We know that Australia starts to warm up when the US starts to cool down, so we looked at getting 'out of dodge' on November 1st and China Southern Airlines came to the rescue with flights for $1,180 in economy from LAX to Sydney with a stopover in Guangzhou. On any other airline, these flights would be around $2,000.
Easily one perk of the cheaper yet slightly longer journey is that you can ride one of the airline's newer A380s on at least one leg, but depending on your return, you might score it on both flights since the airline serves Sydney with the super-jumbo on certain days.
One of the even cooler reasons why this might work is the fact that you can make China's third largest city an additional part of your itinerary thanks to Guangdong Province's recent inclusion in the visa waiver for travelers in transit of up to 72-hours.
Low fares, new Airbus double-decker, and a new city ticked off the bucket-list? Yeah, told you to hear us out.