Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

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Re: Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:14 pm

Thanks all. Here's my findings in case it's of use to someone.

Finally, didn't find anything very cheap through Oz, and the stopovers were killers - flight from hell stuff.

However, you can fly to KL and there are direct daily 10 hour(!) flights to AKL with Malaysian Airlines for about $950. So about $1100 in all with Air Asia to KL. It's not dirt cheap, but it's quick, simple and flying with a proper airline. Only snag is that the flight from KL leaves before the first flight arrives from PP, so there will be about 10 hours wait if you get the latest PP-KL flight.

Next question: where to find cheap beer in KL airport? :beer3:
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Re: Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

Post by Singularian » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:39 pm

KL airport is the pits.

How far ahead are you booking? I need to head home in Oct and guess I should be (reluctantly) getting my shit together.
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Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:13 pm

The KLIA sure is - isn't the rebuild due to open by then?
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Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Singularian wrote:KL airport is the pits.

How far ahead are you booking? I need to head home in Oct and guess I should be (reluctantly) getting my shit together.
Next Jan/Feb - quite ahead of myself, but I prefer to get it booked so I can forget about it for a while.

Why is KL the pits? Do they have a 24/24 minimart ? Smoking rooms? That's about all I need, and somewhere to sleep probably.
Any airport is going to be a drag for 11h, but had 8h in Changi in March which was ok - confortable seats where you can sleep, a cheap foodhall and a minimart.

What's that about a rebuild - maybe it'll be finished by the time I leave?
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Re: Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:52 pm

Sorry, I was referring to AirAsia's LCCT -LCCT2 is due to open shortly. Personally I like KLIA, but not the long runs when they have adjoining flights physically far apart on a short transit. A little like Changi.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:06 pm

Update on tickets to NZ - Malaysia Airlines are now doing some very reasonable deals. (Surprise!)

Round trip PP to AKL on MA through KL was something like $1250 - only takes 14 hours each way including 2h stopover - leave PP at 11:00 and arrive at 13:00. Very civilized.

Seems good to me. It's fast,a good timetable, and 30 kg of luggage can be booked straight through to AKL.
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Post by StroppyChops » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:07 pm

^ as long as they promise to not fly to NZ via Ukraine, that would be a good deal. A friend got PNH to London for $800 with MA the other day.
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Post by paparazzi » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:17 am

Malaysian Airlines is the quickest connection times if you catch flight leaving NZ just after midnight. They have some specials at off peak times. Return best is 5pm from Phnom Penh.

Just keep an eye on Air NZ and Singapore Airlines which willl be increasing flights from Auckland to Singapore in next few months. Had a one way for $380 (NZ) a few days ago.

Forget Jet Star as they no longer fly Auckland to Singapore.

Thai -Southern China- Cathay all worth a look but stopovers not as good as Malaysian Airlines.
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Re: Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

Post by Singularian » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:49 am

I just got one way PP - KL (1.5hr stopover)- AUCK for NZ$647, was pretty happy with that till I went to book Auckland to Napier -$199, thieving bastards.
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Re: Calling Kiwis - tickets PP to NZ ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:17 pm

Singularian wrote:I just got one way PP - KL (1.5hr stopover)- AUCK for NZ$647, was pretty happy with that till I went to book Auckland to Napier -$199, thieving bastards.
I haven't got as far as booking a domestic flight yet. Thanks for the reminder. Maybe hiring a car is a better deal? It would just be for a one day trip to drop off when we get to where we're going.
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