help with flight price

Mar 16th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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help with flight price

Cheapest flight I can find for early May (two months from now) is $1200 from U.S. to Melbourne. Is this a good deal or should I keep looking?
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Mar 16th, 2006, 06:05 PM
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From where in the US? We paid $1400 from LAX-SYD and MEL-LAX for a November 05 flight, which went down by about $200 pp about two months after we purchased (bought tix approx April prior to travel, so sale was on approx June??). Never went any lower than that. Just paid $1200 for LAX-AKL and SYD-LAX for right after Christmas which we think is a steal.

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Mar 16th, 2006, 07:27 PM
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Oops, sorry. From Washington, DC.
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Mar 16th, 2006, 07:35 PM
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I guess I thought that since it was not the peak season, the flights might be cheaper. Then again, I'm looking for flights within two months ...
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Mar 17th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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Have you checked the Qantas Aussie AirPass? We went last year in August and the fare from LAX to either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane was $999 plus you got 3 flights within the country. The killer, however, was the add-on fare from DC to LAX. If you have some flexibility, you might check out JetBlue for a cheaper fare to the West Coast.
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Mar 17th, 2006, 06:09 AM
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The fares have always been the best from LAX and lots of folks travel to/from LA on FF miles or other low cost options. Air Pacific worked for us for our high season trip - perhaps you could check them out as well since you will travel at low/shoulder season. We will get AA miles traveling with them.
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