Delta Air Lines just announced Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) service debuting this fall — and reservations are now available for purchase.
Time to put those SkyMiles to work and treat yourself to a well-deserved vacation in New Zealand, right? And, of course, you want to ride in Delta One — the airline’s business class product.
Well, you may need a bunch of SkyMiles.
Like, nearly a million.
Check out these roundtrip Delta One award prices from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Auckland. (This includes a connection in Los Angeles.)
That’s per passenger, by the way. You’ll need 1,980,000 SkyMiles if you want to travel with one more person.
I then visited our friends at point.me to see what they came up with for the same dates. (Prices are displayed per leg.)
I selected the cheapest option. It came to 370,000 American AAdvantage miles roundtrip.
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So, I could either spend 990,000 SkyMiles one person — or instead pay about a third of that. Heck, 740,000 AAdvantage miles pays for two people.
That’s great Delta has so much confidence in its new Auckland service. But a-million-points-per-passenger confident?
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