Whenever you see a roundtrip fare to Australia or New Zealand for under $1,000, you’ve found a good deal, and a New Year’s sale from Air New Zealand easily beats that benchmark.
But you must act fast: The booking deadline for the sale fares is next Tuesday night (January 10). The fares are available for travel over the next 11 months. Depending on class of travel, the fares represent savings of up to $600.
UPDATE: Qantas is matching and in some cases beating Air New Zealand’s fare sale
Sample roundtrip fares from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Auckland are $878 in economy class, $2,529 in premium economy or $4,099 in Business Premier. From SFO or LAX to Melbourne, the sale fares are $898 in economy, $1,798 in premium economy and $4,798 in Business Premier.
Comparable fares from Houston to Auckland are $978, $2,844, and $5,114 respectively. From Houston to Melbourne, sale prices are $998, $2,113 and $6,113 respectively. Sale fares are also available to Sydney, Australia; Queenstown, New Zealand; and the Cook Islands.
Weekend travel surcharges apply, and sale fares are good only on specific dates that vary by class of service. Here are the full details.