Great deal: Discounted Fiji Airways awards via Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is offering a discount of up to 50% off on Fiji Airways award tickets booked between today, January 6, 2020 and February 29, 2020. With this sale, you can fly to Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific for just 20K each way in economy class with a free stopover on a one-way award. Business class tickets are available for 40K miles, though you’ll need to be willing to tailor your trip to fit availability as it is hard to come by in business class on these routes.

The Deal

  • Alaska Airlines is offering up to 50% off on Fiji Airways award tickets to/from North America and Hawaii as follows:
    • North America to/from the South Pacific / Australia / New Zealand:
      • Economy class: 40K miles each way 20K miles each way
      • Business class: 55K miles each way 40K miles each way
    • Hawaii to/from the South Pacific / Australia / New Zealand
      • Economy class: 27.5K miles each way 20K miles each way
      • Business class: 45K miles each way 40K miles each way
  • Direct link to this promotion

Key Terms

  • Must book between January 6, 2020 and February 29, 2020
  • Discounted prices reflected in search results at AlaskaAir.com
  • Change fee of $125 per person applies once 24 hours have passed since booking

Quick Thoughts

Long time readers know that my blood runs tropical and my brain is almost always half on a beach somewhere. After making it to the South Pacific in economy class during the 40K to Far Away Challenge last year, I know that I haven’t become so spoiled by the ability to redeem for premium-cabin travel as to be unwilling to fly far for cheap with the right deal. This would be that “fly far for cheap” kind of deal. Getting to the South Pacific or Down Under for 20K miles one-way from North America is a steal, especially when you consider the chance to have a free stopover in Fiji on your way to Australia, New Zealand, or a number of pacific islands.

This discount is reflected at the time of booking. All you have to do is book between now and February 29, 2020 and you should see the following sale rates:

As you can see, the discount on business class from North America is about 27% (15K off of the usual 55K price) and the discount on economy class is the full 50% off from North America at 20K each way.

Unfortunately, business class on Fiji Airways is hard to come by. On the other hand, this deal is still fantastic in economy class, especially if you have the time and interest to visit multiple destinations with a free stopover in Fiji.

Keep in mind that Alaska allows you to combine flights on Alaska Airlines with one partner airline — so you could theoretically start anywhere in the US that is served  by Alaska Airlines and connect to the Fiji Airways flights. For example, here’s a look at New York to Auckland with a stop in Fiji for about a week on the way:

Don’t get too excited about the business class availability you see there as the blue seats indicated mixed-cabin awards. In each of those cases, the long flight from Los Angeles to Fiji is in economy class.

You can easily search via the Alaska Airlines website. If you want to search with a stopover, just click the link on the home page that says “All search options” in order to choose multi-city and enter your desired cities and dates.

Overall, this is a terrific opportunity to get really far away and back on not a lot of miles.

H/T: One Mile at a Time

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Nick I was searching availability this morning and stopped once I remembered the Zika virus is still prevalent in Fiji. What’s your take on mosquitos in Fiji?

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U need Shots TOO look @ CDC like I did and local people like I did . I brought 50% Deet @ Amazon for my trips .This is No Joke met 2 in Kona , Hi who got Dengue Fever ..
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I can easily find eco to Australia or new Zealand with stopover in Fiji but finding a flight back is difficult. Anyone had any luck? I’m guessing the best way is to do 2 desperate one way