Airline options for cheap flights to Australia

Many of the promotions and special offers for cheap flights to Australia made the vacation below. Traveling to Australia, especially during the low seasons – between May and August – is easier than traveling to Australia over long distances, such as Asia and Eastern Europe.

Continuous flights to Australia leave Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you live in other parts of the US, you must first fly to California.

Flights to Australia have increased over the past few years as existing airlines have added flights and new airline services have been provided. This is good news for travelers – increased competition has lowered the cost of flights to Australia.

When searching for the cheapest flights to Australia, you will find that airline consolidators usually have the lowest prices. However, when airlines try to fill their seats on airplanes and offer short-term specials, prices may not go down. Always check the prices at airlines flying to Australia before you buy your tickets.

Airlines flying to Australia:


Qantas, the Australian airline, offers the largest aircraft and most flights. With uninterrupted daily flights and less frequent flights from Los Angeles, Qantas flies to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne without stops. Qantas offers code share flights from many US cities to join American Airlines flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Qantas website often features low-season flight deals, promotions that include "free" flights to a city in Australia, and special offers at Aussie AirPass. If you are a member of American Airways Disadvantage, you can fly to Qantas to Australia and earn distance points inside.


VAustralia, a new addition to the Virgin Airlines, flies from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Flight flights are available from Virgin America and other cities in Delta. VAustralia also offers several flights from San Francisco.

Australian aircrafts are decorated with a new Australian theme and have a comfortable seat for long flights. The VAustralia website focuses on Qantas' special offers for cheap flights to Australia, but VAustralia does not offer special offers for flight packages that cover other destinations within Australia.

Delta Airlines

Delta began to fly to Sydney in 2009. Shortly after they embarked on this route, Delta signed a code-sharing agreement with Virgin Airlines for international flights with VirginBlue, VAustralia, and its sister airline.

Within the Club, Delta SkyMiles members can enjoy VirginBlue's luxury airport lounges while traveling internationally in VirginBlue or Delta or Australia.

United Airlines

The United States flies to Sydney from Los Angles and San Francisco with connections to other US cities. Frequently, the United website will promote private sales on these flights. United does not fly across Australia.

Other Airlines

Air New Zealand flies to Australia from Los Angeles and San Francisco, but the flights are stopped first in Auckland. This adds a few hours to the total flight time to Australia. Their prices are very competitive.

Several Asian airlines also offer multi-stop flights to Australia. These flights are more expensive than regular flights in Qantas, VAustralia, Delta or Greece.

Flying East

Travelers who are more important than the cost and long distance flight for the comfort and luxury of a plane should consider moving east to get to Australia. For most, eastbound flights are more expensive – but you can only visit Singapore (Singapore has a daily flight from New New to Singapore) or Dubai (Emirates offers two-day non-stop flights from JFK). Stop flights to Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco on your holiday in Australia.