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It’s just beginning to warm up in many parts of the US, yet many of you savvy travelers may already be planning out next winter’s travels. Fiji Airways is offering a tempting sale to help expand your options: book a round-trip, nonstop flight between San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) and Nadi, Fiji (NAN) for less than $600 round-trip — or from Honolulu (HNL) for $496 round-trip with one stop. All flights include checked bags at no cost. Book between April 3 and April 15, 2019 for travel dates between January 16 and March 31, 2020.
Do note that while this sale is a fantastic way to experience Fiji Airways in uninterrupted comfort, other airlines may also offer attack fare sales in days to come, so don’t fret if these fares don’t currently work with your plans.
A few months back Fiji Airways became a Oneworld Connect partner. The airlines are still ironing out the full details of mutual passenger privileges, and a lot could change between now and next January. But the new partnership is still useful to keep in mind in case you opt to book Oneworld positioning flights to and from San Francisco or Los Angeles. By the time your flight departs next year you might be able to connect your itineraries to check bags straight from your departure airport to Nadi.
To book, use Google Flights to find the dates that work best for you. Then click through to book directly with Fiji Airways, or through an OTA such as Priceline or Expedia. Note that while some flights may also be sold through American Airlines or Qantas, only Fiji Airways is offering this sale price.
If you’re interested in exploring other Oceania destinations in addition to Fiji, you can utilize this fare sale to give yourself a free three-day stopover in Fiji en route to other countries such as Australia, New Zealand or other Pacific Islands. Fiji Airways serves a number of cities nonstop from Nadi, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, as well as Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington in New Zealand. The airline also offers nonstop flights from Fiji to Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and Singapore. To book the stopover, use the multi-city search function to look up your desired dates and destinations.
When it comes to accommodation note that Fiji has a number of points hotels with overwater bungalows available for award redemptions.
Airlines: Fiji Airways
Routes: SFO/LAX/HNL to NAN
Cost: $496+ round-trip
Travel Dates: January 16 — March 31, 2020
Book by: April 10, 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Honolulu (HNL) to Nadi (NAN) from $496 round-trip in February:
San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) via Nadi (NAN) from $874 round-trip:
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