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Los Angeles Return Melb $844, Syd $861, Bris $860 @ Air New Zealand (All-Inclusive Fares)

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Killer travel bargain here. Can't believe these prices that Air NZ has come up with again to Los Angeles. Heaps of seats available at time of posting, but they'll go fast at these prices. Fares are all-inclusive (complimentary meal & drinks, 23kg checked bag, 7kg cabin bag, on demand entertainment).

Valid for travel outbound 01/02/15 to 31/03/15, and inbound 01/02/15 to 12/04/15. Expires 23/01/15.

Here's the proof:

Happy travels :)

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    No wonder it's more expensive on Monday Feb 9th, it's a national holiday in US!

    http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/toothache_day.html

  • +9 votes

    I hope there are dates in August at these prices!!!! coughTI5cough

  • +3 votes

    Thanks for that TA.

    I have been wanting to get some AirNZ numbers to do a comparison between their Aus sale fares to their NZ ones.

    Not pretty…

    • +1 vote

      It is pretty odd. You should reward Air New Zealand for their prices by flying with someone else.

      • +2 votes

        The problem is, the others don't really have the capacity to offer such low price points.

        But for a similar fare, then flying with another airline is definitely the way to go.

        • +2 votes

          because in NZ there's not as much competition and they know people are going to pay a higher price for that route. for Australia air nz don't have a big market share and want to improve their sales.
          tl;dr they are ripping you off

        • +2 votes

          @lolmao:

          To be honest, that's not entirely accurate…

          There is plenty of competition on that route, however they are mostly indirect routes.

          Direct Flights

          United
          Air New Zealand

          Indirect Flights

          Qantas
          Virgin Atlantic
          Hawaiian Airlines
          Emirates
          Cathay Pacific
          Air Canada
          Air China
          China Southern
          China Eastern
          Virgin Australia
          Air Tahiti Nui
          Delta
          Fiji Airways
          LAN Airlines

        • +1 vote

          @Shaw: more because air nz and united are the only direct flights and people people are more willing to pay their ripoff pricing

        • +1 vote

          @Shaw: This sums it up pretty well. Direct flights are usually the most desirable so people will be willing to pay a bit more for them, hence the reason why Air NZ offer the most expensive fares for NZ-USA. Likewise, for AUS-USA Virgin, Qantas, United and Delta fly direct so Air NZ need to offer fares cheaper than those airlines if they want to be competitive.

        • +3 votes

          @donga100:
          @lolmao:

          I agree with both of you, I know a lot of people who would, but I also know a lot of people priced out of the market by the lack of decent priced sales. They are not the type of people to complain about indirect flights, and I imagine that they are simply unaware that cheaper options exist.

          That's where sites like ours come into it ;)

    •  

      I believe that it is quite common for national carrier airlines to offer different (and more expensive) prices to their own domestic market.
      Not entirely sure why. I wonder if it is connected to the reason why it is cheaper to fly from Sydney to pretty much every Asian and European destination than from Perth to the same destinations - even though it is much shorter in distance.

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        Yea, it is interesting. Their fares have been a sore spot nationally here for a while.

    •  

      Economics.

      •  

        Yes, I know that, but feel free to explain your view.

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          To hard. It'd be all speculation.
          Sorry!

          Maybe stuff like… NZ routes unsustainable without AUS customers due to small NZ market.

          But yes… economics.

        •  

          @chiuy:

          Yea, it could be argued, however the issue isn't with the standard fares, it's with the promotional fares, and the difference between. It would be more profit for them selling the AKL - LAX - AKL leg for the same price, and filling the planes up.

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      Sounds like the reason hidden city ticketing exists rather than any Au vs NZ differences. This seems to be done by most airlines worldwide - some guy in the US was recently sued for operating a website that helps find these.

      Basically, people buy the cheaper full-length ticket and get on/off at a layover (no checked luggage).

  • +2 votes

    Amazing deal!

    But damn, i'm still holding out for late April or early May deals!

  •  

    if only I had someone to go with :(

    • +12 votes

      Find someone over there. Americans love our Australian accents

  • +4 votes

    Not quite on the same level of cheapness, but Perth also has some reasonable deals ($1221).
    If you're just going to the West Coast, San Francisco is an even better deal from Perth ($1094).

  •  

    Fantastic deal, if only I wasn't a loner.

    • +18 votes

      I'll be matchmaker… kaneissik and havok44 you have been matched.
      Have fun!

      • +2 votes

        Haha, it's a late Secret Santa.

      • +1 vote

        Is there a way to check user gender?

        •  

          Yeh, you could ask him/her.

          crazy, i know…

  • +4 votes

    Almost worth it to sit on the plane for 20 hrs each way and just use all the complimentary drinks you can.

    •  

      Something tells me you're under 6ft tall then.
      Love travelling, but hate those cramped little things that they like to call seats!

      • +4 votes

        I am 6' 6" tall, very lanky too and have absolutely zero problems with space on planes.

        Want to recline your seat in front of me? Go right ahead, be my guest.

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          Wow - you must have all your height in your torso and tiny little legs!

        • +1 vote

          @shmahoo:

          Perfectly normal proportions, I'm just not a self-important douche.

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          @Drew22:

          I'm just not a self-important douche.

          Yet you replied above "Want to recline your seat in front of me? Go right ahead, be my guest."

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          @Snoop:

          How is not having a problem with people reclining their seat being a self-important douche?

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          @Drew22:
          I must apologize if you did not mean that as a sarcastic remark. I just can't believe that (unless you fly Business) you can comfortably sit straight up in a regular airline seat for any great length of time.

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          @Snoop:

          I did not mean that sarcastically. But I can see how it comes across as being so.

  • -3 votes

    After a search on Skyscanner, this seems to be only a $100 cheaper than other airlines. Yes, of course cheaper is better but not an amazing saving.

    • +4 votes

      I suspect you have been negged because of the quality of the 'other airlines'

      • +1 vote

        It is usually cheaper to travel through China via their national carrier but that almost doubles the travel time from 15 hours to anywhere from 24-30 hours with layover.

        You also need to obtain a transit visa for China, so it is hardly worth the $100-$200 saving you get with them.

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    Good to see them at this price again, only downside is our falling dollar making it so expensive to sleep/eat/do anything over there. Might be worth buying some USD at the current exchange rate on Qantas Cash/Velocity Global Wallet to insure against a 'predicted' fall down to 75 cents.

    As a side note, not sure if I just got lucky on the Vancouver sale, but select your seats ASAP after booking and you might get premium economy for the Trans-Tasman leg at no extra cost, I got a Spaceseat for both MEL-AKL and AKL-MEL :)

    • +4 votes

      still cheaper to sleep/eat/do anything over there than here

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    Is stopover at NZ allowed?

    • +3 votes

      Yes, I just searched using the multi-stop tool MEL-AKL Feb 11, AKL-LAX Feb 13, LAX-MEL Mar 7 for $888. Play with the dates and you might get a lower price.

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        Thanks for your help. $888 including stopover @ NZ to LA is a good bargain.

  •  

    Great deal cheers, but holding out for flights in June!

    • +2 votes

      I could be wrong but June is the start of peak period travel to the US, so not sure you'll get prices like this!

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        I got 1100 last year around June. Could have been cheaper but needed specific dates.

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          Yep that's what I'm hoping for again this year!

      •  

        I did a quick search for flight deals and in March last year there was a deal for June flights. It's the start of their summer, but I think July-Aug are their peak periods.

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          I hope so! That means it's more likely I'll get the right price for a flight in May. See you there :P

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          @spiff: You should be fine for May (check current deal with Fiji Airways). I'll be the 'Aussie' guy in the outlet malls instead of getting smashed.

  •  

    pray they do this again for august flights!!

    • +3 votes

      they won't

  •  

    Little help from someone smarter than me pls?

    I need a flight to LA leaving around the 28th of March and returning around the 18th of April, ideas to get a reasonable price with this deal? Use the multi stop feature?

    I played with some cities but only got lowest of $1400 approx. Would appreciate a tip if anyone has one. Thanks in advance!

    (maybe I should post in forums)

    • +2 votes

      You'd have to bring your travel forward a week because the return travel date ends April 12, but I found:

      BNE>LAX March 20
      LAX>AKL April 7 (Will land in AKL on April 9 most likely)
      AKL>BNE April 12

      For $1252

      Your other option is to book a straight return flight from BNE>LAX departing March 25, returning April 11 (landing in AKL on April 13) for $1058, then just don't board the AKL-BNE leg, and book a one way flight.. which will be $245 for April 17 with Air NZ or $215 flying Qantas.. which would cost $1273 assuming you fly Qantas on the return leg. (You could also try to rebook the BNE-AKL leg with Air NZ, but I'm not sure if the $100 + fare difference would apply just to that leg or the entire return flight)

  •  

    Really cheap in February but the price rises sharply in March (when Hubby can get time off work) grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • +2 votes

      Tell him to quit and go live the American dream.

      • +1 vote

        but the yanks won't want him to go over there and "take their jobs"

  • +1 vote

    Seems like the deal is just for Feb Departure ….. Nothing cheaper than $1042 in March ….. for MEL —> LAX

  • +1 vote

    this may sound stupid, do need to get a visa to get in to la ? with aus passport?

  •  

    Too bad exchange rate drop 20%.

  • +1 vote

    Is there any reason it comes up as minimum $1,059 for me on the same dates?