Here’s how we usually handle the discovery of uber-cheap flight details: we gesticulate over seemingly impossible prices, double-check those fares are actually available, imagine ourselves jetting off to Tokyo or Auckland, and then urge you to do the same.
This time it’s a bit different. We implore you to contact every single person you know in the United States, and tell them to book themselves some flights over here. They’re not going to have cheaper opportunities for the foreseeable future.
Right now, it’s possible to book return flights from the east coast of the United States to Sydney from as little as AUD $962. At least, that’s the fare Qantas is offering punters who are looking to depart from New York City to Sydney in early May.
The good news continues for those on the west coast. On account of, you know, being closer to Australia, return flights from Los Angeles on Virgin Australia in the same sort of time frame can be had from around AUD $730.
We’re gonna spitball a couple of potential reasons for these exceedingly cheap fares. First, a volatile oil market in the US saw prices per barrel plummet in December. The price is ticking back up, but relatively low prices may have enabled such cheap-o flights.
Then there’s the weak Australian dollar, which is currently only buying 72 US cents. Again, more bonza news for your American mates.