Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Minneapolis to Auckland
Most visitors from Minneapolis 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; of a temporary visa holder; or of 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 Minneapolis will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Auckland.
Visitors from Minneapolis 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 in public spaces, enclosed environments and 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 22h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Qatar Airways ($1,665) and Multiple Airlines ($1,690), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($1,820) and United Airlines ($2,147).
From Minneapolis to Auckland, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Minneapolis , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Minneapolis you will be using Minneapolis St Paul, often referred to as Minneapolis Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "See previous notes."
Cons: "See previous notes."
Cons: "Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better."
Cons: "Very nice services"
Pros: "Super easy"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!"
Pros: "Very prompt and efficient"
Cons: "Not being scammed on bag charges."
Cons: "You could have warned about the 2nd bag fee! I paid $80 for having a 2nd bag!"
Cons: "I was not able to travel. When I reached the airport, I was told that I needed a transit visa for my 1.5 hr stopover in Auckland."
Cons: "Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount."
Pros: "Generally Excellent."
Cons: "After years of traveling with a Personal Assitive device (many times on ANZ), the pilot refused to carry the device. It is still stuck in Sydney, although they say they will deliver to our home."
Pros: "Our stewardess was very helpful for our tight connection. She helped with instructions on finding our next gate and gave specific information on making the airport easier to maneuver."
Cons: "On time fights would have made our day better and less stressful."
Pros: "The service was fantastic"
Cons: "The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner"
Cons: "$80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport"
Cons: "They don't greet me only the people in front and behind me. I didn't receive a meal she skipped me i don't know if you have to pay or not but the person on the left of me got one and the person the right got one"
Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"
Pros: "Service was very good despite our one hour delay! Everyone was appropriately apologetic though."
Cons: "Flight was one hour delayed not due to equipment but because the ground crew failed to load the cargo in time! That was annoying. (Then an ill patient had to be removed resulting in a further delay trying to retrieve her luggage.) I felt bad for those with tight connections."
Pros: "It was a very pleasant surprise to receive an upgrade at the boarding gate to a Skycouch. While I was too tall to make use of it my wife was able to use two thirds of it and get a good sleep. The flight attendants were excellent, friendly, warm attentive presenting the very best of Kiwi hospitality."
Cons: "Nothing - everything was a shining example as to why Air New Zealand continues to be rated so highly."
Pros: "arrived early at destination ground crew helpful with seating"
Cons: "More leg space should be given to who have height to6”1’ or so."
Pros: "Really great service from the flight crews - smiley, polite and we were served drinks twice from a 2.5 hrs flight. Entertainment program was great with better leg space. Overall it was a pleasant experience! Thanks"
Cons: "No free movies"
Cons: "Crew forgot to serve us our meal."
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "The staff lady told me to there’s no food available then I told I need to buy it last time my flight was Jetstar was good even everyone can buy food on board but leta I called Chinese lady understood how I was hungry she brought me bread with batter and coffee that’s was good and best service I always thank to her service"
Pros: "Air NZ are great. Kayak are not,"
Cons: "I couldn’t tell about the food and entertainment because even after several call to Kayak trying to upgrade to a flight where food and entertainment were included because it said “no meal service” on my itinerary I was assured they were included and what do you know. They weren’t. I will never be using Kayak again. Very poor serve from people I phoned. They did no know what they were doing."
Cons: "Just a bit cramped"
Pros: "Everything, felt safe"
Pros: "Felt safe through bumps. Awesome FA's love the lollys!"
Pros: "everythign aboht the trip was great"
Pros: "It was simply fantastic - all of it!"
Pros: "I like SkyCouch."
Pros: "Everything FA even got our bags out while taxiing into gate"
Pros: "Really quite comfortable seat and space wise Good to see entertainment still in the back seat"
Pros: "The fly was on time"
Cons: "The service very poor"
Pros: "Happy helpful crew"
Cons: "Slow to board and no gate on arrival. Had to be bused to terminal and waited ten minutes for the bus to arrive."
Pros: "Watching movies made flt not being go by faster"
Cons: "Not being able to just order a beer....yes, I did on screen but still was not able to buy cuz said service was closed. This after flt attendant told me to use screen to order n pay. She eventually just gave it to me after trying to do it herself unsuccessfully."
Cons: "departed to late .. nearly missed connecting Auck- Hong Kong. Suitcase was left behind .. will receive 498 hrs later .. not good enough"
Pros: "Staff and the cleaninless of the plane."
Cons: "I did not fly from Brisbane to Auckland"
Pros: "Amazing staff"
Cons: "Lost my bag"
Pros: "I was most impressed with the lovely flight attendants who were friendly and very kind and caring with my young adult daughter who has flying anxiety. They were so fantastic and really made a difference to her flight."
Pros: "On time service and the captain was good with updates"
Cons: "Everything was fine. Nothing stands out as great or bad."
Pros: "The food and entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. I upgraded to business class and am so happy I did for the 16 hour flight."
Cons: "Food was just not that great. Too many peppers in everything!"
Cons: "Nothing! Everything was great! It if was free that would be perfect!"
Pros: "Nice crew, 1 hr free WiFi"
Cons: "Significant delay on jetway, temps uncomfortable,"
Pros: "Crew was professional"
Cons: "Plane is dirty Food is disgusting Bags treated so badd"
Pros: "The seats are comfortable; food is good."
Cons: "Our luggage hasn't arrived due to the short layover and due to the feact that the first leg plane was late."
Pros: "Just as I thought it could not get any better The service was perfect. The privacy was superb and the comfort allowed me to sleep for a good while."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Pros: "Excellent Service and most friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing was bad. But the food taste can be better"
Pros: "Of all the flights and airlines I have used this was definitely the top of my list . The aircraft was clean , the crew were polite, curious, and attentive nothing was too much trouble. The food looked good tasted good and was plentiful. The pyjama were a nice added touch and very comfortable for the long flight. Flying into Cardiff airport was so good for my intended destination. I would certainly recommend them to others and many airlines could learn from their example.Well done and thank you"
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like about this flight"
Pros: "Everything really.They run the airline very smoothly and professionally from boarding to disembarking."
Cons: "They tempt you with so much food lol although some of the food wasnt too appealing.toilets very clean and seemed to stay that way throughout long 17hr flight.good leg room for a long legged guy like me.felt sorry for lady with two young children.She could have been allocated better seats."
Pros: "Fabulous crew, good choice of food and drinks and served whenever you want it. Good array of entertainment on offer but our flight was a 'sleeper' so after a fumble with the controls and the limited new releases, I opted to read instead. Seats are comfy and spacious, much wider than Emirates in the same class (who offer only an extra 1/2 inch width over economy). Amenity kit a quality piece that is both practical and useful."
Cons: "Crew seemed to have stopped referring to the passengers by name and offer a less-personalised service in Business than we have become accustomed to. The food choices while good, have been paired back as have the selection of wines."
Pros: "Attention to detail. Very professional."
Pros: "The crew were nice and very helpful. Vegeterian meal was great"
Cons: "It was cold almost for everyone and everyone used blanket, some people asked for second blanket."
Pros: "all are nice"
Cons: "nothing but avoid bread"
Cons: "I requested a chicken meal and I told the steward that I would wait because he did not have anymore at that moment. He never came back until it was time to pick up trash. I proceeded to tell him I never got the main course, he apologized and told me that there was only an egg entree left. I went ahead and took it, then as a way to apologize he offered to get me a piece of fruit, a banana. I accepted but he never came back with it. It was not a big deal but I did not appreciate being offered something and then no follow up. Next time do not offer something and then not follow through."
Pros: "I was flying first time via Qatar and I am very impressed how excellent was everything."
Pros: "Overall a good service with good food."
Cons: "When flying from New Zealand to Doha, we departed Auckland at 15h25 and due to the time zone, most passengers body clocks would have been expecting sleep within a few hours. However we were flying West and thus into daylight. Sadly the window seated passengers were not asked to close their window blinds to block out the sunlight and many were left open. This made the cabin very bright and a difficult environment in which to sleep. Too much advertising before the on board videos, but otherwise content was good."
Pros: "Cabin crews were politie"
Cons: "Waiting area outside gate was crowded and slow service, plane take off was delayed Plane wasnt clean enough food wasnt good taste horrible"
Pros: "Very comfortable wii sleeping compartment"
Pros: "excellent service always a pleasure to fly with QATAR Airways"
Pros: "the attendants were always on top of things. One of best overall flights ever."
Cons: "More veriaty on music would be good"
Cons: "The crew at the ticket counter was quite rude. Our suitcases were 2kg heavier so, in front of them we opened and removed items and then they still made us go through security all over again"
Cons: "Dely to time"
Cons: "Poor choice of inflight movies"
Cons: "I did not like the entertainment because it did not work well!!!!!"
Pros: "Its like traveling in the old days when flight attendants were nice, good looking and absolutely helpful. Bravo! Planes are new and on time."
Pros: "Good service all the way to final destination. A+ service. Newer model airplane."
Pros: "Much better knee space. Excellent flight, good service..."
Cons: "On the second leg, my first choice option was not available. Instead I was offered what appeared to be a lurid pink yogurt, coupled with fluorescent orange 'juice', together with the Indian vegetarian option. The accompanying 'muffin' appeared to consist of the following ingredients: flour, oil. Suffers from the "African flight's don't matter" syndrome when it comes to level of staff and entertainment. I was expecting better from Qatar - back to Emirates I go!"
Cons: "They make you close all the windows and outside lights after each meal. Want you to sleep most of the time so that you may not get up and stroll around or ask the crew any extra drinks, ice creams etc."
Cons: "A little crowded but still great service."
Cons: "Check in crew in Lahore ganged up against me and wanted to extort £200 for taking me laptop on board along with my hand carry. No where in the world has an airline ever asked me for this, and I fly a fair bit. Since I didn't allow them to extort me, they forced me to throw away my brand new Delsey hand carry at the airport. I had no cover as they threatened to if load my luggage and not let me fly home. Not a 5 start airline from any angle. Will never use Qatar again!!! This was my first and last flight with them."
Pros: "On time, clean and joyful"
Cons: "is it true that Qatar treats the passengers coming to US differently than the passengers going out of US. I noticed that the crew was giving menu cards for dinner when coming back to US. Food quality is very ad, quantity is small also. same story with snacks. they don't offer enough food overall. The crew should be trained better for int'l passengers."
Pros: "From start to finish the whole process with Qatar Airways was smooth and excellent."
Cons: "This was also a good flight it was just a bit more cramped than the Qatar Flight Los Angeles to Doha so I preferred that flight over the Doha to Singapore"
Cons: "Time of flight"
Cons: "Long transit"
Cons: "Seats were bunched up together with cramped up leg room."
Pros: "All Excellent."
Pros: "Plenty of entertainment variety."
Cons: "Not enough leg and elbow room. For a flight this long, seats should be a little more comfortable."
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze, which I tend to find as a standard here in the US no matter what airline. The inflight entertainment was the best part of an otherwise grueling flight. Pilots did of course get us safely to out destinations which we were thankful for."
Cons: "I knew going into this flight that it was going to be a Mid East meal selection, the flavors are not typically what I eat.. With that being said it just didn't agree with my stomach (That's all I will say as it could get graphic.) It would be nice if the airline offered you options to purchase from an inflight menu so that you're able to cater to your tastes or body issues. I found that during my 26+ hour journey after all travel was said and done I wasn't able to really eat anything. :( Lesson learned, I will definitely plan ahead. Comfort on a 15 hour flight and then on a 5 hour flight were pretty standard for flying coach.. You're not going to sleep well even if you take Z Quill or any other sleep aid unless you have the money to fork out for business/first class. Saving grace is the blankets that were provided. Our flights on the return to the states however where not as enjoyable. Qatar security confiscates water even if it is unsealed at that gate and the airline did not provide near enough to help keep passengers hydrated. Again the food was not a hit for us. Matters where made even worse that both my boyfriend and I both ended up with sensitive tummies during our stay in Sri Lanka.. We literally could only eat the rolls that were offered with the meals. Again would be nice if we had the option to buy, which we did ask about. Long story short, I believe we would not fly Qatar again."
Pros: "Crew was nice, boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "As always, seats are very tight and not super comfortable... but that’s true for all airlines these days, unfortunately."
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "The usual-- lack of legroom, insufficient recline"
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."
Pros: "I cant say nothing but can say everything was good"
Cons: "I cant say nothing but can say everything was good"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Though take off was delayed."
Cons: "Not much."
Pros: "Great to always feel comfortable while traveling."
Cons: "The legroom is non-existent. I sure wish airlines didn't try to put so many seats in each aircraft."
Pros: "Service and respect very good"
Pros: "On time, friendly, overall great!"
Pros: "The friendliness of the crews."
Cons: "The landing was a little bumpy."
Pros: "I liked the savory snack mix."
Pros: "Private screening and movies available."
Cons: "No drink was offered due to descent sooner than planned. Very rough turbulance during descent."
Pros: "service is good."
Pros: "Very nice large roomy airplane"
Pros: "On time, no delays."
Cons: "Delays on delays"
Pros: "Being on time"
Pros: "It was as if everyone was a veteran flyer. No complainin, and everyone was courteous to one another."
Cons: "Stuck in the middle seat and to the very back of the plane."
Pros: "Room for my luggage"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "I have taken this fight many times. This was the first time there was not a drink Service available. Approximately 10 people had to get off the plane so five people to check their bag"
Pros: "Good service and on time"
Cons: "Not having a seat assignment before arriving to the airport."
Cons: "Would like atleast 1 or 2 options free on the tv"
Cons: "milk products in the snack bag, gross."
Cons: "Landing at dulles - we had to deplane from the outside. Would be nice to have it connected so we walk from plane to covered ramp inside to airport. Didn't serve a snack and they usually do."
Cons: "Cost too much."
Pros: "The flights were wonderful. Boarding process went smoothly."
Pros: "One of the best flights I have ever been on! Everything was right on time."
Cons: "Unable to pre-check online. Unable to check at the check in machines--had to go up and check in at the counter, long wait because there was only one clerk. We were then given a ticket just to get through security and had to check in a second time when we get to the gate for seat assignment, which is ridiculous. Why couldn't that be done at the 1st check-in? The clerk told me she will call me when she has the seat assignment/ boarding ticket but she never did and I had to go back up to ask for them when it was getting close to boarding time. At the last moment minutes, volunteers could check in their carry on for free....It would have been nice (and less hassle) to have that option at the 1st check-in."
Pros: "The lady helping me before boarding plan was awesome thanks enjoy your week"
Cons: "I'm 6'tall...NOT that tall and felt cramped the entire time."
Pros: "The staff was friendly"
Pros: "Speed and ease of our return home."
Cons: "We got in SO early, there was no gate ready for us at Newark, so we had to stay on board at least 30 min. Also they didnt allow even 1 person waiting in queue for bathroom, so if you sat down you'd lose your place."
Cons: "No movies to watch"
Pros: "friendly staff"
Cons: "first class seats not comfy. No wi-fi on the entire outbound. I had paid $149 to upgrade to first class. With no movies, no wi-fi, and being a vegetarian with 2 chicken entrees (chicken sandwich or chicken salad!) and no extra room, I decided to drink. I had 3 "free drinks" in first class, which was like paying $50 for a vodka tonic without a lime (3 times). Save you $$$"
Pros: "First leg had free streaming on your own device, which was awesome!"
Pros: "Love junction airport"
Cons: "DIA is always nice and kayak was a great service and price."
Pros: "When I got on the plane"
Cons: "Late by more then an hour and I missed my connection home. I had to stay the night in Denver and miss a day of work. This cost me an extra day and about $1000 worth of missed revenue."
Pros: "It was a good flight."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Seat too tight couldn't move at all"
Cons: "Seat too tight couldn't move at all"
Pros: "We got here"
Cons: "Lost luggage"
Pros: "Organized, calm and considerate to travelers."
Pros: "Left on time, clean plane and polite flight attendants"
Pros: "Fast getting my seat assignment. The guy at the gate counter was nice and courteous."
Cons: "TSA line was ridiculously long. Only one checkpoint open for the entire terminal."
Cons: "Delayed three times"
Pros: "Actually probably should have given 5 stars"
Airlines flying from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Auckland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Minneapolis to Auckland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Minneapolis to Auckland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Minneapolis to Auckland
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