Cheaper to fly return to LA than this weekend’s NRL Grand Final

IF you’re planning on heading to Sydney for the NRL grand final this weekend, you may want to consider selling your house and your car, quite literally…

As economy seats across major airlines continue to sell out, it has been revealed that it is in fact cheaper to fly return to Los Angeles than it is to head to Sydney for the weekend.

Whether your’re leaving from the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Townsville, the cheapest seats have already been snapped up for the long weekend, with reports of people having to pay between $635 to $1900 for one-way direct flights from Brisbane to Sydney on Saturday.


But a return flight from Brisbane to LA could be snapped up from just $1029.

If you get in quick, there are a few affordable seats left leaving from the Gold Coast with Jetstar late Saturday night, but they’re not expected to last long.

If you’re flying from Townsville however, you’re facing a hefty price of $1700 one-way to Sydney as tickets are extremely scarce.

Turns out the lounge and TV aren’t looking too bad after all…