Qantas is running a promotion currently, which is discounting your tickets to Australia by $135 for each ticket. Apparently, they took notice that not a lot of Americans have passports, and they want to help fix that. Simply go to qantas.com/passportredeem and enter the promo code “PASSPORT”, and select your flights. Depending on where you are flying from, the savings could be real, or they may be more expensive than competitor flights. You will either way, save $135 for most flights selected. If you happen to have a passport already, you still get the promotional savings. Just make sure you enter the promo code when making the booking. This is a great offer, if you were heading over to the land down under in the coming month or so. Getting a discount of $135 for each passenger is pretty good. You can also credit your miles to American Airlines, or Alaska Airlines if you like, since they are partners. Check your dates and make the booking, and let me know how much your flights came to. From Portland, Oregon, it was still too expensive for me to drop on a trip to Sydney. However, originating at a gateway city such as LAX, or SFO might yield lower prices. Happy Travels!