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UPDATE: This deal has died the glorious death that all deals like this eventually die. Check out – 4 reasons why you’ll miss out on the next mistake fare or 5 steps to get you ready for the next mistake fare sale!

Via Dans Deals there are some amazing fares from Sydney, Australia (Brisbane and Melbourne also seem to work on some dates) to Los Angeles.  The only trick is that to get the best deal, you have to originate in Sydney

I found it bookable on Orbitz.  Personally when I went to directly, I was not able to get it to work, but only when I used the link in Dan’s post (which, I assume, pays him some sort of commission)

At the time of this writing, it was available on most dates through September 2016, but I’d imagine most dates will sell out quickly.  Book now, think later – flights on Orbitz are cancelable without charge through 11pm tomorrow

Select SYD-LAX and to make things easier on yourself, filter the search to only be on Virgin Australia.  You’ll see something like this


But… when you click through, you’ll get something like this!


Sweet!  You can do the same thing for flights originating in LAX, but the lowest I saw was $443.  Still, a $600 r/t to Australia is pretty good!  You could also use miles and points to book the outbound leg to Australia.  You’ll also need to get to Los Angeles on your own, as if you added any connecting cities that made the fare go up

Good luck and happy booking!


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