California dreaming? Fly there from $889 return on Virgin Australia

Stephanie Yip 5 December 2018 NEWS

Dream no more, sun-seekers. Los Angeles flights are now on sale.

It seems everyone is locking down flights to Los Angeles but the one to beat is Virgin Australia.

The full-service Aussie carrier has flights to the sunny beaches of LA from $889 return from Brisbane and Sydney.

Taking off from elsewhere? No sweat. Flights from Melbourne start at $919, from Perth at $953 and from Adelaide at $999 return.

Choose to travel from January to March for cool weather, from May to June for near-summer sunshine or in October to catch a bit of fall foliage. Yeah, sadly peak-summer dates are excluded but at these prices, it's kind of to be expected.

Ready to make those Californian dreams a reality? Head to Flight Centre to snag your ticket today.

This sale ends 9 December or until seats sell out.

How good are these Virgin Australia fares?

  • Price: Great. As mentioned above these are the flights to beat. Their current competition is against Qantas' $949 return flights to Los Angeles which is part of its 12 Days of Christmas Sale and Air New Zealand's $909 return flights. At $889 there's no denying how cheap these seats are.
  • Airline: Great. Virgin Australia is a full-service airline so there will be no nasty fees on the booking screen for added baggage, meals or entertainment.
  • Frequent flyer points: Great. Velocity members can earn 5 points for every $1 spent. That's a minimum of 4,445 points you can earn off the cheapest flight available.
  • Travel time: Great. All flights are direct.
  • Weather: Good. You can travel during all four seasons with this sale though high-season dates, including the middle of summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, are excluded.

Flights to Los Angeles on Virgin Australia: The breakdown

From To Travel dates Return fare Book
Sydney Los Angeles 18 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2019 / 1 May 2019 – 15 Jun 2019 / 3 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019 $889 Find my flight
Brisbane Los Angeles 18 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2019 / 1 May 2019 – 15 Jun 2019 / 3 Oct 2019 – 19 Oct 2019 $889 Find my flight
Melbourne Los Angeles 18 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2019 / 1 May 2019 – 15 Jun 2019 / 3 Oct 2019 – 19 Oct 2019 $919 Find my flight
Perth Los Angeles 18 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2019 / 1 May 2019 – 15 Jun 2019 / 3 Oct 2019 – 19 Oct 2019 $953 Find my flight
Adelaide Los Angeles 18 Jan 2019 – 31 Mar 2019 / 1 May 2019 – 15 Jun 2019 / 3 Oct 2019 – 19 Oct 2019 $999 Find my flight

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