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What are a Kiwi's options?

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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y

I'm looking into booking my RTW, but only know of STA as an option for Kiwi's. There must be competition out there??!! Fellow Kiwi's out there who can help??

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 8y

Try http://www.flightsdirect.co.nz/. I booked with these to go back to the UK the time before last as they got me the cheapest fare; their service was pretty good.

In September when I went back home to the UK I used Flight Centre as they were slightly cheaper that flights direct.

The quotes I got from STA travel both times were significantly more than both of the above.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 1, 2008, at 1:51 PM by bex76 ]

3. Posted by Kiwigail (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y

The House of Travel internet site is a good place to go and see a list of flights where you can compare prices.www.houseoftravel.co.nz I would look there first and then if you want go through a travel agent.We generally book on line, but if your travel plan is complicated it may cost a little more but can be advisable to do it through a travel agent. Flight Centre is usually good if you get a person who is knowledgeable. They tend to be a mixed bag.

If Air New Zealand seemed to have the cheapest flights you could go to them. You will find the Flight Centre does not cover all carriers.Especially if you are going somewhere unusual. Air NZ is a good airline as they have a lot of co shares with a good range of airlines. Be wary of cheap flights such as Jetstar( which is Qantas) By the time you pay a premium for everything from water to horrible food etc and are diverted to stops meaning hours longer flying, etc it can end up being little cheaper if at all.