Cheapest Way to get from UK to NZ?

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  1. litefoot

    litefoot Active Member

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    What's the cheapest way to get from UK to NZ? Asking for a friend. She does not collect miles, so that's out (unless persuade her otherwise which is unlikely). It's going to be economy by the way.

    I know Norwegian can get her from Gatwick to Singapore for a very low price. What alternatives are there?
     
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    Good question - I've thought about doing a post on this sort of topic for a while. For straight cash, I would imagine that it would be hard to beat cheap Norwegian to Singapore as you say, then cheapest Low Cost Carrier to anywhere in Australia/NZ (probably Darwin or Perth), then persuade her good friend Litefoot to use some AA Miles or similar to NZ (or more LCC though I don't know how cheap Oz/NZ flights are tbh). Alternatively, always worth keeping an eye on the Qatar fares from Scandi and Italy (might be the easiest way).
     
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    Thank you. I don't know much about LCC from Singapore to Aus/NZ so I will do some research. Feel free to do that article!

    I guess the most relaxing way of doing it - but more expensive - would be to fly from LHR to LAX with Air New Zealand and then on to NZ. Only one change required - and it may be the same aircraft anyway.?
     
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    Any idea what the flight time is going that way? (I mean, any way of getting to NZ is going to take ages but that sounds like a long time on a plane!). Personally, I'd much rather take the time to have a couple of stops en route to at least have a proper walk and maybe a decent sleep somewhere half way; but ideally I'd build in a couple of 2-3 night breaks on the way to see some cool places at the same time as avoiding becoming a zombie. Obviously though a lot of people don't have the flexibility to add more time onto their trips and need to get from A to B as quickly as possible.
     
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    NZ0001 Air New Zealand
    London [​IMG] Auckland
    NZ0001
    Carrier Air New Zealand
    Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
    Distance 18383km
    Departs 3:30pm [​IMG] Terminal 2
    Arrives 6:45am+2 [​IMG] Terminal I
    Flight duration 24h 15m
    Stop over 2h

    I doubt it would be cheap anyway!
     
  6. Gagravarr

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    To get to Aus, there's Jetstar and Tiger and Air Asia and Scoot. You could look at those then another ticket over the Tasman.

    That said, you can often get some very cheap UK to Aus / NZ through tickets, sometimes even cheaper than SIN-AUS tickets! Check newspapers, pop into STA Travel, check the ITA Matrix etc, there's often someone dumping some spare economy seats for not much more than the cost of the Jet-A1 fuel...
     
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    Yeah. I would have thought that we aren't the ones... More likely a specialist backpacker / student travel agency would know how to get to/from NZ cheaply.
     
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    you can try aktiptravel .co .uk they provide cheap flight from UK.
     

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