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How long is the flight to New Zealand?

An average non-stop flight from Australia to New Zealand takes 7h 28m, covering a distance of 2724 km. The most popular route is Sydney - Auckland with an average flight time of 3h 04m.

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The cheapest ticket to New Zealand from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $232. The most popular route is Sydney to Auckland and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $289.

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Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways & Singapore Airlines fly the most frequently from Australia to New Zealand. The most popular route is Sydney to Auckland, and Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways and Etihad Airways fly this route the most.

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Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Auckland (55% of total searches to New Zealand). The next most popular destinations are Queenstown (18%) and Christchurch (14%). Searches for flights to Wellington (8%), Dunedin (2%) and Invercargill (1%) are also popular.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$372
only
$372
Coolangatta
$340
only
$340
Melbourne
$264
only
$264
Sydney
$268
only
$268
Destination
Christchurch
$264
only
$264
Auckland
$315
only
$315
Wellington
$368
only
$368
Fri., 10 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CHC
Christchurch
3h 20m
Tue., 14 May
CHC
Christchurch
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 45m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.5 OK
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
CHC
OK 4.5

Pros: Little

Cons: Flight attendant that yanked my boarding pass out of my hand. 2d flight attendant who twice "forgot" to tell me whether she had looked for or found my luggage lock which had gotten lost when 1st flight attendant yanked my boarding pass out of my hand.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: I was charged $350 for checked in baggage which was ridiculous. Worst airline

MEL
CHC
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much to like... well I guess they got me there safe... LOL

Cons: Uh... $25 a kilo over baggage weight ? Everyone on plain carrying bags that weigh 10 tons due to that.. which makes everyone's experience quite lacking... Staff not very friendly nor helpful both service and flight attendants.

MEL
CHC
Good 6.0

Pros: Check in was fast and easy Baggage claim was no wait

Cons: An hour+ delay due to a baggage discrepancy. But they were very apologetic and I'm glad they got it sorted before we left, understanding it was a security issue. But my seat was pretty horrible. The last seat at the back across from the toilet in the aisle - and there was no window in that row. Little kids running around (but luckily I like kids so I didn't mind).

MEL
CHC
Good 6.3

Pros: Plane delayed missed connection had to spend night in Melbourne

Fri., 10 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Sun., 12 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 92 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Entertainment was good

Cons: The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: ANZ changed the flight time to 3 hours EARLIER, and they sent NO notification of the change. Missed the flight, and there were no ANZ staff to help, so had to buy a new ticket ( to the tune of $1700.)

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Most of the flight attendants were helpful and friendly

Cons: One of my pet dislikes would be when some passengers have oversized carryon luggage that take up all the room in the overhead compartment of their own and the next one! My bag was about 3 compartments in front of me, which I didn’t mind, until someone tried to claim my bag as theirs...

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Very friendly ticket counter staff and flight crew.

Cons: Booked flight through Kayak on Virgin Australia, but found out it was a codeshare on Air New Zealand. No where during booking did it show we would be charged for 1 checked bag a piece. Got to the airport and Air New Zealand was going to charge 134 AUD for each checked bag. Fortunately, they recommended going to the Virgin Australia counter to see if they could add a checked bag to our ticket. The nice people at Virgin used an online code to give us a discount so we only paid 25 AUD a bag. Thanks a lot for the heads up Kayak. We will book direct next time to avoid surprises. Also, almost all movies on Air New Zealand were an extra charge, and the only drinks offered for free on a 3 hour flight were coffee, tea, and water - no soft drinks.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Tue., 29 Jan.
OOL
Gold Coast
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue., 5 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
OOL
Gold Coast
3h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 4.9 OK
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.1
Food
5.2
MLE
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The small leg space

PVG
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They got me to my destination

Cons: No legroom, very narrow seating, no meal, expensive and no on board entertainment for a 7 hour flight

MEL
KUL
OK 5.0

Pros: Not a lot Very disappointed overall

Cons: Setting was promised we had spare set next to us but not so. Flight was not full but we were squashed and so disappointed

SYD
KUL
OK 5.6

Cons: At sydney airport airflot staff was doing boarding for air asia, and they wasted our 1:30 min atleast. I had flight from Syd to delhi, flight was via Kul so staff was asking us again and again for Malaysia visa. Also they didnt gave us Kul to delhi boarding pass. We called air asia senior then she came she allowed to go go on last moment. i told them many time we have transit only at KUL so we dont beed visa, they didnt have knowledge so they dont want to understand. Thanks god senior came and told them to give us boarding pass otherwise we gonna miss the flight. At kul airport also staff asked why u didnt get kul to del boarding from syd. We explained him and he issue boarding

HGH
KUL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew is very patients

Cons: Passenger is noisy & very uncooperative it delayed the flight landing!

Thu., 13 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
WLG
Wellington
5h 50m
Sun., 16 Jun.
WLG
Wellington
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 26 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
CHC
Christchurch
3h 30m
Sun., 7 Apr.
CHC
Christchurch
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Trip: 13 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 11 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

BNE
CHC
Good 7.0

Pros: The fares are low and the overall flying experience is good compared to other discount airlines.

Cons: Lowest fares do not include a checked bag and the cost is very high ($120 AUD) to add a bag.

PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly.

Cons: Nothing

Sat., 23 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
WLG
Wellington
3h 40m
Sat., 16 Mar.
WLG
Wellington
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 05m
Trip: 21 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
LUN
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient and very friendly cabin staff. Captain and team kept us informed of flight progression at reasonable intervals.

Cons: Some slight delay in clearing up some catering equipment.

JFK
DXB
OK 5.6

Cons: There are 2 back to back flights and the Emirates counter at JFK is very small to handle the load. You will have to wait for more than an hour just to get the boarding pass. Even the online checking counter is very slow.

COK
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: Nothing as such

Cons: Crew are not polite and carry arrogance while talking to the passengers, especially in the economy cabin. The seats are narrow compared to other 777 300 ER flights

HKG
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Loved the service and the movie options.

Cons: The food was just okay. It was pretty bland.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Fast and easy

Sat., 26 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CHC
Christchurch
3h 15m
Sat., 9 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.5 OK
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Jet star counter at Melbourne has the WORST customer service I've ever encountered. Literally 3 employees standing around chatting while I'm trying to find someone to help with my passport not reading. Then standing at another counter waiting to be helped while being completely ignored. I understand when you're busy (even though he didn't seem busy) but at least acknowledging my presence would've been lovely. Also- baggage fees for this airline should be criminal.

MEL
CHC
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew polite and competent.

Cons: Seating cramped and uncomfortable.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: The crew do their best with the terrible hand they are dealt. In short, I would say the airline works really hard at making the travel experience with them one you never want to experience again. Quite fitting to hear the sound of sheep bleating when you deplane in Christchurch. That's how Jetstar treats its customers. Tiniest space you can imagine, worst online experience and not even a drop of water en route, other than purchase.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: I was charged $350 for checked in baggage which was ridiculous. Worst airline

MEL
CHC
OK 4.5

Pros: Little

Cons: Flight attendant that yanked my boarding pass out of my hand. 2d flight attendant who twice "forgot" to tell me whether she had looked for or found my luggage lock which had gotten lost when 1st flight attendant yanked my boarding pass out of my hand.

Fri., 1 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CHC
Christchurch
3h 15m
Sat., 9 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 5.5 OK
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
CHC
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great crew all around, smooth flight.

Cons: Seats are so close together they can't recline without injuring the person behind.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Jet star counter at Melbourne has the WORST customer service I've ever encountered. Literally 3 employees standing around chatting while I'm trying to find someone to help with my passport not reading. Then standing at another counter waiting to be helped while being completely ignored. I understand when you're busy (even though he didn't seem busy) but at least acknowledging my presence would've been lovely. Also- baggage fees for this airline should be criminal.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: The crew do their best with the terrible hand they are dealt. In short, I would say the airline works really hard at making the travel experience with them one you never want to experience again. Quite fitting to hear the sound of sheep bleating when you deplane in Christchurch. That's how Jetstar treats its customers. Tiniest space you can imagine, worst online experience and not even a drop of water en route, other than purchase.

MEL
CHC
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew polite and competent.

Cons: Seating cramped and uncomfortable.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing because there was no flight because of a delay and no help getting us to our next destination.

Cons: The staff were only concerned about getting home and no one stayed to help us with our connecting flights. We were completely left on our own. Terrible customer service.

Wed., 1 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Sat., 4 May
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Cons: I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.0

Pros: my ear did no hurt

Cons: no food I little bit hungry

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

Cons: I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

Mon., 4 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Wed., 20 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 17 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Cons: Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.3

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: We made it to Christchurch safely and on time.

Cons: We were charged $120 per checked bag. We couldn’t check in online, so we couldn’t pre-pay at the lower rate. Felt a lot like fraud, honestly.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire experience is well thought out

Fri., 11 Jan.
OOL
Gold Coast
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Sun., 20 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
OOL
Gold Coast
3h 30m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 4.9 OK
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.1
Food
5.2
OOL
KUL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service

ICN
KUL
OK 4.0

Cons: Unconfort and meals for sale too :(

SYD
KUL
OK 5.6

Cons: At sydney airport airflot staff was doing boarding for air asia, and they wasted our 1:30 min atleast. I had flight from Syd to delhi, flight was via Kul so staff was asking us again and again for Malaysia visa. Also they didnt gave us Kul to delhi boarding pass. We called air asia senior then she came she allowed to go go on last moment. i told them many time we have transit only at KUL so we dont beed visa, they didnt have knowledge so they dont want to understand. Thanks god senior came and told them to give us boarding pass otherwise we gonna miss the flight. At kul airport also staff asked why u didnt get kul to del boarding from syd. We explained him and he issue boarding

PVG
KUL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Quick boarding

Cons: The air steward and stewardess were so noisy throughout the flight. I stood at the last row where it was close to where they sat and toilet. They took non stop and laughed literally loud. can you imagine the other way round - I am chatting loudly in the midnight and they are trying to get some sleep? They just didn't have professional mannerisms and service awareness.

MLE
KUL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The small leg space

Wed., 1 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Sat., 4 May
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 33 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Cons: I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Pros: Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Didn't crash

Cons: Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

Cons: I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

Mon., 4 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 35m
Fri., 22 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 05m
Trip: 19 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 55 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Cons: The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking.

MEL
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: Entertainment options

Cons: The fact that our booking through Kayak did not record we had booked luggage. We KNOW we had booked luggage. Air NZ wanted to charge us $160 each bag. Eventually BYOJet got us through to Virgin who allowed us to buy luggage for $25 per bag. Thank you Virgin for your wonderful assistance 1 1/2 hours before departure. Virgin's standard ticket has 23kg luggage included. What is the problem with a ticket bought online through agents such as BYOJet and Kayak?

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff lady told me to there’s no food available then I told I need to buy it last time my flight was Jetstar was good even everyone can buy food on board but leta I called Chinese lady understood how I was hungry she brought me bread with batter and coffee that’s was good and best service I always thank to her service

MEL
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Service was very good despite our one hour delay! Everyone was appropriately apologetic though.

Cons: Flight was one hour delayed not due to equipment but because the ground crew failed to load the cargo in time! That was annoying. (Then an ill patient had to be removed resulting in a further delay trying to retrieve her luggage.) I felt bad for those with tight connections.

MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Food and service good

Cons: Had a large person next to me so not much room :-(

Tue., 19 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Sun., 24 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 40m
Trip: 6 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 19 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
OK 4.0

Cons: No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Not a thing. Air New Zealand charge for everything and there is no point being a Virgin Australia frequent flyer when travelling with them.

Cons: Service, seats, crew: the whole experience. Air NZ are awful

SYD
AKL
OK 5.0

Cons: I wasn't aware at the time I bought the tickets that it didn't have food nor entertainment (movies). Very disappointing for an international flight.

SYD
AKL
OK 5.0

Cons: When booking nothing was said if you are traveling short hours like 3 or less even you are traveling international you have to pay for every baggage that you have to check in so we were surprised that we have to pay $230 for the 2 package we check in . Last time we have to use this airline

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We downloaded the VIrgin Australia app in order to get inflight entertainment. It worked very well throughout the flight and is an excellent supstitide for flights that do not have an entertainment systems on the back of the seats. We were very impressed with the application.

Sun., 20 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CHC
Christchurch
3h 15m
Mon., 4 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 45m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 5.5 OK
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
CHC
Good 6.0

Pros: Check in was fast and easy Baggage claim was no wait

Cons: An hour+ delay due to a baggage discrepancy. But they were very apologetic and I'm glad they got it sorted before we left, understanding it was a security issue. But my seat was pretty horrible. The last seat at the back across from the toilet in the aisle - and there was no window in that row. Little kids running around (but luckily I like kids so I didn't mind).

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: The crew do their best with the terrible hand they are dealt. In short, I would say the airline works really hard at making the travel experience with them one you never want to experience again. Quite fitting to hear the sound of sheep bleating when you deplane in Christchurch. That's how Jetstar treats its customers. Tiniest space you can imagine, worst online experience and not even a drop of water en route, other than purchase.

MEL
CHC
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great crew all around, smooth flight.

Cons: Seats are so close together they can't recline without injuring the person behind.

MEL
CHC
OK 4.5

Pros: Little

Cons: Flight attendant that yanked my boarding pass out of my hand. 2d flight attendant who twice "forgot" to tell me whether she had looked for or found my luggage lock which had gotten lost when 1st flight attendant yanked my boarding pass out of my hand.

MEL
CHC
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew polite and competent.

Cons: Seating cramped and uncomfortable.

Sat., 9 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Thu., 14 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 92 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

Cons: A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Most of the flight attendants were helpful and friendly

Cons: One of my pet dislikes would be when some passengers have oversized carryon luggage that take up all the room in the overhead compartment of their own and the next one! My bag was about 3 compartments in front of me, which I didn’t mind, until someone tried to claim my bag as theirs...

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful employees

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Very friendly ticket counter staff and flight crew.

Cons: Booked flight through Kayak on Virgin Australia, but found out it was a codeshare on Air New Zealand. No where during booking did it show we would be charged for 1 checked bag a piece. Got to the airport and Air New Zealand was going to charge 134 AUD for each checked bag. Fortunately, they recommended going to the Virgin Australia counter to see if they could add a checked bag to our ticket. The nice people at Virgin used an online code to give us a discount so we only paid 25 AUD a bag. Thanks a lot for the heads up Kayak. We will book direct next time to avoid surprises. Also, almost all movies on Air New Zealand were an extra charge, and the only drinks offered for free on a 3 hour flight were coffee, tea, and water - no soft drinks.

Wed., 13 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 15m
Sat., 23 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 12 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

BNE
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Very efficient boarding and early departure from gate. I assume because all passengers had checked in early.

Cons: Bring cash or a credit card. A three hour international flight should provide at least basic snacks and soft drinks for no charge. Especially to NZ where it is best to not have any food with you.

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

Pros: First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!

BNE
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: although late leaving we made up a bit of time.

Cons: No inflight entertainment, no sweets on descent and the staff were grumpy

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

Wed., 13 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CHC
Christchurch
3h 15m
Wed., 27 Mar.
CHC
Christchurch
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.5 OK
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
CHC
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great crew all around, smooth flight.

Cons: Seats are so close together they can't recline without injuring the person behind.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: I was charged $350 for checked in baggage which was ridiculous. Worst airline

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: The crew do their best with the terrible hand they are dealt. In short, I would say the airline works really hard at making the travel experience with them one you never want to experience again. Quite fitting to hear the sound of sheep bleating when you deplane in Christchurch. That's how Jetstar treats its customers. Tiniest space you can imagine, worst online experience and not even a drop of water en route, other than purchase.

MEL
CHC
OK 4.5

Pros: Little

Cons: Flight attendant that yanked my boarding pass out of my hand. 2d flight attendant who twice "forgot" to tell me whether she had looked for or found my luggage lock which had gotten lost when 1st flight attendant yanked my boarding pass out of my hand.

AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

Fri., 1 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
WLG
Wellington
3h 40m
Mon., 4 Mar.
WLG
Wellington
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 05m
Trip: 4 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Fast and easy

BCN
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats on the A380 are a bit larger and offer more leg room. The food is always good and the service is first class.

LUN
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient and very friendly cabin staff. Captain and team kept us informed of flight progression at reasonable intervals.

Cons: Some slight delay in clearing up some catering equipment.

COK
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: Nothing as such

Cons: Crew are not polite and carry arrogance while talking to the passengers, especially in the economy cabin. The seats are narrow compared to other 777 300 ER flights

JFK
DXB
OK 5.6

Cons: There are 2 back to back flights and the Emirates counter at JFK is very small to handle the load. You will have to wait for more than an hour just to get the boarding pass. Even the online checking counter is very slow.

Wed., 27 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Thu., 28 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Cons: Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: You always get great value for money on this airline. The aircraft, service, entertainment, check in and whole experience is always so much better than others in the same price bracket

SYD
CHC
Good 7.3

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire experience is well thought out

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