DON’T WALK…RUN! Non-stop Awards to Australia and New Zealand (from 10k Roundtrip)

Always fancied visiting Australia or New Zealand and checking it off your bucketlist? Well, here’s your chance… for 5,000 American Airlines miles (or 10,000 roundtrip) you can do just that. Yes…GO…NOW!!

At the moment, AA is offering discounted awards on its nonstop Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) route from just 10,000 miles round-trip.


It appears that there are also discounted awards to Sydney (SYD) from other U.S. cities including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and New York-JFK.


This is fresh off the presses so I haven’t had the opportunity to search every city. I also wanted to publish this deal because I suspect it won’t last long.

Here are some booking tips:

  • Best availability: JAN – MAR 2020 and early fall
  • Price: from 5,000 one-way or 10,000 American miles round-trip
  • Fees: ~ $70 round-trip
  • I am seeing availability for more than one passenger at these rates
  • Pro Tip: You can put an AA award on hold for five days, however, I recommend book now and ask questions later.

Here are a few examples of what I found:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) for 6,000 miles one-way or 10,000 miles round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) for 6,000 miles one-way or 10,000 miles round-trip:

New York (JFK) to Sydney (SYD) for 6,000 miles one-way or 10,000 miles round-trip:


To book these awards, head to American Airlines’ website and pay the taxes and fees with a card that is good for airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card from American Express [READ MORE]Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express Gold Card [READ MORE], or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.


It’s worth noting that these fares are ‘AA Economy Web Specials’ so they are non-refundable so make sure the dates you book work for you.


Does anyone plan to book one of these fares?

HT: Spencer Howard

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