JetStar $469rt Honolulu to Melbourne, Australia with seat and checked bag

JetStar low cost flights between Honolulu and Melbourne, Australia are a way to cut the price of a round trip flight from California to Australia to under $400 round trip for a no frills flight or as low as $469 to book tickets including 7kg carry-on, 20kg checked bag and a window or aisle seat.

Two one-way tickets for HNL-MEL and MEL-HNL price about $100 less compared to booking a JetStar round trip ticket from Honolulu due to the lower ticket price for the MEL-HNL one-way segment.

The cost to get to Honolulu from your mainland airport determines if this is a good value. Tickets from several California cities are $300 or less for round trip travel to Honolulu or use a frequent flyer award. Spending nights in Hawaii is a bonus. Most tickets from California to Australia are currently priced in the $1,200+ range round trip for autumn travel. JetStar offers a route for significant savings on flights from the USA to Australia.

JetStar HNL – MEL – HNL

$405 round trip Wed Sep 21 – Wed Oct 5

There are 4 baggage options for Honolulu – Melbourne nonstop flight.

  1. 7 kg carry-on only. As someone who has made several 10-day trips with just a backpack, I’d find 7kg carry-on only for a trip to Australia a challenge. 
  2. 14-kg carry-on only. Seat selection. Flight changes allowed. In-flight food (add $99 USD).
  3. 7-kg carry-on + 20kg checked bag. Seat selection. Flight changes allowed. In-flight food (add $99 USD).
  4. 7-kg carry-on + 30kg checked bag. All of above amentities + cancel for voucher (add $138 USD).

You can save about $50 by selecting the 7kg carry-on only option and buying either extra carry-on weight at $43 for 14kg or one 20kg checked bag ($39) and a window or aisle seat as a $7 extra added to the lowest $235 fare..

JetStar HNL-MEL Buy up to 14kg carry-on for $43 one way.

or buy 20kg Checked Bag for $39 one way.


JetStar Honolulu HNL – Melbourne MEL

$235 USD one way Sunday September 18

$235 HNL-MEL one way ticket

+ $7 window or aisle seat choice

+ $39 checked bag 20kg/44 lb.

= $281.00 HNL-MEL one-way with Jet Star on Sunday Sep 18, 2022.

JetStar Melbourne MEL – Honolulu HNL

JetStar Melbourne to Honolulu one-way ticket = $209 AUD/$148 USD

Melbourne to Honolulu JetStar bag fees

JetStar 20kg bag fee Melbourne-Honolulu one-way $47AUD ($33.26 USD)

$266 AUD/$188.23 USD total for JetStar Melbourne-Honolulu one-way ticket with checked bag and aisle seat.

In Summary

Sep 18 JetStar Honolulu – Melbourne one way = $281 USD with aisle or window seat and 20kg checked bag.

Oct 5 JetStar Melbourne – Honolulu one way = $188.23 USD with aisle or window seat and 20kg checked bag.

$469.23 round trip Honolulu – Melbourne with JetStar Sep 18 – Oct 5, 2022.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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  1. I wish anything close to this were available to NZ South Island, Queenstown (ZQN) or Christchurch (CHC). Maybe in a year after capacity returns to normal we will see some deals, but with current fuel prices that seems unlikely. Transpac flights use a lot of fuel.

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