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Has Australia been on your bucket list? If so, now is as good of a time as any to go, as we’ve found rare first and business class award flights with American Airlines all the way to the land down under. Let’s take a look.
These flights all have connections, though the length of your trip is going to depend based on how you’re flying. Most availability is through August and September, both of which are excellent months to visit thanks to the rise of spring.
Even better, we’ve found up to 8 seats at a time for these dates — so don’t walk, but run to book these awards!
- Class: First and business
- Routes: Dallas (DFW) and San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD)
- Dates: August 2023 to September 2023
- Rates: 72,000 miles one-way for business or 84,000 miles one-way for first
As you’d expect, there’s significantly more availability for business class seats, as you can see here with American’s award calendar on a route from San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD).
It’s rare enough that you’ll find business class awards over to Australia, let alone have your choice of dates. However, we’ve even found first class availability on a dying breed — American’s first class product. Here’s an option from Dallas (DFW) to Sydney (SYD).
Is that a silly length of time to spend on a layover? Yes. But these seats aren’t available on the nonstop taking off from Los Angeles (LAX), so a stopover is needed. However, since you land in the morning and take off at night, that gives you an entire day to head over to the beach, grab some In N Out, or mutter angrily in the middle of downtown traffic.
Best Ways To Book
American Airlines operates these flights and is the best option with which to book. If you don’t have a co-branded American Airlines card or a healthy stash of points, your best bet is going to be to transfer over Bilt Rewards at a 1:1 ratio.
You’re still on the hook for roughly $30 in taxes and fees, so be sure to pay these with a credit card that’ll give you complimentary travel insurance for doing so. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® is our recommendation since it comes with trip delay, lost luggage, and emergency medical insurance.Hot Tip:
Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!
We rarely find premium cabin awards to Australia, let alone those in first class and with multiple seats. There aren’t many other ways to get to Australia that are more comfortable, so book now before award seats are gone.
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