Depending on flight times MEL-PER can be had for $999 alsoHaven't seen any advertising for this, but found some decent J Saver transcon sale fares when looking for a PER-CBR return trip for next May:
PER to SYD/MEL/BNE/CBR v.v. $1199
PER to ADL v.v. $699
PER to DRW v.v. $749
Travel dates 9 Dec 17 to 5 Sep 2018 (except BNE, which has travel dates to 21 Sep). On sale until midnight 16 October.
True, but seems to also depend sometimes on whether it's the 737 or the A330 MEL-PER - I checked a number of different timings and on the ones I looked at, any cheaper fares were on the 737. Same with the recent sale that just finished on Sunday - glad I didn't book then, the J Savers were just under $1600 for the flights I wanted/needed!Depending on flight times MEL-PER can be had for $999 also