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As an avid traveller, I do keep an eye on various deals and travel promotions, and occasionally one catches my eye that makes me think “wow.. that ain’t bad”. This is one of those moments.
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I’ve had a few E-mails come through today about a sale that Virgin Australia are doing for flights from about $799-$849 return to the States.

If you’ve ever been thinking about visiting the US at some point soon, then now is a good time to book if you want the cheapest flight there.

  • Departure dates are between: 14th Oct – 19th Nov 2014, 19th Jan – 31st March 2015
  • You are allowed to stay away: Up to 1 year
  • Baggage allowance: 2x 23kg bags (per person)
  • Fares are on Sale until: 9pm, 2nd July 2014 (or until they last)

Seats on this deal are not available every day, with Fridays and weekends having very limited availability. Midweek days offer the best availability for the cheapest seats.

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This morning I saw a tweet from Air New Zealand congratulating Virgin Australia (VA) on 10 years of flying internationally – 10 years already with VA gracing the skies? It certainly has flown by quickly..!

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Anyhow, I thought it seemed a bit odd that they hadn’t done anything to celebrate the milestone publicly as yet, but about an hour ago I saw a E-Mail from House of Travel‘s mixandmatch advertising a 3 day promotional sale, so I guess it’s just starting now.

Looks like the sale covers Australia, the Pacific Islands and the US (Los Angeles) on the following routes, and the below prices give you a rough indication of what to expect:

Virgin Australia 10 Years of Flying Internationally sale (as listed on mixandmatch)
Virgin Australia 10 Years of Flying Internationally sale (as listed on mixandmatch)

Note that the sale ends 31 January 2014.

Interestingly I saw grabaseat offering $999 return flights to LA yesterday (for travel mid-Feb) to celebrate Lorde’s success at the Grammy’s, so in case you missed out on those or need more flexible dates, this is your chance.

These prices aren’t bad if you’re looking to get from A to B (VA’s aircraft are a little old and there is little in the way of entertainment – At least Trans-Tasman); and keep in mind that you can book direct on the Virgin Australia website AND on the Air New Zealand website if looking to book from NZ to Australia (due to their partner codeshare agreement) to earn Airpoints dollars and status points.

Happy flying everyone!

– Jeremy