Okay, so I haven’t left for the airport yet this morning – I can pass along Qantas’ new Aussie Air Pass.
For $999 you get roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles (or Honolulu) or Sydney. $1299 gets roundtrip airfare from New York, and you even get to fly Qantas on the New York-Los Angeles segment.
So far, so good, there are occasionally slightly better prices to Australia but not regularly and not by much.
What you also get is three intra-Autralia flight segments included. The price includes “zone one” destinations of Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast Queensland, Hobart and Launceston.
For an additional $200 you can add flights to Cairns, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock or Darwin. $400 gets you Perth and Broome, but that doesn’t interest me much…