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# 183994 5-Nov-2015 19:38
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Current going rate on flights out of Auckland is about $1745 return. However there's a special deal flying to North America return for $950 AUD out of the Australian east coast capitals with promo code NAM300 - http://www.airnewzealand.com.au/north-america-sale. There's sale prices to South America with promo code SAM300 as well.

Along with special prices to Australia, you can book a return flight into Australia via airnewzealand.co.nz, then another return flight out of Australia and to America via Auckland via airnewzealand.com.au, and you'll get it cheaper than if you flew directly out of Auckland (as well as gathering a stack of status credits and airpoints dollars!)

(Note that this only works while the AUD and NZD are similar. If they drift apart again, tough luck unfortunately).

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  # 1421963 5-Nov-2015 20:03
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Air NZ were doing return economy to LA for $899 through Flight Centre last weekend.

Believe Virgin have some similar deals.

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  # 1421964 5-Nov-2015 20:05
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If you short check your bags by ensuring your stop in Auckland on the back is more than 24hrs you'll save yourself a flight back to Aussie and back and can simply hop off in NZ.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1422020 5-Nov-2015 22:28
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sbiddle: If you short check your bags by ensuring your stop in Auckland on the back is more than 24hrs you'll save yourself a flight back to Aussie and back and can simply hop off in NZ.





For us mere mortals, what exactly is short checking?

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  # 1422022 5-Nov-2015 22:34
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I had to look it up too :)

http://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/14807/checking-in-bags-to-different-destinations-when-flying-with-a-layover

"To pick up your bags before your destination is known as short checking, and not uncommon on international flights where you have a long layover or a stopover."

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