LA: SYD-AKL rt A$832

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Old Jan 3, 16, 5:41 pm
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LA: SYD-AKL rt A$832

Flat bed business class between Sydney and Auckland on LAN, available on most dates I checked. AKL-SYD rt is even cheaper.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 6:47 am
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The good thing is that this is not a special fare.

And the bad thing is that the earn with QF is pretty ordinary.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 6:22 pm
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LA: SYD-AKL rt A$832

I am ignorant, but why is this a good deal for such a short flight?
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Old Jan 5, 16, 7:15 pm
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Because all other business fares on that route are almost twice as expensive and typically offer only recliner seats.
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LA: SYD-AKL rt A$832

Isn't this only a 3.5 hr flight? Are lie flats really even necessary/useful in such a route?
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Old Jan 7, 16, 8:21 am
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Hmmm, now you're making me think. I'm only driving 50 minutes a day, is it really even necessary to have a Lamborghini?

But sure, you are right of course. No need to book a lie flat for A$832 when you can book a recliner for A$1350.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 11:08 pm
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Hmmm, now you're making me think. I'm only driving 50 minutes a day, is it really even necessary to have a Lamborghini?

But sure, you are right of course. No need to book a lie flat for A$832 when you can book a recliner for A$1350.
No, I think what we were saying is why not just fly coach, at 1/3 of the cost, for such a short flight. This is certainly an okay deal for someone who must fly in F/J for some reason (COS, silver spoon, etc.), but not worth the money for most people IMO.

To each their own, of course.
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Old Jan 16, 16, 5:24 am
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Because all other business fares on that route are almost twice as expensive and typically offer only recliner seats.
Isn't Emirates on this route fully flat A380?
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Old Jan 16, 16, 5:30 am
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Isn't Emirates on this route fully flat A380?
Yes, but it is generally US$ 100 more. The LA price is very slightly cheaper than normal business class on this route (so not half as much) but superior. It is not however a 'deal' as it is the normal price.

Great route to try LA's 787 business class is MAD-FRA for US$226 return. One ways can be really cheap.
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Old Jan 16, 16, 7:03 am
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1. Economy is typically $400+ on that route
2. Emirates business is $450 more expensive
3. I have never seen LAN (or any other carrier) business class that cheap before and I have flown that route quite a few times. Have you? In my book this fare is a deal. If Emirates/NZ/QF have a special, they are still more than $1000.
4. I didn't know this is the "premium fare deal only if business is cheaper than economy" forum
5. I also didn't know this is the "premium fare deal for flight over 4 hours" forum
6. If you don't like the deal, or don't think it is a deal then don't book it. Simple.
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My bad... (and some other people made the same mistake too I think): you are of course talking about AUD, not USD. In USD the fare is $570.

With so many dollars around, we get it mixed up sometimes.

Apologies for my confusion! Should have noticed the A$. Good find!
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Old Jan 16, 16, 12:36 pm
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Did anyone actually has taken these flights at these rates? What did you like about it?
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Old Jan 16, 16, 5:31 pm
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3. I have never seen LAN (or any other carrier) business class that cheap before and I have flown that route quite a few times. Have you? In my book this fare is a deal. If Emirates/NZ/QF have a special, they are still more than $1000.
As noted by others, ex-NZ is cheaper still and yes as a regular non-sale fare.
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LA: SYD-AKL rt A$832

Yeah I missed the aud also.
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Old Jan 16, 16, 6:48 pm
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As noted by others, ex-NZ is cheaper still and yes as a regular non-sale fare.
agreed. Decent price for the product, but not a super sale either on this route.
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