With flights in full-service Economy Class in July pricing around starting at $385 return for travel next month, 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 there is not direct aisle access for everybody but that should not be a big problem for a short flight (3-4 hours each way).
Dates: departure must be on or before 29 July, return date on or before 31 July
Airline: LATAM (Chilean-Brazilian airline)
Lounge access: the outbound flight is at 11:10am, giving you a couple of hours to enjoy the Sydney Qantas International Business Lounge; with an earlier 7:25am departure from Auckland, you can choose to grab a bite of breakfast at the Qantas International Business Lounge
Cost: from $685 in Business Class
Google Flights shows great availability for the rest of June and most of July:
This is how your flight selection will appear on the LATAM website:
Flights on these dates with competitors Qantas, Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand are more than triple this price!
Where to credit points: you could opt for 3,750 Qantas Points, or a more respectable 5,380 Alaska Mileage Plan miles. You’ll earn 80 Status Credits if you choose to accrue points with Qantas. This ticket is booked into Z fare class.
Booking link: head to Google Flights 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.