Black Friday Steal: London to LA for £179 return with Air New Zealand

It might be hard to believe… but Black Friday is less than two weeks away! Which means lots of fabulous deals to take advantage of.

Black Friday has become incredibly popular this side of “the pond” over the past few years; and it is great to see a number of airlines jumping on the Black Friday deal bandwagon too. So much so, that for the fifth year in a row Air New Zealand are once again pulling out all the stops with an amazing deal for the very last time…

If you were not aware, the Auckland-based carrier will cease to operate their London Heathrow (LAX) to Los Angeles (LAX) route from the 25th October 2020; which truly is heartbreaking news for many people – including myself who often chooses to fly with the airline on a regular basis. But there’s still time to fly the friendly skies and with this deal, you’d be mad to think otherwise!

Photos from JetsettingBen’s recent flights with Air New Zealand.

The Deal

London Heathrow – Los Angeles, CA for £179 return! (100 tickets available, begins at 10:00 GMT 29 Nov)

For those savvy people out there, that equates to a fare of just £1, plus the taxes and fees.

Outbound travel dates: 3rd-7th, 13th, 22-24th and 26th-27th Feb 2020.

Inbound travel dates: 11th-13th, 17th-18th Feb and 3rd-5th and 10th-11th March 2020.

Dates don’t work for you?

Don’t worry, there will be other great Black Friday deals available on their website on the day and over the Black Friday weekend; including travel to Los Angeles or Auckland in Air New Zealand’s premium cabins.


To book this amazing offer, you’ll need to be poised ready to click on the Air New Zealand website for 10:00 sharp. If it is anything like last year, these flights will sell out in a matter of minutes!

Something to remember…

It’s worth mentioning that you will not secure the fare until payment has been completed for the booking or a Fare Hold has been processed. Fare Hold is an option which allows you to secure the displayed fare on your chosen dates for up to three days for a fee of £25 for international flights. Please note this is in addition to the flight price, but £204 return to LAX is still amazing!

Air New Zealand “All Blacks” Aircraft

Ben’s top tips for being ready

  • Sign up to Air New Zealand’s free loyalty program, Airpoints. By registering for an Airpoints account, you can have all your details saved – so simply log-in to your account and your details will be pre-populated when making a booking. That saves a few seconds surely!
  • If you can’t pay right away, take advantage of Fare Hold.
  • Keep an eye on social media for updates on the Black Friday deals throughout the day.
  • Ensure you have sufficient battery on your device and switch on the “do not disturb option” on your phone. You don’t want a phone call at 09:58 do you?


Flying with Air New Zealand to and from Los Angeles is always a delight and I have been fortunate enough to fly the route a number of times over the past few years. They offer a superlative and robust in-flight product and their warm and friendly cabin crew are one of the best. For £179 return to The City of Angels I think this could arguably be one of of the best Black Friday flight deals around!




















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.


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