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Find cheap flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand from $556

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Auckland
Auckland1 stop$1,063
Christchurch
Christchurch2 stops$1,366
Wellington
Wellington2 stops$1,486
Queenstown
Queenstown2 stops$1,422
Nelson
Nelson1 stop$3,015
Tauranga
Tauranga1 stop$3,509
Hamilton
Hamilton2 stops$3,276
Blenheim
Blenheim2 stops$2,331
Rotorua
Rotorua2 stops$2,772

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Flight from Los Angeles to Auckland

FAQs - booking New Zealand flights

  • Is Air New Zealand the only airline offering non-stop Los Angeles to New Zealand flights?

    No, Air New Zealand is not the only one offering non-stop flights on this route. American Airlines also offers non-stop flights to their passengers. However, such flights usually cost more. To save on money, consider flying with Fiji Airways, which usually makes at least one stop during the long-haul flight.

  • Do flights from Los Angeles, California, only arrive at Auckland Airport in New Zealand?

    Other airports in New Zealand include Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wellington. Other than Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport is also known to receive flights from Los Angeles. WLG is located in Wellington, whereas AKL is located in Auckland. The one you choose depends on the location you want to arrive at.

  • Do travelers consider Auckland Airport to be better than Wellington International Airport?

    Both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, comparatively, AKL ranks higher than Wellington, not only due to size, but also quality of service. Also, Wellington doesn’t provide non-stop flights from Los Angeles as Auckland Airport does. There is a one-stop flight on the Los Angeles, California, to New Zealand route.

  • How can I quickly and safely get from Auckland Airport to the city center?

    You can quickly catch the SkyBus at the international and domestic terminals to get to the city center. The SkyBus kiosks are available in the terminals mentioned above, allowing for the quick purchase of tickets. Shuttles and taxis are also available, but they tend to cost a lot more than buses.

  • Are there any car seat laws travelers should know about while in New Zealand?

    Other than having the proper documents, you’ll need a car seat if you’re traveling with a child under the age of 7. Children between ages 7 and 8 must be in a child restrain or seat belt. From ages 7-14, they must be strapped in a seatbelt while traveling.

  • Can I rent a car in New Zealand?

    Yes, you can. After landing at AKL, you can easily find the rentals located at the International Terminal, Ground Floor near the arrivals area.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Los Angeles to New Zealand?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New Zealand from Los Angeles is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to New Zealand with an airline and back to Los Angeles with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Los Angeles to New Zealand?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New Zealand from Los Angeles up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to New Zealand

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Los Angeles to the following destinations at these prices or less: Auckland $885 one-way - $1,622 round-trip
  • Morning departure is around 21% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • To get to New Zealand from Los Angeles, California, you will need to depart from Los Angeles International Airport, which boasts several restaurants and stores.
  • Air New Zealand, which is among the airlines that fly from LAX, specifically operates from Terminal B. The airline allows domestic and international connecting flights.
  • Air New Zealand not only allows an extra bag on the flight, it offers direct flights to New Zealand. This helps shorten traveling time significantly.
  • You can also choose to fly with American Airlines, which, like Air New Zealand, operates from Terminal B, but also Terminal 4 and 5.
  • Flights from Los Angeles, California, usually arrive at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. The airport is equipped with ATMs, banking and currency exchange services, etc.
  • After the long-haul flight, you can easily access a shower to freshen up and a few restaurants, cafés and bars at AKL to fuel up.
  • For parents, a nursery, baby changing rooms and a children’s playground are provided. Storage facilities are located on the Ground Floor International Terminal of AKL.
  • Most flights from LAX tend to depart from Terminal B, and usually arrive in AKL on Terminal 1. Singapore Airlines also operates from Terminal B.
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Top 5 airlines serving from Los Angeles to New Zealand

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Los Angeles to New Zealand? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 617 reviews
8.1Comfort
7.9Entertainment
7.6Food
8.4Boarding
8.7Crew
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Sat on tarmac for 30 minutes despite staring at three empty gates, one of which we eventually pulled into

Great flight. No problems. Everett Airport was so easy to get into and out of. Great alternative to SeaTac. Alaska was excellent!

Stay away from there non refundable tickets, they don't have a medical exceptions.

Just another flight. No food, no entertainment. Left/arrived on time.

The process was professional and really informative. I personally did not find any issue with thr process from start to finish.

The messaging about the change in flight destination and options for getting to SFO was poor. There should have been frequent updates. When I spoke to the boarding agent moment before we were supposed to board, he was flippant and offered no help before the announcement was made that transportation would be arranged. It was as poor of an experience that I've ever had.

This leg was better than the previous leg mostly because I upgraded my searing and the crew was nicer

I was not given a seat when I bought the ticket. I know airlines are trying to squeeze every penny out ot the customer, but we are buying a seat on the airplane, right? I find this irritating with all airlines, but especially Alaska because I fly it so often. No sense of customer use and loyalty.

I’m a first time mom and traveled with my 18mo old boy and it was not a great experience with the flight attendants. They were not friendly or helpful at all. It’s hard enough traveling with a toddler and have people be rude and unkind does not help.

The cabin stewart took care of my garment bag and then made sure I did not forget it on my way out. The stewardess gave me water after I missed the earlier service (I was asleep). I received good service overall.

I didn’t not like that I could not select my seat and ended up with the worse seat.

Great, on time departure, friendly and accommodating crew, great leg room, Smith flight

Honestly, I didn’t expect that I will experience this long time wait during the check in. There was only one person who was taking care of the passengers for the economy class and it took us to wait about one hour to do our check i. As a result we barely get to the airplane as the gate was at the end of the airport. That is totally not professional where one crue is working at the registration desk with economy and 3-4 crues are helping for the business class.

I guess they don’t serve drinks on planes anymore

Delta planes have the WORST seat comfort of any plane in history. It's the opposite of ergonomic, in every sense. They also recline minimally, are covered in a vinyl and have no feet rests. Then the disembarking process is chaotic and time consuming (because of the way they load the plane and deal with luggage). Overall, somewhat frustrating but we arrived safely :)

It was a very smooth ride. Not sure on a flight departing at midnight can be much better but it was late arriving and I had an early day so really just the logistics.

Really liked the choice of the 4 free snack options. Crew great. Good vibe on plane.

Very disappointed in the food selection. It was not good compared to other airlines.

Good breakfast granola bar good crew seamless flight and baggage transfer we’ll done!

Everything was great but the difference in paying for comfort + did not seem worth it.

Business class Seats on the A350 from Nan to YVR were wonderful. The flight crew was okay but could do with better training. Toilets were clean but ran out of paper towels towards the end of the flight. The food/menu and the wine offered really needs considerable improvement. Dinner options were either Bolani, a beef sandwich (even this could be made much better), or paneer butter masala. Unfortunately, if you are not a fan of Fijian food, there isn’t much choice. Dessert was either turmeric ice cream or fruits but unfortunately, they were out of fruit! So the only option was turmeric ice cream. I’m not certain how many passengers like turmeric but I am not one of them. They need to cater to a more diverse group of people. Perhaps they need a new chef? The movies& tv shows were mostly older so I didn’t find that interesting either. It was however, fun to view the plane’s exterior cameras as we take off and land. The best thing about this flight are the business class seats.

Comfortable as one can get in Economy, food was very good, staff were super friendly & efficient.

Really liked the plane and business class seat. Food was ok but could be better. Service was very good.

Better connections, much better cabin crew, much cleaner cabin that Qantas, American and probably other carriers.

Better connections, much better cabin crews, much cleaner aircraft than Qantas, American and probably others.

Fiji left without me because American Airlines was too stupid to get to LAX on time. Fiji should have offered a standby on another flight but they told me tough luck. I will never fly with this company again.

The A350 aircraft business class experience was very good. Comfortable and well appointed pod, and supplemental bed pad available for sleeping. Food was very good.

Business class seats and amenities were excellent, crew very attentive. Slept well. Food good, lounge experience nice. Would fly them again. A350 aircraft excellent, very quiet.

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

Terrible! The plane was old and you are required to connect your own device to their Wi-Fi rather than have entertainment options in the back of the seat in front of you. The Wi-Fi went out during the flight and there was only one plug for the devices every two seats. Three out of five surrounding my family did not work. The seats and spaces under them were so small I could not fit my backpack, which I’ve always brought on flights and fit before no problem. The crew were unpleasant and patronizing.

Left 2 hours later for delayed I had to take care a kid with special need since people don’t want to move to accommodate the rest of the family. . It wasn’t bad but that made me upset that people can be that selfish.

For a 22 minute flight all you expect is for it to be safe and comfortable

Flight was on time. Staff were friendly. I paid for Economy Plus but was required to check my standard carry-on luggage due to lack of space on the aircraft. This cost me 30 minutes, unexpectedly, in waiting at the baggage claim. This experience did not meet my expectations.

No snacks served! Seating in the kast row in uncomfortable.

Wouldn’t let me check in said couldn’t find a ticket had to wait very long Time

I liked that we arrived earlier, you could improve your snacks give away

Flight was fine, it was delayed but only 30 minutes, staff were efficient, lady making announcements at LAX was really hard to understand but the rest were great.

I really enjoyed the staff and crew! Very positive and happy people! Made the experience easier! The entertainment was a bit lack luster. Better movie options as well as equipment that works smoother could be nice. My ear buds from the airline didn’t work and my tv screen had a terrible delay that made it hard to search for things to watch. Also the selections were very limited.

Flight was diverted to Canberra because Not enough fuel to circle on Sydney’s skies waiting for showers to pass. After that everything went wrong. It took forever to put fuel. Once back rolling, we stopped short of takeoff because crew had reached maximum work hours per shift. Back to gate we waited and waited in the plane with no water and no food - a total of 4 hours. Received contrasting news about the follow up of our trip. Finally we disembarked but our luggage could not be processed there as not enough custom agents. We ended up on buses and arrived at Sydney airports after a 3 hours trip. There we had to queue in line with 240 more passengers to file a lost luggage claim. We received the luggage after 48 hours, many of which spent holding with non-existent United customer service. Never able to speak to an actual person during those long phone calls. Finally on a chatline I could talk to a baggage agent, who filed another report as our luggage did not appear anywhere in their system. Thus it was surprising to get it back.

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