Tag Archives: Auckland

The Long Journey Home, Part 1:  Qantas Auckland to Sydney (AKL-SYD), Trans-Tasman Economy

This is part 14 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Unfortunately, my great deal on my ticket to New Zealand required transiting through Sydney on the return, which added a significant amount of time to the journey – about five… Read more »

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Auckland

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This is part 12 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Auckland has no shortage of hotels, with several large international chains well-represented.  I originally was going to spend one night at the Hilton Auckland, which is perched at the end… Read more »

Mini-Report:  Air New Zealand Queenstown to Auckland

This is part 11 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Air New Zealand Flt. 644 A320, Single-Cabin Economy Sch. Dep. 2:30pm        Sch. Arr. 4:20pm Act. Dep. 2:50pm        Act. Dep. 4:43pm The Queenstown airport is pretty small.  I really could have taken an… Read more »

Mini-report: AKL Transfers and Air New Zealand Economy Auckland to Wellington

This is part 3 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. The two airlines operating on the three domestic routes I traveled  within New Zealand were Jetstar, the lowcost subsidiary of Qantas, and Air New Zealand.  I ended up booking… Read more »

Surprisingly Not Terrible: American LAX to AKL in Main Cabin Extra

American Airlines Flight 83 Main Cabin Extra, Boeing 787-800 Sch. Dep. LAX 11:10pm     Actual Dep. 12:30am Sch. Arr. AKL 8:20am +2   Actual Arr. 8:55am I was not looking forward to my 13 hours in coach on American on the flight from L.A. to Auckland.  One it’s 13 hours, two it’s… Read more »