Chicago to Melbourne $429 USD ($606 AUD) Sydney $436 USD ($616 AUD) Brisbane $437 USD ($618 AUD) Return on Qantas

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Might be of benefit to people who have family in the states looking to come across

Chicago to Melbourne ($429 here – some dates from $427)
Chicago to Sydney ($436)
Chicago to Brisbane ($437)

Chicago – Melbourne: $427
7th-16th Aug
9th-18th Aug
14th-23rd Aug
15th-24th Aug
17th-26th Aug
21st-30th Aug
22nd-31st Aug
27th Aug – 5th Sep
28th Aug – 6th Sep

Chicago – Sydney: $436
14th-23rd Aug
15th-24th Aug
16th-25th Aug
17th-26th Aug
19th-28th Aug
22nd-31st Aug
25th Aug – 3rd Sep
26th Aug – 4th Sep
27th Aug – 5th Sep
28th Aug – 6th Sep
31st Aug – 9th Sep

Chicago – Brisbane: $438
7th-16th Aug
17th-26th Aug
26th Aug – 4th Sep

Credit to Secret Flying & Frequent Miler

Chicago to Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane Flying Qantas, looks to be bookable via American Airlines also

Dates look to be around August/September

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Comments

  • +22 votes

    If only it was the other way around 😭

    • +5 votes

      Could be useful as an intermission for those looking to use points for RTW…
      140,000 QFF points will get you a round-the-world ticket in Economy class (double for business)

      Holiday #1
      Start your journey with Europe (may as well do a long layover in somewhere like Hong Kong or Singapore on the way). Spend a few weeks/months journeying through the region, then fly to Chicago (plenty of flights over the Atlantic).

      Intermission
      Use this bargain to fly back home to feed the cat (or earn more annual leave).
      Then anytime you are ready to resume your journey (within a year), fly back to Chicago and carry on with your second holiday.

      Holiday #2
      Resume from Chicago, plenty of places to visit in North America, or the Caribean, or even journey off the beaten track to South America

      Two big holidays for 140k QFF + taxes + this $600 'intermission' total.

      If you really want to take advantage of the RTW ticket, remember it is based on miles and not price… So pick out all of those amazing and hard to reach (expensive) places you want to visit! Explore beyond New York, Los Angeles and London! This will also save you even more on fuel surcharges and airport taxes too!

      This example visits 5 continents and only uses ~28k miles… Plenty of headroom if you wanted to do something even more adventerous!
      http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SYD-HKG-JTR-VIE-ORD-LIM-SCL-SYD

  •  

    Pretty amazing deals

    • +4 votes

      It's a deal for people from Chicago to come to Australia, not the other way round unfortunately.

  •  

    First they get awesome exchange rates. Now these stupendous fares. Little consolation I suppose if you're American.

  • +1 vote

    There's only one company (Mytrip) that offers this price range, all the others are $1000+
    The first date example on Qantas is $2400..
    I'll be (very) surprised if the company will honor the $429 quote.
    Anyone here booked a successful trip with Mytrip previously?

    •  

      I booked flights to Europe in November via MyTrip. No issues! They even helped me change one of the flights (at a cost of course).

      •  

        Thanks!

        When you booked yours (assuming you already used the tickets?), did it also have such a significant difference from all the other providers?

        They might be totally legit, but it's the first time I hear about this provider, and it just that I can't understand how they can offer it for $429 when all the others have it on offer for more than double that price.

  • +1 vote

    Wow, been hanging for a deal to Chicago in Sept.
    Just a shame its the wrong way round. It works out $1200 extra if you do same dates the otherway round Melbourne to Chicago.
    :(

    Great deal for anyone coming the other way

    • +2 votes

      Can you buy two back-to-back return tickets and throw away the first and last legs?

      • +1 vote

        Certainly might be an idea :)

      • +3 votes

        No that wont work, you need to start each trip in the US. If you dont start the first leg, your trip is cancelled. Last leg can be "missed" (taxi was late wink wink) As the First leg is always from Chicago there is no benefit.

      • +2 votes

        Not usually, if you miss the first leg, the return will be cancelled.

  •  

    Thanks OP. I have family living in the States at the moment and will forward this to them :)

  • +1 vote

    These are Oprah's cancellation tickets.

  •  

    Yep, got couple for parents flying IAD-MEL for US$540 (Qantas from Lax-Mel and United for first leg)
    booked through cheap fare guru

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP, forwarded this onto my 2nd wife

  • +2 votes

    TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/BEFORE 09FEB 19.
    PERMITTED 18 JAN - 20 APR OR 01 MAY - 04 OCT OR 16 OCT - 10 DEC
    ON THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.

    2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION
    LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 1 AT USD 250.00.
    1 FREE IN LAX/DFW/SYD/MEL/BNE/SFO
    1 IN HNL AT USD 250.00.

    Stopovers are possible for +tax, such as:
    Aug 17 ORD > BNE
    Aug 31 BNE > MEL
    Sep 09 MEL > ORD
    502.43 (original fare +US$9.6 taxes)

    Other cities available for (each way, +/- taxes)
    Perth +125
    Darwin +75
    Melbourne +50

    Note if stopovers are used on the way to any of the above, full fare to destination still applies. For example, ORD > BNE > ADL is still billed as ORD > ADL.

    Edit:
    Similar fares available on United site, ie ORD > MEL:
    Aug 16 - Sep 09 US$448.33, plenty available.

    Same with AA, A$629.36 (~US$445) ORD > SYD for most Aug - Sep flights.

  •  

    Maybe you should post this on SlickDeals?

  •  

    anyone found any other similarly priced departure points?

  •  

    Thanks for posting OP.