NZ on OW

Old Sep 13, 19, 10:07 am
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NZ on OW

Presumably there are a fair few ways to get down to NZ from UK. Any and all experiences people have had of doing this lately (particularly, given the forum, where the initial leg was BA) appreciated. Where have people broken up the journey etc etc. Best OW partner experiences for the onward leg.

Starting to plan a trip for Janb / Feb next year. Will also consider air NZ all the way but just interested in all options right now really.

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Old Sep 13, 19, 10:18 am
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LHR to OSL on BA. Then OSL/DOH/AKL on QR.
Qualifies for BA Silver for TPs but still need 2 more qualifying flights.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 10:20 am
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If you’re willing to transit the US, it’s possible to do one stop LHR-LAX-AKL on BA/AA.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 10:22 am
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I haven't been down to NZ for a couple of years. But I enjoyed flying Qantas. Firstly you can fly Emirates under the Qantas codeshare, which if you're flying the upper classes also gives you access to Dubai lounges etc. You still get full tier points etc even if it's Emirates metal.

You also then have the options of the Qantas metal flights either the 787 to Perth/Melbourne or A380 via Singapore. I also quite enjoyed Sydney airport, if you have status the first class lounge is pretty awesome.

Alternatively there are the Qatar airways options. Or there's BA to Sydney, then transfer to Qantas for the last sector.

Not sure if helpful but thought I'd share
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Old Sep 13, 19, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by Pascoe View Post
Any and all experiences people have had of doing this lately (particularly, given the forum, where the initial leg was BA) appreciated.
The last few have been variations on LON-SIN-SYD-NZ or LON-HKG-SYD-NZ, mostly because of the need to stop in Australia. The tickets have started/ended in either Norway or Germany. HKG <--> SYD on CX has been a pretty pleasant way of doing that bit.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 11:03 am
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Which cabin were you hoping to travel and what budget ?
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Old Sep 13, 19, 11:04 am
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Have done the OSL-DOH-AKL route in QR business and thoroughly recommend it. QR service is excellent and the 17 hour return from AKL-DOH is a tick in the box - even better now that leg is q-suites.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
The last few have been variations on LON-SIN-SYD-NZ or LON-HKG-SYD-NZ, mostly because of the need to stop in Australia. The tickets have started/ended in either Norway or Germany. HKG <--> SYD on CX has been a pretty pleasant way of doing that bit.
Why not CX LON-HKG-AKL? Is there a need to stop in Australia unless you are going to CHC?

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Old Sep 13, 19, 12:45 pm
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Iíve just completed a LHR AKL trip with Emirates (not Qantas codeshare as not touting through Oz) and although my preference is for Oneworld, the Emirates A380 biz class experience is a step above. Crew also very good, some really decent conversation at the inflight bar from the bartender.

That being said, jet lag from the UK is pretty tough, and if I had more time, would look at a 1 or 2 night stopover in Asia. The 17 hour flight from/to DXB/AKL is really long, even in business class. I am generally someone who is happy with 6 hours of sleep on a flight, and this still leaves you with 10+ hours of flying.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 12:55 pm
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Also have a look at the ideas in these threads:
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Old Sep 13, 19, 1:26 pm
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My preferred route would be LON-HKG-AKL, but it's always so expensive that I've never actually done it.

I have been trying to find a way to do LHR-PER-AKL (most likely on separate tickets as I would redeem *A miles on NZ) but I can't see this happening without a large increase in my disposable savings as I'm not going to do LHR-PER in Y and I can't find a way to get the QF fare lower.

My recent trips to NZ were: LGW-ARN-DOH-AKL-DOH-CPH-LGW, and LHR-TXL-LHR-HKG-BNE-AKL-SYD-BNE-HKG-LHR-FRA-LHR.
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LHR-HEL-HKG-AKL has worked for me a couple of times with a very reasonable J fare. AY for first 2 legs then CX for the HKG AKL leg
even better if you get the A350 on the LHR HEL
LGW HKG AKL also an option
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Old Sep 13, 19, 1:56 pm
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In Feb we are going to be doing INV/LHR with BA, LHR/HKG/AKL with CX, CHC/SYD/PER With QF and PER/DOH/LHR with QR on a multi airline reward over an 8 week period.
A separate booking required back to ABZ as that would have taken us over the 25000 mile limit for the main booking
So looking forward to first on QR
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Old Sep 13, 19, 2:20 pm
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I was lucky enough last year to get the cheap MAN > DOH > AKL in J and it was fantastic!
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