Qantas – $874: San Francisco – Auckland, New Zealand. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

New Zealand and Australia are the hardest places for deals. In almost 11,000 deal posts, there has been less than 15 deals to NZ or Australia. Works for a long New Years getaway.

Auckland, New Zealand - Photo: GPS 56 via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Auckland, New Zealand – Photo: GPS 56 via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • December 29th – January 11th, 2016

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel outbound from late December to January, 2016. Travel must be completed by February, 2016. A 10 day stay minimum seems to be required. Must purchase at least 3 day in advance of departure. Fare is not searchable on ITA — so we will provide some dates below.
  •  Outbound:
    • December 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
    • January 3rd, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Return:
    • January 6th, 7th, 11th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 28th
    • February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th
  • There could be other dates, but these are the ones we found.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

Fare Class:

  • O


  • SFO – SYD (Sydney) – AKL (Auckland) – SYD – SFO



Qantas is an American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows for travel after January 1st, 2016.

  • Miles Flown: 17,522 miles or 5.0 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,761 miles (4,380 miles if before January 1st, 2016)
  • Redeemable Miles: 4,380 miles

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not Required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD). $1USD = 1.55 NZD

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Comments (6)

  • fishy 7 years ago Reply

    Qantas O class seems to credit 100% to AS (not sure for how long), sounds like a much better choice than credit to AA.

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @fishy – thx. indeed it does. nice.

    Norm 7 years ago Reply

    What are AS miles …. I already have lot of AA miles so might use AS miles …

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago

    @Norm – AS is Alaska Air.

  • Kato 7 years ago Reply

    When reading on Qantas website, the “Sale” fare actually allows for one free stopover. Has anybody tried doing this? Multi-city prices it out to $1,700 USD. I called their customer service in the United States, and they said, “It should be able to price out.” I may call again for assistance. In the mean time, does anyone have any ideas? Thank you!

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Kato – where on the Qantas do you see this fare?

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