Delta Air Lines has a fab deal to Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand from Atlanta — with just one rather brief stopover at LAX!
Round-trip rates to Sydney are $1,225 to $1,275 Basic Economy; $1,475 Main Cabin and from just $2,500 or so in Comfort+ booking via Google Flights. Keep in mind that Delta can charge $2,800 to Sydney on a good day in Basic Economy but now you can pay a bit less for special Comfort+ seating.
Rates to Auckland are $1,182 to $1,230 Basic Economy; $1,382 Main and $2,300 Comfort+.
Departure dates to Sydney: August 22-December 7; January 13-March 6
Departure dates to Auckland: October 29-December 12; January 20-March 18
Have a look at what each cabin class offers in perks or no-perks:
There is no ticket-by date on this Delta Down Under sale, so make haste!
Air New Zealand is also putting flights on sale from the United States to cities across Australia from the gateways of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago (flights from New York not included). Round-trip Economy tickets start from $1,195 and Premium Economy from $3,295.
Fly from Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane start from $1,195, from $1,460 to Perth, and $1,300 to Auckland.
Fly to Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane from San Francisco from $1,295, or from Chicago from $1,595.
This sale also includes deals to Hobart, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, and Adelaide.
Air New Zealand flies direct to Auckland from Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Honolulu. From there, travelers connect to onward flights to Australia.
Travel at reduced rates in Economy from October 1-December 10 or February 18 to June 13. Valid Premium Economy dates: August 15-December 4; January 22-June 13.
Air New Zealand has a new Economy Stretch cabin class, which features 39% more legroom for a total seat pitch of 35 inches. Expect an upcharge of about $130 each way for a Stretch seat.
The airline also offers a Skycouch in economy, which allows passengers to turn three seats into a makeshift bed (or keep the room for yourself). The cost for just one person to go from having one seat to a full three-seat Skycouch (the whole row) on a one-way flight adds a total of $1,160, while the cost for two passengers, which had already occupied two seats only adds a total of $560. But these prices can vary.
Stopovers in Auckland are permitted in each direction for $100 each stop. Stopovers must be purchased at the same time as the international airfare.
If you are a multi-stop first timer wanting to know your stopover options, then this tool is for you. Use Air NZ’s Guided search to help you create a step by step multi-stop journey with up to 4 cities. Use Build your own trip for when you are familiar with our routes and want to select multiple stops. Learn how to add stopovers – travel to one main destination with stopovers on the way there and/or on return. Or, split your flights by flying into one city and out of another.
Purchase sale airfare by August 6 at Air New Zealand. You can also book accommodations, rental cars, and activities with exclusive savings of up to 50%. American Airlines is worth checking as well for competing sales.