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The cheapest ticket to New Zealand from Sydney found in the last 72 hours was $173 one-way, and $241 round-trip. The most popular route is from Sydney to Auckland, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $173.
Air China flies most frequently to Auckland from Sydney. In general, Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Asiana Airlines fly the most to New Zealand.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better."
Pros: "Easy flight."
Pros: "The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "It was very cold so the cabin could have been warmer"
Pros: "Seat hard on older aircraft, needs new cushioning on seat"
Pros: "Very friendly ground service staff member, lovely to be transferred to an earlier flight and my seating request was granted, flight service was also excellent."
Cons: "Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount."
Cons: "Seats, food, entertainment"
Pros: "Generally Excellent."
Cons: "After years of traveling with a Personal Assitive device (many times on ANZ), the pilot refused to carry the device. It is still stuck in Sydney, although they say they will deliver to our home."
Pros: "A whole season of New Girl!"
Cons: "Was very crammed."
Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"
Pros: "We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat."
Cons: "The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me."
Pros: "Very friendly and helpful staff"
Pros: "The entire experience is well thought out"
Cons: "Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "That they left my luggage, 1 piece off entire flight! A brightly patterned piece! In 50 years of flying!!! Has NEVER happened! Had to spend the 1st several hours running around looking for underwear and jacket! Not a great start to vacation! And $100 nzd doesn't buy much!"
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."
Cons: "Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees"
Pros: "A bit late leaving Auckland but we were kept well informed of the changes"
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..."
Cons: "Cold flight Food average at best Overall nothing flash and nothing bad solid average"
Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "ATR seats uncomfortable No food"
Cons: "Virgin Australia operated by air New Zealand. Couldnt check in online and had to be chat he been."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible"
Pros: "Window seat liked it"
Cons: "About baggage didnt liked it... And no food too we didnt came across these to book it while booking tickets .. And passport recognization in sydney troubled a lot us for re checking and identification of our faces to passport ...it was irritating as if we r some wrong we did ..passport photo was without usage or somehow it was like dat not clear picture of us... Maybe due to moist it was like dat...no one was listening to us and made us to wait for long time ."
Pros: "Wonderful employees"
Pros: "Friendly team on board"
Pros: "Was a huge help when my connecting flights didn’t link up due to flight delay, I was so stressed but every single person with air nz helped to make it as easy as possible and were so friendly!"
Cons: "Nothing at all!"
Pros: "The plane the staff"
Pros: "Booked these flights though Kayak. Landing from LAX at 0730 at Auckland international terminal and then departing at 0900 from the domestic terminal. This is not enough time, doesn’t allow for customs and immigration. It was a really stressful experience running between terminals with my luggage, as there was less than a 1 hour window after getting through customs and immigration, so the bag drop at international wouldn’t accept them. Got to departure gate 12 minutes before plane departure. You need more time to have a good experience !"
Cons: "Not enough time booked by kayak between an international arrival and domestic departure"
Pros: "Nothing really. Smooth boarding.on time departure"
Cons: "Passengers with more than one bag as hand luggage"
Pros: "Great service, friendly people, kiwi spirit"
Cons: "They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food."
Pros: "My husbands booking was not processed correctly from the site we booked through, and we didn't notice the mistake until we were checking in. We were at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours before boarding time. The mistake could have been rectified, we were told it would need an email from Virgin to confirm and change the booking. We photographed and sent through passport details. We phoned the booing site, we phoned Virgin, we were put on hold for 25 mins while the booking site phoned Virgin - but Virgin refused to help us out! My husband was not able to board the flight - no refund, no help - and the sad part was, it wasn't for a holiday - it was to visit and help his 87yr old father-in-law who had fallen and cracked his spine. No sympathy from Virgin, VERY DISAPPOINTED!"
Cons: "I was not able to board flight because air new Zealand Staff would not assist."
Pros: "Appearance of plane"
Cons: "Attitude of attendant. Worst landing of 4 flights going from USA to auckland"
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."
Pros: "Smooth operation once onboard"
Cons: "Boarding sequence mix-up"
Pros: "Queenstown/Christchurch: quick and easy. Air New Zealand does a good job."
Cons: "All g."
Pros: "Flight was delayed due to A/C difficulties, But no big worry for me. I had no other flight to catch in Wellington."
Cons: "Captain's sense of humor."
Pros: "Comfortable lots of entertainment options clean flight attendants were kind"
Cons: "no vegetarian options in the main meals"
Pros: "Happy helpful crew"
Cons: "Slow to board and no gate on arrival. Had to be bused to terminal and waited ten minutes for the bus to arrive."
Pros: "No complaints at all"
Pros: "The plane was not full and luckily i was put into an Economy Couch row, so i got to lay down and get a great sleep. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was lovely."
Cons: "Nothing, as usual excellent service from Air New Zealand."
Cons: "Can't check in online with a VA per locator. You need an ANZ ONE. You have to call VA and forcefully ask for it. VA totally unhelpful. And when you get the ANZ number, they charge you to book a seat. Any seat."
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The seats were too cramped."
Pros: "I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored."
Cons: "I dislike the system where some people are served food and their neighbors are not and no one knows if or why they are being fed or not fed. Apparently, I was in some sort of category where I was fed and my seatmate was not and neither of us knew why. Also, the entertainment being pay-to-play is just stupid."
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Cons: "Allow married people to travel with their new names."
Cons: "The frittata and the spinach was not the best meal, but the rest seemed really good."
Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"
Pros: "The flight was on time, service with a smile. Staff great."
Cons: "very cramped"
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"
Pros: "Crew were really good. Had lactose allergy but no meals available for me onboard. Couldn't get to a resolution as we were unsure on ingredients but crew did everything they could. Were very friendly about whole thing"
Cons: "Delay but stuff happens eh."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Cons: "Flight was nearly an hour late leaving."
Cons: "Flight was late departing."
Pros: "Watched movies to pass the time. Trip uneventful but 2 hours late"
Cons: "The announcements by cabin crew on board were hard to understand as English not first language"
Cons: "entertainment screen on the back of the headrest was smaller than an ipad screen"
Pros: "Really appreciate the food and entertainment Qantas provides on these mid-haul flights"
Pros: "Had problems with check in because of china eastern mishandling our baggage, the Quantas staff got everything sorted for us. Plenty of leg room on the flight and the cabin staff were fantastic, only thing that let it down was the food choice, but, as it was only a 3 hour flight this wasn;t really a problem. Would gladly fly with them again any time."
Pros: "Got us safely to our destination"
Cons: "Seats were far less comfortable and smaller with less legroom than our Qantas qf8 flight"
Pros: "Friendly Crew"
Cons: "The 3 Hour Delay in Sydney!!!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Pros: "Great at all."
Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."
Pros: "Staff was very accommodating"
Pros: "I loved the first meal and the choices all seemed amazing. Staff were friendly during boarding. Seats were really comfortable and good movie and song choices."
Cons: "The second meal, a small noodle box was dry, overcooked, and bland even with the dressing. The crew was not very friendly during the flight (I understand maybe they had a cranky passenger before and it was a long flight but smiling isnt that hard!). Inflight service was inconsistent as one side came down to serve 15minutes after the first side. The headphones looked quite dirty so I used my own. Boarding was quite slow and then takeoff was late but it was nice that the captain explained it."
Pros: "Excellent service. Comfortable seats in economy with good leg room"
Cons: "Poor screen & audio quality on movie system."
Pros: "In flight entertainment had a good selection"
Cons: "Delayed and missed connecting flight. As a result had to pay for a new one. Placed in the last row of economy so I could sit with my partner. Lied to by the check in counter. Disappointed by qantas yet again!"
Pros: "Nothing. The very best parts were still mediocre"
Cons: "This flight was so uncomfortable. The seats were small, hard and crammed together. Qantas should be ashamed of making people deal with that on a 13+ hour flight. They kept waking us all up and in general staff could provide little"
Pros: "Took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Entertainment is old compared to other airlines. Screen is low resolution."
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "Average airline compared to Singapore & MZ airlines"
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"
Pros: "The food and service were excellent!"
Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."
Pros: "Nothing to be honest.."
Cons: "food was pathetic, served late, i have always found the Qantas crew to be rude. No change to that. Somethings dont change. this is one of them. I first flew w Qantas in 2005 in business class, and since then i have downgraded. But the attitude hasn't changed. It's as if we are doing service by choosing Qantas...."
Pros: "Customer service was outstanding"
Cons: "There was no Sauvignon blanc on the wine list"
Pros: "Helpful staff, good vegetarian foods"
Cons: "Compares very unfavourably to Emirates who we used on the outward leg. Food very poor and choices limited by the time we were served."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"
Pros: "Flying to Qantas always enjoyable - staff always make for pleasant journey. Always happy to fly Qantas."
Cons: "One negative experience was that there was only 1hr 30mins between connecting flights. Between departing international flight - picking up luggage/toilet stop and clearing Immigration/Customs then catching bus between Qantas international domestic terminals we were racing to catch flight. As we arrived Qantas domestic terminal our names were being called over along with info the plane was awaiting our arrival. In my experience 2hrs is minimum time between connecting flights - otherwise good experience."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Pros: "I liked that they accommodated my dietary restrictions"
Cons: "I didn't like the seating. It was really cramped"
Cons: "My gates changed at Sydney abruptly and some of the ones checking flights through at gate 1c were rude as the Tv screens said my flight was boarding when it wasnt."
Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"
Pros: "Every person that works for this airline (that I came in contact with) was very helpful, extremely nice, and very supprtive."
Pros: "Great crew and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me was extra nervous which was a little un nerving"
Cons: "If the boarding time had remained unchanged and there was more legroom"
Pros: "I got the bulkhead seat, so legroom was superb. The inflight dinner was also good (vegetarian gnocchi)."
Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Cons: "Had to sprint it to get to our connecting flight. The crew was not helpful at all and had the gall to charge an outrageous bag fee."
Cons: "We were shocked to be charged $275 for two checked bags. At the point that you are checking in you are trapped and don't have a choice but to pay it. We were told that if we had paid in advance it would be cheaper, but we didn't know what the weight of our bags would be so I just figured I'd pay at the airport. They didn't say that they charge so much more at the airport - which is a total rip off. We were also harassed by not having the email that showed we purchased an Australian Visa which is digitally tied to our passport. If they need to verify our Visa, then they should have the electronic means to verify it. Also, we were traveling from Sydney to Auckland so since we were leaving the country I'm not sure why they had to see our Australian Visa in the first place. We were already in the country!"
Pros: "Good price, nice flight."
Cons: "Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food."
Pros: "The fact that we arrived at our destination."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 1hour, then by another 20 min, then we sat and waited without any information as to what was going on for another 40 min before we finally boarded. Not good enough Jetstar!"
Cons: "Ridiculous to pay for water. It was a 3 and a half hour trip. Who doesn't provide water for such a long trip. And of course it wasn't cheap $5 a bottle."
Pros: "Ease of boarding, friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Had to pay significant fees for checked bag even though it was an international flight"
Pros: "I like the crew. I think they make a very good job."
Cons: "I didn't like that you have a limit at 7 kg at cabine bag. I came from Europe with a 10 kg cabine bag with WizzAir., then I continued with Saudia. I observed that Jetstar has that limit and I was obligged to take a checked luggage"
Cons: "No service to customers who did not buy food or drink."
Cons: "Auckland free Wifi 45 min, wha ???"
Cons: "This is a budget Airlines. I had to call to assign seat and pay for seat. The phone representative was horrible. Also, at the airport they told us to check in baby stroller which we did and they gave us a tag for stroller. The stroller never arrived in Auckland. We had to buy a new stroller. The food we paid for in advance was not cheap at all but they gave us egg sandwich."
Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."
Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "RIDICULOUS baggage fees. Because I booked through Kayak I never received a confirmation from the airline. When we went to check In at the airport I was informed I would have to pay $160 PER BAG and $35 PER KILO over 15kg. The agent informed me that I needed to pay baggage fees based on weight at the time I booked. How in the hell am I supposed to know 2 months in advance how much my luggage weighs? The baggage fees were 4 times the price of the ticket! And then they weigh your carry on to try to collect even more fees if the total weight of your carry on exceeds 7kg. No food or water on board and VERY rude head flight attendant. NEVER AGAIN and I will think twice about booking through Kayak given I was never informed of these fees in advance."
Pros: "I loved our crew! Super friendly and willing to assist you in anything that was needed."
Cons: "The extra baggage fees, my bad, I thought I had paid for it. Luckily I stored most of it in Sydney, since I was only going to be in Auckland for a day. We left 45 minutes late without explanation...that was lame. I don't think I will fly with them again unless I just bring a backpack."
Pros: "I was rebooked to JQ7001 which is VERY disappointing as it leaves Sydney 6 hours later than JQ199, my original flight. Reason given by Jetstar: JQ199 has been closed. An outright lie as JQ199 departed Sydney as per schedule today. I"
Pros: "Ground staff and attendants were great!"
Cons: "No entertainment and have to pay for food, not even a drink."
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Cons: "That I had to pay another $60 for the cost of checking a bag."
Pros: "we were not offered in advance to buy luggage and where then told it would cost us $25 per kg, when we had 5 people and over 100 kg on us, at $2500, that would have been double what we paid for the flight for a paltry 20 kg per person, which is highway robbery. we declined the flight and booked again on qantas. stay away from this crooked airline."
Cons: "Horrific! My sister, mother and I paid 1000 Australian dollars for baggage. An outrageous amount because I apparently didn't specify that we would be checking our 3.bags. The crew was very nice but the plane was dirty and they gave you absolutely nothing. Awful."
Pros: "One must take extreme care to anticipate and include adequate baggage weight at booking or suffer significant (painful) cost penalties."
Cons: "It cost $120 per person for extra checked luggage. This was an unknown cost. Disappointed with this factor."
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Cons: "Oberstar nickels and dimes you. $4.00 coffee, you have to be kidding"
Pros: "Flight was reasonably priced."
Cons: "Flight was not on time and boarding was not efficient."
Pros: "The flight was on time. There was much more leg room than TigerAir."
Cons: "After flying TigertAir, Jetstar was much easier with baggage options. There was still uncertainty about the carry-on weight. I ended up purchasing too much additional baggage weight."
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "Lot of seats were available . Flight timing was very suitable .Avoided the rush hour. Reached on time ."
Cons: "No free checked baggage especially for international travel ."
Pros: "The flight wasn't full so we could spread out."
Cons: "The baggage charges were unbelievable. More than the flight."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Cons: "They cancelled our flight with no warning, we had to scramble to find an alternative connection to our international flight. The voucher they gave to compensate was more of an insult than anything. They also have ridiculously low maximum weight limits for carry on and then charged absurd rates for checked luggage."
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Cons: "We couldn't check in until an hour before boarding and weren't allowed to take the 2 carry-on bags each as advertised. Had to repack quickly to get the things that had to be hand carried (CPAP's, cameras, medicines, etc.) into the backpacks and then got charged $28/bag for the 2 bags that should have been carry-on. Unimpressed."
Pros: "Everything and everyone were quite efficient and on time."
Cons: "Food was non existent (that's the way this airlien operates. Water was not even offered but they supplied water when asked but not bottled water."
Cons: "I will never fly Jetstar again!! ONLY AFTER I BOOKED AND PAID, the system allowed me to book my baggage. Imagine my disgust when I was charged over $100 per bag!! If I had known the outrageous baggage charge, I would not have used this airline, and I never will again."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The tight quarters, and the fact that I had to pay for a cup of tea. I also thought that the 160$ fee for a bag was completely ridiculous. I was traveling from another country and would not have known to pre buy baggage."
Cons: "I booked an international flight between Syndey, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand on Jetstar. About a two weeks prior to our trip I received an email that, among other things, asked if I needed to Pay for "extra baggage". Naive me! I assumed that on an international flight that one bag was at no charge. But NO! When I got to the counter to check in for the flight I was told that since I hadn't paid for our one bag per person prior to now, that they would be charging us $100 US per bag. If we had purchased it prior to checking in the cost would have been $20 per bag. After paying $200 for our two bags I felt totally taken advantage of. Beware. "Extra Baggage" means ANY baggage!"
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Both metatarsal flights were comfortable and smooth. I purchased better seats for just $25, since the flights were so long. The airplanes are brand new and very modern."
Cons: "Turns out while I thought luggage was included in the package it wasn't and was a massive rush at check in to get luggage balanced and paid for without going over the $160 for 15kg limit. Reminded me why I won't be flying Jetstar again and the KAYAK system did not make it clear what i was buying. Very disappointed"
Airlines flying from Sydney to New Zealand have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to New Zealand
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