Air New Zealand has one way fares from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for around $530 USD one way. Round trip fares price around $865. Most long haul international fares on alliance airlines and most airlines do not price for one way tickets at 50% of a round rip ticket in the way USA domestic fares price. These one way fares to Australia are about 63% of round trip ticket prices. Departure dates range from August 1 to May 2017, except Dec-Jan.
Most travelers are probably not interested in flying one way to Australia, but the option to book onward tickets from Australia are something that would be of interest to someone wanting to fly around the world and continue circumnavigating the globe traveling west from Australia.
Google Flights LAX – Australia One Way Star Alliance about $530 USD
Expedia ticket for Air New Zealand Los Angeles LAX – Auckland AKL – Sydney, Australia SYD
$529.80 Monday November 21
Just an idea! Basically I got really excited when I saw $635 USD LAX – Perth, Australia on Virgin Australia only to realize I was looking at one-way fares.
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