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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
Haven’t found what you’re looking for from other Cyber Monday deals? Air New Zealand may have just what you need. For today only, the carrier is offering $400 off round-trip flights on flights from the US. The $400 savings applies to all ex-US flights, regardless of class or travel dates as long as you book by 11:59 pm PT tonight (Monday, November 30). Now’s a great time to visit New Zealand — especially with the strong dollar — although Oneworld frequent flyers might be tempted to wait until American launches its flight from Los Angeles later next year.
Note that many of these flights will require a connection in New Zealand, although the airline does offer nonstop service between the US and London. Nonetheless, it seems there’s a decent amount of availability, although travel dates are pretty limited if you want to find the lowest fare.
Airline: Air New Zealand
Routes: Flights from the US
Cost: $534+ round-trip in economy
Dates: No restrictions (must be booked today)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $534 on Air New Zealand:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Cook Islands (RAR) for $540 on Air New Zealand:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) for $796 on Air New Zealand:
San Francisco (SFO) to Melbourne (MEL) for $946 on Air New Zealand:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Heels First Travel
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.