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Cheap fares from the USA to AU

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But remember the ex AU prices are return and included taxes, the ex US fares are 1 way and exlude taxes.

I wonder what the real difference becomes but it still looks cheaper.

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Seems to come out at USD1580 (~AUD1980)
 

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v8Statesman said:
Then add GST and it is very compareable at $2,178
Not the case ...

NO Oz GST is applicable on international itineraries; this includes solely domestic Oz flights booked as part of a PNR containing international segments.
 
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Well you learn something new everyday. That's means that when I booked PER-MEL/MEL-AKL I could have saved some $$$ by booking PER-MEL-AKL. Live and learn.
 

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v8Statesman said:
... I could have saved some $$$ by booking PER-MEL-AKL. ...
Not necessarily. It's not a level field.

Without sales PER-AKL can be had via MEL for $550. Book the same flights separately and it's $277 (inc ~$25GST) and $341 MEL-AKL, a total of $618. Taking the GST into account there's still about a $40 difference.

What happens here is there are different base fares and different taxes depending on route. e.g. There may be a charge for a Dom - Int transfer in MEL that is not applied with separate bookings. These vary between PER-AKL, MEL-AKL and PER-MEL. The base fares and taxes for these routings are currently:
  • PER-AKL: $406 & $144 in +++
  • PER-MEL: $216 & $ 61 in +++
  • MEL-AKL: $224 & $117 in +++
Of course, there is a sale on at the moment and the base MEL-AKL fare drops to $132 & $117 in +++. (Note the $117 is consistent). So you could save in this case by doing separate bookings.
 

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serfty said:
Not necessarily. It's not a level field.

Without sales PER-AKL can be had via MEL for $550. Book the same flights separately and it's $277 (inc ~$25GST) and $341 MEL-AKL, a total of $618. Taking the GST into account there's still about a $40 difference.

What happens here is there are different base fares and different taxes depending on route. e.g. There may be a charge for a Dom - Int transfer in MEL that is not applied with separate bookings. These vary between PER-AKL, MEL-AKL and PER-MEL. The base fares and taxes for these routings are currently:
  • PER-AKL: $406 & $144 in +++
  • PER-MEL: $216 & $ 61 in +++
  • MEL-AKL: $224 & $117 in +++
Of course, there is a sale on at the moment and the base MEL-AKL fare drops to $132 & $117 in +++. (Note the $117 is consistent). So you could save in this case by doing separate bookings.

That makes me feel a bit better. The complexities of tickets are a nightmare. I feel like I know so much from reading the forum, but then you realise that it is just a scratch on the surface.
 
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