SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines is offering incredible cheap flights from London to Auckland, New Zealand. Tickets for a roundtrip are starting as low as €445 (~£391). A fantastic price to get the other end of the world!
Availability for this deal seems to be limited to February and March 2020. The regulations for checked luggage are very generous. China Eastern allows you to bring 2 pieces of luggage (each 23 kg).
From London, you’ll travel to Shanghai where, unfortunately, you’ll have a long layover before boarding your flight to New Zealand.
Search & Book
As already mentioned, availability seems to be limited to February and March. According to the fare rules, tickets will be sold until November 30th. There are black-out dates between January 17th and January 27th. And there’s a minimum stay requirement of 5 days as well as the maximum time you can spend in New Zealand, which is one month.
As awesome as this deal may be, it can be pretty tricky to find. Google Flights (instructions) will often not display the connections at all. And if you can find a flight, the price could be way higher then what we’re promoting here.
Therefor it will be best to either use the ITA Airfare Search to find all connections and then use those dates to find out if the price is right via our Travel Dealz flight search. Or, you can go to Skyscanner and use the “Whole Months” search. The latter will be the easiest way.
The airline will issue all tickets in booking class T or S. Consequently, most SkyTeam frequent flyer programs will credit you with 30% to 50% of the actual distance traveled. Here’s what a trip from London to Auckland could earn you on select programs:
- 17,726 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 15,576 Kilometers on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 15,576 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 11,978 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 9,680 Award Miles + 54 XP on FlyingBlue
- 9,678 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 9,678 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 9,678 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 9,678 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 9,678 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 9,678 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 9,678 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 9,678 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 9,678 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 9,104 Award Miles + 23,956 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
Information & Tips for Auckland
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of approximately 1.5 million and a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for visitors. The city is also an excellent starting point to explore the rest of New Zealand. Auckland is connected to Southeast Asia and Asia pretty well, even non-stop flights to the USA are available. As of now, you’ll have to switch planes at least once when flying to New Zealand from Europe. But this may change since long-range flights are hitting new limits all the time
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Auckland is between March and May and September and November. These are the times when you’ll find comparatively few tourists and can enjoy sunny days and moderate temperatures.
From the airport to the city
A bus to the city centre runs every 10 minutes, and the journey will take you about 40 minutes and a ticket for a one-way trip costs approx. €7.50. A taxi can cost up to €60, while Uber or Zoomy (similar to Uber) will cost between €24 and €43.
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