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Via SecretFlying, you can book roundtrip travel between Chicago and Perth, Australia for just $463.
More expensive than $385 to Australia but still one of the best Australia fares we’ve ever seen.
The fare is available by searching at Momondo’s UK website. Trips will, by default, be priced in British pounds. But you can change the currency to US Dollars so you know what you’re paying:
Note that since this is a non-U.S. website you’ll want to be sure to use a credit card which doesn’t add foreign transaction fees, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi Prestige (both of which also bonus airfare purchases).
Most of the travel is on United with relatively short hops between Asia and Perth on Jetstar (which is the Qantas low cost carrier).
Fares are available for travel in August, September, and October. Perth is in Western Australia, 2000 miles from Sydney.
Since we don’t know for certain how the airlines will feel about such a deep discount airfare sale, whether they might get seller’s remorse, I’d wait a few days after buying tickets before making additional non-refundable travel plans around the fare.
In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but there’s not much history with enforcement of that particular DOT statement so I’d still not test it.
“In Australia a night panoramic view of the modern Perth’s city with the Swan river” Copyright: taolmor / 123RF Stock Photo