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2022
13
July
Vancouver to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji - $595 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Sydney, Australia

Fiji Airways is showing flights from Vancouver to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji for between $535 and $595 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights have 1 stop each way, in Nadi, Fiji.

It's not clear if these are a mistake fare or just Fiji Airways way of saying 'hello' to Vancouver (new route to Fiji), but they are available on nearly every booking site, and on the Fiji Airways website.

Update: It does look like it's intentional, and the prices are related to their amazing introductory prices on their non-stop flights from Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for $599 CAD roundtrip. (Shown right on their homepage)

You can also try a Multi-City flight, and spend time in both Fiji and Australia, for $655 CAD roundtrip.

You can also find non-stop flights from Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for between $599 and $740 CAD roundtrip.

And flights from Vancouver to other places in Australia such as Melbourne (MEL) or Brisbane (BNE) for a similar price.

And flights from Vancouver to places in New Zealand.

Basically, if it's on the Fiji Airways route map it's worth trying (Update: I've tried them all).

I will continue to add as many example dates and destinations as I can find to this blog post.

Update: The prices in the $500s roundtrip are all gone, but there are still some great prices on Fiji Airways, particularly to New Zealand. Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post for details.





Availability for travel

late November, early December 2022

February, March, April, May, June 2023

How to find and book this deal

1. Go to Kayak

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) or another destination mentioned in this blog post.

Try Friday to Friday dates in the months listed above. Monday dates also seem to be cheap.

2:40 PM PST: It looks like we might be at the end of dates in the $500s roundtrip. Still seeing some dates in the $700s, which really, is still an amazing price.

$739 for NAN

Jan 16 to Jan 27
Jan 20, 23 to Feb 3
Jan 27 to Feb 10

Feb 17 to Mar 3

May 19 to May 29, Jun 2
May 26 to Jun 9

$798 for NAN
Jun 2 to Jun 16

$802 for NAN
Dec 5 to Dec 12
Feb 10 to Feb 24

$873 for SYD
Feb 6 to Feb 17, 24
May 15 to May 26

-- previously available dates --

Nov 25 to Dec 9

Feb 6 to Feb 17, 20
Feb 10 to Feb 24
Feb 17 to Mar 3
Feb 24 to Mar 10

Mar 6 to Mar 20
Mar 10 to Mar 24
Mar 17 to Mar 31
Mar 31 to Apr 17

Apr 3 to Apr 17
(rest of April doesn't seem to have many cheap ones)
Apr 24 to May 8 -- $712
Apr 28 to May 12

May 1 to May 15
May 5 to May 19, 22
May 8 to May 19, 22
May 12, 15 to May 26, 29

May 19, 22 to Jun 2
May 22 to Jun 5
May 29 to Jun 12

Jun 2 to Jun 16
Jun 5 to Jun 19

3. From Kayak, click through to the Fiji Airways website. To do this, click on the 'View Deal' button (down arrow) and select Fiji Airways.

Or your next best bet would be to click through to Expedia, FlightHub, or CheapoAir. Other booking sites can be too slow to issue tickets in a situation like this, leading to disappointment later on.

You can also try a Multi-City flight, and spend time in both Fiji and Australia, for $655 CAD roundtrip

Try starting with a search like this one.

Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji (NAN)
Nadi, Fiji to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
Sydney, Australia to Vancouver (YVR)

You can also find non-stop flights from Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for between $599 and $740 CAD roundtrip

Suva, Fiji (SUV) is available for $684 roundtrip with 1 stop.

It's also worth trying other destinations in Australia and New Zealand

Destinations in the mid-$500s to low $700s roundtrip...

Melbourne (MEL), Australia
Brisbane (BNE), Australia

Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) - $543 roundtrip

Suva, Fiji (SUV) - $684 roundtrip

Christchurch, New Zealand (CHC) - $708 roundtrip
Wellington, New Zealand (WLG) - $742 roundtrip
Nelson, New Zealand (NSN) - $785 roundtrip



You can also find other destinations in the $800s roundtrip.

Coolangatta / Gold Coast (OOL), Australia - $816 roundtrip
Dunedin, New Zealand - $818 roundtrip
Canberra (CBR), Australia - $848 roundtrip
Cairns (CNS), Australia - $849 roundtrip
Hobart, Tasmania (HBA) - $850 roundtrip
Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN) - $880 roundtrip

You can also try Multi-City flights involving different cities in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji (flying into one and out of the other).

screenshots from Kayak







Today, the prices in the $500s roundtrip are all gone, but there are still some great prices on Fiji Airways

It's funny how a recent insane price anchors things in your mind. "$899 roundtrip to New Zealand? So expensive compared to yesterday!" But really, had the prices in the $500s not come out, $899 would still be considered an amazing price relative to what's been available in the last few years.

Air Canada and Air New Zealand's nonstop flights from YVR-AKL have been a minimum of $1800+ for a long time.

The cheapest 1 stop flights haven't been much cheaper.

Just like yesterday, you can get creative with Multi-City flights and have an extended stay in Nadi, Fiji on your way to Australia or New Zealand.

Or fly into one city and home from another.

Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) - $828 to $870 CAD roundtrip

You can also try Christchurch (CHC) or Wellington (WLG) on the same dates.

1. Go to Kayak

Try one of the following date combinations:

Jan 23 to Feb 6

Apr 10 to Apr 21, 24, 28, May 1
Apr 24 to May 12

May 22 to Jun 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

May 29 to Jun 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

Jun 5 to Jun 16, 19, 23, 26

Vancouver to Nadi, Fiji (NAN) - $803 to $867 CAD roundtrip *nonstop flights*

1. Go to Kayak

Try one of the following date combinations:

Jan 23 to Jan 30, Feb 3, 6, 10

Apr 10 to Apr 17, 21, 24, 28
Apr 14 to Apr 21, 24, 28
Apr 17 to Apr 24, 28, May 1, 5

May 22 to May 29, Jun 2, 5, 9, 12
May 29 to Jun 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

Jun 5 to Jun 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

Vancouver to Sydney, Australia (SYD) - $874 to $959 CAD roundtrip

1. Go to Kayak

You can also try Melbourne (MEL) or Brisbane (BNE) on the same dates.

Try one of the following date combinations:

May 22 to Jun 4 -- $874
May 22, 26, 29 to Jun 2, 5, 9, 12

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