We're seeing some big price drops on flights to the Cook Islands from several cities across the U.S. By combining Air New Zealand's flight from Los Angeles to Rarotonga with a domestic flight on partners Alaska Airlines or United, roundtrip flights are available in the $600 - $900 range — even from the East Coast! And if you're in LA, fly nonstop for just $545 roundtrip.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Late April through November.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Depart the U.S. on Saturdays, Return from the Cook Islands on Fridays. Starting October 31, depart the U.S. on Sundays, returning on Saturdays.
  • Blackout Dates: Some routes will have higher prices for peak summer travel.

Sale Period

While the fare from LA is advertised in Air New Zealand's latest sale for purchase through January 21, 2020, all other routes are unadvertised and fares may jump in price at any time.

Sample Fares

Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $545 roundtrip, nonstop

San Jose to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $647 roundtrip

Portland to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $665 roundtrip

Seattle to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $665 roundtrip

San Francisco to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $693 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $696 roundtrip

Boise to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $744 roundtrip

Dallas to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $747 roundtrip

Salt Lake City to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $749 roundtrip

Spokane to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $753 roundtrip

Everett to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $758 roundtrip

San Diego to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $759 roundtrip

Redmond to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $777 roundtrip

Chicago to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $805 roundtrip

Phoenix to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $835 roundtrip

Washington D.C. to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $839 roundtrip

New York to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $844 roundtrip

Austin to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $846 roundtrip

Newark to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $872 roundtrip

Boston to Rarotonga, Cook Islands $973 roundtrip

For more deals, check out all fares to Rarotonga (RAR).


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Baggage

These fares include one carry-on bag, a personal item, and one free checked bag.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in when booking on Air New Zealand's site. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat. Low fares from cities other than LA must be booked on a third-party site, which may allow you to choose seats for the domestic legs, but will not for the long-haul flights on Air New Zealand.

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing New York JFK on Saturday, May 9, returning from Rarotonga RAR on Friday, May 15, for $844 roundtrip.

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