Last week I did a little research as to how much it would cost to fly business class to New Zealand. I had the great pleasure of being in business class on this trip. But I used my frequent flyer miles so I didn't have to pay anything. And staying with friends made the trip even cheaper. It gave me free rein to spend a great deal of money, which I sort of did. I can say that my Christmas shopping is essential done except for a few small odds and ends and stocking stuffers.
Anyway back to the price of business class. I went to three different sites (American, Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Niu). The price for a business class ticket starts around $8,000.
So I guess on the next trip I'm flying in coach.