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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip in coach from Charlotte, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, and Phoenix to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, for ~$775 on United Airlines.
I found a flight from Philadelphia to Sydney departing August 14, 2016, and returning August 23, 2016, for ~$793. And a flight leaving Dallas on September 19, 2016, and returning from Melbourne September 29, 2016, for ~$788.
This fare is valid for travel in August and September 2016.
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Link: The Flight Deal
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket. Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!
Note: You can cancel a United Airlines booking 24 hours after you book to get a full refund.
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.