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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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Getting a squad home from New Zealand in business class

Quite a few readers asked how Greg and I were getting home from our 40K to Far Away challenge and I’d been intending to write a post about how I did it. Then, last night, American Airlines suddenly had award space bookable to New Zealand from 10K round trip. Round trips dried up relatively quickly and some readers were only able to snag one way for 6K miles (and apparently in addition to the Los…

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How to piece together an impossible award

Spoiler: In this post I show how it’s sometimes possible to book the most difficult flight awards at low prices by booking two awards instead of one. Let’s suppose your family of four wants to visit New Zealand during school winter break.  And further suppose you’d like to use your airline miles to fly business or first class.  Good luck with that.  Finding reasonably priced awards to New Zealand (or Australia) in our winter /…

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[Dead] Biz Class to Australia under $1300 RT (Air New Zealand from Chicago)

Update #2 [1/4/18]: Will Run for Miles reports that Air New Zealand has confirmed they are honoring this fare. Looks like good news for those who got in! Update: Secret Flying reports prices from under $1300 round trip (see their post). See as well and check Skyscanner / Momondo for smaller online travel agencies. Air New Zealand is running what looks like an awesome deal for business class flights to Australia from Chicago, with prices under $1500 round trip. That’s so low…

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(EXPIRED) Wow: $420 RT nonstop Los Angeles to New Zealand

Thrifty Traveler Premium just reported an amazing airfare: $420 round trip for nonstop service from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand on American Airlines during peak New Zealand summer dates in February and March. I haven’t been able to widely replicate the fare, but it is available on some dates and that is an awesome deal for travel to New Zealand. It’s a long flight in economy class, but at this price it’s hard to beat. The Deal Round trip nonstop flights…

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[Expired] Wow! Flights to New Zealand from $378 RT!

Update: This one appears dead now. Great deal for those who were able to act fast. United and Air New Zealand are running a fantastic sale on flights to Auckland, New Zealand from tons of US Cities – including smaller markets. I haven’t searched all dates and routes, but I’ve found prices from the West Coast starting at $378 round trip and from New York starting at $583 round trip. Those are great prices to and from New Zealand. Availability & examples…

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[EXPIRED] US to New Zealand for $210 round trip!

US to New Zealand $210

Sorry, deal has expired There is currently an unbelievable deal on round trip flights from LA and San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand.  Flights on American Airlines and Qantas are available for as little as $210 round trip! This deal is available on select dates from July to November 2016.  See this Secretly Flying post for details. (Photo courtesy of Kiwi Flickr) Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick Deal posts are intended to…

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