Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Fiji on Fiji Airways for just $795 round trip across a wide range of dates throughout the remainder of 2017.
Better yet, I believe that these tickets can be purchased as Qantas tickets even though they are operated by Fiji Airways, which I believe will allow you to credit them to Alaska Airlines for 100% mileage credit. A round trip could then possibly earn ~11,000 Alaska miles if I am correct.
I stand corrected! As reader Jose points out, these Qantas flight numbers will NOT accrue Alaska miles. That means you would want to book them as Fiji Airways flight numbers and credit to Alaska in order to receive 50% of the flown miles for ~5,500 Alaska miles earned.
At any rate, $795 round trip direct to Fiji is a solid deal and I am finding some availability from March through December (except in July), with particularly wide open availability in September and October:
Pricing out the same flights on the Qantas website came up around $1400 for me, so I suggest going with your favorite OTA.
[…] Los Angeles to Fiji for $795 round trip nonstop popped up yesterday and is still alive right now. […]
I don’t get it. Aren’t the Qantas flight numbers on Fiji Airways non-qualifying flight numbers for credit to Alaska? On Alaska’s website, under Qantas partner page, there is a list of qualifying flight numbers and the Fiji codeshares are not on the list.
Jose — you could be correct. Can you give me a link to where you found that? I’m somehow missing the list of qualifying flight numbers. As I indicated, I’m not positive, but would love to read what you’re seeing.
Here’s the link:
Underneath the table of class codes and earning %, you need to click on “details” to get qualifying flight numbers. 3838/9 are not included. It seems like AS pretty much always excludes codeshare flights. I tried crediting an AA codeshare flight on BA metal to AS, and the miles did not post, so I just posted them to BA instead, a few months later.
You are correct and thank you! I have updated the post.
Also seems to be showing on UR portal for $844 or ~54k UR with CSR. Seems like a steal even without the 11k Alaska miles.