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This is definitely worth flying to Chicago for…

Australia is the country you always want to go back to. The truth is, there’s just not enough time to soak in all the beauty and fun in one trip and you’ll be back at least a couple times. It’s that good. Thanks to an incredible business class deal, you can sample the best of Australia with the total comfort of a flat bed en route, with $1492 round trip business class deals from Chicago. Wherever you are in the USA, it’s probably worth booking some flights to Chicago to kick this party off right…

Update: this deal has now expired.

a large building with a bridge in the backgroundThe Business Class Deals

Air New Zealand is excited about their new Chicago to Auckland route, and are always trying to win over passengers headed to Australia as well. The airline is selling $1492 round trip business class to Australian cities Sydney or Melbourne on their brand new state of the art 787 Dreamliner, with technology that helps reduce the effects of jet lag. Flyertalk user vincewy was kind enough to share this amazing find, so go book it while it lasts. Chances are it won’t be around long. And yes, it’s only available from Chicago but works to Melbourne or Sydney

The Dates These Deals Work For

These deals are easy to find. They’re available for departures on Friday, Saturday or Sunday only to Melbourne or Sydney, with a one week minimum stay. If you leave on a Saturday, you can’t come back until the next Saturday. Frankly, in Australia you should stay as long as you possibly can.

How To Book These Incredible Business Deals

You can book these deals via Expedia, Orbitz and other leading travel agencies. You may not find success booking directly with Air New Zealand, so it’s worth holding off on other trip plans until the end of the week. Fingers crossed. Here’s a Google Flights link to Chicago – Sydney deals and also for Chicago – Melbourne deals. Just search for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday departure in 2019 and get booking! Hot tip: You can use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to book these for as few as 98,000 points round trip using Chase Sapphire Reserve, and earn tons of points in return. Simply login to your Chase account and book through Chase Travel.

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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  1. I just missed this one, unfortunately. The fare allowed a stopover in New Zealand so I priced out 10 days there before continuing. I hesitated a few minutes longer than I should have and they pulled it while I was on the checkout page. Oh well!

    Congratulations to everyone who booked. If honored, this is an amazing deal.

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