Flights to Australia

Australia. Qantas makes it easy

Australia is a perfect holiday destination with so many unique experiences. Soak up the urban style in Melbourne, sail around Sydney Harbour or dive the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you have visited before, there is so much to see and do in this land of inspiring outback, vibrant coastal cities and ancient indigenous culture.

Economy flights to Australia require a 14-day advance purchase. Start your flights to Australia mid-week Sunday through Wednesday. Tickets are refundable with a cancellation of $500 per person per ticket. However, you may cancel without charge any ticket purchased in the US within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Seats are limited and may not be available everyday or on every flight. Other restrictions apply.

All advertised fares are for mid-week Sunday through Wednesday travel only. Weekend Thursday through Saturday travel is permitted for an additional fare.

Advance Purchase: 14 days.

Minimum Stay: 7 days after the transpacific flight departure.

Los Angeles departures:

Outbound Travel Period
Round trip*
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Sydney 15 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Brisbane 15 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Melbourne 15 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now

San Francisco departures:^

Outbound Travel Period
Round trip*
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Sydney 1 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Brisbane 1 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Melbourne 1 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,199 14 Dec 2015 Book now
^ Subject to government and regulatory approval

Dallas/Fort Worth departures:

Outbound Travel Period
Round trip*
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Sydney 8 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,299 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Brisbane 8 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,299 14 Dec 2015 Book now
Melbourne 8 Feb - 5 Apr 2016 $1,299 14 Dec 2015 Book now

Valid on Qantas flights QF8/QF7 only.

Some routing options include Qantas codeshare flights operated by American Airlines. An additional $4.50 airport Passenger Facility Charge applies for each codeshare flight departure.

There may be lower fares or other travel dates available but not enough seats to allow us to advertise. If your travel dates are flexible, use the 'Flexible with dates' option to find the best airfare.

Great fares for other travel periods are also available.

AUSTRALIA. Qantas makes it easy. Discover why the best of Australia starts with Qantas.

Qantas has re-defined the international travel experience between the North America and Australia* - with self-serve snack bars in Economy and even a new inflight dining experience with a bigger choice of complimentary meals and drinks. After taking off, settle back and enjoy our friendly hospitality along with Australia's best wine and food, as well as thousands of on-demand entertainment choices in every seat.

With daily departures to Australia from Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York (JFK), San Francisco (from Dec. 2015 subject to government approval) and Honolulu~, it's easier than ever to experience the best of Australia before you've even arrived.

International Economy inflight entertainment

International Economy*

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

  • Relax in seats designed with your comfort in mind including built-in lumbar support, adjustable headrests, enhanced cushioning and unique netted footrests.
  • We're raising the bar with our New International Economy dining experience. Enjoy bigger and better meals, more meal choices and exciting new dishes to choose from - all complimentary.
  • Treat yourself to in-between meals snacks with our self-service snack bars and continuous refreshment service.
  • Enjoy personal on-demand, in-flight entertainment system with 1,500 options.
  • Stay refreshed and cosy with complimentary comfort kit plus blanket and pillow on selected flights.
* Available on A380 and reconfigured B747 aircrafts
~ Note: The above product is not available on Honolulu services operated by A330 or B767 aircrafts

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Fun Facts

  • QANTAS is an acronym that stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.
  • Australia is closer than you think. Flying to Australia from the west coast is only 14 hours, the same time it takes to fly to most European destinations from the western US.
  • We are the only airline to fly the A380 between the US and Australia.
  • On 16 November 2014, we celebrated 94 years of flying. See our evolving look.

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To locate the best fare availability

  • Select the 'flexible with dates' option when starting your search (only available on point-to-point fares without stopovers). Seats are very limited. Better availability can be found for travelling Mondays to Thursdays. Fares displayed in your search results will be 'each way' including all taxes and fees.
  • Sort your flight results 'by price' to locate our lowest priced options for your selected dates. Note: The lowest price option may include a connecting flight in another city.

If you're interesting in spending time in more than one city

  • Itineraries with stopovers (where you'll spend more than 24 hours in two different cities), must be booked through our Multi-City tool.

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Qantas Airways Reservation Assistance

If you would like to contact Qantas Airways reservations, call 1 800 227 4341.#

Customers in the US who are deaf or who have a hearing or speech impairment can call via the National Relay Service by dialling 711, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Communication Assistants at the National Relay Service will assist customers by contacting Qantas Airways on 1 800 227 4341.

QBE Travel Insurance

Travel safely with QBE Travel Insurance.

QBE Insurance Corporation underwrites and offers travel insurance to those passengers booking flights on Qantas Airways from the United States to worldwide destinations.

The QBE International Essentials Travel Protection and the QBE International Essentials Gold Travel Protection Insurance policies provide insurance coverage and assistance services for international travel.

Protection includes:

  • Reimbursement up to 100 percent of original flight cost if you need to cancel your trip due to illness, injury or other covered reasons;
  • Trip delay and lost or stolen baggage coverage;
  • Coverage for emergency medical evacuations including medical transportation and care;
  • 24/7 worldwide assistance.

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Qantas and American Airlines. #GreatMates

Qantas and American make it easy, together offering the quickest route to Australia from 20 major cities in North America. The partnership between Qantas and American Airlines means more destinations, more comfort, more entertainment and more rewards. Fly to Australia with American Airlines' new fleet of Boeing 777s. With new cabin interiors, increased seat comfort, expanded in-flight entertainment options and a Wi-fi connection all the way across the Pacific, these planes are truly state-of-the-art.

Main Cabin

Main Cabin

  • Main Cabin Extra seating; up to 6 more inches of legroom
  • International Wi-Fi capability
  • AC power outlets and USB ports at every seat
  • Complimentary beer, wine and meal service
  • Personal in-seat on-demand entertainment with up to 250 movies, 130 TV shows, 18 radio channels and 380 albums

Terms and Conditions

* Fares are for round trip travel in US dollars and include all taxes and fees. Seats are very limited and are not available on every flight. Price stated is for the least expensive itinerary. The total price for other itineraries may be higher due to higher taxes. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Minimum stay is 7 days after the transpacific flight departure. Maximum stay is 12 months, subject to system range limitation between 330 to 350 days from departure date. There is a cancellation fee of $500 per person per ticket. However, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States may cancel their reservations and refund ticket without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Date changes are permitted for a fee of $200 per person per change. No Show fee is $500 per person per ticket. An additional service fee of US$40/AU$80 per person applies for each transaction made to an Economy ticket via telephone, retail outlet, or an airport ticket counter, depending on the country where the change is made. Other restrictions apply. Fares are valid from 1 December to 14 December 2015. Sale ends 14 December 2015 and may be extended. Information is correct as at 1 December 2015 and subject to change without notice. Total price may vary as the result of exchange rate fluctuations affecting the amount of applicable taxes.
Qantas flights operating on B747 or A380 equipment or a combination thereof depending on itinerary chosen.
A380 schedule subject to change and last minute change of aircraft.
+ Available on A380 and reconfigured B747 aircrafts
# Airfare is an additional $30 for reservations made by telephone.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure all visa requirements are complied with.
Note: The US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State have suspended special international in-transit programs.
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