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It’s been an incredible week for deals to the South Pacific. Yesterday, we saw amazing fares to Australia on United, and now Qantas is offering an unbelievable deal on flights from the West Coast to New Zealand. You can currently book flights from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland for just $225 round-trip, including taxes and fees. That’s INSANE!
Update: It looks like Qantas pulled the fare around 8:00am ET. Congrats to anyone who managed to book!!
This deal is exclusively available through Cheapoair.com, so while it’s tempting to head straight over to Google Flights, you won’t find anything there. Note that $225 round-trip is in “mistake fare” territory, so you may want to avoid making nonrefundable hotel bookings until we hear from Qantas about whether or not these fares will be honored (it’s likely that they will be).
Routes: LAX and SFO to AKL
Cost: $225+ round-trip in economy
Dates: July 2016 through November 2016
Booking Link: Cheapoair.com
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 Auckland (AKL) for $225 on Qantas:
San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) for $245 on Qantas:
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: One Mile at a Time
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.