|Flights arrive in||California|
|Flights depart from||New Zealand|
|Airlines||Fiji Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Virgin Australia, China Eastern, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta, Air Tahiti Nui, Qantas Airways, Air China, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, United Airlines, China Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines|
An average non-stop flight from New Zealand to California takes 21h 09m, covering a distance of 10800 km. The most popular route is Auckland - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 12h 05m.
The cheapest ticket to California from New Zealand found in the last 72 hours was $941. The most popular route is Auckland to Los Angeles and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $983.
United Airlines, Air New Zealand & Lufthansa fly the most frequently from New Zealand to California. The most popular route is Auckland to Los Angeles, and Air Canada, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines fly this route the most.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Los Angeles (36% of total searches to California). The next most popular destinations are San Francisco (31%) and Ontario (10%). Searches for flights to San José (7%), Oakland (5%) and Santa Ana (5%) are also popular.
Pros: crew very helpful
Cons: larger meal would be niice
Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit
Pros: Sorry the flight was cancelled
Cons: Older planes are very outdated.
Pros: Good flight
Pros: gate staff very helpful in assigning seats. flight smooth and flight staff competent. Choice of 3 meals in economy. Nonstop flight to our destination a plus.
Cons: Cannot select seat prior to flight.
Pros: Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?
Cons: No way to check in on line.
Pros: Flight over Himalayas was breath-taking!
Cons: Flew from Chengdu to Kathmandu, through Lhasa. Even though it was the same flight, we had to de-plane in Lhasa and go through security both coming off the plane and twice again before re-boarding the same plane, to the same seats. Probably a China / Tibet thing, but we received no explanation from Sichuan. After this uber-security play, we got back on the same plane and sat for almost 2 hours on the tarmac, even though we were the only plane in the airport! Sichuan served us lunch while still on the ground, but I would have preferred an explanation from the crew for the unreasonable delay.
Pros: Good cabin staff.
Cons: A bit cold. - Not an airline problem, but often when a flight comes through a chinese airport late, they will have the transfer path closed so you have to go out as if you want to leave their airport. The immigration officers then want you to apply for visa's and its hard to communicate that you are just wanting to connect to another flight. Maybe they need a procedure for that when a flight comes in late and they have closed the connecting path.
Cons: Prior to taking off, (male) flight attendant was rude when demanding me to turn off electronic. Girl to my right rear kept her moving playing on her computer during entire takeoff. Flight air conditioning was not cool, let alone cold, so I was hot the entire flight. When landing, I was directed to return my seat to upright position, while man in front of me did not have to, girl next to him did not have to, and several others throughout the flight did not have to return their seats to upright position. It really seemed like the flight crew played favorites or (more specifically) discriminated.
Pros: The actual flight on Virgin Australia was great! The comfort level for economy was especially surprising and very nice.
Cons: The transfer in between flights was very hectic and they couldn't find my ticket on my Delta transfer. This happened because they e-mailed the week before trying to change my itinerary but then clearly didn't let Delta know so there was definitely confusion and I missed my original transfer. That aspect was frustrating, but the flight itself was LOVELY.
Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected
Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat
Cons: Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon
Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.
Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.
Cons: Seats were very tight
Cons: Bad airlinws. No respect of ppl waiting for chk in
Pros: Not much
Cons: Everything was low rate budget
Cons: Couldnt board plane because passport about to expired.i didnt know. I would love a full refund so I can go to Thailand in December and Vietnam in October.
Pros: Die Sitze waren richtig bequem, es war ein neues Flugzeug. Auch in der Economi hab ich sehr gut gesessen.
Cons: Maybe it is foot to have one German Stewardess, I had one chinese / englisch Speaking ones.
Pros: Rum punch and boarding was gread
Cons: I would have liked to purchase a Leo Hawaii experience in on the Maui end
Pros: Service, crew, food, price
Cons: Chairs weren't very comfortable
Pros: Crew and mai tai were great
Cons: I would have liked an option to purchase a lei on the Maui side of the arrival. Also the seats were particularly uncomfortable coming from southwest even
Pros: Appreciated the meal service and complimentary drink.
Cons: Having to pay a fee to watch anything was not appreciated.
Cons: Make the movies free 7.99 is ridiculous Also no vegetarian meals is completely unacceptable!
Cons: I was assigned a seat on the last row of the plane--these not only don't recline, but it feels as though they push you forward. Also, the engine sound was so deafening with such intense vibration that I was unable to hear the flight attendant speaking to me from 2 feet away, much less anything overh
Pros: Great service
Cons: Stuck at landing. For over 20+ minutes
Pros: We landed 45 minutes ahead of schedule.
Cons: Boarding was rushed and we left the gate late.
Pros: Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!
Cons: If it had left on time Waited 3 hours at the airport
Pros: The crew's service, the food and availability of food and drink throughout the whole flight.
Cons: The cabin temperature, it was too warm.
Pros: This was a wonderful flying experience for me. I was happy with the selection of entertainment, the seats were comfortable, and the crew was friendly. I also enjoyed the food!
Cons: We spent a long time on the tarmac at LAX. The explanation was that they were making sure everyone's bags got on board...which I felt was very odd. We left late, and arrived in Pape'ete 45 minutes late. Otherwise, the experience was excellent.
Pros: The price was good, the service was excellent. The food was good and generous. We didn't have to wait in any lines for getting our boarding pass or checking bags. It was a very quick process. The entertainment was good but I have had a few more selections from other carriers. It was certainly enough to keep one occupied.
Cons: Can't think of any negatives.
Pros: The seat was uncomfortable. The staff was not friendly. They were serving food and did not let me pass to get back to my seat. And they did not bother to leave any food for me. The movie selection was limited.
Cons: It had to be the worse experience ever.
Pros: I liked the staff.
Cons: Leg room was dismal. Food was not great.
Pros: crew was very nice
Cons: entertainment system malfunction needed a long time to reboot
Pros: Lovely crew especially Heidi
Cons: Nothing, all was well
Pros: Good food and snacks. Great boarding and off boarding experience. Appreciated the help by Qantas ground crew who helped me with my wheelchair in Sydney.
Cons: Small, uncomfortable economy seating. Crew came by infrequently but were attentive when they came.
Pros: timely and comfortable
Cons: less use of plastic- why not be the first airline to use the new paper box water bottle? why do the blankets have to be wrapped in plastic. end use of single use plastics, be a pioneer :)
Cons: The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable
Cons: Comfort was not rated as high because space between me and seat in front of me was extremely tight and I'm not a big person. Otherwise flight was good, food better than expected and actually pretty good and entertainment had plenty of options
Cons: User totally different airline than air China The seats are far too small for Western people
Pros: The price was absolutely amazing, dollars to miles it was the best bargain on a trip ever. Crew responded very quickly, and handled everything excellently.
Cons: The seat could have used a little more cushioning, the fasten seatbelt sign was on the whole flight so passengers weren't really sure when it was okay to move about the cabin.
Pros: The crew are very helpful. Services are very good.
Pros: Seat very comfortable
Cons: Need better food quality and choices.
Pros: Food, wine, entertainment, condition of cabin, timeliness of flight, safety video enjoyable and engaging compared to other airlines
Cons: Being on the aisle it was hard to sleep with flight attendants and passengers constantly walking by
Pros: I had always had a pleasant time with this airline but this 2nd longer flight wasn't it's best! I still have good opinions about this airline and plan on using it in the future.
Cons: My neighbor in a 4 seat section kept elbowing me. Seats seemed to be too close to each other and for people who aren't average weight it is hard for them to stay within their given space. Eating meals was difficult because some people use their elbows all over the place.
Pros: This is an overnight red eye flight. There is not much to interact with crew or service. It is simply long with attempts to sleep.
Cons: We booked our tickets and chose our seats and nowhere did it warn or tell us that we were located in a ‘safety row’ where the arm rest would not fold up. So we could not stretch out during our 12 hr flight. This was the most uncomfortable experience I have ever had on the multiple trips I have done between USA and Australia or New Zealand. The seat ordering from the kitchen was rarely available, even after the flight attendants had finished food service and pick up. The flight attendants weren’t very friendly.
Cons: Too little leg room.
Cons: Better seat cushions! There is not much padding & the seats get really hard.
Cons: A toilet had no water. The internet was not working for the whole flight
Cons: The hardest thing about any air travel is cramp seats in coach. That being said, AA makes the best of your cramp quarters with free online movies and television, and a power outlet for your cell on the headrest in front of you, which is so convenient and makes up for the tight seating!
Pros: I liked the big 787 plane and the in flight entertainment with individual TVs!
Cons: Not a huge fan of the captive audience announcements for the credit card and the meal pre-orders
Pros: Captain actually briefed passengers before the plane took off. Refreshing.
Cons: Maple cookie snacks aren't my favorite. Stroopwaffels are the best.
Pros: The leg room on the E175 is better than most. The seats have minimal padding but they're ok. Great Wi-Fi options.
Cons: The one stewardess was obviously annoyed and bothered by her job, but they did fulfill their roles.
Cons: It was a NINE hour flight and there was NO FOOD provided!!! Why do we have to pay extra for the crappy food??
Pros: Flight attendant was pleasant and helpful
Cons: Food options ok. Minor problem with gate upon arrival to Chicago. Problem resolved in 10 min
Cons: Less time with seatbelt sign on.
Pros: Seat was ok. Service was timely
Pros: The crew were good
Cons: Food is not good
Pros: The whole Experience was Amazing. From Comfortable Seat, Great Flight Crew, Tastey Food
Pros: I liked that cleanliness and the blankets were really nice! I liked the selection of entertainment. The food was alright for getting meals on a airplane. The staff was very nice as well.
Cons: The space was very small and if someone tall is sitting behind you, you cannot our seat back at all so for a 15 hour flight that’s pretty bad. Everything else was good!
Cons: It would be better if the chair a little bit bigger! But overall you still have the best service so far! Thank you very much!
Pros: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it
Cons: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it Clear sign of no competition on this route
Cons: By sending my purchase thru a third party, you screwed my ability to use your cancellation policy and was forced to use there’s which was not customer service oriented. I will never again use kayak
Pros: Good flight
Pros: Ilana, the attendant at the check in was so amazing!!! She went out of her way to find our friend a seat close to us. We just loved everything and everyone about Fiji airways. THANK YOU!!
Cons: No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays..
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Can I get some vegetarian/vegan options?
Cons: The only food I ate all day were the two meals on Hong Kong airlines flights. On the flight from HK to BKK we were served a hot meal of Beef, rice and vegetables. At the time the vegetables tasted a little starnge but I was very hungry so I finished the meal. After arriving at my Bangkok hotel I started to feel unwell and by the evening I was repeatedly vomiting.
Pros: You have earned a customer for life. The crew was fantastic, the plane was very new, and the entire process was easy. The fare was super cheap and a great value. Keep up the great work!
Pros: Crew was friendly and the food was diverse and tasted good
Cons: More options for movies
Pros: I liked the reclining seats and the comfort packs they gave that included ear plugs, eye covers socks blankets pillows.
Cons: There was plenty of food but the type of food was not typical of the west. And was acceptable but not great. I would have liked masks because there was someone coughing in front of us and I didn’t want to get sick.
Cons: I slept most of the way
Cons: Boarding a bit chaotic
Pros: Food was very tasty. In-flight movies were up to date and very good.
Cons: Seat was hard as a rock. No way to get comfortable on a 10 hour + flight. Seat in front practically is in your face when they recline. I'm not fond of the A330 layout. Give me a 777 any day.
Pros: Sorry the flight was cancelled
Pros: The crew was friendly and helpful. Comfortable flight considering it was a small aircraft.
Cons: My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date
Pros: Great experience. Prompt service and polite staff all around. Nicest flight in China so far.
Pros: Good price and had entertainment and meals that were tasty.
Cons: Too cramped, not much on the television, seat did not go far back enough to sleep for a long flight.
Pros: The flight attendants were nice
Cons: Organization is poor, food is aweful, seats are bad
Pros: I thought service was outstanding and efficient .... like they passed out a box of food with water.....rverybody got one .... fast and efficient
Pros: Felt Cheap
Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.
Pros: fast boarding
Cons: better movies
Cons: More softer seats More entertainment with closed caption
Pros: Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments
Cons: Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance.
Pros: Virgin Australia crew members have been extremely courteous in my recent flights with them.
Pros: Friendly helpful staff. Loved the leg from Nandi to Auckland.
Cons: Having to repack our bags when the total among the three of us flying was within limits. And then still having to pay an extra $60 US. when we didn't get it quite right by about 2 ks. However you did let my wife's wheelchair on without payment thanks for that. I am an ex pilot so it is difficult for your staff to try and explain weight ratios, and the dangers of extra weight.. Then being made to take 1 point something kilos into another lighter bag. However the staff were very good about it. not their fault that they find themselves having to talk through something that just doesn't ad up. However we enjoyed the flight, and the help we received transferring from a very late plane to one almost waiting in Fiji. :-)
Pros: The flight attendants were awesome. Super friendly. Was also a surprise that we received full meals. Would definitely fly again.
Cons: Planes seemed dated. Video equipment was in overhead bin.
Pros: My flight to Los Angeles was great comfortable seats and the food was very good
Cons: Unfortunately my flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was cancelled the plane had a mishap on the runway colliding with another plain so was booked on an Air New Zealand flight back to Auckland the following night it was good of Fiji air to put me up in the Crowne Plaza near airport lovely hotel
Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane
Pros: Sorry the flight was cancelled
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