Winter happens to be one of my favourite times of the year; where it’s perfectly acceptable to curl up on the sofa besides the log fire and enjoy some delicious festive treats. There is however a small matter of Christmas shopping which can turn out to be quite an ordeal.
If you’re like me and love to shop and travel; then I may have accidentally stumbled across a deal for the both of us. This winter you could fly from the cool temperatures in London to the warmer climes of Southern California and take advantage of the sales when doing your Christmas shopping for friends, family and of course… yourself.
The good folks at Air New Zealand are offering a fantastic promotion with flights to the city in their multi-award winning premium economy cabin from just £759pp. With a generous 42″ seat-pitch (that’s more than all other Premium Economy cabins on the LHR/LAX route), delicious food, fine New Zealand wines, friendly Kiwi-service, and two checked bags each way… It’s the perfect excuse to fly in style and have plenty of room for all those shopping bags.
According to the website; travel is permitted between November 21 – December 9, 2016; and then again between January 10 – April 5, 2017. This actually includes travel from London to LA and back again over Thanksgiving and Black Friday – another reason to travel to the Golden State and take advantage of all the Black Friday bargains.
Other dates are available between October 30 – November 19, and December 28 – January 8 from £784.
Air New Zealand flights depart from London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 in the mid to late afternoon and arrives into the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX in the early-evening. On the return, the flight departs Los Angeles in the late afternoon and get’s you back into London just before lunchtime on the following day. The departure times are convenient for both those travelling on business, leisure, and with young children.
Is it worth it?
This really is a fantastic offer to fly with the Auckland-based carrier who were once again voted as “Airline of the Year” by AirlineRatings.com; and with low-fares like this, it makes sense to travel in a bit of luxury. You’ll be flying on their 777-300ER aircraft in the Premium Economy cabin which features the revolutionary Spaceseat in a 2-2-2 configuration. I’ve been fortunate enough to fly in the cabin on a number of occasions and it is hands down the best premium product I have experienced. On the flight from London to LA, you’ll even be served handmade pies and doughnuts… yum!
How to book?
To book this offer, simply click here and follow the details on Air New Zealand’s website. Be sure to be quick, as I couldn’t actually uncover a definitive date for how long the fares at these low prices will last.
Los Angeles and the surrounding area really does come alive during the festive season. Take a stroll along the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, experience the magic of the Disneyland Resort at Christmastime, and of course enjoy the added bonus of warm sunshine compared to the inevitable rain and snow in the UK!
If you want to find out more about flying with Air New Zealand; take a look at my detailed flight reviews.
Fares are correct at the time of publication.