Roundup Of Dates With Rare Air New Zealand Business Class Saver Award Space Nonstop Between North America And Auckland

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Star Alliance carrier Air New Zealand has excellent nonstop award availability between North America and New Zealand in coach. However nonstop business class award space between North America and Auckland is a unicorn, so it’s news when there is any availability.

JJ flew Air New Zealand on a price mistake earlier this year and loved it. He said that  DansDeals readers made up more than half the business class cabin!

JJ’s Air New Zealand 787 direct-aisle access herringbone business class seat from Chicago to Auckland:

 

The business award floodgates have been opened for June/July travel. It’s cooler in New Zealand’s winter, with temperatures typically in the 50s and 60s, but if you have time off for North America’s summer vacation it’s a great time to get away.

View the New Zealand Master Thread on DDF here.

You can also connect from other cities to these flights on the same award ticket. Some dates below have multiple flights with 1 or 2 award seats available.

Los Angeles to Auckland:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
June 10, 11, 22, 25
July 2, 13, 22

Dates with nonstop flights that have 2 award seats:
June 28
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 21

Auckland to Los Angeles:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
June 24
July 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 22

Dates with nonstop flights that have 2 award seats:
June 27
July 4, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25

Dates with nonstop flights that have 3 award seats:
June 6


Houston to Auckland:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
June 2, 16
July 4, 5, 22, 26

Dates with nonstop flights that have 2 award seats:
July 6, 8, 9, 14, 20

Auckland to Houston:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
June 20, 24
July 2, 16

Dates with nonstop flights that have 2 award seats:
June 27
July 9, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26


San Francisco to Auckland:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
July 7, 16, 24

Auckland to San Francisco:
Dates with nonstop flights that have 1 award seat:
July 10, 16, 19

Dates with nonstop flights that have 2 award seats:
July 17, 23, 24


Business saver class award booking options:

  • You can transfer miles from AMEX or Citi to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1.3 ratio thanks to the 30% transfer bonus promos. You can also transfer points from Chase at a 1:1 ratio. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days. Virgin Atlantic charges just 62.5K one-way in business class for Air New Zealand flights to New Zealand and there are no fuel surcharges. 49K AMEX or Citi points will transfer into 63.7K Virgin Atlantic miles, more than enough for a one-way business class award! You can hold an award for 24 hours and you can cancel or change an award for $50. Unfortunately, you do need to call Virgin Atlantic to book travel on Air New Zealand at 800-365-9500. You can search for Air New Zealand award space on United.com.
  • You can transfer miles from Chase Ultimate Rewards to United (1:1 ratio) instantly. United charges 90K one-way in business class for Air New Zealand flights to New Zealand. Awards can be cancelled for free within 24 hours. United never collects fuel surcharges. After 24 hours, non-elites will pay $75 to cancel awards more than 60 days before a flight or $125 within 60 days of a flight. Awards can be booked online.
  • Air Canada Aeroplan charges 80K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for Air New Zealand flights.. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.
  • Avianca Lifemiles charges 80K in business class one-way. There are no fuel surcharges for any flights. Points transfer instantly (1:1 ratio) from AMEX, Capital One, and Citi. Transfers from Marriott (60K:25K ratio) can take 2-20 days.

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Worth noting

Aeroplan is $100 OW in J for infant.

Maifriend

I did a search on Virgin Atlantic Jul 6 from lax to akl and not a single seat available in any class although United shows 2 seats in Biz. Same thing from SFO to AKL on Jul 7

MosheD

Worth mentioning that Aeroplan does NOT have 24hr fee free cancellation

Meshugener

Amex to VA is instant transfer?

genius

What about using ANA miles? How much roundtrip & is there fuel surcharges when flying Air new zealand?

Leon

I have tried to book from Los Angeles to Auckland I called the number they told me they don’t have anything available leaving July 16 17th or 18th As well it seems like you didn’t have any coming back . Is the sale over I would love to book it ?

me

Is there anything available for August? Really trying to get to Melbourne on cheap business mileage ticket but can’t seem to find anything decent with United or Qantas. Any other ideas? travel dates are Aug 18 to Sep 1

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