SYD-AKL on points

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  1. wc4572

    wc4572 Active Member

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    As the title suggests, I'm trying to do SYD-AKL on points.

    I know I can use 12.5k Singapore miles one-way to fly on Air New Zealand. I don't think there are fuel surcharges.

    I know Qantas and LAN are One World members, which means I should be able to use 10k Avios one-way on either. I don't think LAN will have fuel surcharges, but I can't find anything on Qantas (I know Qantas within Australia doesn't have any)

    I can't actually make either work. When I search on Singapore or British Airways website, I am not seeing the availability that I do on Air New Zealand, Qantas, or LAN.

    My questions:
    1) What am I doing wrong?
    2) Am I right about fuel surchages?
    3) Am I missing any airline that flies SYD-AKL and would not charge fuel surcharges?

    Hopefully I didn't leave out anything. Thanks
  2. MX

    MX Gold Member

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    AA website shows excellent OW partner availability on QF. I didn't see very much on BA site either, except some business class seats with LAN. Perhaps BA will offer the partner awards on QF when contacted by phone.
    The surcharges for either QF or LA on your route are USD 92.
  3. Steven Schwartz
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    Steven Schwartz Gold Member

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    I agree with MX - if flights are available on Qantas, you can call BA and get the flight in Economy for 10,000 Avios. We had a different issue - flying to the South Island, namely Christchurch. Found an Emirates flight. Was able to book Coach for cash and use 16,000 AMEX points each to upgrade to Business. Great deal. Took a decent amount of research but that's always the most rewarding way, isn't it?!
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  4. kiwi
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    kiwi Gold Member

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    Options for SYD-AKL are

    *A - NZ
    OW - QF, LA
    ST - CI
    Other - EK, JQ

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