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New York to Christchurch flight information

Flights arrive in Christchurch
Flights depart from New York
Flight price $1,656
Distance 14,670 km
Airlines Qantas Airways, Delta, Emirates, Air New Zealand

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December
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average price:
$2,303
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$1,945
or less return trip within
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of travel is a good deal

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How long does a flight from New York to Christchurch take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 26h 40m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Christchurch?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($1,656), Delta ($3,074) and Emirates ($3,182).
Which airports will I be using when flying from New York to Christchurch?
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at Christchurch, also known as Christchurch Airport.
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Book cheap flights from New York to Christchurch (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
$2,946
only
$2,946
$1,656
only
$1,656
$1,759
only
$1,759
Destination
Christchurch
$1,656
only
$1,656
Sun, 3 Nov
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
36h 30m
Thu, 7 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28h 15m
$1,656
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: The seats were really cramped

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: We were treated very rudely.

Cons: We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Friendly crew and good service

Cons: Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)

SYD
BKK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were nice and entertainment was ok.

Cons: Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates...

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

Fri, 6 Dec
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CHC
Christchurch
73h 00m
Tue, 24 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
LGA
New York LaGuardia
30h 42m
$3,074
Trip: 19 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,912 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
GNV
ATL
Good 6.8

Pros: Good to have on board internet

Cons: Quicker boarding of passengers.

LGA
FLL
Okay 4.3

Pros: The entertainment

Cons: Departure times

SJC
SEA
Good 6.5

Pros: It suited the time i could travel

Cons: I felt although they said the two attendants were great they were at best mediocre especially the man

CVG
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Late

ATL
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and smooth flight

Cons: No entertainment option was avail except WiFi (T-Mobile) which wasn’t free

Fri, 25 Oct
EWR
Newark
CHC
Christchurch
33h 00m
Sun, 27 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
EWR
Newark
32h 46m
$3,182
Trip: 3 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,668 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
FLL
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No complaints. Right from the airport staff to the crew in the plane all of them were amazing

Cons: Keep doing what you are doing.

JFK
MXP
Good 6.6

Cons: Had a broken seat it didn’t recline....

BEY
DXB
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew is good, attentive, embodies the middle eastern hospitality culture.

Cons: Connecting through Dubai was terrible, 1 hour delay before flight take-off was awful, food was less quality than previous flights, flight attendants congregated in front of my seat by the galley, parked all sorts of things there, could not sit comfortable the entire flight.

HYD
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Seating was comfortable and crew was amazing.

Cons: Food food food. Things have gotten from average to worse in recent times. Specially Travelling from United States out to Dubai.

KBL
DXB
Okay 4.3

Pros: Good performance of ground staff in kabul

Cons: On time flight not delay

Wed, 18 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
37h 30m
Wed, 15 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 07m
$1,675
Trip: 29 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: 0

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Cons: More entertainment options

SIN
LHR
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew were super helpful. Have flown with other airlines, but have to say Qantas crews are very professional and helpful. They go that extra mile.

SYD
BKK
Good 7.6

Pros: Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly

Cons: Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great.

Thu, 16 Jan
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
30h 30m
Thu, 30 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 20m
$1,719
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew for Qantas is normally pretty damn good. This trip was no exception.

Cons: The plane had a mechanical issue. The plane had sat on the ground for over 12 hours according to flightaware. They didn’t try to work on the mechanics issue till about an hour or two before boarding. This delay caused a lot of issues for so many passengers trying to make connecting flights.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly

Cons: Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew and the flight was good. The comfort of the seats were not, especially for a 14.5 hr flight

Cons: Just a little more space between the seats! You have to lean to the side, on the passenger seating next to you to try to pick something up or gather your belongings.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was great, I lucked out and got a whole row to myself and the entertainment was awesome.

Cons: The food was just ok.

SYD
BKK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were nice and entertainment was ok.

Cons: Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates...

Fri, 25 Oct
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CHC
Christchurch
26h 40m
Sun, 27 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
LGA
New York LaGuardia
34h 05m
$4,021
Trip: 3 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew were fantastic

Cons: Entertainment choices

Fri, 14 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
36h 30m
Fri, 28 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28h 15m
$1,723
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: We were treated very rudely.

Cons: We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline

ZQN
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient.

Cons: The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking

Cons: nil

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew for Qantas is normally pretty damn good. This trip was no exception.

Cons: The plane had a mechanical issue. The plane had sat on the ground for over 12 hours according to flightaware. They didn’t try to work on the mechanics issue till about an hour or two before boarding. This delay caused a lot of issues for so many passengers trying to make connecting flights.

DRW
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

Wed, 15 Jan
EWR
Newark
CHC
Christchurch
37h 20m
Fri, 31 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
EWR
Newark
34h 45m
$1,759
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was responsive and friendly

Cons: Nothing

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Friendly crew and good service

Cons: Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew for Qantas is normally pretty damn good. This trip was no exception.

Cons: The plane had a mechanical issue. The plane had sat on the ground for over 12 hours according to flightaware. They didn’t try to work on the mechanics issue till about an hour or two before boarding. This delay caused a lot of issues for so many passengers trying to make connecting flights.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Qantas always gives great service

Fri, 6 Dec
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
36h 30m
Tue, 24 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 20m
$1,767
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Love qantas airways! Such a great and safe airline.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew and the flight was good. The comfort of the seats were not, especially for a 14.5 hr flight

Cons: Just a little more space between the seats! You have to lean to the side, on the passenger seating next to you to try to pick something up or gather your belongings.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was amazing! Its amazing the difference in overall politeness of that australian based flight crew vs a US based crew. Every need, every question, every request answered with a smile.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Friendly crew and good service

Cons: Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)

DRW
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

Fri, 6 Dec
EWR
Newark
CHC
Christchurch
59h 25m
Tue, 24 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
EWR
Newark
28h 46m
$1,883
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking

Cons: nil

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

SYD
BKK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were nice and entertainment was ok.

Cons: Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates...

Wed, 18 Mar
EWR
Newark
CHC
Christchurch
48h 05m
Wed, 15 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
EWR
Newark
39h 45m
$1,924
Trip: 29 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The most uncomfortable experience ever! I was disturbed and/or woken up several times, during flight, by the flight attendances to place my seat in the upright position to accommodate the person sitting behind me who either wanted to drink alcoholic beverages every hour on the hour.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking

Cons: nil

MEL
HBA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Cons: More entertainment options

SFO
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was great, I lucked out and got a whole row to myself and the entertainment was awesome.

Cons: The food was just ok.

Fri, 25 Oct
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CHC
Christchurch
26h 40m
Sun, 27 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
$2,343
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
YYC
LAX
Good 6.5

Pros: Crew was OK, slow to respond to requests

Cons: The whole check in process was a joke, had a line up of 15 people and one agent

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Qantas always gives great service

BNE
TSV
Okay 5.6

Cons: As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was our first time flying on Qantas. everything was above expectations.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you

Wed, 15 Jan
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CHC
Christchurch
35h 00m
Sat, 25 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
LGA
New York LaGuardia
32h 50m
$2,946
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
ZQN
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient.

Cons: The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable.

PER
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......

SYD
SIN
Good 6.3

Pros: It was a routine flight and everything was OK but not fantastic

Cons: Some of the food served was quite bad .... other options were pretty good

BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Love qantas airways! Such a great and safe airline.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: We were treated very rudely.

Cons: We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline

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