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One of the hardest routes to land in business class is between the USA and New Zealand, but sometimes, just sometimes the gates open and voila…the space is there. If you’re willing to travel this August, there are plenty of dates to do it roundtrip.
Here’s a look between AKL and LAX
LAX and AKL
SFO and AKL
You can book with a few different programs:
By far the best deal is if you can get Virgin Atlantic to find the space. One way is just 62.5k and there is a 30% transfer bonus from Amex. So yes…this means just 48k points. However, I can’t say I’ve ever booked it, so theoretically it’s possible, but in practice…?
Other deals are…
- United at 90k
- Aeroplan at 80k
- Avianca at 80k
You can also book with Singapore, Etihad, or ANA as well, but they’ll run you a ton more miles.
Here’s a sneak peek at the cabin.
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