With return flights in Economy Class in August pricing around $300-400, flying in a flat-bed Business Class seat on the new LATAM 787 Dreamliner for less than double the price of an Economy ticket is a steal! Plus, you can return basically whenever you wish.
LATAM is the result of the amalgamation of LAN of Chile and TAM of Brazil, and it is a oneworld (and, thus, Qantas) partner.
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 20 mins to Auckland, 3 hours 40 mins to Sydney).
Dates: Departure must be on or before 30 August 2016; return date seems open for the whole next year until June 2017 (includes even around Christmas)
Stops: none (direct flight)
Lounge access: With an 11am departure from Sydney, you’ll have a couple of hours to enjoy the Sydney Qantas International Business Lounge. On the return leg, lucky the flight is early at 7:30am, because we recently gave the Auckland Qantas International Business Lounge two stars.
Cost: $566+ in Business Class return (one-way is more expensive than return)
Booking link: Go to Expedia to do your search and make your booking. And be quick!
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.