The fares were ~ $550 roundtrip from many of Delta’s hubs — not a mistake fare, but clearly a fare war aimed at Delta. Those fares are still available.
- The fares appear available through at least end of November for the outbound flight.
- You can’t return until 10 days from your departure to qualify for the fare.
- Fares are non-refundable and there’s a $300 change fee.
View of the Sydney Opera House from the Park Hyatt Sydney
Fares work from Delta’s hubs at:
- Salt Lake City
And travel is permitted to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
SecretFlying points out that you can get the fare down as low as $380 by starting in any of these cities and returning to Los Angeles.
That appears to only be available for trips that depart May 1 through June 21 or August 1 through August 31.
This is a sample Atlanta – Melbourne and return to Los Angeles:
Here’s a breakdown of the fare.
Note that the return Melbourne – Los Angeles segment is just $36! Also note that the fare basis is L on the outbound and G on the return, both of which earn 100% of flown miles when crediting to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen US-Australia pricing this cheap.