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New Zealand is one of the most stunningly gorgeous places on the planet. Everyone who has the opportunity to visit should, but unfortunately, it’s not the easiest or cheapest place to get to.  And some people even leave it off maps! Right now – there are premium economy deals from East and West Coast USA, allowing you to experience serious comfort for a reasonable price, starting at just $1324 round trip. And once in Auckland, you can easily hop down to Queenstown, or over to Australia for the perfect South Pacific adventure.

a city skyline with a body of waterThe Flight Deal

SkyTeam Alliance member China Southern is offering excellent $1300 premium economy prices to Auckland from both the West Coast and East Coast USA. Virgin Australia and Delta have $1600 available as well. The China Southern deals feature a layover in Guangzhou; and with two long flights well over 10 hours, you’ll be extremely thankful for all the extra leg room, recline, food and comfort. The Virgin Australia deals stopover in Sydney. These deals are valid from both New York and Los Angeles, making it well worth getting yourself to either city to take advantage. After all, economy is more expensive from most cities!

a plane with blue seatsThe Dates

The Virgin Australia deals for $1600 are available in September and November of 2018 as well as February of 2019. The China Southern deals are valid for travel in January 2019 only. From Los Angeles (LAX) you can find flights throughout January for $1,324. From New York (JFK) you can find flights for $1,424 as well, making it the ideal trip to get over those Christmas blues and straight into that New Zealand sunshine and beauty.

a body of water with boats and a dock

How To Book

Booking is easy using Google Flights. Here are the options from both cities with China Southern: $1,324 LAX to AKL, $1,424 JFK to AKL. Be sure to click on different dates to check all the best options, since prices may change once you click them. The Virgin Australia deals can also be found here. New Zealand is worth the trip, not that you didn’t know that already. Oh, and here’s how to survive long haul economy like a total pro, not that you”ll need it as much in the comforts of premium…

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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