Pond Skipping on the Cheap: $598 R/T LA to Oz

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by aussiegall

Flickr Shot by aussiegall

The TravelZoo newsdesk just published this special from Qantas Airlines where you can book a flight to Australia — Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Auckland, New Zealand — for only $598 roundtrip! That’s 60% off its usual price. And with the U.S. dollar holding its strength against the Oz/NZ dollar, this is a considerably more economical vacation than a European one.

Just so you know, Qantas doesn’t charge extra for its food and wine and that’s for all travel classes. You also get your own personal comfort kit with warm socks and eye shades plus a toothbrush and toothpaste so that you arrive at your destination all refreshed.

This sale ends on March 20 and is valid for travel between March 15 and October 24, 2009.