Because of different fare categories and foreign exchange rates (such as the power of the U.S. Dollar versus the Euro), it often makes a big difference in which country you make your reservation.
A flight from Los Angeles to Sydney was recently priced at $1637 round trip. This ticket was purchased on a website in the U.S., using a U.S. address.
But the same flight bought using an Australian address—and paying in Australian currency—was $804.
These discrepancies can often save you a lot of money, so make sure to do your homework.
When signing on to the website of an airline not based in the U.S., pick a different country of origin —often the currency of the home base of the airline itself.
This kind of cross-border ticketing can seem confusing, but the savings can be substantial.
But remember, when you get your credit card statement it will be converted to U.S. Dollars.
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