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Travel from UK to NZ Christchurch

Old Oct 20th 2002, 9:38 am
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My son graduated here in the UK in summer 2002 and since August has been working/travelling in NZ - hopefully for a year - and has already made friends with several Kiwis. My wife and I would like to see him in South Island around the Christmas/New Year period. He's currently in Queenstown so we would look for flights to Christchurch I think. Would any kind soul like to suggest best way of obtaining cheap flights and what would be the best stopovers, perhaps - seems Singapore may be best?
Many thanks
Chris and Jane

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Old Oct 20th 2002, 4:22 pm
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On Sun, 20 Oct 2002 09:38:53 +0000, chris rivers
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    >My son graduated here in the UK in summer 2002 and since August has been
    >working/travelling in NZ - hopefully for a year - and has already made
    >friends with several Kiwis. My wife and I would like to see him in South
    >Island around the Christmas/New Year period. He's currently in
    >Queenstown so we would look for flights to Christchurch I think. Would
    >any kind soul like to suggest best way of obtaining cheap flights and
    >what would be the best stopovers, perhaps - seems Singapore may be best?
    >Many thanks
    >Chris and Jane
The Christmas/NY period is the worst time to travel as it is high
season ie: high prices. Many flights are booked out months in
advance.

You may want to check with a local travel agency or phone the airlines
directly. Try the airlines' websites ie: United, Air NZ,
Singapore, Qantas etc.

Hopefully someone may be able to post some urls to online booking
services that offer reduced prices in the UK.

Cath
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Old Oct 20th 2002, 6:29 pm
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Default Re: Travel from UK to NZ Christchurch

Originally posted by Cath:
On Sun, 20 Oct 2002 09:38:53 +0000, chris rivers
wrote:

    >My son graduated here in the UK in summer 2002 and since August has been
    >working/travelling in NZ - hopefully for a year - and has already made
    >friends with several Kiwis. My wife and I would like to see him in South
    >Island around the Christmas/New Year period. He's currently in
    >Queenstown so we would look for flights to Christchurch I think. Would
    >any kind soul like to suggest best way of obtaining cheap flights and
    >what would be the best stopovers, perhaps - seems Singapore may be best?
    >Many thanks
    >Chris and Jane
The Christmas/NY period is the worst time to travel as it is high
season ie: high prices. Many flights are booked out months in
advance.

You may want to check with a local travel agency or phone the airlines
directly. Try the airlines' websites ie: United, Air NZ,
Singapore, Qantas etc.

Hopefully someone may be able to post some urls to online booking
services that offer reduced prices in the UK.

Cath
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Hi there,

Try www.ebookers.com they have the best deals as far as I can find so far.

Cheers

Pippa xx
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Old Oct 20th 2002, 9:16 pm
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in article [email protected], chris rivers at
[email protected] wrote on 20/10/02 10:38 PM:

    > My son graduated here in the UK in summer 2002 and since August has been
    > working/travelling in NZ - hopefully for a year - and has already made
    > friends with several Kiwis. My wife and I would like to see him in South
    > Island around the Christmas/New Year period. He's currently in
    > Queenstown so we would look for flights to Christchurch I think. Would
    > any kind soul like to suggest best way of obtaining cheap flights and
    > what would be the best stopovers, perhaps - seems Singapore may be best?
    > Many thanks
    > Chris and Jane
    >
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There may be more choice of airlines flying into SYD eg KLM, Thai, MAS etc -
then there are 2 or 3 flights daily SYD-CHC with each of the major carriers
(QF for One World & AirNZ for Star Alliance). SIA stopped its direct
SIN-CHC service but may reinstate it for this summer. Japan might be
another possible routing as there are 2 or 3 direct flights per week from
Japan into CHC.

Vicki
 
Old Oct 21st 2002, 10:44 am
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Default Re: Travel from UK to NZ Christchurch

Chris,

If you are looking for a cheap stop over then I'd make it Bangkok instead of
Singapore. I found a rasonable budget hotel in Singapore cost around $130
per night for a double room but in Bangkok (with breakfast included) it was
$32.

Regards

Tom
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    > My son graduated here in the UK in summer 2002 and since August has been
    > working/travelling in NZ - hopefully for a year - and has already made
    > friends with several Kiwis. My wife and I would like to see him in South
    > Island around the Christmas/New Year period. He's currently in
    > Queenstown so we would look for flights to Christchurch I think. Would
    > any kind soul like to suggest best way of obtaining cheap flights and
    > what would be the best stopovers, perhaps - seems Singapore may be best?
    > Many thanks
    > Chris and Jane
    >
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