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Special offers and fares on flights to America from Australia.

The United States of America is a land of big cities and natural wonders. Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco on the west coast are closest to Australia and enjoy favourable weather year round. Visitors to New York on the east coast can marvel at the snow in winter.

The easiest way for Australian travellers to reach the United States is to fly non-stop to Los Angeles from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Delta or United Airlines. There are a number of connecting options from other Australian airports to New York, San Francisco and beyond. It’s very common for Australian travellers to transit through Los Angeles since it’s one of the busiest airports in the world with around half of all arriving passengers changing to another flight.

North America flights from $932 return

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Valid for travel from 24 July - 28 November 2018. Sample fares are Melbourne-Los Angeles and Melbourne-San Francisco.

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New York flights from $959 return

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Valid for travel until 28 June 2018. Sample fare is Melbourne-New York with Air China.

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North America flights from $1,571 return

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Valid for travel until 28 June 2018. Sample fare is Sydney-San Francisco with Air New Zealand. Also flying to Houston from $1,742 return.

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$20 off Los Angeles flights

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Get $20 off on your China Southern flight to Los Angeles when you book with Skiddoo. Simply enter the code upon check-out to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off San Francisco flights

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USA flights from $1,181 return

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Valid for travel on select dates until 31 March 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco.

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Flights under $99 Get instant $10 off on your flights when you book with LookUpFare. Destinations include Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and more. T&Cs apply.

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$120 off first class seats

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Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include San Francisco, Chicago, London, Dubai, Venice and more. T&C's apply.

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America flight time

  • From Sydney: 13 hrs 35 mins +
  • From Melbourne: 14 hrs 15 mins +
  • From Perth: 21 hrs 10 mins +
  • From Brisbane: 12 hrs 40 mins +

Airlines that fly to America

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Qantas
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

America insider flight tips

  • If you’re not looking to fly direct to Los Angeles, then a common option is to fly with an Asian carrier such as China Eastern, China Southern or Korean Air. You could also fly to Auckland with Air New Zealand or to Honolulu with Hawaiian Airlines. From these transit airports, you can take a direct flight to other parts of North and South America.
  • Save yourself time and money by booking your flight to America on one ticket. This means that if there’s a delay and you miss your flight, the airline will accommodate you on the next departure. Delays are common with strict security measures in force at US airports. If this happens and you’ve booked separate flights, then you may end up bearing the cost.
  • Once you’re in the United States, there are local budget airlines, such as JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit Airlines, to get you to your destination. America occupies a vast territory and many major cities have more than one airport. Don’t get caught out by accidentally booking a cheap onward flight that departs from a different airport than the one you arrive at as getting there could cost you time and money.
  • While flights from the east coast of Australia take 12-14 hours to Los Angeles, you’re looking at around 20 hours to get to New York. Travellers from Perth can fly to the Big Apple via Asia or the Middle East with an airline such as Etihad or Emirates.

How to get from the airport

You’ll generally find reliable public transport from most major American airports as well as taxis and car-sharing services. Official porters outside the terminals can help you with your luggage and will expect a $1-$2 tip. You should also tip taxi drivers around 10% of the fare total. If you’re planning a road trip, then you can book a car in advance with any of the major car rental companies and get picked up at the airport. Passengers travelling onwards will find convenient shuttle services between terminals at all major airports.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has a shuttle bus connecting it to the public Metro Line and to popular destinations around Los Angeles. New York’s JFK airport has an economical AirTrain system connecting passengers to the New York subway line and bus services. From Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS), shuttle buses and public buses from the arrivals terminals serve hotels on or around The Strip. In Washington D.C., Reagan National Airport (DCA) has its own subway stop while Dulles International Airport (IAD) has an express shuttle service to the Metrorail.

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