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Tuesday, October 17th 2017

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2017
12
June
Calgary to Sydney, Australia - $972 CAD roundtrip including taxes on Qantas | 2018 flights, add Los Angeles for free

Sydney, Australia

Qantas (a great airline, typically ranked somewhere in the top 15 in the world) has dropped the price of their February, March, and April 2018 flights from Calgary to Sydney, Australia down to $972 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

Availability for travel

February, March, April, May 2018

Remember that Australia's seasons are reversed from ours.

February and March are summer.

April is the beginning of fall.

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to FlightHub

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to Sydney, Australia (SYD)

Try dates in February, March, and April 2018

Most of the flights have a long layover in one of the directions. Some flights have 2 stops in one of the directions.

For example:

Feb 12 to Feb 27 (10 - 5)

^^ This flight has a 10 hour layover on the way there, 5 on the way back.

Feb 12 to Feb 28 (10 - 2/1)

^^ This flight has a 10 hour layover on the way there, and then a 2 hour layover and a 1 hour layover on the way back.

I've seen better layover options towards April and May. Some dates in April and May have just 1 layover each way, with more ideal layover lengths.

Here are some other example dates, which can give an idea of the various layover options available in February and March.

Feb 12 to Feb 27 (9 -5) -- new!
Feb 12 to Feb 28, Mar 1 (9 - 2/1) -- new!
Feb 13 to Feb 27 (8 - 5)
Feb 13 to Feb 28 or Mar 1 (8 - 2/1)
Feb 20 to Mar 5, 6, 7 (8 - 5)
Feb 21 to Mar 5, 6 (2 - 3/5)
Feb 21 to Mar 7 (2/3 - 2/)
Feb 26 to Mar 12, 13 (2 - 3/5)
Feb 26 to Mar 14 (2/3 - 2/1)
Feb 26 to Mar 15 (2/3 - 2)
Feb 27 to Mar 15 (2/3 - 2)

Mar 12 to Mar 26, 28, 29 (9 - 5) -- new!
Mar 13 to Mar 26, 27, 28, 29 (1 - 5) -- new!
Mar 20 to Apr 3, 4, 5 (1 -5) -- new! [school break, over Easter]
Mar 27 to Apr 9, 10, 11, 12 (1 - 5) -- new! [over Easter]

These are just example dates. Try other dates in February, March, April, and May 2018.

Important: Once your search completes, click on 'Flexible Dates' (near the middle of your screen).

Look for the dates that are $972. Click on these flights.

You may want to try a few different date combinations.

The fastest flights may not be the flights at the very top of your search results, sometimes you need to check out the first 3 or 4 flights.

screenshot from FlightHub.com



You can also turn this into a 2-in-1 trip, and spend time in both Sydney, Australia *and* Los Angeles or San Francisco for $971 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, California

1. Go to FlightHub

2. Click on Multi-City

3. Search for a flight like this:

Calgary to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary

or

Calgary to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
Sydney, Australia to San Francisco (SFO)
San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary

4. As for the dates to use, for the first and last legs of the journey, try using the start and end dates from the regular roundtrip flight dates in the section above.

And then play around with the middle date, to give you more or less time in Australia vs Los Angeles.

For example, if the regular roundtrip dates are:
Feb 20 to Mar 5

Try using these dates:
Feb 20 to Mar 1 to Mar 5

screenshot from FlightHub.com



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