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FAQs - booking United States flights

  • Can I fly directly to the United States?

    Australia has multiple airports to depart from when flying to the United States, and they serve various airlines flying directly along this route. You can fly with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Qantas or American Airlines, depending on your budget and ideal route.

  • Which holidays may affect flights to the United States?

    National and religious holidays can affect flights from Australia to the United States. In general, Christmas and the Sunday after Thanksgiving (December), and New Year’s are the busier travel days. Flight availability and prices could be unpredictable, so booking your ticket well in advance is wise to avoid overpaying.

  • What are the visa requirements when flying to the United States?

    Checking if you’re eligible for the visa waiver program when flying to the United States from Australia is crucial. As an Aussie, you’ll only need to apply online using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization because Australia falls under the waiver program. If you’re ineligible for the program, make sure to organise the visa you need.

  • What are the pet policies for flights to the United States?

    Travelling with your furry mate should be exciting, but you must adhere to the airline’s pet policies. For most airlines, your pet should be in a carrier, except for service animals. You should also carry health and veterinary certificates to enter the United States.

  • Which airport should I arrive at if I am planning to visit the Grand Canyon?

    When travelling to the Grand Canyon, the most convenient airport for you to fly into is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), which is just a 1h 30min drive from the landmark. Otherwise, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is the second closest, and you will be able to reach the canyon in just a 3h 30min drive.

  • What is the best way to travel to the Northeastern region of the United States?

    If you are hoping to visit the Northeastern region of the United States, such as Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Delaware, some of the most convenient airports for you to land at are Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Bradley International Airport (BDL).

  • Which airports are closest to Niagara Falls?

    When visiting Niagara Falls, there are two primary airports for travellers to choose from, which are Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). While Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) is located in the United States and is just over 6 km away from the scenic landmark, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) can be found in Canada and is 80 km away from the falls.

  • I am planning on visiting Sequoia National Park. How should I travel there?

    There are two airports which are within reasonable driving distance of Sequoia National Park: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS). When flying from Australia, you will find that it is generally easiest to book a flight that has a stopover in either Phoenix or Los Angeles and that brings you to the final destination of Fresno. Once you have landed, it is quickest to reach the park by car, which takes approximately 1h 30min to 2h depending on traffic.

  • How long is the flight to the United States?

    An average direct flight from Australia to the United States takes 20h 56m, covering a distance of 21859 km. The most popular route is Sydney - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 13h 45m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to the United States?

    The cheapest ticket to the United States from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $264 one-way, and $517 round-trip. The most popular route is from Sydney to Los Angeles and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $840.

  • Which airlines fly to the United States?

    Qantas Airways, United Airlines & American Airlines fly the most frequently from Australia to the United States.

  • What are the most popular destinations in the United States?

    The next most popular destinations are New York (15%) and San Francisco (8%). Searches for flights to Honolulu (6%), to Ontario (6%) and to Dallas (6%) are also popular.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to the United States

  • Looking for cheap airfare to the United States? 25% of our users found tickets to the United States for the following prices or less: From Melbourne $1,328 one-way - $1,658 round-trip, from Sydney $1,374 one-way - $1,771 round-trip, from Brisbane $1,698 one-way - $1,902 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from Australia is October.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest United States flight deals.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is convenient when flying to the United States from Australia, mainly with major airlines such as Qantas and United Airlines. It is one of the busiest hubs because of its proximity to other airports. You can also land at San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is a major hub for Cathay Pacific, Alaska Airlines and United Airlines.
  • If you are flying from Australia and want to stay around the East Coast of the United States, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will be an ideal option. You’ll easily find connecting flights to your desired destination.
  • If you are planning to travel to the Northwestern region of the United States, it is best to book flights to either Portland International Airport (PDX) or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), as both of these are large travel hubs and service flights to most major cities in the country.
  • Certain states have strict laws regarding what agricultural products can be transported across their borders, so make sure that you know the regulations before you fly to the United States. For example, both Hawaii and Oregon do not allow fresh fruit to be brought into their territories by travellers.
  • As flights from Australia to the United States are long, many of them require travellers to have a stopover, with some common options being major Australian travel hubs, like Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne, as well as countries such as Singapore.
  • For those that will be going to Southwestern states, like Arizona and New Mexico, Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) are two of the most convenient destination choices.
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is one of the most popular airports in the Midwest region of the United States, as it provides travellers with easy access to the states of Illinois and Indiana.
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Top 5 airlines flying to the United States

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Australia to the United States? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
Qantas AirwaysOverall score based on 4972 reviews
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We were seated in the furthest back row of the plane. Our seats seemed to be the only ones that didn't recline, and our seat row was also closer to the seats in front of us than any other route. I'm a tall man, and this made the long overnight flight extremely uncomfortable and near impossible to sleep on. There was nothing indicated in booking that this row was tighter than the others.

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We were seated in the furthest back row of the plane. Our seats seemed to be the only ones that didn't recline, and our seat row was also closer to the seats in front of us than any other route. I'm a tall man, and this made the long overnight flight extremely uncomfortable and near impossible to sleep on. There was nothing indicated in booking that this row was tighter than the others.

Pros: "A lot of food was served - much more than any flight in the USA"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "The service, comfort. Flight was 20 minutes early, our luggage came out quickly. This was the first flight for us on the dream airline in business. It was fantastic."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful, and the food options for vegetarians were great, and the entertainment selection was great."
Cons: "My seat did not recline, but I told a flight attendant and I was able to get a better seat."
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Pros: "Crew did their best, but that wasn't great."
Cons: "We pre ordered vegetarian meals for my vegetarian daughter, and the flight attendant went out of her way to mention that there was nothing ordered. Original direct flight from LAX to Sydney was delayed by almost 12 hours for "maintenance", so we were rerouted via SFO and Brisbane. 15 hours took 24"
Pros: "The Sydney lounge is amazing and the entertainment options are excellent."
Cons: "Inflexible on making food available at times other than when the crew wanted to feed people, making no extra effort, or even acknowledging emerald status."
Cons: "I missed my flight. My flight from Melbourne with Qantas was delayed. I received an express connection ticket to go through Immigration, customs, etcetera. I ran, all for nothing. I should have known better, for sure. 2 hours is unrealistic. But this tickets shouldn't be offered, they give the impression that you can make it. And the staff in Melbourne, and the crew on the plane, all were extremely reassuring. I got to the gate of Alaska Airlines, the people there could only offer me a ticket two days later. And basically they said it was Qantas fault. Having almost no time and no clear way to communicate with Qantas (the 1800 number is useless), I had to book and pay a new ticket. Now I am going to try to contact Qantas for reimbursement but I am not optimistic. In summary, do not buy these types of tickets "in collaboration" with two companies. Especially if you make the connection in the US. It is a scam. 2 hours is no time. And even if you have 3 or 4 hours and there is a delay, you are basically on your own, and the companies give the responsibilities to each other."
Pros: "seats - very comfy flat bed to use on overnight flight"
Cons: "too warm, hard to sleep"

Tightly packed passengers, 40 minutes late, no in flight service, long wait for luggage.

Pros: "Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained."
Cons: "Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible"
Pros: "Crew great seat not so much and entertainment center buggered up"
Pros: "Crew was good in helping us to sit together after the booking staff seperated us incorrectly."
Pros: "Being given the exit row seat"
Cons: "Zero gluten free provided snacks One of the cabin crew were particularly condescending"
Cons: "Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon"
Cons: "Virgin appears to have lost its way in its treatment of business class passengers from Fiji to Brisbane. Gone is the lounge to relax in prior to boarding , long ques and bottlenecks in "priority " lines whilst trying to board and then there is that other affliction that they now suffer from poor quality meals and selection of same Oh well so much for that wonderful experience of flying at the front of the aircraft"
Cons: "Delays from Sydney to Cairns were disappointing and VA did nothing to make up for it. (The flight was pretty empty so that was a plus!"
Pros: "Left a few minutes late but arrived early, so all good. Comfortable, flight, friendly crew. Well done."
Pros: "Love economy X on VA!! MCY is awesome to fly out of. Small and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"

The part that really made for a poor trip was that we checked luggage, and it took 1.5 hrs. to get our luggage. This made it so we barely got to our next flight. We were the last ones on board.

Staff was very helpful, polite, efficient. Food was excellent. Business class seat very comfortable.

Pros: "Plane was nice, seats were very comfortable and staff were very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "The people were great! And it was a smooth ride."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. I could not get comfortable and my tailbone just ached. I tried sitting on a pillow, but that did not help. And the cabin was too cold for me."
Pros: "The plane was new and clean. The crew was so friendly and welcoming. Anything we needed on our flight they were more than happy to oblige and always did it with a smile"
Pros: "the crew was good."
Cons: "hot as hell during check in outside and it took forever. then the entertainment on the plane which was prehistoric with everyone having to watch the same movie, plus it was a very old movie!"
Pros: "Company in the plane Stewards were indeed what saved the whole ordeal with Fiji Airways for me."
Cons: "Not leaving at the advertised time both from SFO and NAD Not having enough overhead space in the NAD to TBU flight."
Pros: "great service and comfort for the price i paid. Staff friendly. My seat was close to the restroom."
Cons: "movies were dated."
Pros: "I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller."
Cons: "Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport"
Cons: "with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives..."

Their 737s are not equipped with WiFi in this age.

Departure was delayed by one hour, and even though I was in premium economy, they had run out of the protein meal option, and just had pasta.

The crew is super friendly and helpful , boarding was quick and easy , the prices are too high for a an airline that doesn’t provide complementary meals or snacks for long flights

Flight canceled. Extremely difficult to communicate with Air Canada about options.

Preferred economy seats get more legroom but are still not very supportive and not wide. Also no protection from hands and feet of the person/child behind hitting the seat back.

Pros: "The crew was very good and very attentive!"
Cons: "The boarding process.... we had to change gates kind of last minute and from there on it was a bit chaotic ... we boarded via buses and then had to climb stairs to enter our airplane."
Pros: "I landed safely"
Cons: "The infotainment system didn’t work. Headphones connection is faulty. Everything else was ok."
Cons: "I was sitting right in the front near the first class area, and I needed to use the washroom, I was refused and ordered to use only the other 2 available ones at the back of the plane. It’s not much to say, but it’s weird to have only 2 stalls for the whole plane, and one stall for only about a doze"
Pros: "N/a"
Cons: "Just take a trip with. Jet am or Japan airline and clearly see the difference in how a customer should be addressed and service., politeness and how the flight attendants provide that extra mile in terms of customer experience."
Cons: "This was a direct flight from DFW to Vancouver. 3.5 hours. Upon arrival in Vancouver we were paged to baggage claim and informed that our bags were taken off the plane and would arrive later in the night. Problem was, we were leaving on a cruise at 4:30PM. Our bags had two cruise luggage tags on each bag. When our bags were delivered to us 2.5 days later in Ketchikan, Alaska - The cruise tags had been torn off our bags. There were a minimum of 8 vacant seats and corresponding luggage not on this plane. I believe Air Canada had a chance to load more cargo and removed our luggage to make more room for the cargo. I will never fly this airline again. I had nothing good to say to anyone on our cruise regarding this airline. Terrible passenger service. The guest services said that 16 bags were delivered in Ketchikan from Air Canada."
Cons: "Flight was seriously delayed, I have missed my connecting flight and now need to massively modify my trip. Opposite of an ideal experience."
Pros: "In OKC the staff was amazing! When I got to denver it wasn’t very pleasant the boarding staff was rude! The person that assisted me with the wheel chair was so preoccupied with her phone we almost ran into people"
Cons: "Better assistance when you arrive to find your next flight"
Pros: "Plane was delayed then we were switched to later flight."
Cons: "Send another plane to get the three flights that were bumped."
Pros: "I tried to cancel my flight due to a 45 min transfer but I wasnt able to and to change it was more expensive than to buy a new ticket with another company"
Cons: "Flight was late and missed connection. had to stay overnight"
Pros: "Everything was great in the plane - service, pleasant stewards, food was tasty."
Cons: "The gate was changed at the airport after my boarding pass was issued. I would never have known except that another passenger was looking for colleagues to let them know. And the flight number was also changed, and different than my printed boarding pass."
Pros: "Crew was nice. The flight, though a bit rough was uneventful."
Cons: "Legroom was a bit cramped. When we landed at Newark, it was very difficult to find out which luggage carousal we were on. There was no one there directing things and we were misinformed several times."
Pros: "The crew, was friendly and attentive to any and all needs."
Cons: "The flight was supposed to arrive in Newark at 4:30. But it did not leave Charleston until 6:15 PM! This is not the 1st time this has happened with United. It seems that they are always some kind if “weather” delay with United flights arriving and departing Newark. Also, they are constantly cancelling flights to/from there. I would suggest looking at a different airline, perhaps one that cares more about the passengers iteneraries than the number of passengers."
Pros: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."
Cons: "poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane..."
Pros: "The crew was one of most pleasurable group that I've flown with. Polite AND funny!"

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