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Auckland to Rarotonga flight information

Avg. flight duration 4h 10m
Flights arrive in Rarotonga
Flights depart from Auckland
Flight price $363
Distance 3,014 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
$580
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$478
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $477 or less.
The cheapest flight from Auckland to Rarotonga was found, on average, 66 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is the largest airport serving the Cook Islands and welcomes the majority of international travellers. It not only serves the major island of Rarotonga but also serves as a gateway to other islands such as Aitutaki and Avarua.
Those travelling between Auckland (AKL) and Rarotonga with Jetstar should be aware that an inflight meal is not included. Plan ahead and make sure you eat before getting on the plane, or a pack a cold sealed meal to take with you. Keep in mind that Jetstar, along with all other airlines, does not allow customers to bring hot food onboard.
If you are planning to hire a rental car during your stay on the island of Rarotonga, it can be best to book in advance, so that you can pick it up once you get off the plane. A host of globally recognised rental companies including Avis, Budget and Hertz have offices located within the terminal of Rarotonga International Airport.

FAQs for Booking Auckland to Rarotonga Flights

How long does a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga take?
The average direct flight takes 3h 50m, covering a distance of 3014 km.
How many flights are there between Auckland and Rarotonga?
There are 94 (direct) flights between Auckland and Rarotonga per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Auckland to Rarotonga?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($363), Jetstar ($433) and Air New Zealand ($648).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Auckland and Rarotonga?
Air New Zealand (2 times daily), United Airlines (2 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Auckland to Rarotonga?
For Auckland to Rarotonga, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Rarotonga back to Auckland, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Auckland to Rarotonga?
When flying out of Auckland you will be using Auckland Intl, often referred to as Auckland Airport. You will be landing at Rarotonga, also known as Rarotonga Airport.
Is it possible to fly non-stop from Auckland to Rarotonga?
Jetstar, Virgin and Air New Zealand are among the airlines that offer direct flights between Auckland and Rarotonga.
Can I do my duty free shopping once I land at Rarotonga?
There are two duty free shops for you to choose from in the Arrivals section of Rarotonga Airport. A broad range of alcohol, tobacco and beauty products are available at CITC and SAVA stores. Be mindful that the limit on duty-free alcohol you are allowed to bring into the Cook Islands is 2 litres of wine/spirits or 4.5 litres of beer.
Are there any hotels located at Rarotonga Airport?
There are no hotels located on the premises of the airport, however The Islander Hotel is the closest in proximity and is directly across the road from the airport terminal. A twin room with sea views and a king size bed is available from CI$ 280 (NZ$ 280) approx.
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Book cheap flights from Auckland to Rarotonga (return)

Airports
Origin
Auckland
$363
only
$363
Destination
Rarotonga
$363
only
$363
Sat, 8 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Thu, 13 Feb
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
RAR
Okay 5.2

Pros: It got me there.

Cons: In regards to the flight: you have to download the VA app to get any entertainment on your own personal device and they do not have powerpoints on the plane to charge your device and the seats are very tight and at an uncomfortable pitch. Otherwise: The baggage situation is out of control. I've never had an international flight that didn't include a checked bag and did not even give you the option to add a checked bag when you are checking in. I booked my flight through Kayak which actually booked through BYOjet--whom you should avoid at all costs. With this booking I never got asked about my baggage requirements or had the option to add baggage--so when I went to check-in on Virgin Australia I was surprised that nothing was included and I needed to add it by calling VA. I called VA and they said they cannot add it over the phone and that I need to do it at the airport at the cost of $130 (!!!!) if plane had the load capacity available (!!!!) and to maybe give my booking agency a call to see if they could help. BYOjet had me on hold for 15 minutes before I gave up and e-mailed (they didn't respond) and I eventually got a hold of them on the phone a couple of hours later--they could not provide any assistance in this situation and they do not have the capacity to ask about baggage needs during online booking (seriously, get a new web developer in that case). In short--do not book through BYOjet and avoid Virgin Australia if you want a pleasant check-in and flight experience.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food and crew!

Cons: The moment they gave out the ice cream it broke in half and began melting. Its hard to eat in the dark and turning on the light with a sleeping neighbor is no fun. Not the best choice to provide it as a popsicle... maybe a cup would be best.

AKL
RAR
Okay 4.6

Pros: The staff at check in really tried to help my family.

Cons: The ticketing and upgrading of my families tickets wasn't possible apparently. Also baggages without a baggage allowance was very expensive.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa

Cons: Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Seat spacing decent by comparison to other carriers. Good drink selection. Offered regularly.

Cons: Snack was good but small for a 4 hour flight. Pleat of drinks offered.

Sat, 1 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Thu, 6 Feb
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
ZQN
AKL
Okay 5.2

Cons: Check and bag drop. Four people stood at the desks waiting til The exact min two hours before to drop bags. Time came they ignored everyone and they finally started. They were not that kind. They could take some lessons from NZ air.

AKL
WLG
Good 7.0

Pros: I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Efficient boarding and grateful for the spare seat with the baby on our lap. Crew was nice enough.

Cons: We waited for a $9 toastie for 25 minutes- and had to remind the crew to get it. Disappointed that they are so cheap the only free thing on a 10 hour flight was water- after paying for checked bags, one coffee, and one sandwich, the extras made them more expensive then other "non budget" airlines.

SYD
AVV
Good 6.0

Pros: Nice crew inside the plane

Cons: It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

Cons: :)

Sun, 22 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 50m
Sat, 28 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 20m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
IAH
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I couldn’t get the seat to recline.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment.

Cons: Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible.

AKL
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats.

Cons: The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table.

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

Wed, 29 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Thu, 6 Feb
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 9 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HKG
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All goid

Cons: Na

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Seat spacing decent by comparison to other carriers. Good drink selection. Offered regularly.

Cons: Snack was good but small for a 4 hour flight. Pleat of drinks offered.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa

Cons: Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

Sat, 7 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Fri, 13 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Long flight, lots food, good experience

Cons: Was in economy so it is what it is

PER
KGI
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service.

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Boarding and flight time

Cons: Lounges were dirty

MEL
CHC
Okay 4.4

Pros: Flight attendants were friendly and responsive.

Cons: 1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

Sat, 29 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Thu, 5 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
WLG
Good 7.0

Pros: I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!

SYD
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew was fine. Boarding was efficient.

Cons: I hate their baggage policy! I prepaid for bags and then got charged another $187USD for a small carry on. This is a horrible airline if you pack any luggage at all.

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

PER
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything.

HBA
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Speedy turnaround

Cons: Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ...

Sun, 1 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Thu, 12 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HBA
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable

Cons: Try keeping to scheduled time.

SGN
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: No intermediate stop

Cons: Economy seats very uncomfortable, very noisy toilette

SYD
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew was fine. Boarding was efficient.

Cons: I hate their baggage policy! I prepaid for bags and then got charged another $187USD for a small carry on. This is a horrible airline if you pack any luggage at all.

HBA
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Speedy turnaround

Cons: Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ...

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

Wed, 29 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Tue, 4 Feb
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 7 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

HKG
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All goid

Cons: Na

BNE
DPS
Okay 4.0

Cons: No in flight entertainment. No seat charging. It would have been nice to know this a head of time so we could have prepared (tracing with 3 kids). Right before we took off crew told everyone to down load virgin app, they didn’t specify the entertainment app. So we were not able to watch any movies.

HBA
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were ver friendly

Cons: Late departure?

Fri, 27 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Thu, 9 Apr
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 40m
Trip: 14 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problem apart from left a tad late

Cons: Na

PER
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excellent. Seating was comfortable.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

Thu, 12 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Thu, 19 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
OOL
PER
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Service was fast and efficient

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: tons of leg room in emergency aisle + fast on/off loading of plane

Cons: weird boarding via bus that was kinda annoying

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

Mon, 16 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 50m
Sun, 22 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

LHR
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Cons: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

LAX
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Can’t remember

Cons: Food selection specially for vegetarian

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Movies, texting other seats, requesting food and water from my screen

Fri, 13 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Fri, 20 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

Cons: Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork"

BNE
PER
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excellent. Seating ok.

Cons: The flight could have been better if there was entrainment on the Boeing 464 return flight from Brisbane to Perth for the travellers that do not know how to use a laptop, IPad etc.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

Tue, 14 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Fri, 17 Jan
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was amazing for the price I paid.

Cons: There could be better food/snack options but I can’t complain too much.

DPS
SIN
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: being on time

TSV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight was delayed. Got no messages from anyone

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

AKL
RAR
Good 7.6

Pros: On time. No fuss. No frills. As per expectations.

Cons: Lower standards for no-frills airlines. Slow check-in at AKL, make sure you arrive 3 hours before departure time.

Sun, 1 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 50m
Fri, 6 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 20m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I cannot say enough good things especially about the Air New Zealand staff on this flight, they were truly amazing, went above and beyond to help me and others. They were personable & caring! The seat was comfortable and the dinner was the best tasting airline food I have eaten in years. Happy!

Cons: I’m really not sure.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food in business class and more choice of movies

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: More leg room

SFO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful crew, excellent food, very comfortable!

Fri, 6 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Fri, 20 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 15 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
CNS
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was professional and flight was excellent. Seats were uncomfortable as expected and tight. Cracker was good but I don’t like yogurt.

Cons: WAS NEVER ABLE TO CONNECT TO WIFI. Seats could be plusher.

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

AKL
RAR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: the seating was amazing had enough space to spread my legs out and service was amazing.

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

Thu, 7 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Tue, 12 Nov
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MEL
NTL
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Boarding and flight was ok for a budget airline

Cons: Flight attendant let a drunk male on the plane. Male was disruptive and rude in front of children. The flight attendant then tried to serve the male more alcohol on the flight. Not professional or safe behavior.

HBA
MEL
Good 7.2

Pros: It was a routine flight experience

Cons: The flight was half an hour late arriving

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

CNS
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: They charge extra for a seat, carryon bags, soda... most expensive carrier

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

Sat, 11 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Fri, 17 Jan
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 7 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

SYD
ADL
Good 7.2

Pros: All the basics were good- comfort, service, and the flight itself.

Cons: The fight was significantly delayed due to weather, which is not their fault, but they did not update us or the departure time toward the end, which they clearly knew and didn't communicate that it would be further delayed. They forgot cups for tea and coffee, so we only had water or juice.

ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seat was ok. The cabin crew good

Cons: The food options both free and purchased.

CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

Thu, 28 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
4h 00m
Thu, 12 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HBA
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Speedy turnaround

Cons: Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ...

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew members were very nice and easy going.

Cons: The flight took off 25 minutes late. The boarding started later than it should have and took way too long. The airport was understaffed from the security point to the boarding point. That was surprising how in smooth both of those processes were based on seamless experiences at the same airport

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

Fri, 20 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 50m
Mon, 23 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 20m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: The boarding was inconvenient. LAX has just been updated. Gerri g a bus out to the tarmac is something I expect in Africa. Can Air NZ move to a different terminal?

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The airline and staff appear to be friendly and efficient

Cons: Seating in economy is tight. You really cannot move without annoying the passengers on either side. This also makes eating difficult.

AKL
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was excellent; responsive, cheery. The safety video was unique enough to have passengers pay attention (seldom seen onother airlines). We were impressed and will fly "Air All Blacks" again soon.

Cons: Online checkin presented problems, as did the kiosk checkin. Breakfast could have been served a little earlier -- I realize they wanted to give passengers sleep time and turbulence may have delayed service somewhat, too. Otherwise good.

Wed, 4 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
RAR
Rarotonga
3h 55m
Fri, 13 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
AKL
Auckland Intl
4h 25m
Trip: 10 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.8

Cons: On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were good but looks like they forgot to serve snacks for few of us at the back, otherwise service was good.

Cons: Put more attention to customers.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was professional and flight was excellent. Seats were uncomfortable as expected and tight. Cracker was good but I don’t like yogurt.

Cons: WAS NEVER ABLE TO CONNECT TO WIFI. Seats could be plusher.

OOL
AKL
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew were very attentive and polite. Better than Singapore or Air NZ.

Cons: Self check in was chaos. Labeling suitcases was difficult to do yourself and many needed help. If you didn't follow instructions to the letter the auto reader didn't work. Many were very frustrated including Virgin staff who were clearly run off their feet trying to cope. Scrap the system .

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU.

Cons: Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight.

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