Northwest is offering discounted award redemption from North America to Sydney for travel between February 1 and April 30, 2006.
The offer is a 20,000 mile reduction in cost for coach travel (reduced from 100,000 to 80,000 miles) and a 30,000 mile reduction for business class (reduced from 150,000 to 120,000 miles) and applies to travel on Air Tahiti Nui one-stop flights from either New York-JFK or Los Angeles via Papeete.
This still is an expensive award relative to competitors. United’s regular coach award to Australia is 60,000 miles and business class is 90,000 miles — 10,000 less than the usual Northwest coach award and only 10,000 more than the discounted coach award!
But for folks stuck in the Worldperks program this is a good deal, and in my experience Air Tahiti Nui offers excellent award redemption especially in premium classes of service.