With return flights in full-service Economy Class in July pricing around $400-560, flying in a flat-bed Business Class seat on a LATAM 787 Dreamliner for less than double the price is a steal!
The Business Class configuration is 2-2-2, so not direct aisle access for everybody, but should not be a big problem for a short flight (3 hours 40 mins to Sydney, 3 hours 20 mins back to Auckland).
What’s on offer
Dates: Departure must be on or before 30 July 2018; return date on or before 31 July 2018
Stops: none (direct flight)
Lounge access: With a 7.25am departure from Auckland, you can choose to grab a bite of breakfast at the Qantas International Business Lounge. The return leg is at 11.10am, giving you a couple of hours to enjoy the Sydney Qantas International Business Lounge.
Baggage: 3x 23kg checked bags, plus 16kg carry-on
Booking Class: Z
Status: 80 Status Credits with Qantas
Points: You could opt for 3,750 Qantas Points, or a more respectable 5,380 Alaska Mileage Plan miles
Cost: $698+ in Business Class return (one-way is $317+ ex Auckland, or $400+ ex Sydney).
Google Flights shows great availability for all of July:
As you can see, these flights are a fraction of the price of flying with either Qantas, Virgin Australia, or Air New Zealand:
This is how your flight selection will appear on the LATAM website:
How to book
Head to Google Flights to do your search and make your booking. And be quick!
Note that flights booked via Expedia are described as non-refundable, while those booked direct with LATAM can be refunded prior to departure for a $200 NZD fee.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.