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[Air Canada] US Cities to Melborne Austrailia $510 USD+ ($670 CDN+) Taxes included! (possible to return to CDN City!!!)

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[Air Canada] US Cities to Melborne Austrailia $510 USD+ ($670 CDN+) Taxes included! (possible to return to CDN City!!!)

As seen on Secretflying: https://www.secretflying.com/posts/many ... roundtrip/

Air Canada has really dirt cheap flights from US cities to Melborne Austrailia for as low as $510 USD (roughly 670 CDN) roundtrip, taxes included!

Depart from:
San Francisco: $510
Los Angeles: $510
Seattle: $530
New York: $568
Dallas: $613

***See the Secretflying link above for a list of possible working dates.

For those familiar with "hidden city ticketing" on the return trip, it is possible to get off at one of the layover cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, etc) instead of returning to a US city.

Another option: according to the fare rules (on ITA Matrix):

Stopover restrictions
ORIGINATING THE UNITED STATES -
2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION
LIMITED TO 1 FREE AND 3 AT USD 100.00 EACH.
1 FREE IN CANADA

You should be able to add either a free or very cheap stopover in Canada on the return journey. That way you can use the last leg on a later date. However I wasn't able to find a free option myself, but it prices out fairly cheap (extra $70 USD). Example:

$638 USD
March 6 : New York to Melborne
March 18: Melborne to Toronto
May 22: Toronto to New York

https://www.skyscanner.com/transport/d/ ... me#results
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Feb 29, 2012
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gokeeper wrote: The $70 extra is YYZ airport tax, you have to pay it since you are having a stopover instead of connection.
It should only be $21 extra + HST...
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Jun 14, 2011
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reachedlegendary1 wrote: It should only be $21 extra + HST...
The exact difference is US$46.06, the tax break down for itinerary without stop over is

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XT USD 18.30-US USD 3.96-XA USD 7.00-XY
USD 5.60-AY USD 0.40-RC USD 3.05-SQ USD
30.10-WY USD 43.00-AU USD 2.97-WG USD 4.50
When adding a stop over, the tax looks like

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ZP YVR4.10YYZ4.10XT USD 18.30-US USD 3.96             
-XA USD 7.00-XY USD 5.60-AY USD 8.20-ZP                   
USD 19.76-CA USD 2.48-RC USD 19.07-SQ USD
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May 4, 2011
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Imho not a good deal, you need to just bring a carry on to Australia in order to do what you’re posting (checked bags do NOT work on hidden city tickets)
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Oct 20, 2004
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Ottawa
BrendanD wrote: Imho not a good deal, you need to just bring a carry on to Australia in order to do what you’re posting (checked bags do NOT work on hidden city tickets)
With a stopover at your destination you can check bags without any issue. 16 hours in economy though doesn't sound like fun...
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Any deals on business seats?
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Whitehorse
reachedlegendary1 wrote: It should only be $21 extra + HST...
Once you do the stopover, US taxes and fees are added, not just YYZ's "airport improvement fee".

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