Any special offers/rates r/t from LAX/SFO to New Zealand

Any special offers/rates r/t from LAX/SFO to New Zealand
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#1

Please share any special rates and offers. Planning a trip in May 2019.


#2

Hi there - welcome to the NerdWallet community! :wave:

Hopefully others will chime in with any special offers/rates, but I did live in New Zealand for nearly a year awhile back and just wanted to say how amazing it is! Will this be your first time visiting?

May is off-season as schools are back in session and summer is winding down, so prices should be good. As you may know, Air New Zealand flies direct once a day from SFO and LAX, it’s a great flight (11 hours.)

Hawaiian also sometimes has good deals stopping in Honolulu, which I’ve done and loved.

Also, check out this awesome resource by a Kiwi Nerd! :kiwi_fruit:


#3

Hi! I flew there in February and found that American Airlines and Qantas also had lots of LA-Auckland flights available. They’re partner airlines, so you can use American miles on Quantas, for example. The flight was about 12.5 hours, so pack your compression socks (they help!).


#4

Awesome to hear you’re heading to NZ! I visited recently and had an amazing time. I also got a really cheap flight - $700 from SFO round trip! Great deals do pop up to Auckland, but they’re sporadic and usually only available for a day or two.

Two recommendations:

  1. Sign up for Air New Zealand’s emails - they send a lot, BUT there are frequent sales announced and they usually only last for 1-2 days, so that’s a good way to find out if you’re currently flight shopping for a Spring trip.
  2. Check out a “flight specials” email list like Scott’s Cheap Flights or The Flight Deal. I’ve scored a couple of good deals this way, and seen Auckland pop up a handful of times in recent memory.

Others may have more tips :slight_smile: