+2 days)


RETURN
Jun 24, 2019
American Airlines
1-StopMEL

08:55pm


SFO

10:54pmDEPARTURE1-STOP18H 10M + 2 DAYS

THU, JUN 20, 2019
American Airlines 7396
Operated byQantas Airways

Boeing 747-400, 7,426Miles10:25pm

San Francisco, CA (SFO)
6:05am

Sydney, AU (SYD)
Business
Baggage FeesOnly 9 Tickets Left

Layover: Sydney, AU (SYD) 1h 55m


SAT, JUN 22, 2019

American Airlines 7341
Operated byQantas Airways

Airbus A330, 456 Miles8:00am

Sydney, AU (SYD)
9:35am

Melbourne, AU (MEL)
Business
Baggage FeesPlane Changes

RETURN1-STOP18H 59M
MON, JUN 24, 2019

American Airlines 7417
Operated byQantas Airways

Boeing 787-9, 7,966 Miles8:55pm

Melbourne, AU (MEL)
6:15pm

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Business
Baggage FeesOnly 9 Tickets Left

Layover: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 3h 15m


MON, JUN 24, 2019

American Airlines 6085
Embraer 175, 351 Miles9:30pm

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
10:54pm

San Francisco, CA (SFO)
First Class
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Old May 22, 19, 1:49 pm
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One way also available for $2300

Not the deal of the century, but not bad.
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Old May 22, 19, 2:00 pm
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Actually works from JFK with flat-bed transcon for $100 more. And only $2874 from YVR. Probably some more cities.

JFK-MEL
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Old May 22, 19, 7:00 pm
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This would ticket as an AA ticket for mileage purposes, right? Trying to see if I can find a way to ticket it on QF.
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Old May 22, 19, 7:47 pm
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And YVR-BNE via LAX for $2939
(subsequently booked and ticketed)

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Old May 22, 19, 8:02 pm
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What's the cheapest one has seen on this route (or from the west coast)? Does it get much cheaper than this?
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Old May 22, 19, 9:45 pm
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YYZ-MEL also $3500 through EOS on AC+QF, ticketed by AA: https://flights.app.goo.gl/9LFxi
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Old May 23, 19, 12:55 am
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If it seems to good to be true...?

Went fairly deep into the booking process on both LAX and YVR originations via AmEx. When it comes to seat selection, the "business" seats on the trans-pacific legs are actually Y+. I didn't try every combination, but my suspicion is that the reason this only shows up on AmEx is that J isn't actually available on the one leg that counts. Would be happy to stand corrected and may tinker further.
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Old May 23, 19, 1:00 am
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This definitely shows up in J booking class on seat selection on Amex through LAX. (I'm booking on AA metal.) Flight books into R class, which is business on AA.

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Old May 23, 19, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by mczlaw View Post
Went fairly deep into the booking process on both LAX and YVR originations via AmEx. When it comes to seat selection, the "business" seats on the trans-pacific legs are actually Y+. I didn't try every combination, but my suspicion is that the reason this only shows up on AmEx is that J isn't actually available on the one leg that counts. Would be happy to stand corrected and may tinker further.
Do you mean Premium economy? A separate class on AA & QF.
Economy plus Y+ (or other airline jargon) is economy class with more leg room. QF do not have Y+.
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Old May 23, 19, 4:17 am
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I slept on it and just booked this for December. Prices are the same, and I looked at a few other sites, not finding any similar at this price, but only 7 seats available most flights. I need two, and decided I don't want to take the chance of having to travel without a flatbed. I'm just hoping the aircraft problems are fixed by then, or the substitute is flatbed as well.
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Old May 23, 19, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by LeeMKE View Post
I slept on it and just booked this for December. Prices are the same, and I looked at a few other sites, not finding any similar at this price, but only 7 seats available most flights. I need two, and decided I don't want to take the chance of having to travel without a flatbed. I'm just hoping the aircraft problems are fixed by then, or the substitute is flatbed as well.
What aircraft problems?
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Old May 23, 19, 6:56 am
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LAX-MEL/BNE seat map is PE not business. Maybe a mapping error?
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Old May 23, 19, 7:12 am
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Interested in booking this out of YYZ. Anybody go through QF seat assignment and found it actually books into business class (was able to assign a business seat)?
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Old May 23, 19, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by hamburglar View Post
What's the cheapest one has seen on this route (or from the west coast)? Does it get much cheaper than this?
A year and half ago, I flew nonstop from LAX to SYD (and back) on UA for $2,700.
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