We’ve partnered with Air New Zealand to bring Flight Hacks readers an exclusive 10% discount code for selected economy, premium economy and business class flights.
As it turns out, Air New Zealand has some rather competitive airfares from Australia to Los Angeles and San Fransisco. In fact, you can snap up business class fares for half the price of what Qantas and Virgin are charging right now. Stack that with our exclusive coupon code, and you will save an additional 10%.
The sale fares finish on July 3 so you have a few days to snap up a bargain!
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Coupon code T&Cs
This coupon code is limited to the first 500 users and is valid from 24th June 2019 – 24th August 2019 for travel from 1st July 2019 – 31st October 2019.
- Origin: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth
- Destinations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires
- Cabin eligibility: Premium Economy/ Business Premier™
Sydney to Los Angeles
You can fly from Sydney to Los Angeles throughout most dates of the year for only $4,189 in business class. To put that in perspective, Qantas is asking a modest $8,047 for the same dates.
On top of that, you may get lucky and enjoy the business class cabin of EVA Air combined with the Kiwi hospitality of Air New Zealand since they are leasing 1 of their 777-300 jets 777-300 for the majority of the flights you will experience the Air New Zealand 777-300 on flights to the US and from some Australian cities to Auckland the B787.
Here’s what to expect from Air New Zealand’s business class product:
Melbourne to Los Angeles
Melbourne to LA can be had for even less with business class prices starting at $4,171 return via Auckland.
Brisbane to Los Angeles
If you’re looking to travel from Brisbane, you will be able to get fares as low as $4,194 for many dates throughout the year with a connection in Auckland.
Perth to Los Angeles
For once, Perth isn’t left out either. Deals start at $4,579 for a return ticket in business class via Auckland to LA.
Since Air New Zealand is a Star Alliance member, you have plenty of options to credit your points to a program where you can make use of them later for a redemption. I’m personally gunning for Gold under Aegean Airlines (since I have a good stash of points there) but other options are also available.
If you’re not interested in Star Alliance, a potentially interesting partner to credit to is Virgin Atlantic. From Perth to LA via Auckland, you should be able to earn around 19,665 miles one way which is incredible value (assuming the booking fare code is J) from the east coast you will end up with approximately 15,716 Virgin Atlantic miles.
To figure out all the programs you can credit your miles to, use: https://www.wheretocredit.com/calculator
Other cities are on sale as well at even better prices. Houston for example can be had for $3982 return from Sydney!