Deal Alert: Dallas and NYC to Australia From $841 Round-Trip

Jan 6, 2017

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Right now United is offering discounted fares on flights from Dallas and New York City to Australia with fares starting from just $841 round-trip. Although these tickets may seem expensive, flights to Australia are typically priced well above a thousand dollars round-trip, so this provides a great opportunity to take that bucket list trip Down Under. Routes are operated by United’s 787-9 Dreamliner with a connection in either LAX or SFO with scattered availability from April through September 2017.

Airline: United
Route: DFW and EWR to MEL and SYD
Cost: $841+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April – September 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Dallas (DFW) to Melbourne (MEL) for $841 round-trip in September:

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Dallas (DFW) to Sydney (SYD) for $851 round-trip in September:

Newark (EWR) to Melbourne (MEL) for $911 round-trip in April:

Newark (EWR) to Sydney (SYD) for $921 round-trip in September:

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Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image of Sydney, Australia courtesy of Getty Images.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

H/T: The Flight Deal

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