Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Cologne to Auckland
Most visitors from Cologne will not be allowed to enter Auckland. Entry to New Zealand is allowed provided that a traveler is a partner, a dependent child, or a family member of a student or work visa holder; a temporary visa holder; a resident holder; critical health workers including their partner or independent children; students; ship crew and humanitarians. These groups must have a request to travel prior to entry.
Travelers do not need to request for an approval if they are New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visa holders; diplomats who hold a post in New Zealand; Australian citizens or permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand and eligible travelers from the Cook Islands, Niue, and Australia.
Details can be found here.
Read more about travel restrictions for Auckland
Visitors from Cologne will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Auckland.
Visitors from Cologne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Auckland.
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.
Masks: Required on public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK. The shortest multi-flight duration is 27h 10m.
For Cologne to Auckland, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Cologne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Cologne you will be using Cologne Köln/Bonn. You will be landing at Auckland, also known as Auckland Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was perfect, seat was great"
Cons: "All is well."
Cons: "Nothing as could think of."
Pros: "It is always better when this flight is operated by wide body aircraft, as was the case with A330 this time"
Pros: "NOTHING. Flight was canceled with no alternative."
Cons: "Flying a plane to a destination."
Pros: "The food was good. The staff very friendly."
Pros: "As above"
Pros: "The cabin crews on Turkish work very hard. The food is well prepared ,"
Pros: "Healthy food options. Clean decent seats."
Cons: "The airport experience. UNSANITARY TOILETS. Worst than any 3rd world"
Pros: "Absolutely everything. Food and hot towels!!! Changing reservations after missed flight very easy."
Pros: "Food and seat comfort"
Cons: "was unable to upgrade tickets in advance off of web site. Others in Greece and Italy tried to assist as well and found same and when calling 800 numbers the calls were not going thru or hold time was overly extreme. Was told at Athens check in to upgrade in Instanbul and to go to transfer desk to get upgrade. An upgrade of $1200.00 Euro's is extreme Being packed like sardines for a 10 plus hour flight is not good. It is also unhealthy. Turkish Airlines should consider something other then the 777 for any international flying."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Food quality was not as good as on a Turkish Airlines business class flight we took a few years ago"
Cons: "I picked a window seat very early on through a phone call to a Turkish Airline agent in the USA, but when I checked in online, the seat assigned to me was gone and I was put in a middle seat while there were many other seats available. This erasure of the record and random seat assignment nullify the effort on the part of the passenger (making a call is not a trivial act these days because of the long waits) and generate uncertainty in the minds of the travellers. Hope you can improve on this point. That will make an even better impression on the passengers."
Pros: "Excellent Staff very courteous and professional 5 star +"
Cons: "The Internet is complicated and not working all the time. Business class seats are dated need to be upgraded, comparing to other airlines."
Pros: "Excellent all around"
Cons: "The worst airline I have ever flown with, worst disruption management. No care for customers."
Pros: "The benefits of being United Gold status is a real plus at the lounges and in the boarding process."
Cons: "The 12.5 hour flight is too long for my aging body!! Either bulkhead or business is needed for flights that long"
Pros: "On time departure and landing"
Cons: "My mother was not provided with wheelchair at the Istanbul airport"
Pros: "Food was above-average for international flights, and the staff visited the cabin frequently, checking to ensure that customers were okay. It definitely felt like a more personal flying experience."
Cons: "Ground support (desk, etc.) in Istanbul was not convenient - the communications were crossed often, and on a long layover we were told incorrect directions and missed an opportunity to sleep in the airport in their resting room (seems to always be full)."
Pros: "Food was very good, and staff friendly and helpful. They had drinks and sandwiches/onigiri on offer at the galley areas entire trip, only did not come to offer them very often. Entertainment systems were great."
Cons: "Boarding was orderly but a bit long. In general very well managed."
Pros: "They crew were very pleasant and polite. It was one of best flights I have had."
Cons: "They're wasn't anything I didn't like."
Pros: "The service was great and the price was the best out there. Everything about this airline was great except for the boarding process in Istanbul."
Cons: "The boarding process in Isanbul was third rate. We went through five security screenings at the gate after having gone through airport security. We were crowded into a space that wouldn’t have accommodated a group half our size. Then we were criwded onto busses to stand and wait about 20 minutes while others cleared the five security screenings."
Pros: "Service and team"
Pros: "including new releases"
Pros: "almost nothing"
Pros: "Friendly and attentive crew and quality of food and beverages served"
Cons: "Edinburgh boarding gate was changed 3 times and the flight was delayed"
Pros: "I loved the trip! Everything was wander full!"
Cons: "No vegan or even vegetarian meals. Very disappointing"
Pros: "It was my first time flying with Turkish airlines. I was surprised that economy class was treated like first class in other airlines. I felt like a queen! The food was just unbelievably good (usually I'm not excited about food on planes). I can't imagine what experience you get in actual first class then. Great job! Please, never change it!"
Cons: "The boarding starts an hour before departure. It's overkill. But if it makes you do your job the way you do, that's awesome."
Pros: "Everything except they always arrive late. The food served was actually good. They have cut back on the food and beverages which they serve. But unlike Delta they serve more than water."
Pros: "Food and crew were excellent, price was good."
Cons: "Long layover was hard on me. No place to sleep while stuck all night at the airport."
Pros: "Friendly hard working staff. Great entertainment choices."
Cons: "Constant long interruptions of entertainment by rather dumb announcements. Seats didn't recline and were truly packed in."
Pros: "Food, value"
Cons: "My personal tv did not work for the entire 11 hours flight"
Pros: "Great flight overall. Comfortable, nice amenities. Staff was polite and helpful."
Cons: "Did not like the carry on being based on weight instead of size. Also did not like that there was not a self check in kiosk."
Pros: "all in all !!!!"
Pros: "The food- did they have a chef on board?!!"
Cons: "The boarding to the US wasn't fun. 1) the men had to go first and then the women... culture shock. And then 2) double screening for everyone because of trump's travel policies."
Pros: "Service on board was terrible..."
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Excellent service, food and entertainment."
Cons: "The boarding was long and via buses!"
Cons: "They did not board in priority and my sweet was double booked there was another passenger who had the same set number placing me now in the middle and I specifically asked for an aisle seat"
Pros: "A lot of media content"
Cons: "driving to the plain by bus"
Cons: "the entrainment system did not work"
Pros: "Everything was perfect during the flight."
Cons: "Seat was broken. Did not recline. Boarding was a Zoo"
Pros: "Wifi when I get to turkey, without needing a fan sim"
Pros: "crew members"
Cons: "late hours"
Pros: "Flight was ontime"
Cons: "1st class seats not as comfortable as other airlines. Food was nasty."
Pros: "Seats better, newer."
Cons: "Attendants were not as friendly as other flights"
Pros: "Amazing crew, great service."
Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."
Pros: "3 seats to stretch out and sleep"
Cons: "4 seats to stretch out"
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "Wholly inaccurate and frankly FALSE information about baggage policies and seating. This was advertised and linked to the baggage policy of Austrian Airlines. I learned at the airport that I would be charged for bags, by United. I am inclined to never use Kayak, Austrian, or United ever again."
Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."
Cons: "Very small screens, poor service when flight was delayed from boarding hostess"
Pros: "Non stop flight"
Cons: "My wife and I were given seats aisle apart"
Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."
Pros: "on time,quick boarding,nice&pleasant crew,online check in"
Cons: "seat is narrow and short depth.poor back and thigh support."
Cons: "Check in clerk was mean nasty and said several times we could not fly because we didn’t have our tickets rather then helping us use the airport printer to print our tickets she said you can’t print you ticket until you show me your ticket. She should be fired it was united airlines won’t fly them again"
Pros: "Filthy was not full so for a tall guy I was offered good seats for the plane size"
Pros: "Staff felt embarrassed for what they were being asked to do"
Cons: "A United supervisor at the Leon terminal informed me that my 'smart' luggage was not allowed. I have traveled with it all over the world for the past 2 years, including to Leon in a United flight 2 days prior. I have also disabled the battery with a clearly marked OFF switch inside and never actually use it. However the memo I was shown was unambiguous and logic was not an option. So I asked for a screwdriver to remove the battery, The supervisor said no and proceed to treat me as a criminal. After one of the staff lent me tools and I removed the battery the supervisor asked for my name but off we went to board our flight. Before boarding however, my wife and I were called in for a 'random' security inspection. The experience was very unpleasant. It was discrimination and retaliation by someone abusing their authority. Very dissapointed on the United staff and their customer service."
Cons: "my checked luggage was delayed a day"
Pros: "Relaxed flight- no issues with boarding. Very close gate transfer"
Cons: "My United connecting flight was delayed. I rushed to arrive at the gate prior to the departure time to be told the plane had left early and I had been rescheduled to the next morning at 7am. However, there were no vouchers available for me to stay in a hotel or get food. So, I was able to get a flight on American that got me home the same night. By the way, the American flight was delaying takeoff to wait for passengers who had been delayed on their connecting flights."
Cons: "Delayed Swiss flight 8 tue 12 dec 2017 led to catastrophe"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Great and organized service at gate. Very friendly staff considering that they were having to work on Thanksgiving."
Cons: "I expected more current movies on the in-flight entertainment system."
Pros: "Service, and the plug for the charger, blankets"
Pros: "Nice jet, nice ride, fun trip, amazing gate agents!"
Cons: "Actually everything was great."
Pros: "They fixed it quickly so I'm over it."
Pros: "Everything went as planned."
Cons: "Better customer service."
Pros: "Will never fly UNITED again no matter how cheap!!!!!"
Cons: "Will never fly UNITED again no matter how cheap!!!!!"
Pros: "Timelyness. On time. Crew was good"
Cons: "The small screen in front was annoying. No leg room so uncomfortable."
Cons: "I was seated right behind first class. While still on the runway and for about the first 15 minutes of flight, There was literally a few frozen water drops, condensation I guess, dripping down on me because it was like a walk-in cooler. I asked for a blanket and the flight attendant said they were for first class only. He did then get me one and said "I had one left." Obviously a lie... but I was grateful for the blanket at that point because I was very cold. Other than that it was a fine flight and check-in was a breeze online."
Cons: "Flight turned out to be 3 hours total instead of 1 1/4 hrs because of delays at both ends"
Cons: "Seats are ridicoualy close together and the aisle's width to short. Every time someone moves, they are bumping into people seated in aisle seats. Boarding and replanting is a nightmare. Asked to help clean up plane before leaving. For all this, I paid $650."
Pros: "Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins"
Cons: "Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command."
Cons: "Too many seats too close together. The entire trip was too hot and stuffy. The flight attendants showed minimal care about the uncomfortable hot and stuffy environment."
Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "Gate staff and flight staff were brusque and rude."
Pros: "All good. Like the exit row. Extra leg room"
Pros: "Crew worked hard and were terrific."
Cons: "Well my flight was first delayed for 6 hours then once I tried to change my ticket this customer service woman was so rude and not helpful. Finally this other customer service woman nane Barbara helped me out and change my ticket. Still would never fly United."
Cons: "Delayed twice. And even after landing had to wait almost 2 hours for taxing. Felt out of breath by the end."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable for bigger guys and no source of entertainment"
Pros: "Seats were spacious, food and service were great."
Cons: "Seats didn't lift my legs when reclining."
Pros: "It was on time and the staff was very friendly."
Cons: "I sat at the very back. :-("
Pros: "The flight crew was phenomenal!"
Cons: "Flight was 3 hours delayed. Bounced to 3 different gates"
Cons: "UA5132 SBP -> LAX -> ORD My return flight wasn’t better. I arrived at the airport early because I couldn't check in online. First United staff couldn't find my reservation for 10/9. When they finally did I was informed that the flight, once again, was delayed for more than an hour and that there was a high likelihood that I'd miss my connection, once again, to my final destination. I ended up having to select a completely different flight the following day. So I missed an entire day of work. Not surprisingly, this flight was also delayed, landing 30 minutes late."
Pros: "Went good. Arrived in Charlottesville 30 minutes early. No complaints."
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Airlines flying from Cologne to Auckland 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 Cologne to Auckland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Cologne to Auckland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Cologne to Auckland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Cologne to Auckland
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Cologne to Auckland