Honolulu HNL Jetstar Airlines Asia-Pacific San Jose SJC Sydney SYD

California to Hawaii and Australia under $800 round trip

Several airlines have LAX, SJC and OAK to Honolulu at $169 to $175 each way for travel over the next few months. Honolulu is a cheap starting point for flights to Sydney, Australia on JetStar Airlines as low as $437 round trip. These low fare tickets provide an opportunity to visit both Hawaii and Australia for less than $800 round trip with nested tickets.

Alaska Airlines San Jose, California SJC – Honolulu HNL

$357 round trip  Tue April 3 – Thu April 19

SJC-HNL $357 AS Apr3-19

JetStar Airlines Honolulu HNL – Sydney SYD

$437 round trip Mon April 9 – Wed April 18

HNL-SYD $437 JetStar Apr9-18

Must Pack Light – 7kg/15lb carry-on bag limit

JetStar is a low cost airline I flew in 2016 for intra-New Zealand cheap flights.

Honolulu – Sydney is their only USA route.

The deal here is for light packing travelers who can manage with only 7kg/15lb carry-on bag allowance. A 20kg checked bag bundle fare including self-select seat assignment is an additional $99 each way.

Jet Star bag fees

Australia airfare discount

This itinerary option caught my eye as I have a certificate for a 4-night stay in 2018 at Surfer’s Paradise Marriott Resort I won in an auction a few months ago.

Personally, I can probably pack 7kg light for a trip to Hawaii and an Australian beach resort. Round trip flights between Sydney and Gold Coast OOL airport are as low as $78. But not during the dates I show for the flights above. March and May have low fares for Sydney to Gold Coast, but April has higher fares. I see April is the major school holiday break in Australia.