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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Hey Everyone,
Okay, kind of a stupid question but I didn't know where else to ask  Smile

I am going to be studying abroad in New Zealand in a couple of months. Got the roundtrip flights from CLT to LAX, and LAX to AKL. I'll be arriving in Auckland on June 25th and then going to Roturua for a few days. I'll be flying from Roturua to Wellington on the 28th. I was originally going to let a travel agency book the flight from ROT to WLG but the price they quoted me was ridicolous so I went to the Air New Zealand website and found a much better fare. Here's the thing.....the first time I looked I was on the New Zealand version of the website and was quoted at 95.00 NZD, which roughly equals about 68.00 USD. When I went to the USA version of the Air NZ website it quoted me for the exact same flight as 83.50 USD.

Okay, 15.00 difference, which I know I shouldn't be making a big deal but honestly is there really that much difference if I (as an American citizen) book my flight through the New Zealand version of the Air NZ website as opposed to the USA version of the Air NZ website? My parents and I are already paying tons of money for this study abroad experience and am trying to save every penny possible.

If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it  Smile

Thanks,

Adam  Smile

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User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Yes if you book it using the New Zealand version it will be fine.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
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Booking throu the New Zealand version should be ok. Book throu which either gives you a cheaper deal

User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

FX rates, website updates etc could cause the difference. Book on the chaeapest one, then just ask NZ to link the 2 tickets, so that all details can be displayed together, and if for any reason you are delayed on the outbound, then the airline knows to rebook all your tix, not just the first sector.

I always do that, even with different carriers.


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5188 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Qantas do this as well.

I was looking at booking a onme way MEL-SYD flight from the UK and it was quoted as £90 o/w. one the QF Aussie site it was $100 o/w.

They will charge what they can in certain markets.


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Thanks everyone! I will book through the NZ website.

Wunala.....Can I still have my ticket info linked with my flight from LAX to AKL even though I fly in three days before I fly from ROT to WLG? If so, do I need to call Air NZ and ask them to link the tickets or will it ask me to do that on the website?

Thanks  Smile

Adam


User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 3058 times:

It will come under a different booking number. Try ringing AirNZ to get them linked.

User currently offlineAerohottie From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 799 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

From memory if you book on the NZ website you will be limited to 20kgs of luggage, and not the 2x32kg limit as per the US site. So if you are carrying less than 20kgs book on the NZ site... if you are carrying more luggage pay the extra $15 and get the larger baggage amount. I'm sure from memory if you book a NZ domestic flight on the US flight it will ask if you have a ticket number for the incoming flight. I'm sure thats how it works anyway, well at least it did when I was working at Air NZ res.


What?
User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

i found this problem too, when i book my rtn tickets AKL-LHR VV booking on the NZ site worked out cheaper then booking on the UK site, but then not complaining really if its cheap!!


NZ 787-9 flying between PVG - AKL ! CAN'T WAIT!!
User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Quoting Aerohottie (Reply 7):
From memory if you book on the NZ website you will be limited to 20kgs of luggage, and not the 2x32kg limit as per the US site

But if you have them linked by calling Air NZ, then you should get the full allowance of 64K on the domestic flights too.

Adam T - Call airlines and have both linked, then sit back and get ready to enjoy some sauv blanc on the way over.


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2950 times:

I also forgot to mention, will I still be able to have the tickets linked even though i'm flying Qantas from LAX to AKL on the 25th and then flying Air NZ from ROT to WLG on the 28th?
Also, should I have the ticket from my U.S Airways flight linked to both the Qantas and Air NZ flights?

Thanks everyone for your help  Smile

Adam


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 2938 times:

One other thing, do they charge more to have your tickets linked? Because when I called AIR NZ a few minutes ago she quoted me at a higher price for the same flight that is 80 USD on the website.

Adam  Smile


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