Everyone wants to go to New Zealand and no one wants to do it in economy, so DON'T! On December 3rd Qatar Airways will launch the new longest flight from Doha to Auckland and to celebrate they're offering crazy prices in business class. Even cooler? You can fly the inaugural flight, which may including everything from priceless champagne to certificates of achievement! Either way, who wouldn't want to go to New Zealand? Whenever!

The Deal

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Qatar is launching a major route and happily, they're offering record low fares to kick it off. You can fly from Europe to New Zealand in BUSINESS Class for £1020 (€1299) round trip! You can depart from Berlin, Amsterdam Pisa or Frankfurt, and return to any of the above, with lowest prices from Pisa. To save even more, open jaw from any of the above cities, returning back to Pisa. 

The Dates

This is wide open from December 2016 into April of 2017, in the height of the season in the Southern Hemisphere! You can book the December 3rd inaugural of the longest flight in the world Doha to Auckland, which may even score you some cool swag! Book HERE.

Update: Qatar have seemingly delayed the launch of the direct flight from Doha to Auckland until Feb 01. Therefore they are not accepting booking before that date, leaving Feb 01 to April as the new date range available to book. If you already have a booking for the earlier dates you'll be offered to route through Australia or get a full refund. 


You can book this fare directly with Qatar Airways, ensuring the best mileage earning, tier points and upgrade opportunities. Book direct HERE. Though availability has tightened over the last couple days, you may even be able to secure a seat on the planned inaugural for December 3rd, where you may find some cool swag or expensive champagne. Not that the usual Qatar champagne isn't nice enough (Krug).

Expert Tips

You'll be able to earn an incredible amount of British Airways or American Airlines miles and status points off this trip, not to mention enjoy lovely business class. Unless you plan to fly Qatar exclusively, or want to use your miles on American, it's definitely best to credit to BA or AA. You'll be very close to being an elite frequent flyer just off this one trip! Enjoy. Oh, and definitely see the Milford Sound and or Glowworm Caves while you're there. Legendary!