Airfare of the Day: Xiamen Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), USA to Melbourne (MEL), Australia from $2,415 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Xiamen Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles and Melbourne.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: Xiamen (MF) I3MUS5 LAX to MEL.
  • Booking class: I.
  • Price: from $2,415 ($2,100 + taxes & surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: do not apply.
  • Seasonal restrictions: do not apply.
  • Flight restrictions: the fare component must be on MF flights 8000 through 8999 operated by MF, MF flights 381 through 382 operated by MF, MF flights 800 through 899 operated by MF-
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: do not apply.
  • Maximum stay requirements: travel from last stopover must commence no later than 3 months after departure from fare origin.
  • Stopovers: unlimited stopovers permitted on the pricing unit limited to 4 free and unlimited at CNY 100 each.
  • Transfers: unlimited free transfers permitted on the pricing unit.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: do not apply.
  • Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on MF or NS.
  • Cancellations: charge USD 150.00 for cancel/refund.
  • Changes: before departure charge USD 90.00; after departure charge USD 120.00.

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Price comparison:


I was able to find availability from September 2018 to May 2019 using Matrix (although listed for $2,578):

Booking examples:

This fare can be booked on Priceline for $2,415:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):


The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for LAX-XMN-MEL round trip travel on MF marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

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