Is a trip to New Zealand on your bucket list? The latest airfare sale from Air New Zealand just might give you that little nudge to plan a 2016 getaway, for as low as $1,175 in economy class.You'll have until September 15 to nab flights from 10 U.S. destinations to Auckland and other New Zealand cities, for travel from May 1 to June 21, and July 24 to August 7, 2016. The lowest $1,175 fares depart from Los Angeles. For comparison, its around $200 more on other airlines during the same period -- and at least $500 more across the board at the beginning of the year (when it's summer in the other hemisphere).
At just a bit more, other departure cities include New York, Boston, Chicago, and more. Beyond Auckland, you can fly to other New Zealand destinations like Christchurch, Wellington, and Queenstown.
Passengers in economy are treated to locally inspired meals as well as New Zealand wines from the country. The flights will be long, but personal TVs provide hours of entertainment with movies, music, and sports coverage. Of course, you can always bring a great travel book to get you into the adventuring mood.
Here are just a few fares that we found via the promotion:
- $1,173.10 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL), departing May 17 and returning May 24
- $1,536.70 from New York (JFK) to Christchurch (CHC), departing June 2 and returning June 13
- $1,173.50 from San Francisco (SFO) to Queenstown (ZQN), departing July 26 and returning August 4