Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Auckland to Beijing
|May||Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (37% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$874||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 19h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,190) and Air China ($1,201), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($2,290) and Air China ($2,505).
From Auckland to Beijing, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Beijing back to Auckland , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Auckland you will be using Auckland Intl, often referred to as Auckland Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Beijing Capital or Beijing Daxing Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food choices ran out of stock soon."
Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"
Cons: "Service for people not able to sleep on the long haul"
Pros: "The staff was accommodating and worked hard to make us more comfortable and be helpful when possible- there was a lot of turbulence so dinner was served late and there was a lot of time we couldn't move about but they made the best of it."
Cons: "The added benefits of the Air New Zealand long flight planes of the entertainment like mini games and the footrest into bed as well as my husband and I not being seated in between two people but being on one side or the other."
Cons: "Food ran out and only one choice"
Pros: "The crew was very good."
Cons: "The foot room could be better for lying on you side."
Cons: "Seats that are too small for a 6 foot male. No leg room."
Pros: "Fast n easy flight"
Cons: "It's still flying"
Pros: "After United lost our luggage in Houston we had to file a claim in Auckland which meant we missed our flight to Wellington. Ground crew were super helpful and got us on the next flight 30 mins later. Cabin crew were great and sorted us out with water and snacks before take off as could tell we were desperate after flying in from London via Houston."
Pros: "Water and snacks offered when flight was delayed over an hour! Crew."
Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour."
Pros: "Nice flight. Easy check-in and boarding, friendly staff"
Pros: "We had the most wonderful, friendly crew ever! They came around with good and drink many, many times! Such a pleasant and enjoyable experience!"
Cons: "they changed our flight without notifying us! they messed up our seats and asked my mother to deplane! when we were flying with twin babies! they also gave us grief about gate checking something on the trip home that we had no problems with on the way there. honestly i will never fly united again."
Pros: "We made it to our destination on time"
Cons: "Extremely cramped seating. Terrible food"
Pros: "No one was in my row, so I had the opportunity to lay down and stretch out!"
Cons: "The crew didn’t seem to inviting. There was one woman who was very kind... but other than that, they all seemed like they hated thief jobs... the food was very bland."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bit of turbulence due to weather"
Cons: "a coach class seat is a chair of torture!!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment was actually good"
Cons: "Not very good food but I guess they gave ice cream so maybe that made up for it? Not super comfortable seats/room."
Pros: "The movie choices were the only saving grace."
Cons: "They split up my family and were not accommodating in helping to find seats near each other. Flight attendants were rude. Requested a veggie meal and got chicken. Seats didn't recline."
Cons: "Omg, food was awful. You guys should try to eat it. I think you can't eat it. I have never eaten like this food for my life. Awful!"
Pros: "No complaints here! The Air New Zealand staff were amazing. They did their jobs really well! They made everyone comfortable during the trip."
Cons: "The pilot didn't show up. A replacement came 1 hour later. Horrible service. It seems that United is never on schedule. They also over booked the flight again........."
Pros: "Free upgrade to Economy + (more legroom) , I even did not know why I have been cerdited toget it, bit I definitely lieked it. I also liked the option to volunteer for check our carry-on at the gate. Coffe and snck quite adequte for th short journey"
Cons: "No issues to report."
Pros: "Not much. We did arrive alive, which is the best part of it."
Cons: "First flight of the day took off late because of a mechanical issue. Couldn't they fix it during the night?"
Cons: "The boarding process is chaos. By the time my group is called, an announcement is made about running low on overhead space and some may need to check in their carry ones. Happens on every United flight? On the flight from Vancouver, the wifi wasn't even working."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Small plane"
Cons: "Wish small amount of tv cost nothimg"
Cons: "Air attendant is disruptive and throwing her own opinions at people without listening and disrespectfulness. But it was a good chance for me to debating in English."
Pros: "Generally it was ok. Travelling is so horrible these days that "ok" seems pretty great."
Cons: "My bag was lost but my husband's, checked at the same time, made it."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful especially with looking up connecting flights due to most people missing their connection."
Cons: "The delay, but what can you do. The seats are not comfortable when you're short."
Cons: "Need more leg room and more movie options. Also crew needs to be a little nicer lol"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Cons: "Polaris Biz servie was worse than old biz class service. Only six salmon dinners aboard! Cabin crew needed to asked for many standard items. After dinner service, they were invisible. Brkfst was rushed in last hour before touch down. This was a real disappointment after an excellent flight from LAX to MEL! We can fly AA for such service at a lower price!"
Pros: "the crew great nice short flight plane relatively comfortable"
Pros: "Great flight. Everything was on time and went smoothly"
Cons: "Good very poor Crew no interest to service, asked for landing immigration card, crew just answer haven't you got it? Then walk away"
Pros: "Crew was great, food was good, and had a superb entertainment selection."
Cons: "Comfort was as issue, I was assigned more leg room at the emergency row and the wall would be pushing against me, forcing me to go towards my neighbors side. Also, I had initially picked the last row to sit on, which was stated on my itinerary but when I printed my boarding pass, I got assigned middle of plane - which I did not understand nor complain about."
Pros: "Solid flight, there were open seats in the economy plus and they let me move up to them, which was great!"
Pros: "Staff attentive, came through often, pleasant. Food was good, Free wine or beer with meal."
Cons: "Seats can be moved back too far, so person in rear has too little space."
Pros: "the crew was very nice."
Cons: "The food was terrible. The seats are so small you cannot access your carry on under the seats."
Pros: "The power outlets were a perfect way to be ready to arrive home. Great option of personal mobile device entertainment."
Cons: "No television on that flight."
Pros: "I did not like anything .We had four hours of delay. They did not even have the curtesy of giving us something to eat."
Cons: "At Chicago they charged me # 25(dollars) for my bag that weighed Twenty Five pounds. Why? When I left D.C. I had the same bag with me in the plane. When I asked the people at the United Counter no body could give an answer."
Pros: "Arrived a bit early to the destination."
Cons: "Every time the crew came by with something (more food, duty free, custom forms) (which seemed very regularly) it was announced over the intercom so it made sleeping very difficult on the 11 hour red eye flight. Other airlines will just walk by and catch your eye if you are awake. Seats were quite small as well."
Pros: "I like the entertainment screen and the food was tasty"
Cons: "My seat...not being able to pick an aisle seat. Also the passenger behind me kept doing something with her seat pocket and I could feel that everytime. Need more padding there. And halfway through the flight the screen quit working."
Cons: "Flight got camcelled made me late to duty station"
Pros: "The Air NZ FLight from Aickland to San Francisco was operated by United Airlines. The seat had excellent leg room. The attendants were very pleasant and available throughout."
Cons: "When I first border the plane there was another passes egg in my allocated seat. The selection of movies available was only okay. their is only a minimal number of toilets for the number of passengers and one of them was out of paper when I went or use it. But they were always clean."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "A miserable 13 hour flight. The wifi did not work the entire trip and the movies shown on the large screens kept "skipping" as well. There were no screens on the seat backs to watch movies. (And since wi fi wasn't working I couldn't watch movies on iPad either.). The food was overcooked and inedible."
Pros: "Everything about my flight was amazing!"
Pros: "The boarding process was excellent, smooth, orderly and expedient."
Cons: "The stewardess unassuming behavior."
Pros: "Love the space of airplane"
Pros: "I was able to get home and my luggage came with me."
Cons: "I actually was put on China Air so I would have a chance to make my connection and they were just fine. The stars are NOT for China Air."
Pros: "I didn't like it , nothing to tell"
Cons: "12 hours delay at departure, service very bad, overall very shity plane, thats,why ticket so cheap"
Pros: "The airline canceled on both trip and have to wait for next day"
Pros: "It's good valyfor money"
Cons: "I had a a delay in Bangkok for 2:30 min almost lost the connection in Beijing. In Beijing all very disorganized. The connection gate was closed and when open they had a hide line. Not a goood connection center. The airplane could be cleaner Also the entertainment system is bad and a lunch old movies or in Chinese. I flew business and it was ok. Could be much better. Funnily they lost my luggage. The people here in JFK looks very lost. I hope I get them soon."
Pros: "Crew was good Food was decent"
Cons: "Flight departure time is very inconvenient. Room to improve food variety and quality"
Pros: "Very courteous behaviour"
Cons: "While the experience of flight was excellent, the missed flight to SFO led to severe inconvenience.The bus arranged for hotel was delayed,all heavy luggage had to be carried inside bus leading to hardship and severe personal strain as the did not have the capacity to accommodate all luggage. The extreme strain caused lasted during flight to SFO. It is suggested that due care needs to be taken of elderly, passenger with children etc.pl avoid such traumatic experience of such transits. Except for this rest of the experience was excellent."
Cons: "Dirty old uncomfortable seat, no personalized TV, dirty tray table that I had to wipe down myself (and was successful at removing all of the stains which just go to show the poor effort they put in cleaning the aircraft). Food was ok, service was ok. It was the cheapest flight and now I know why."
Pros: "Nothing I liked it as there were no vegetarian option and crew was not able to speak in english"
Cons: "Not speaking in English the crew"
Cons: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "The flight to Bangkok was delayed 8 hours with no information for most of that time. The flight back was delayed 2 hours. My bags were lost on the flight back. The food is horrible and the service terrible. The audio quality for entertainment was awful. Stay far away from this airline."
Cons: "The flight was delayed but there was no announcement of reason nor was the new boarding time posted so everyone was forced to just stand by boarding gate and wonder. The food was dreadful and the portions were skimpy. The major food groups were white bread and white rice. The entertainment console was supposed to operate by touch but was unresponsive. The movies were 90 percent Chinese. I won't fly Air China again."
Pros: "Nice stewardesses"
Cons: "Can't use cellphone in airplane mode! Should have been warning about this. 2 hour delay with no explanation"
Pros: "Delayed flight but they did a excellent job at getting me to a earlier flight and bump up to gold seating"
Cons: "Need customer service training. When talking to customers ....need to look at then and acknowledge their exists. The cs grabs your passport And doesn't even care about you to smile and say hi."
Pros: "the airfare itself is cheaper compared to other airline"
Cons: "the flightwas delayed for hours"
Cons: "delay for 4 hours from JFK to peking, then we missed connecting flight. We can't find our luggage and services is horrible."
Pros: "Not much at all"
Cons: "Lack of communication - our flight was supposed to land in Beijing but we were redirected to another airport due to bad weather. After we had parked at the terminal of our temporary airport, we were told to wait further instructions from flight crew and the control tower. After about 40 minutes the plane started going towards the runway without any warning to passengers who had started getting luggage down, opened contents of carry on baggage and luggage, etc. It was jarring to say the least and luckily no one got hurt. Additionally, our flight from Beijing to Vancouver, BC was delayed by 8 hours. None of the gate or airport agents could tell us why or provide any alternatives to those of us with connecting flights. Not only did they not provide information, one of the gate agents gave us the wrong information (the local time at arrival). We missed our connecting flight and incurred significant expenses (hotel and purchase of 4 additional one way tickets). For the reasons listed above I will never chose air china and strongly urge any listeners/readers to avoid them at all costs!"
Pros: "Overall great flight for the value. The entertainment and food are decent. Leg room okay."
Cons: "Not super comfortable seats and once again food and entertainment just okay."
Pros: "I like nothing about this airline."
Cons: "Flight was delay departing from LAX 3 hours, end up missing connection flight in Beijing, Airline doesn't care and expect me to wait at the airport for 12 hours for another flight.... No Food, No lounge, No words from the Airline and No responsibility from the Airline. Worst...To everyone else please pay more for other airline."
Cons: "The airline booked but connector with 2 hours from landing. The initial flight was delayed taking off. I advised the airline attendant that we were not going to make our connector and if she could alert the connecting flight. She told me no and to just try to make it. We walked up to the gate to see my flight to the states backing away from the concourse. No one was at the gate. IT took 2 1/2 hours to get through immigration to the airline desk and for them to tell me the next flight is the following day. I eventually got on another airline to get home. There was NO HELP whatsoever to get through this process."
Cons: "Bad costumer service"
Cons: "Service is very bad and lot of delay."
Pros: "That the plane took off and landed"
Cons: "Delayed. By an hour. Then we had to take a bus to the plane 15 minutes. Once we landed, we had a 40 min bus ride to get off the plane."
Cons: "Lousy food. It was not as ordered.....Indian pure veg meal."
Pros: "Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Flight attendants were rude, only dry cookies for snacks on the 13h flight, really hard to have wine seems they don't want you to have any. Only with your dinner she said...food wasn't great either."
Cons: "The video selections had limited appeal to westerners."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The staff was always rude, no matter which flight I was on."
Pros: "That this airline delivered me safely to all points."
Cons: "Robotic flight attendants: they acted like robots and never as humans. Smiling is not what their operational programs have missed. They are RUDE people. People should try not to even change planes in China. Koreans and Japanese people are much far adorable than any one Chinese I encountered. They have to step up. For now, never again on any Chinese airlines. Taiwanese airlines provide much better service."
Cons: "Custom at international Transfers"
Cons: "Beijing airport was under construction. There was long delay."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful"
Cons: "Plane feels old. You get what you pay for, it was by far the cheapest airfare... but included my luggage getting lost after a layover."
Cons: "needs some new movies specially for having to sit for 14hrs. no USB adapter either.food was okay.seats are not too comfortable.airport was hot, AC wasnt working, tsa employees are rude and brutal when searching into your belongings and body. Airport needs more variety of restaurants and English speaking employees.WiFi is horrible."
Pros: "Serving two meals"
Cons: "Coffee was bad"
Cons: "I got my baggage after 4 days from landing."
Pros: "one flight the attendant thanked me for being gold The agents at red house for gold members in Shenzhen were amazingly helpful in getting me a flight in time to connect when mine was badly delayed, really helpful"
Cons: "Very long delay. Long wait in the plane, limited inflight entertainment for nonChineese speakers."
Pros: "The flight crew was very pleasant and offered great service throughout the flight."
Cons: "Old airplane, with no individual entertainment screens."
Pros: "I was extremely pleased with the flight attendants. They were excellent at all times. Very professional and friendly. I was particularly surprised at their approach to any passenger who could potentially cause problems for the flight or other passengers. I'm American and to be frank, we are total jerks in flight. You tell an American to put away their mobile device and as soon as you turn your back they're back at it. Americans in general are unreasonable people. The flight attendants' approach to solving problems before they have an opportuniy to become problems was a sight to see, friendly, non-confrontational. They brought beverages around at regular intervals which was very comforting. Also, not only were blankets and pillows at every seat before takeoff, but they were fairly decent. Very comfortable. On a US carrier you can expect to be charged extra for any little thing, and so you don't even bother to ask for it. On Air China you don't have to worry about it."
Cons: "On this flight, nothing. No complaints whatsoever."
Pros: "- flight attendants were very nice - offering of tea and biscuits during red eye at any hour"
Cons: "Customer service agents at front desk in LAX and Beijing - TV touch screens were broken 50% of the time - poor quality beverages and food"
Pros: "Seats were large and crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight did not exist, missed connecting flight"
Pros: "The service was pretty good. I only had an hour to board my next flight, so flight attendants moved me up towards the front of the plane so that I could exit earlier than others. I was able to make it to my next flight."
Cons: "There was a 3-hour delay after all the passengers boarded. We were all sitting inside the plane without any explanation. At first, the captain blamed airport for not giving any updates on their departure, and a flight attendant that I talked to blamed the local temperature, which was a total nonsense. Later the captain announced that there was an issue with the engine. My layover was supposed to be 4.5 hours, but it got cut to 1 hour due to the unexpected delay that they had not clearly explained. I had to run to catch my next flight. When I got to my final destination, I found out Air China did not transfer my bag on time, so I had to file extra paper works in order to receive my bag two days later."
Cons: "The Crew woke everyone up in the middle of the night with 5 hours to go to serve breakfast. Should have let people sleep and served breakfast with 1.5 hours to go."
Pros: "Air China was a very pleasant experience since the price of the ticket was only $622. The plane was good, service was good, food was average and service was fine. The flight was basically easy and I would not hesitate to fly Air China."
Cons: "The food was just average"
Pros: "Everything was pretty average; no huge pros or cons."
Cons: "Most of what they played on the screen were commercials; that was pretty annoying."
Pros: "It's great I'm gonna recommend my friend Air China Thanks again"
Pros: "Timely flights"
Cons: "Food quality"
Pros: "Food was better than most. The crew was nice. The flight departed promptly."
Cons: "The touch screen didn't work, and the bar below the chair that one can step on couldn't hold itself up, and I constantly had to reposition it. The audio port of the seat next to me didn't work either. The plane definitely needs a renovation."
Cons: "Boarding. Service."
Airlines flying from Auckland to Beijing have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Auckland to Beijing
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Auckland to Beijing
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Auckland to Beijing
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Auckland to Beijing
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