Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2683 times:
Okay, kind of a stupid question but I didn't know where else to ask
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.
Wunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 947 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2622 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.
Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2546 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?
Aerohottie From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 756 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2505 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.
Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2425 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?