Airfare Pricing Tips to Australia & the South Pacific

Airfare Pricing to Australia and the South Pacific is significantly affected by the “Dates” you chose to travel.  Typically there are three travel seasons: Basic, Shoulder and Peak.  ‘Basic’ is the cheapest (low season) and typically has cooler climates with the lowest demand for travel.  ‘Shoulder’ is in-between ‘Peak’ and ‘Low’.  ‘Peak’ (high season) has the most demand for travel and is typically over the Christmas Holidays.

Airfare Pricing Seasonality Dates

Basic Season (cheapest): 1 – 30NOV, 1FEB – 5APR, 1MAY – 21JUN*

Example: The Standard Published Return Fare from Los Angeles to Sydney is approximately $2000 including tax.

Shoulder Season (in-between):1 – 10DEC, 6 – 30 APR*

Example: The Standard Published Return Fare from Los Angeles to Sydney is approximately $2200 including tax.

Peak Season (most expensive): 21 – 31 DEC

Example: The Standard Published Return Fare from Los Angeles to Sydney is approximately $2700 including tax.

* These dates & prices are set by the airlines and may change at any time without notice. Dates are USA Departure Dates. In some cases, it may be cheaper to travel on “Monday – Thursday” and more expensive on “Friday – Sunday”.

Seasonality Dates by Airline

QANTAS

Low Season

01 NOV THROUGH 30 NOV
01 FEB THROUGH 05 APR
01 MAY THROUGH 21 JUN
24 JUL THROUGH 17 SEP

Shoulder Season

01 DEC THROUGH 10 DEC
06 APR THROUGH 30 APR
18 SEP THROUGH 31 OCT
22 JUN THROUGH 23 JUL

Peak Season

11 DEC THROUGH 31 JAN

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

Low Season

01 NOV THROUGH 30 NOV
01 FEB THROUGH 05 APR
01 MAY THROUGH 21 JUN
24 JUL THROUGH 17 SEP

Shoulder Season

06 APR THROUGH 30 APR
22 JUN THROUGH 23 JUL
18 SEP THROUGH 31 OCT
01 DEC THROUGH 10 DEC

Peak Season

11 DEC THROUGH 31 JAN

AIR NEW ZEALAND

Low Season

01 FEB THROUGH 05 APR
01 MAY THROUGH 21 JUN
24 JUL THROUGH 17 SEP
01 NOV THROUGH 30 NOV

Shoulder Season

06 APR THROUGH 30 APR
22 JUN THROUGH 23 JUL
18 SEP THROUGH 31 OCT
01 DEC THROUGH 10 DEC

Peak Season

11 DEC THROUGH 31 JAN

11 – 31 DEC

Special Airfares

Cheap airfares are often announced by the airlines to help increase flight loading during slow periods or to match fares offered by competitive airlines.  These fares are typically announced at short notice (e.g. 1 day – 3 months prior to the required date of travel).  We can help you “cash-in” on cheap airfares. If a special fare is currently not available for the dates you want to travel, then we can offer you a “Special Fare Monitoring Service”.  Call us to find out how this service works, or you can simply Join our Mailing List and we’ll send you an email when a Special Fare is announced.

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