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Flights For a Fortune

Old Dec 21st 2013, 1:26 pm
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When I first flew out to NZ in May 2013, I booked a return flight for £1100. Now I am stuggling to get a single for that price.

I will probably fly with Emirates again. The flight centre in Auckland found me a single for $1600. Now I am in the UK the flight centre are suggesting a £1510 return with a £300 cost to change to return date from November to December next year. Since, no one appears able to book a return flight that far in advance.

I found a a cheap flight with China Airlines. Has anyone used them?
Does anyone make regular/annual flights between NZ and UK? What do you do?
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Old Dec 21st 2013, 1:37 pm
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What do I do? This.
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Old Dec 22nd 2013, 9:05 am
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Try Etihad, I flew with them in August, they were the cheapest by far when I booked,
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Old Dec 22nd 2013, 11:56 am
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There does not appear a way round it, it comes down to the day you book and travel. The prices change each day, but Netflights and Flight Centre are the most useful to talk to.

Some websites have prices for dates that are just not available. One I changed the date several times and got exactly the same prices, only to find out the site was not a live site. The sales rep admitted it.
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Old Dec 22nd 2013, 10:04 pm
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I recently flew back to the UK and came back etc.

I got my return with Emirates for around $1600 (800ish quid)

You just get used to being ripped off with stuff like that in NZ.

I was very fortunately to have initially gotten a 1-way from AKL to LonHROW for around $1050.
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I recently flew back to the UK and came back etc.

I got my return with Emirates for around $1600 (800ish quid)

You just get used to being ripped off with stuff like that in NZ.

I was very fortunately to have initially gotten a 1-way from AKL to LonHROW for around $1050.
That is a really good price against some of the air fare costs.

good one !
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Old Dec 23rd 2013, 8:10 pm
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Hi - I have recently flown with China Southern -good seat sizes, good service - food quite chinese ( a bonus or negative depending on your POV) and no individual choice of DVD - they put us up for a night in ghuangzhou which made a nice break; also with China air - same re food - something very spicy and eggy for breakfast - strange but good - good seats, good choice of dvds, great service. would use both again, and both were the cheapest at the time.
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