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Is a trip to New Zealand or Australia in your future? Air Tahiti Nui’s South Pacific Hopper promotion can get you a second vacation in without costing you a cent. Score a three-night stopover in Tahiti -- hotels included -- on round-trips between Los Angeles and New Zealand that take place between this August 22 and next March 31, 2016.
The deal can be booked anytime now through June 22. When we gave it a test-drive, we found that the key is to be flexible in your travel dates. In September, we found fares ranging from $1,669.30 to $2,626.30. Then in February of 2016 -- when it’s summertime in New Zealand and cold here -- we found $1,100.60 fares on a handful of dates. Costs top out at just $1,178.30 in February.
Still saddled with wanderlust? For a little more, you can also add Australia to the itinerary, with a stop in Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne. Fares start from $1,528 per person.
For an idea of just how much that Tahiti stopover saves you, consider that stays in a beachfront room at Le Meridien Tahiti or Manava Suite Resort, where this deal will place you, go for more than $200 per night – or $600 for the entire stopover. Act fast and book by June 15, and daily breakfast is thrown in too.
More to love: If it’s a special occasion, you can put those savings back into an upgrade. It’s $90 additional per person to stay at either the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa or the Pearl Beach Resort Tahiti. Or, for that coveted overwater bungalow experience, it’s an extra $300-$400+ per person for three nights in Le Meridien or InterContinental's overwater bungalows.
Note: Blackout dates do apply December 11-20 of this year, during the holiday season.