In this video, I will be going through the steps you need to take to “catch” a flight down to New Zealand. I know it seems very logical to look up different discount flights websites for example Expedia. But my recommendation is not to do that because they will show you what is called ghost flights; the flights do not exist.
Your best bet is to go through the airline itself and book a flight. That is safer but it’s not guaranteed that is exactly what happened to us. We booked our flights through United Airlines using points and, on several occasions, United Airlines representatives confirmed to us that the flight from San Francisco to Auckland is a scheduled flight, I have taken this flight several times so I figured they wouldn’t sell me a flight that does not exist. The problem is because of Covid-19 the airline industry has been turned upside down. Airlines will sell you tickets hoping that the demand will pick up, so they keep the route in their system. For example, Fiji Airways are still selling flights from LAX to Auckland, New Zealand with a layover in Fiji, but they will end up doing is canceling the flight, and good luck trying to get your refund.
Based on what I’ve read online and the research I’ve done here are the airlines that fly to New Zealand. from North America, the only flight you could get is through Air New Zealand from LAX. From Europe, Asia, and Australia the airlines that fly to New Zealand are Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas.
In my opinion, the first thing you need to do is checked to make sure that that manage isolation and quarantine in New Zealand has the dates that you want to land in New Zealand open. I go through this process in great detail so I would highly recommend that you watch the video to see how it’s done. The MIQ system in New Zealand is where you will get a voucher for the given date that you want to land in New Zealand. Then you can go ahead and book a ticket. I hope this information is helpful and please feel free to comment down below if you have any questions or if you find this video useful.