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Saturday, November 17th 2018

"I'm a travel junkie who's hooked on deals from YYC." - Chris Myden



2018
29
June
Calgary to Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne, Australia - $959 CAD roundtrip including taxes | add San Francisco for free

Sydney, Australia

For the first time in quite a while, there are some flights from Calgary to cities in Australia for under $1000 roundtrip.

The flights are with Qantas, an excellent airline.

You can also turn these into 2-in-1 trips and visit both Australia and San Francisco (or Los Angeles), for under $1000.

You can also look at flying into one Australian city, but home from another, and keeping the price under $1000.

Availability for travel

late July, August, September, October, November 2018

How to find and book this deal

1. Try a Google Flights search like this one...

Google Flights: Calgary to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
^^^ late August, September, late October, November, first half of December 2018

Google Flights: Calgary to Brisbane, Australia (BNE)
^^^ September, late October 2018

Google Flights: Calgary to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
^^^ late August, September, late October, November, first half of December 2018

- click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations

- look for the dates that are somewhere between $1050 and $1073 roundtrip.

2. Go to Flighthub

- search for a flight from Calgary (YYC) to...

Sydney (SYD)
or
Brisbane (BNE)
or
Melbourne (MEL)

- use the same dates you found on Google Flights

NOTE: The first search result on Flighthub may not always be the best flights. Check out the different options on the first page of the results.

You may also want to try clicking on '1 stop only' on the left hand side of the Flighthub search results, if it's available.

screenshot from Flighthub



You can also turn these into 2-in-1 trips, and visit both Australia *and* San Francisco, for the same price

1. First, try finding a normal roundtrip flight to Australia, using the Google Flights links above.

For example, let's say you found a flight from Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD), from Sep 13 to Sep 27.

2. Now go to Flighthub

- Change the search type to 'Multi City' (not available on the mobile site)

3. Search for a flight like this one:

Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD)
Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO)
San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary (YYC)

- For the first and last legs of the journey, use the dates from the normal roundtrip flight that you found on Google Flights.

- You can play around with the middle date to give yourself more or less time in Sydney vs San Francisco.

For example, here is a screenshot from Flighthub of Sep 13 to Sep 24 to Sep 27.



You can also try Los Angeles instead of San Francisco.

You can also look at flying into one Australian city, but home from another, and keeping the price the same

1. First, try finding a normal roundtrip flight to Australia, using the Google Flights links above.

For example, let's say you found a flight from Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD), from Sep 13 to Sep 27.

2. Now go to Flighthub

- Change the search type to 'Multi City' (not available on the mobile site)

3. Search for a flight like this one:

Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD)
Brisbane (BNE) to Calgary (YYC)

- Try the dates from the normal roundtrip flight that you found on Google Flights.

For example, here is a screenshot from Flighthub of Sep 13 to Sep 27.



You'll notice the flight from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) is not included.

You can try a multi-city search on Flighthub that includes the flight between the two Australian cities. It may only bump up the price by a little bit.

For example:

Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD)
Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE)
Brisbane (BNE) to Calgary (YYC)

screenshot from Flighthub



It's even possible to visit multiple cities in Australia *and* Los Angeles and still keep the price under $1000

For example:

Calgary (YYC) to Sydney (SYD)
Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE)
Brisbane (BNE) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary (YYC)

a few example dates:

Sep 19 to Sep 26 to Oct 1 to Oct 3
Oct 24 to Oct 31 to Nov 5 to Nov 7
Nov 7 to Nov 14 to Nov 19 to Nov 21

screenshot from Flighthub



If you take it even further, you can visit Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, *and* San Francisco all in one trip for $1078 CAD including taxes

1. Go to Flighthub

- Change the search type to 'Multi City'

For example:

Calgary (YYC) to Melbourne (MEL)
Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD)
Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE)
Brisbane (BNE) to San Francisco (SFO)
San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary (YYC)

example dates:
Sep 12 to Sep 17 to Sep 24 to Oct 1 to Oct 3

screenshot from Flighthub



Update 7/3 - Air Canada has now dropped the price of their 1-stop flights from Calgary to Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia, via Vancouver, down to between $990 and $1013 roundtrip

1. Try a Google Flights search like this one...

Google Flights: Calgary to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
^^^ $1006 roundtrip: August, October, November 2018

Google Flights: Calgary to Brisbane, Australia (BNE)
^^^ $1013 roundtrip: late September, October, November 2018

Google Flights: Calgary to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
^^^ $991 roundtrip: October, November, first half of December 2018

- click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations

- look for the dates that are somewhere between $990 and $1013 roundtrip.

screenshot from the Air Canada website



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