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Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

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Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

Hi,

I am needing to book flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne in January 2014. I am beyond shocked by the prices that are showing up! $2600 per person!!! I payed $1100 for the same flight in March last year!

Any advice/knowledge on if its worth waiting to buy? or will they go up? sales etc??

Brisbane, Australia
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1. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

January is summer school holidays ... peak season.

South Pole
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2. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

no way u can compare January and March prices.

no way u can compare last years prices with this years.

as above January is peak travel season.

things may start to 'improve' around a mid January departure date so u may have to fiddle with your dates a little.

I would think as the departure date approaches the prices will get higher.

BUT u never know...u either take the gamble, wait and monitor or take the plunge now (and don't look again)

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

<< and don't look again >> :)

South Pole
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4. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

and don't ask the pax sitting next to you on the flight what she/he paid. ;-)

Brisbane, Australia
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5. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

Many Australians holiday in the USA at this time of year. In January, they will be on their way back home. In February the prices will drop significantly.

Hong Kong, China
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6. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

January and February are indeed expensive months to travel to Australia and New Zealand. Nobody can predict fares though so you just have to keep checking and figure this out on your own. Look on airline websites for promotions and check ITA site to shop around as well:

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

Hong Kong, China
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7. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

Check date. Aussie tennis open in January which may so affect prices. Also peak summer season as others have mentioned

8. Re: Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne January prices

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