Qantas is currently running a Fly Away to the USA sale, with prices starting at $749 return.

All five major Australian airports are included, as well as all of Qantas’ US destinations.

Note that travel is from April to November and excludes school holidays. The fares are on sale until 19 March.

Read on to explore deal highlights and learn which frequent flyer program to credit your flights to.

Qantas nonstop USA routes

Qantas’ nonstop flights between Australia and the US

Depart: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide

Arrive: Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth or New York

Dates: April to November (excluding school holidays)

Airline: Qantas

Cost: From $749 in Economy


  • Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu for $749 return
  • East Coast to Los Angeles or San Francisco for $949
  • Perth or Adelaide to Los Angeles or San Francisco for $1099
  • East Coast to New York or Dallas/Fort Worth for $1149

Where to credit points: Most of these fares earn points at the Discount Economy rate. For example, on a return trip between the East Coast and New York in Economy Class, you’ll earn 12,400 Qantas Points + 140 Status Credits. Point Hacks values those points at 2 cents each, meaning that you are effectively earning a cashback of $248—compare that to your $1149 fare!

Popular options would be to attach your Qantas Frequent Flyer, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, British Airways Avios, American Airlines AAdvantage or Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number to your reservation (you have ten opportunities to do so). Read more in our guide to where to credit points.

Lounge access: if you hold Qantas Gold or above status, are a Qantas Club member or have Qantas lounge passes with one of these credit cards, you will get access to Qantas and associated partner lounges; American Express Card Members get access to the Sydney and Melbourne Amex lounges; and Priority Pass members can gain access to these lounges.

American Express Lounge Sydney

American Express Lounge Sydney

Booking link: you can book directly through the Qantas website. Make sure you add your frequent flyer number to your booking. You can avoid the credit card booking fee by instead paying by BPAY or POLi. Sale ends 19 March.

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

Flight Deal: the cheapest prices we’ve seen on Qantas to the US in a while was last modified: January 21st, 2020 by Matt Moffitt