Update 2: Qantas has quietly announced that they will be honoring these fares!
It’s an interesting test case, as this is one of the first widespread price mistakes since the DoT announced that they will no longer be forcing airlines to honor price mistakes.
Is it out of goodwill? Is it the realization that honoring these fares would be cheaper than having to pay for people’s non-refundable travel plans that may have been booked based on the assumption that these fares would be honored? Or is it that the DoT hasn’t fully rescinded their rule yet?
Hit the comments and share your thoughts!
Originally posted on 06/30:
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63 Comments On "Qantas: Sydney Or Melbourne To Los Angeles For $444 Round-Trip, Sydney To JFK For $605 Round-Trip!"
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Only useful for people who are originating in MEL…
Any tickets going the other way round from lax to melbourne
is it only from Aussie to LA? dose it work from LA to Melbourne?
Can’t find anything
Is this refundable within 24 even though it’s not originating in the USA?
$739 to NYC
I can find the cheap rares
Is it only for certain dates?
i cant find any dates for sukkahs if anyone finds please post
any way to make this work form LA out aside for buying back to back tickets?
I am finding $697 to NYC, get on it people!!
2tix Oct 11-Nov 11
2 for the price of 1
480 from syd -lax
It’s 10,000 miles each way. I’m not sure what fare class these are booking in but that’s potentially 20k AA/BA
@Btw: when ticketed as QF, aa only gives 50% (maybe less) BA also only gives partial credit
PERMITTED 19JUL15 THROUGH 16SEP15 OR 09OCT15 THROUGH
30NOV15 OR 12JAN16 THROUGH 17MAR16 ON THE FIRST
INTERNATIONAL SECTOR. SEASON IS BASED ON DATE OF
I just booked two Jan time Thanks Dan
ERROR FARE: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, USA FOR ONLY $444 RETURN
Error fare, non-stop flights from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles, USA for an amazing $444 return with Qantas!!
Price is in USD.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU WAIT FOR YOUR E-TICKET CONFIRMATION EMAIL BEFORE MAKING FURTHER PLANS.
BECAUSE THIS IS AN ERROR-FARE, THERE IS ALWAYS THE SMALL CHANCE THE AIRLINE MAY CANCEL THE TICKET.
Los Angeles, USA
Availability from October to December 2015
23rd Oct â€“ 2nd Dec
30th Oct â€“ 6th Nov
22nd Nov â€“ 2nd Dec
27th Nov â€“ 4th Dec
I just booked for $643 from Sydney to JFK – OCT to APR on Qantas website is over $1600 USD THANKS SO MUCH DAN!!!!!
Does anyone know if you can change the dates after booked
booked – 8/19 thru 8/26
@S: rebook and cancel original?
if it is a fare error, but i still got the ticket confirmation. can the airline still cancel the ticket?
Any deals to Hawaii? I want to go sometime during the summer
How do I book? I want to travel to LAX on Friday August 28th and return to Sydney September 16.
The wedding is in Brooklyn but I intend to travel on Sunday 30th August to NYC.
Can you please help me.
Any deals the other way around (from LAX to Sydney)?
THanks Dan I saw earlier the Melbourne LAX option but dates weren’t for me at all, with the new dates and Sydney I was able to book only going to use first leg but worked really well! thanks a lot
Cancelled and rebooked for JFK
Booked, cancelled booked another cancelled again and finally on last update have booked a ticket thank you dan
@Shaya – how can you cancel?
Tickets from Melbourne to JFK with a stop in LA for $681
is this with tax included
@Ryan: Go to email, click itinerary and then 1 of the options is then to cancel tickets,you’ve got till 11pm following business day from when you booked
is this still active? not seeing this pricing, any suggestions?
@Raizy: Check again Raizy – 2 stops on all return flights!
They have taken down these cheap prices. Was definitely an error.
Is this deal over?
Good morning aussies! Congrats to all those that booked, now to wait and see if they’ll be honored.
Many Ticket numbers were already received, and as this is not an “error” fare but a correct fare without YQ, high chance it WILL be honored.
Thank you, Dan! This was unreal!
when do we find out if they’ll be honoured? i’ve got other plans i need to act on
@Michael: A good Sale not an error. Deal was on other websites for the past three days already with UA.
It looks like all tickets will be cancelled…
Posted by official Qantas rep: ‘An update for you savvy AFFers celebrating Xmas in July with these mistake fares: theyâ€™re not valid and have been removed from sale. Weâ€™re currently following up affected bookings.’
Has anyone else seen this remark from an “officialQantas rep” thank you anon for posting really trustworthy… ? Dan how long does it usually taketo know if all good to go?
Does this mean I can no longer book these rates?
Anonymous- I found returns with only one stop for this price
Lucky me, didnt go thru booking and being cancelled. after following 2 previous deals (UA) and Hotels at dead sea which were cancelled, it seems that going for “deals” is not a good use of ones time. (or values(
Nothing has been cancelled yet.
I can even count the number of price mistakes I’ve had honored.
I booked from Mel to lax, can I buy a ticket on the quantas flight from la to JFK ?
Also can I change the return flight date ?
Any update on whether these bookings will be honored?
@DL: Not a smart comment… literally doesn’y hurt to book a ticket you needed anyways even if slight chance might not be honored
The tickets WILL be honored:
Tix WILL BE GOOD!
Qantas has indicated that they will honour the tickets. Check Qantas official twitter account for more information.
has the qantas transaction posted to your credit card, either to pending or actually gone through?
all I know is that I’m glad you and other bloggers have stopped writing “price mistake” in the titles. Better chance of getting honored, especially since they used your previous post as evidence to the DOT of people taking advantage of their mistakes.
@Aerial dag: +1
Dan, Wasn’t the LAN tickets to Iguazu the price mistake since?
my thoughts/theory on the qantas deal you posted.
Have fun sitting on a plane for 22-40 hours each way!
For those traveling – who will you credit your miles to – AA, Avios, or another partner?
Very informative. Thanx!