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Ticket To New Zealand, Help Please?  
User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

My good friends are selling both their cars and moving to Auckland NZ. They are looking to go for 6 months. Leaving anytime in the first week of August and returning at the end of December or beginning of January. All the fare deals have maximum stay of like 30 days, can anyone help with a cheap airfare? LAX-AKL-LAX? How much is this gonna cost?

Regards.

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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

what i found is 1166$ on air new zealand nonstop each way
august 4th- december 28th ,




SO sry it wont get cheaper   

[Edited 2005-06-22 07:48:37]

User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

This is QF:

$2414.15 x 2 adults = $4828.30
$4828.30 (USD)


8/3 and 12/28 are the dates

LAX-AKL-LAX, non-stop.


Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4385 times:

If you are looking for price at any cost - and stops are not a problem:

DL is the way to go

LAX-ICN-AKL-ICN-LAX - $1368.00 per person - Opreated by Korean Air

Link to fares Funny thing is... I got this from AA's site.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineSpeedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Traveling at xmas time is probably what is pushing the prices up. Dont know if its the same US-NZ/Australia as it is UK-NZ/Australia, but with it being the southern summer and people going home at Christmas then flights are usually packed and expensive, maybe it would be better (if at all possible) to look at other dates and see if the price difference makes it worthwhile changing dates

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

From ita software, with random dates (aug. 2 - dec. 20) :
$982 non stop LAX-AKL-LAX with NZ, but they don't say where to find the ticket...
Hope this help.

Jef



Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4350 times:

Depart Between 01/08/2005 & 05/08/2005 on NZ 1 or NZ 5
Return Between 18/12/2005 & 23/12/2005 on NZ 2 or NZ 6

$ 993pp on Orbitz.com

Hope this helps!
Alex.B


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

Does staying for 6+ mo. drive a ticket price up? I remember studying abroad for months at a time, but my arrangements were made through the university so I never was able to research a extended fare.

Comments?

Thanks for all help guys.

Regards.


User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Here is what ive found 982.00 on Air New Zeland. Departing on the 7th aug but the return must be within a month . . Yehh that sucks ok . . .

Let me try one more thing . . The following if you return to SNA $1127.15 on the 30th of December which is not that bad. . .
Los Angeles, CA to Auckland, New Zealand: 6514 miles 12 hrs 45 min
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Flight NZ1 on a Boeing 747 (jet) in coach class
(breakfast, dinner)
Departs Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Sun, Aug 7 9:30p 12 hrs 45 min
Arrives Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Tue, Aug 9 5:15a
1 adult in booking code T, covered by fare (A1) below
Note: The flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) is overnight.

Auckland, New Zealand to Santa Ana, CA: 6899 miles 17 hrs 3 min
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Flight NZ8 on a Boeing 777 (jet) in coach class
(breakfast, dinner)
Departs Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Fri, Dec 30 7:00p 12 hrs 15 min
Arrives San Francisco, CA (SFO) 10:15a
1 adult in booking code W, covered by fare (A2) below
Layover in San Francisco 3 hrs 15 min
United Airlines United Airlines Flight UA311 on an Airbus A319 (jet) in coach class
Departs San Francisco, CA (SFO) Fri, Dec 30 1:30p 1 hr 33 min
Arrives Santa Ana, CA (SNA) 3:03p
1 adult in booking code S, covered by fare (A2) below
Note: The flight from Auckland (AKL) to San Francisco (SFO) is overnight.
Note: You must change terminals in San Francisco (SFO).




OR if you are interesting in Arriving back in the US on the 1st ITS CHEAPER - - - its a bit cheaper but threw PPT which is KEWL - - $1185.85 in US Dollars


Los Angeles, CA to Auckland, New Zealand: 6514 miles 12 hrs 45 min
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Flight NZ1 on a Boeing 747 (jet) in coach class
(breakfast, dinner)
Departs Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Sun, Aug 7 9:30p 12 hrs 45 min
Arrives Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Tue, Aug 9 5:15a
Note: The flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) is overnight.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles, CA: 6648 miles 22 hrs 15 min
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Flight NZ40 on a Boeing 767 (jet) in coach class
(lunch)
Departs Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Sun, Jan 1 11:55a 5 hrs 5 min
Arrives Papeete, French Polynesia (PPT) Sat, Dec 31 6:00p
Layover in Papeete 8 hrs 35 min
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Flight NZ22 on a Boeing 767 (jet) in coach class
(breakfast)
Departs Papeete, French Polynesia (PPT) Sun, Jan 1 2:35a 8 hrs 35 min
Arrives Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 1:10p
Note: The flight from Papeete (PPT) to Los Angeles (LAX) leaves early in the morning.
Note: There is an overnight stop in Papeete (PPT).


Thats a hard route to really change up up . . Try a travel agency to see if they have any New Zeland Deals . . .

[Edited 2005-06-23 05:09:27]

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1034 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 7):
Does staying for 6+ mo. drive a ticket price up?

Yes, usually stays over 30 days (some tickets 90 days) drive the price up a lot. Try just under 6 months - if you are between 6 and 12 months that is usually the most expensive fare...
But obviously, as stated by others earlier, the dates are not ideal in terms of fares: August is high season, and so is December.

NZ had fantastic offers LAX-CHC and SFO-LAX, since both routings are new. They increase capacity SFO-AKL, so maybe you can find something cheaper from SFO rather than AKL?

Random dates on expedia.com:

$1,434.75 avg/person ($2,869.50 total)

9:45 pm Depart San Francisco (SFO)
Arrive Auckland (AKL) 5:30 am +2 days Wed 3-Aug
Duration: 12hr 45mn Air New Zealand 7
Nonstop flight

7:00 pm Depart Auckland (AKL)
Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 10:15 am Wed 28-Dec
Duration: 10hr 15mn Air New Zealand 8
Nonstop flight

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

UA9549 (Operated by NZ)
D 3rd Aug @ 2130 LAX
A 5th Aug @ 0515 AKL

Return:

UA9544 (Operated by NZ)
D 17th Aug @ 1945 AKL
A 17th Aug @ 1240 LAX

Total: 1,360.15$ USD.

UA9549 (Operated by NZ)
D 10th Aug @ 2130 LAX
A 12th Aug @ 0515 AKL

Return:

UA9544 (Operated by NZ)
D 20th Aug @ 1945 AKL
A 20th Aug @ 1240 LAX

Total: 1,400.55$ USD.

www.united.com

You fly NZ you might have a shot on there new 777's.



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1034 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 10):
You fly NZ you might have a shot on there new 777's.

Unlikely for the connections you looked up - at least on the way out. NZ is introducing the 777 on the SFO route. But by December they might go to LAX as well - not sure about that one...


User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1722 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

your get the refitted NZ 747's tho, start flying to lax on the 13 July


CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 11):
Unlikely for the connections you looked up - at least on the way out. NZ is introducing the 777 on the SFO route. But by December they might go to LAX as well - not sure about that one...

Did I say if he flew out of LAX he would a have chance to fly the 777? NO! I think I said he if flew with NZ he could fly there new 777. You sound like a politician you change and manipulate others words and sentences. If you would post on the topic and not twist words you would see AA777jr, is looking for help on a ticket to AKL. The cheapest tickets right now are out of LAX not SFO.



[Edited 2005-07-01 02:29:22]


Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Aa77jr, dont know if it is important to your friends, but if you go via US you get at least 64kg luggage allowence. If you book a thru tix from a regional airport, they have to honour the allowence as well. Although, if they are using a Dash or something similar, you may have to fly part of your luggage up the day before, check with the connecting airline.

Going for that amount of time, it could be worth it.

I flew via LAX once because I wanted the extra allowence. That would be the only reason to fly thru LAX, as we got off plane, huddled into room, and told to wait, then the called each NZ flight as it was ready to go. Not an experience that I want to purposely repeat, unless I needed the extra kilos.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4210 times:

Standard price on Expedia.de is 1000 EUR = 1200 USD for NZ LAX - AKL - LAX mid-august resp. early to mid-january.
Try to avoid X-mas and New Year.



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1034 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 13):
Did I say if he flew out of LAX he would a have chance to fly the 777? NO! I think I said he if flew with NZ he could fly there new 777. You sound like a politician you change and manipulate others words and sentences.

Gee, thanks a bunch! All your given options were out through LAX, so there you go! Pretty touchy, aren't we?  vomit 

And I recommend going back to what *I* said, before complaining! I said for the flight options you have given it is unlikely  Silly


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

My friends got tickets on NZ, LAX-NAN-AKL. Layover at NAN for 4 days, and on to AKL. $907/US r/t. I thought it was pretty good. Thanks for all advice!

They leave, 15 Aug and return 28 Dec.

Regards.


User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 17):
My friends got tickets on NZ, LAX-NAN-AKL. Layover at NAN for 4 days, and on to AKL. $907/US r/t. I thought it was pretty good. Thanks for all advice!

Not bad indeed, but you forgot to tell us where did he find that fare  Wink

Regards.



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