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Thursday, June 29th 2017

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Vancouver to Sydney, Australia - $775 CAD roundtrip including taxes | Melbourne for $761


United Airlines is possibly showing flights from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia for $775 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

I have also seen a few flights from Vancouver to Melbourne, Australia (MEL) for $761 CAD roundtrip including taxes, but only in November.

Some dates have 1 stop on the way there, and 2 on the way back. Some have 1 stop each way.

So far I've only seen these on one booking site, (Fareboom) which can sometimes be the sign of a mistake, but there have been some pretty amazing prices to Australia lately, and I can get to the verified price page.

I have seen United Airlines fares on Fareboom before, that were only showing up on Fareboom (some really cheap fares to Japan from Western Canada), and they were able to be booked just fine.

The available dates also coincide with the date ranges Qantas and Air Canada have been offering great prices on lately, which suggests these price drops are intentional.

To Sydney, you would probably still be better off to book the non-stop flights with Air Canada that have been available lately for $935 CAD roundtrip including taxes. Or the 1-stop Qantas flights for a similar price.

The 1-stop flights to Melbourne might be more attractive, since a minimum of 1-stop is always required to get from Vancouver to Melbourne anyways.

But it's hard not to point out what would be the cheapest flights ever from Vancouver to Australia, even if they are on United.

Availability for travel

August, November, early December 2017
February, March 2018

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to Momondo

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver to...

Sydney, Australia (SYD)
Melbourne, Australia (MEL)

Try one of the following date combinations:

(for longer trips you can try mixing and matching dates from the left and right sides of the list below)

Aug 2 to Aug 16
Aug 9 to Aug 23
Aug 16 to Aug 30
Aug 23 to Sep 6
Aug 30 to Sep 13

Nov 1 to Nov 15 (Melbourne also works)
Nov 8 to Nov 22 (Melbourne also works)
Nov 22 to Dec 6

Feb 7 to Feb 21
Feb 14 to Feb 28
Feb 21 to Mar 7
Feb 28 to Mar 14

Mar 7 to Mar 21
Mar 14 to Mar 28
Mar 21 to Apr 4
Mar 28 to Apr 11

NOTE: Once you get to Fareboom, you can try scrolling up and clicking on the 'Compare Full Week Prices' button. This may show you some other nearby dates that are the same price.

screenshot from Momondo

screenshot from Fareboom

Update 6/27 @ 7:20 AM PST - Checking this morning, these are showing up for $775 CAD roundtrip on Momondo, but the price now jumps to $829 when you verify them on Fareboom.

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