Chinese carrier China Southern Airlines currently offers discounted business class tickets from London-Heathrow to Auckland, New Zealand. Prices start at €1,924 / £1,772 for trips with a single stop in Guangzhou. While Chinese airlines don’t have the best reputation regarding quality of service, all flight legs feature brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, carrying China Southern’s latest and up to date premium cabin.
Both flight legs take between eleven and twelve hours. All flights in question are operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Their business class features fully reclinable lie flat seats, arranged in a 1-2-1 pattern. You can read ThePointsGuy’s review of the product here.
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According to fare rules, this offer is available until August 16, 2019. It covers trips starting earlier than March 19, 2020. Further, your stay must be at least six days long or include a night from Saturday to Sunday. It allows no stays longer than six months. Travel is not allowed between December 10, 2019 and December 31, 2019 as well as January 18 and February 15, 2020. Stopovers are free and unlimited.
With a single layover in Guangzhou, these fares are primariliy available in early November 2019 and early March 2020. Singular dates in September and October 2019 can be found, as well. We recommend to use Google Flights to find travel dates (instructions). More often than not, you will find even cheaper flights when entering the same dates in our flight search.
There is broader availability if you’re willing to add a second layover to your journey – but this may result in a different (often inferior) business class product on long haul segments.
China Southern issues tickets in booking class I. This is a pretty basic business booking class. Most frequent flyer programs affiliated with China Southern will credit 100% of your travel distance without tier bonuses:
- 46,988 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 23,358 Award Miles + 144 XP on FlyingBlue
- 23,358 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
- 23,358 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 23,358 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 23,358 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 23,358 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 23,358 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 23,358 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 23,358 Miles on Air Europa Club
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