A great deal to New Zealand. ITA will price this at $366, but CheapOair will price this at $225 for dates we tried from Los Angeles when it’s nonstop – it will be a bit more with a connection. It will also be a little bit more from San Francisco as there’s a connection and there are extra taxes for connections.
These flights are marketed by Qantas. So no upgrades for AA EXPs with SWUs.
We recommend you wait for the e-ticket number (it will be 13 digits and start with 081) to come via email, then wait a little bit more before making any prepaid arrangements. In addition, we recommend you use AA to connect to this if you are coming from other cities. Oneworld, which Qantas and AA are part of will protect you in cases of irregular operation (mechanical, weather etc) even if you are on two separate tickets.
Update 4/12/2016 @ 8:45PM Eastern – this is gone. It is repricing or unable to confirm.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Los Angeles
- July 11th – 20th
- Valid for travel from July – September or late October – November with a 7 day minimum stay (less than 7 day stays are a tad bit more but still cheap — as low as $245 from Los Angeles). Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- 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.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- For San Francisco availability, replace LAX with SFO on the Departing from: field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: qf+ /f bc=Q
- Destination: AKL
- Return Advanced Routing Code: qf+ /f bc=Q
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: LAX
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- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
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- LAX – AKL (Auckland) – LAX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Qantas is member of the Oneworld and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 13,026 miles or 1.7 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 6,513 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,256 miles
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