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Why is it so EXPENSIVE to fly to Australia from the USA?

Why is it so EXPENSIVE to fly to Australia from the USA?

Nov 9th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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I know that this will seem stupid to ask but.........if we could get a free flight to Narita,(TOKYO) Japan from the USA-would it be any cheaper or would we be able to get a better deal down to Australia or NZ from there than the USA?
I am trying all angles in order to get a reasonable fare to OZ or NZ for 4 in January. Does anyone have any info on the better discounted air/or with vacation package sites for that area of the world? I have tried the Quantas and a few others but everything is easily over $3000 USD for 10 days at only 3 star places.Our family can only travel in January and I know that it is high season. Thanks!
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Nov 9th, 2003, 01:39 PM
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Try Hawaii - Australia OR Fiji to Australia and see if you can get good connections $ to those areas.
 
Nov 9th, 2003, 01:56 PM
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What I do is subscribe to travelocity email list for price changes on the route I want. I have looked into air pacific via fiji, but at the time they matched the qantas fares. In some cases a round the world airfare may let you beat some holiday restrictions (fr NYC for example)
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Nov 9th, 2003, 01:58 PM
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vancouver bc can make a cheaper gateway
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Nov 9th, 2003, 06:02 PM
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try continental to cairns
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Nov 10th, 2003, 07:19 AM
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Sue-I just went on Continental's website and they appeared to have stop flying to Australia and that part of the world. Thanks anyway-anyone else with suggestion?
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Nov 11th, 2003, 06:18 PM
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dutyfree,

what city(s) are you wanting to visit and list them in order of preference.

Japan to aussie should be cheaper than US to aus but its more time???


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