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[Expired] [Deal Alert] Washington, D.C. to Australia From $1,085 Round-Trip

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Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

American Airlines is currently offering fares that make getting Down Under a whole lot more affordable.

Yes, these are economy flights, and, yes, the routing isn’t the most convenient as it requires 2 stops, but the prices are so great for Australia that it’s unlikely you’ll find anything much cheaper than this.

Let’s take a look at the details.

Fare Deal — The Details

The long journey from Washington, D.C. to Sydney (SYD) starts with 2 hops on narrow-body jets from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Charlotte (CLT) and then to Los Angeles (LAX). In LA, you’ll hop on board a wide-body Boeing 777 for your approximately 15-hour flight to Sydney.

Even though these Main Cabin fares are the lowest type American offers, they still include a free checked bag.

  • Class: Main Cabin (economy)
  • Route: Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Sydney (SYD) via Charlotte (CLT) and Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Dates: August to November 2024
  • Rates: As low as $1,085 round-trip

The closest dates with the fares are in August, but note that August is smack-dab in the middle of the Australian winter.

Washington to Sydney from 1085 USD
Washington, D.C. to Sydney for $1,085 round-trip in August. Image Credit: Google Flights

If you want to experience hotter temperatures in Australia, you’re better off picking dates that fall within the U.S. winter season:

Washington to Sydney from 1086 USD
Washington, D.C. to Sydney for $1,086 round-trip in November. Image Credit: Google Flights
Hot Tip:

Booking this deal and need a place to stay? Check out our guide to the best boutique hotels in Sydney!

Best Ways To Book

To find dates that suit your schedule, utilize the Explore tab on Google Flights.

Once you’ve found the deal for you, we advise booking directly with the airline rather than going through an OTA (online travel agency).

We also recommend paying for your ticket(s) with a travel rewards credit card that will give you a solid return for your purchase. For example, The Platinum Card® from American Express earns 5x points on flights purchased directly with the airline or through (up to $500,000 per year, then 1x). Another benefit of the card is free and unlimited Priority Pass lounge access so you’d still be able to enjoy lounges on your layovers even when flying economy.

Hot Tip:

Fly American Airlines often? You might want to consider these credit cards that come with perks and benefits that are specifically aligned with flying AA.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve been meaning to visit Sydney but have been held back by high flight prices, this deal might just be the push you’ve needed to finally book that trip to Australia.

See you on Bondi!

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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