New Zealand Flights Update

International flights to New Zealand

International commercial flights to New Zealand are available, but are limited as the country’s borders are closed to almost all travelers.

Transit through New Zealand

Transiting through New Zealand is allowed but you may need a transit visa or an NZeTA. Travelers can only transit through Auckland International Airport (AKL), where they can remain in transit for up to 24 hours.

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Flight deals from USA to New Zealand
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Chicago to New Zealand1200 USD (1710 NZD)490 USD (690 NZD)
Dallas to New Zealand1250 USD (1780 NZD)550 USD (780 NZD)
Denver to New Zealand1350 USD (1920 NZD)510 USD (720 NZD)
Los Angeles to New Zealand1680 USD (2390 NZD)610 USD (860 NZD)
New York to New Zealand1340 USD (1910 NZD)550 USD (780 NZD)
Flight deals from Europe to New Zealand
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Amsterdam to New Zealand1550 USD (2210 NZD)680 USD (970 NZD)
London to New Zealand1480 USD (2110 NZD)600 USD (850 NZD)
Moscow to New Zealand1250 USD (1780 NZD)410 USD (580 NZD)
Paris to New Zealand1080 USD (1530 NZD)390 USD (560 NZD)
Zürich to New Zealand1130 USD (1610 NZD)440 USD (630 NZD)

(1) Average price in popular search websites over the last 6 months

(2) Average price sent to Air Traveler Club members over the last 6 months

(prices rounded up to the nearest tens of dollars)

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Travel & flight hacking

10 most effective flight hacks for New Zealand

  1. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  2. Avoid New Zealand public holidays. Prices skyrocket during holidays in New Zealand – adjust your travel dates to avoid expensive tickets. Cheap flights to NZ are non-existent during popular “red days” such as Waitangi Day (8 February), Anzac Day (26 April), Easer, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  3. Fly in the low season. Flying to New Zealand during the low season (April and May) is one easy way to save money on flights. With significantly fewer visitors, everything (including air tickets) is cheaper.
  4. Fly domestic between larger airports. Domestic flights in New Zealand are cheap and fast; they are also a great way to take in the diverse landscapes. The cheapest to fly to and from are the four largest airports: Auckland (AKL), Christchurch (CHC), Queenstown (ZQN), and Wellington (WGT). Other airports are much smaller and therefore more expensive to use – to save money, choose a flight to a larger airport first, then use one of the coach companies to get to the smaller destination.
  5. Find the best economy seats. Contrary to the popular view, not all economy seats on a plane are created equal. Some seats have slight advantages over others. It all depends on the aircraft, so we recommend visiting the SeatGuru website, where after entering your flight number you will be presented with a detailed seat map. Hover over individual seats to compare quality, and check out other travelers’ reviews.
  6. The 80-hour rule for Qantas seat selection. Qantas restricts access to sought-after seats to elite frequent flyers, so you may not see those seats as available during the booking process. But these restrictions are lifted 80 hours before a flight. So, if you want to snap up your favorite seat, log in to Qantas Manage Booking 80 hours before departure, check for previously unavailable seats, and change your seat selection.
  7. Get an extra checked bag for an infant. Traveling with family? When it comes to infant luggage allowances, Virgin Australia has the most generous policy – a 23kg checked bag and two infant items are allowed.
  8. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to New Zealand is to become a member of Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  9. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.
  10. Use SMS service for Qantas CS. Qantas recently introduced a convenient SMS service as a part of its Customer Support. It appears that SMS-es get replied much quicker than calls, live chat messages, e-mails, or even social media DMs. To text Qantas via SMS, use 0477 QANTAS or 0477 726 827. The SMS service is available to customers within Australia only.

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