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Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

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Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

Traveling to LA on Oct 11th and still haven't booked flight as it is still $2000 return!! Does anyone know if there is a better time to book to get the best deals?? Eg: qantas sales?? Has anyone been to the Americas travel expo in Australia and would it be worth waiting for that which is end of July?? Have seen flights for around $1200 but just not his date!!

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1. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

Departing 11 october is approx $1820 on both Virgin and Delta. HOWEVER, if you can delay your departure until 13 Octber, then both those airlines drop to $1150.

Play with the dates a little. use http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

Edited: 7:35 am, June 14, 2013
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2. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

yes, 13th October seems to be the magic date for all trans pacific flights.

end of school holidays perhaps.

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3. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

October 11 through 14 is a U.S. bank holiday weekend

that could be another reason for higher quotes.

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4. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

Qantas currently have a USA sale. It includes some Oct - Nov dates so have a look at what their earliest Oct date is. You may be best changing your date by a few days.

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5. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

"October 11 through 14 is a U.S. bank holiday weekend

that could be another reason for higher quotes"

for flights out of Australia?

I hardly think so.

the higher priced block lasts between mid September and mid october ie. australian school holidays.

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6. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

As others have suggested, you'll probably need to look at changing your departure date by a few days if you want cheaper flights. Checking out current sales on Best Flights (I use that site to keep an eye on what sales are running and what dates they apply to, but always book directly with the airlines), and 13 October does indeed seem to be the "magic date" as Lien mentioned! Highly likely it's due to school holidays - although NSW and QLD have already gone back by that date, WA, SA, TAS and the ACT school holidays finish that weekend so that's probably why the prices won't drop until then.

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7. Re: Best time to book Flight from SYD to LAX for travel oct 11

This is the first year (we go to the USA every year) I've seen flights that expensive around that time, and I can't explain it.

Qantas keep having sales for SYD-LAX route so sign up for their email alerts. You won't get a $1000 return for that date but you might get a $1400 return. Otherwise, play with your dates.

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