New Zealand flights from $230 each way
Available for travel until September 2020, including over Christmas. Sample fare is Sydney–Auckland. T&Cs apply.
The first flights I ever took overseas were with Air New Zealand, and the experience I had at that time left me with a very good impression of the airline. So earlier this year, when I was looking at flight options for a winter escape to Canada and the US, I jumped at the opportunity to travel with Air New Zealand again for a bargain price. This meant my first flight was from Melbourne to Auckland, which seemed like a nice, short leg to start with before my longer flight to North America.
Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed with Air New Zealand this time around. The check-in process at Melbourne was a DIY affair but the kiosks didn’t want to take my booking details (maybe because I booked through a travel agent? I still don’t know).
While an Air New Zealand staff member quickly came to my aid, she then asked for both my US and Canadian visa-waivers, took ages to check them, and then went over to another staff member with my passport. They both looked a bit confused and didn’t explain anything to me, which made me panic a bit. Finally, they explained that they’d had trouble getting one of my connecting flights released but now I was good to go. Thankfully, the flight itself offered a much more relaxed experience.
All up, I took four flights with Air New Zealand as part of this trip and some were much better than others. So, yes, I would fly with the airline again – but I’d probably look very closely at other options first.
If, like me, you’re someone who prefers to check in for flights as early as possible, check out the lounges at Melbourne’s international terminal for a more relaxed wait before boarding. There are two you can pay to visit – the Plaza Premium and Maharba – as well as an Air New Zealand lounge if you’re booked on an eligible fare (business or higher). If you have an eligible American Express card, you can also get complimentary access to the Amex lounge that opened earlier this year.
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