Routing options from LHR-AKL

Old Jul 27, 19, 8:44 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 80
Routing options from LHR-AKL

I知 looking to travel outbound London to Auckland (as direct as possible) and then returning via Sydney and Tokyo.

I would really prefer to travel with BA/Oneworld however trying to find a route in J seems to price at 」10k+.

Would I be best breaking this into two bookings, eg LON-SYD via Tokyo with JAL and then a separate SYD-AKL return with QF?

This works perfect for the return flight AKL-SYD-TYO-LHR since I知 making stopovers, but a bit of a nightmare on the outbound since changing in Tokyo is long and might involve an airport change too.

Any tricks or tips appreciate.
Voda_boy is offline  
Old Jul 27, 19, 8:53 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist, Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere between 0 and 13,000 metres high
Programs: AF/KL Life Plat, BA GfL+CCR, Aclub Plat, Hilton Diam, Marriott Gold, blablablah, etc
Posts: 24,423
Originally Posted by Voda_boy View Post
I知 looking to travel outbound London to Auckland (as direct as possible) and then returning via Sydney and Tokyo.

I would really prefer to travel with BA/Oneworld however trying to find a route in J seems to price at 」10k+.

Would I be best breaking this into two bookings, eg LON-SYD via Tokyo with JAL and then a separate SYD-AKL return with QF?

This works perfect for the return flight AKL-SYD-TYO-LHR since I知 making stopovers, but a bit of a nightmare on the outbound since changing in Tokyo is long and might involve an airport change too.

Any tricks or tips appreciate.
Maybe worth looking at a round the world fare?
orbitmic is offline  
Old Jul 27, 19, 9:02 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 80
If I reverse my routing (stopping off in Tokyo and Sydney on the outbound) I can transfer through SCL - although it's a 70 minute connection between 2 extremely long flight sectors. The BA SCL service isn't a daily flight less of an option going westbound. I guess I could consider via US airports too.
Voda_boy is offline  
Old Jul 27, 19, 9:10 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: BCN
Programs: BA GGL + CCR, IB, LH, IHG Gold
Posts: 405
SCL has service daily to MAD operated by both IB and LA
ubiest is offline  
Old Jul 27, 19, 10:12 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NCL and LBA
Programs: BD*G, BAGold, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat
Posts: 2,926
Originally Posted by Voda_boy View Post
I知 looking to travel outbound London to Auckland (as direct as possible) and then returning via Sydney and Tokyo.

I would really prefer to travel with BA/Oneworld however trying to find a route in J seems to price at 」10k+.

Would I be best breaking this into two bookings, eg LON-SYD via Tokyo with JAL and then a separate SYD-AKL return with QF?

This works perfect for the return flight AKL-SYD-TYO-LHR since I知 making stopovers, but a bit of a nightmare on the outbound since changing in Tokyo is long and might involve an airport change too.

Any tricks or tips appreciate.
Depending on when you池e going you could do ARN/CPH-AKL, SYD-HKG, HKG-LHR(-ARN/CPH) with CX for about 」2500 then just boom a separate AKL-SYD and a HKG-Japan return.

For a much simpler journey, AY has a good fare:
LHR-AKL//SYD-NRT/HND-LHR for 」3400. Example

Last edited by pogonation; Jul 27, 19 at 10:51 am
pogonation is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread