Head to the adventure capital of the world in 2020 with this fantastic sale on Air New Zealand. Nonstop flights to New Zealand are as low as $744 roundtrip from Hawaii or $794 from California. Premium Economy seats start at just $1,745 and lie-flat Business Class seats are priced as low as $3,045 roundtrip. The best part is you can add a second city in New Zealand to your itinerary for just an extra $50.

Good news for New Yorkers! This seems to be one of the first advertised sales that includes new Air New Zealand flights from Newark (EWR), which begins October 29, 2020. Hobbiton is now closer than ever!


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Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Departures from the U.S. late February through March, from May through early June, and late July through early December.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Blackout Dates: April travel and peak summer travel in late June/early July.

Weekend travel may be available for $100 more in Economy, $200 more in Premium Economy, or $500 more in Business Class. Each route has different restrictions so make sure to click on the fare details links below for more booking info.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by February 12, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT.

Sample Fares

Cheap Nonstop Flights to Auckland (AKL)

Honolulu to Auckland $744 roundtrip in Economy / $1,745 in Premium Economy / $3,045 in Business Class

Los Angeles to Auckland $794 roundtrip in Economy / $2,294 in Premium Economy / $4,794 in Business Class

San Francisco to Auckland $794 roundtrip in Economy / $2,294 in Premium Economy / $5,294 in Business Class

Houston to Auckland $894 roundtrip in Economy / $2,395 in Premium Economy / $5,995 in Business Class

Chicago to Auckland $979 roundtrip in Economy / $2,780 in Premium Economy / $6,480 in Business Class

Newark to Auckland $1.195 roundtrip in Economy / $2,895 in Premium Economy / $6,695 in Business Class

Cheap Flights to Wellington (WLG)

Honolulu to Wellington $794 roundtrip in Economy / $1,794 in Premium Economy / $3,094 in Business Class

Los Angeles to Wellington $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2.344 in Premium Economy / $4,844 in Business Class

San Francisco to Wellington $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2,345 in Premium Economy / $5,345 in Business Class

Houston to Wellington $944 roundtrip in Economy / $2,445 in Premium Economy / $6,045 in Business Class

Chicago to Wellington $1,029 roundtrip in Economy / $2,830 in Premium Economy / $6,530 in Business Class

Newark to Wellington $1,245 roundtrip in Economy / $2,945 in Premium Economy / $6,745 in Business Class

Cheap Flights to Christchurch (CHC)

Honolulu to Christchurch $794 roundtrip in Economy / $1,794 in Premium Economy / $3,094 in Business Class

Los Angeles to Christchurch $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2.344 in Premium Economy / $4,844 in Business Class

San Francisco to Christchurch $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2,345 in Premium Economy / $5,345 in Business Class

Houston to Christchurch $944 roundtrip in Economy / $2,445 in Premium Economy / $6,045 in Business Class

Chicago to Christchurch $1,029 roundtrip in Economy / $2,830 in Premium Economy / $6,530 in Business Class

Newark to Christchurch $1,245 roundtrip in Economy / $2,945 in Premium Economy / $6,745 in Business Class

Cheap Flights to Queenstown (ZQN)

Honolulu to Queenstown $794 roundtrip in Economy / $1,794 in Premium Economy / $3,094 in Business Class

Los Angeles to Queenstown $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2.344 in Premium Economy / $4,844 in Business Class

San Francisco to Queenstown $844 roundtrip in Economy / $2,345 in Premium Economy / $5,345 in Business Class

Houston to Queenstown $944 roundtrip in Economy / $2,445 in Premium Economy / $6,045 in Business Class

Chicago to Queenstown $1,029 roundtrip in Economy / $2,830 in Premium Economy / $6,530 in Business Class

Newark to Queenstown $1,245 roundtrip in Economy / $2,945 in Premium Economy / $6,745 in Business Class


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Baggage

Economy fares include one carry-on bag, a personal item, and one free checked bag. Premium Economy and Business Class fares include two free checked bags.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Stopovers

Free stopovers in Auckland are permitted as long as the itinerary is booked with a stopover during the initial booking. Additional taxes may apply.

Alternate Fares

Some itineraries may involve flights on Star Alliance partner United Airlines and more cities across the nation may have some good deals to New Zealand on a combo of United/Air New Zealand flights.

For some routes, there are matching and sometimes lower fares on competing airlines such as American, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, and Qantas, but these are great fares for nonstop flights to Auckland or the best connecting flight options to other cities in New Zealand. And if you choose to fly Air New Zealand, you'll have the opportunity to visit 2 cities in New Zealand for roughly the cost of just one flight.

It also appears that American Airlines has lowered fares on its new nonstop service from Los Angeles to Christchurch to $792 roundtrip. The service starts on October 25, 2020, and connecting flights from Chicago to Christchurch are $992 roundtrip.

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing Newark EWR on the inaugural flight, Thursday, October 29, stopping for the weekend in Auckland AKL, departing for Queenstown ZQN on Monday, November 2. After a week's stay in the adventure capital of the world, return from Queenstown ZQN to Newark EWR with just 1 stop on Monday, November 9, for $1,295 total for the entire trip. It looks like the stopover adds just $50 more in extra taxes. All in all, this is an excellent deal to explore 2 destinations in New Zealand.

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