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1. Posted by barleyharvester (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Has anyone any advice on the best way to get back to England from New Zealand? We want to fly from Auckland to LA then Amtrak from LA to New York then fly New York to London. The only trouble is: The cost is going through the roof! Buying tickets out of New Zealand to LA is nearly as much as a direct Auckland - Heathrow flight. The Amtrak is fine and a brilliant way to cross the states. Then if we book the flight New York to London out of NZ the price is really high again.

Possibly I could ring someone like trailfinders in England and get them to sort it but surly the must be a better way. If I try to get to to the airline websites they know I'm in NZ from my IP and quote me NZ prices. I also know that prices of New York to London vary immensely depending on the time of year.

Please help!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 5y

For when are you searching? If I put some random Tuesday in the middle of July into kayak.com (Tuesdays tend to be cheapest), I get one way flights for $1003 (NZD $1229) with stopover in Japan (or $1117 with stopover on Tahiti), or $1126 direct, which seems decent for that time of the year.
Or maybe it's just that yes, the London - Auckland route is really cheap, so flying back a different way will seem expensive in comparison. Anyway, use a meta search engine like kayak, and I don't think your current location should affect prices.

3. Posted by barleyharvester (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thanks sander, that's good advice I looked on Kakak for both legs and we are firming things up.