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A quick update to let you know that the brand new Air New Zealand Houston – Auckland route that starts December 15th is now on sale. I don’t normally post about new routes going on sale, but this is one I am just particularly excited about so wanted to share.
The introductory fares reportedly start at $1,298 round trip for economy (though I couldn’t personally find that price available via a quick search). The route will operate five days a week Tuesday – Friday and Sunday via a Boeing 777-200 with a new interior, the Economy Skycouch option, Premium Economy Seats, and lie-flat Business Class seats.
Houston is Air New Zealand’s fifth North American city (along with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Honolulu).
So far I haven’t seen award availability loaded for this route, though I will keep checking. I don’t expect award availability to be very good since Air New Zealand historically has very limited award availability, but you can sometimes find economy award seats available on other routes so hopefully you will on this route, too. If you booked via United miles it would be 80,000 miles round trip in economy.
This is one inaugural I would love to be on! I’m not sure that is going to be really feasible, but it would be pretty neat. Even if I don’t fly this route for a very long time, I’m happy to see this option come to Houston and hope some of you are able to use it to go on the vacation of your dreams!
Air New Zealand’s Houston – Auckland schedule from December 15, 2015 will be as follows:
|Departure Time (local)||Arrival Time (local)|
|Houston to Auckland NZ29||8:25 p.m.||5:55 a.m. (Arriving two calendar days later)|
|Auckland to Houston NZ28||6:30 p.m.||1:15 p.m. (Arriving same calendar day)|
Anyone else hope to one day be on this flight?!