HOT! Air Canada: Fly From The US To Australia For $353 Or 23K Chase Points Round-Trip Through 2021!

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  • Bookable on CheapOAir or Air Canada.
  • Limited seats are available on each date.
  • Use a card like Sapphire Preferred to earn 2 points or Sapphire Reserve to earn 3 Chase points per dollar spent and get free trip cancellation/interruption insurance, travel accident insurance, luggage insurance, trip and luggage delay protection, and more!

Air Canada has tickets from most US cities to Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane from just $353 round-trip!

Travel is valid on select dates from September 2020-February 2021.

Below are just some of the valid cities and dates for this fare. Post what other deals you find!

Sample deals:

Newark-Melbourne: $353
Los Angeles-Melbourne: $353
Cleveland-Melbourne: $359
Philadelphia-Melbourne: $359
Dallas-Melbourne: $353
Denver-Melbourne: $353
San Francisco-Melbourne: $353
Seattle-Melbourne: $353
Portland-Melbourne: $353

Sample dates:
11/29-12/9
1/3-1/13
1/10-1/20
1/17-1/27
1/24-2/3
1/31-2/10
2/7-2/17
2/14-2/24


Newark-Sydney: $363
Los Angeles-Sydney: $363
Cleveland-Sydney: $369
Philadelphia-Sydney: $363
Dallas-Sydney: $363
Denver-Sydney: $363
San Francisco-Sydney: $363
Seattle-Sydney: $363
Portland-Sydney: $363

Sample dates:
9/13-9/23
9/29-10/12
10/18-10/28
10/25-11/4
11/1-11/11
11/8-11/18
11/22-12/2
11/29-12/9
1/3-1/13
1/10-1/20
1/17-1/27
1/24-2/3
1/31-2/10
2/7-2/17
2/14-2/24


Using Chase Points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred you can redeem points for 1.25 cents each towards travel.

Learn more about rapidly accumulating Ultimate Rewards points via the Chase Quinfecta here.

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here. The cost will be 23,550 points with a Sapphire Reserve. That rate include all taxes and you will still earn flight miles as well!


Sydney opera house:

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge:

Kangaroo at Angelsea Golf Club on the Great Ocean Road:

 

Great Ocean Road, outside Melbourne:

 

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania:

 

Whitsunday Islands:

Back in 2010-2011 Mimi and I flew around the world on the now defunct American OneWorld first class round-the-world award for 230K miles. In Australia we used the award to stop off in MelbourneSydney, Tasmania, and the Whitsunday Islands. Truly an awesome country!

  • 3-5 days in Sydney would give you enough time to experience the phenomenal Park Hyatt, climb the Harbour bridge, check out the Opera House, pet some Koalas and Kangaroos, and have a day in the Blue Mountains.
  • 4-6 days in Melbourne would allow for a road trip of the sublime Great Ocean Road and the breathtaking Grampians before going to to Melborune for Shabbos at the excellent Park Hyatt which is around the corner from a great Chabad House. A flight from Sydney to Melbourne is just 4.5K BA Avios with no fuel surcharges.
  • 2-4 days in Hamilton Island or Cairns would give you time to snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re going to Hamilton Island you’ll also be able to check out famous Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. A flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island is 7.5K BA Avios with no fuel surcharges. Sydney to Cairns is 10K Avios.
  • We spent 4 nights covering the entire beautiful island of Tasmania without realizing just how much driving that would entail. Doing over a week would have been ideal.  A flight from Sydney to Tasmania is 4.5K BA Avios with no fuel surcharges.
  • We didn’t make it to more remote places like Uluru, Kangaroo Island, Perth, or the Australian Outback, but perhaps on a future trip? Then again 10K BA Avios can also get you from Sydney to New Zealand. That’s been on my bucket list for a very long time…

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59 Comments On "HOT! Air Canada: Fly From The US To Australia For $353 Or 23K Chase Points Round-Trip Through 2021!"

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Dan_and_jj_fan

Booked! EWR to Sydney for Feb.

Error_Fare_Geek

To those booking- PLEASE, for the sake of all of our tix, do not contact the airline until they honor the fare

david

What is the cancellation policy ?

jack Weiss

Following

Boruch

also wondering! wanna book now

Baruch

Anyone know if having paid for CheapOair’s Travel Protection will make my chances of getting a refund/changing, it in the event of this mess, any easier? Otherwise, I think I might as well get refunded for the Travel Protection

ariella

I was trying to plan a trip around Sukkot before this virus took over. Chas’s search tool isn’t working.

Maxi

Reload it, it worked for me.

Jo

When are people thinking about booking? I’m struggling to find a time between pushing this off past COVID (probably August at the earliest) and not during the mild of wildfire season (which seems to start as early as August and last until Feb). Any thoughts/suggestions?

Maxi

What are the odds that Air Canada go bankrupt? And will the Canadian government bail them out?

BBPAPA

Any way with these fares to fly into Melbourne but return to US from sydney or vice versa

david

Wish I could fly into MEL and out of SYD in October. The MEL flights only start in December.

Bob

Sydney to Melb tickets are 100 AUD each way on Jetstar our tiger airways

Joe

Booked into Syd out of Mel over Thanksgiving week.

Shlomo

Dead from NYC to SYD

david

Not true. Just booked

Gaby

Does it work from Chicago ?

Stephen

How does it work with cancelling? I know cheapoair charges a fee usually. If I use CSR would that cover any fees?
Would CSR insurance let me cancel just because “dates don’t work” in the end? Or needs valid reason

david

I booked with the CSA insurance offer and got the policy now in my email. Trip cancellation due to “travel restrictions by government” is EXCLUDED, but I think Air Canada would refund anyway in that scenario.
The Trip Cancellation benefit in the policy only covers a list of specific scenarios. It isn’t cancel for any reason insurance.
I have 10 days to cancel the insurance and I might, I don’t think the cancellation protection is enough

Stephen

so basically CSR is typical travel insurance. Except it’s free

david

Booked! Sukkos in Oz, here we come. Thank you DansDeals

si

appears to be dead

Al

It’s not dead. I just book PHL-SYD in November

david

Looks like it’s dead now. I already got an email confirmation – does that mean I’m good, or it can still be cancelled?

moshe r

It can still be cancelled. Usually, the airline will notify you within a week if it’s honored or not.

Al

It’s not dead. I just book PHL-SYD for November

LA

Dead from LA?

Steve

Is there any way to book this fare and then upgrade to business?

devorah

on cheapoair when choosing dates it says price will be 347 nyc – syd, but then when flights come up theyre at 850… how can i get the cheap price?

rob

Dead?

Josh

It’s not. Just gotta do some digging.

Igor Ostrovsky

Im seeing $1400

Ira

Thank you Dan, I booked 9 people for yeshiva week to Sydney.

YaakovD

Still avail? Or booked earlier today?

KSMH

In the future, if possible can you please post the Fare Class.

SG

A

YMA

Thanks! I booked for February. If for some reason I can not make the trip, how much would the cost be to cancel the ticket?

JamesF

Just got email from Air Canada that my tickets were canceled for trip in late November. They said it was a mistake. Wonder if the DoT announcement yesterday made them realize how much actual money they would need to pay out for all the CoVID flights they have already canceled and they thought they could’t lose more on these flights.

Dave

Canceled and refunded via air Canada refund. Check your emails everyone

Dag

Canceled by the airline just now

Deisy

All flights are being cancelled

Dave

All bookings will be canceled and refunded unfortunately. Just a heads up for everyone who booked. Customer service doesn’t care at all. Just got the letter in my email -_-

Shevi

Hi Dan,
We bought tickets and have just been informed that tickets were mistakenly priced and that we would be refunded.
Any way to fight this?

Jason

Flights just got cancelled. File dot complaint? Or not much one can do?

Shlomo

Flight was canceled… Anything we can do at this point?

Maxi

Hey Dan, can you give your comment on cancellation situation?

Menachem

Dan, any options for recourse ?

Dan_and_jj_fan

Has anyone filed a DoT complaint?
Has anyone gotten a refund yet? (I had booked thru Orbitz)?

Maxi

I have filed, no response yet. No refund either was posted

Dag

Same here. booked with cheapoair

Baruch

REGARDING CHEAPOAIR REFUND: Long story short, I emailed CheapOair at billing@cheapoair.com, have them my deets, booking number, etc and told wrote that my tickets were supposedly cancelled. I attached a screenshot of my reservation on the CheapOair website that showed that it was “active,” as well as a screenshot of the email from Air Canada stating that the tickets were cancelled, and the “return receipt” from Air Canada that they sent me after one of my calls to them. Thankfully, they responded the next day that they will refund it (which can take up to two billing cycles).

The only thing now is that CheapOair’s refund receipt is only showing refund for base fare, and not service fees ($36) or travel protection ($24 in my case), so I sent another email with request for those refunds as well, and I’m waiting to hear back from them.

Hope this helps

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