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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (6% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

$751 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$458 or less

Good deal one-way

$205 or less

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  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to the Cook Islands is February.

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Top airlines flying Wellington to Cook Islands

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.4
Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,838 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Please have the option to order Kosher meal!! The 1st air company that I use, that don’t offer this basic service!! Ridiculous!!"

Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant and it was nice to get a drink of water, a cookie and the offer of a cup of tea or coffee"

Cons: "It was great. . .We thought a 16 hr flight would be gruling, but it was not at all!! Comfortable seats with plenty of room and lots of bathrooms. The flight attendants were awesome"

Pros: "Aircraft was a new A320. Superb. Loads of legroom and extra width . Great flight."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Only a 25 minute flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The corn chips!"

Pros: "Well coordinated loading of plane. Good food service. Well informed.."
Cons: "Nothing.."

Pros: "The crew was lovely"

Cons: "Very nice services"

Pros: "Lovely, friendly crew!"
Cons: "No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?"

Pros: "Crew was amazing, very attentive."

Pros: "Entertainment and service was outstanding."
Cons: "I could have used more leg room."

Pros: "Crew were very helpful"
Cons: "First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good"

Pros: "Staff friendly and helpful"
Cons: "My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops."

Pros: "The plane was great!"

Pros: "Nice, short flight. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Had a middle seat between two very large women. Couldn't be helped, was a full flight."

Cons: "Great flight. Would have been nice to have on board wifi."

Pros: "Good for a sheot flight"

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Pros: "Food was reasonable and staff as amazing as ever."
Cons: "The flight was extremely packed making the experience a bit less comfortable. The transit through LA was chaos, although and explanation was given including an apology."

Cons: "Very Slow meal service, had to ring for sparkling water when we had asked the attendant during the meal service. Took 20 minutes."

Cons: "Had to pay for most movies. They need to bring around water more often and actually offer it to window seats rather than handing a glass to the aisle and walking off."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good."

Pros: "Wellington airport is the most accessible and relaxed I’ve used, and the Air New Zealand Check-in process was the easiest I’ve used so far."

Pros: "The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date."
Cons: "The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV."

Pros: "A whole season of New Girl!"
Cons: "Was very crammed."

Cons: "Air NZ serves the special meals first but never offers passengers a drink. By the time the meal and drinks trolleys come round for the rest of passengers, most people have eaten their special meal."

Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"

Pros: "Punctual flight, great boarding and great baggage service."
Cons: "Bag drop could be improved with more personnel to help."

Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Cons: "Ran out of meal options, flight was delayed so one option breakfast not appropriate at midday. The flight attendant blamed the person in front of me for taking the last other option. I had to clarify with her that meant there was only one option left. She seemed annoyed at me for asking."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Late start of check in"

Pros: "on time, crew were friendly"
Cons: "have to pay to watch movie"

Cons: "Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne"

Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"

Pros: "Inflight service and all round experience with Air New Zealand was excellent"
Cons: "Aircraft cabin way too hot on both jouneys"

Pros: "I LOVED my flight to LA PERFECT The flight from LA to Auckland was not as good, seating fine, LOVED THE CHECK IN LOVED THE PHONE SERVICE when i called to increase my weight of luggage..."
Cons: "I could not hear the entertainment because engine too loud I did not experience this on my flight to LA , I found the crew were not as pleasant as the crew to LA, could be that they were tired, if i had to rate NZ Airline from my trip to LA.... I would be shouting my pleasrure and did while in LA coming back truly was a different experience however going was so good... I will gladly fly again"

Pros: "The entire experience is well thought out"

Pros: "Air New Zealand is a great airline. They give you a lot of food and the seats seem to have a little more space between them so your knees don't hit the back of the chair!"

Pros: "I love the entertainment system. The airline attendants uniforms are very colourful."

Cons: "The check in at premier lounge wasn’t as good as before for bussiness elite !"

Pros: "I never doubt Air NZ , overall Ok ."
Cons: "this flight bit noisy, and felt dirty toilet ..anyway,,, I Like Air NZ .Hope good next time"

Pros: "The airport was great! Very easy access, fast check in and security. Loved the LOTR theme. Uneventful and beautiful flight."
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Crew were lovely."
Cons: "Had a lot of hassle adding baggage to this leg of my trip on booking. At check in i was asked to pay $130 for baggage, which was no surprise. Luckily Air New Zealand ground staff sorted it out and I did not have to pay. I will book direct with the airlines next time."

Pros: "Very smooth, uneventful flight, perfect, in other words"

Pros: "Smooth flight. Crews' sense of humour"
Cons: "A bit of delay in take-off schedule"

Pros: "Very friendly staff. Free wine and cheese or choices of cookies—extra servings too."
Cons: "Seats are just standard—headrest part doesn’t adjust"

Pros: "Cree"
Cons: "Cold flight Food average at best Overall nothing flash and nothing bad solid average"

Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "ATR seats uncomfortable No food"

Pros: "service, food, good pilot"
Cons: "nothing everything just perfect"

Pros: "Price was right. On time."

Cons: "Boarding was chaotic. They started boarding from the back, which is fine, but never indicated that the forward seats could board and never checked to make sure people were boarding in the proper groups. Terrible process."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and tickets were a great price"
Cons: "No legroom at all, very cramped"

Cons: "NOT BEING DELAYED - WHICH RESULTED IN ME ONLY GETTING AT HOME CLOSE THE 2AM IN THE MORNING WITH WORK STARTING AT 7AM!!!"

Pros: "It was OK"
Cons: "It would of been nice to know why we were delayed."

Pros: "In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."

Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Cheaper add booked luggage costs."

Pros: "No drama."

Pros: "I got the bulkhead seat, so legroom was superb. The inflight dinner was also good (vegetarian gnocchi)."

Pros: "Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing it’s budget for a reason. Not comfortable just anfl flight. You even pay for a blanket if your cold!"
Cons: "I was unwell had paid for a seat and requested if not a full flight to be moved so not sitting next to someone. Staff declined said it was full flight and rolled eyes. Asked on flight. Got told I could try to love after take off to a spare row 4 rows back."

Pros: "I didn’t book a seatbelt beforehand so when I checked in and was assigned the front row, which is an emergency exit row, I was very pleased because it meant I could board early and had extra legroom. The check in agent was also very patient with me while I tried to sort out my bags"

Pros: "it was delayed"
Cons: "not being delayed"

Pros: "Very easy flight, especially the Wellington airport part, with polite and efficient security."
Cons: "Nothing, it’s a LCC on a short flight doing its job very well. Pity my legs are longer than the distance between the seats though."

Cons: "Lots of extra fees"

Pros: "Although the flight was delayed 20 minutes, the staff were efficient, polite and helpful with my elderly mum."

Pros: "Noodles were hot and coffee served in decent time. Crew engaged with courtesy to all."
Cons: "Boarding was later than they kept stating at the gate but still arrived at destination on time."

Pros: "Everything went smoothly as scheduled."
Cons: "The waiting"

Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Flight was delayed .... it’s always delayed!!!! I just gate this airline but sometimes there just is no choice !"

Cons: "I didn’t really like the fact that we had to pay for seats."

Pros: "We paid for extra legroom seats because we were so uncomfortable on the flight up to Cairns. It was worth the money to be comfortable. As it happens it was an older plane with more room anyway."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Neat and clean planes , comfortable & on time"
Cons: "Very cold inside the cabin , they make it so , why I don’t understand"

Pros: "Arrived ahead of time"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Cons: "The attendants at the desk for check in were rud. The flight was delayed. No service, food or entertainment during the flight"

Pros: "On time - early even"
Cons: "Seats are just too cramped Timing is woeful. 2:30am flight to arrive at 6:30am is awful!"

Pros: "3 hours delayed"
Cons: "Not even some food to wait"

Pros: "flight comfort was as expected"
Cons: "plane was over an hour late. a week before another Jetstar flight to Queenstown was 2 hours late. seems Jetstar is often late."

Pros: "Economic overall. Check in staff very helpful in resolving baggage issue ( see below). As long as you undertstand your ticket/ baggage cost, you'll be fine."
Cons: "Tried to pay in advance for baggage. Online system wouldn't accept our credit card (needed a signature) so entire booking put on hold. A little stressful, but airport staff sorted it out with no added cost."

Cons: "Crew attitude"

Pros: "Newer plane, arrived on time."
Cons: "You have to pay extra for everything. Even though it’s an eight hour flight there is no food, drink or entertainment included. They do have screens at the back of each seat but it’s $10 to watch a limited selection. The food and drink are expensive. It gets cold in the plane but you guessed it if you ask for a blanket you have to buy a $20 “comfort pack”. So be prepared!"

Pros: "nothing it was a disaster"
Cons: "Everything it was poorly run very deceptive and a total disaster. I am retired airline and have traveled extensivly and I will neverfly with these people again"

Cons: "Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I paid $75 for checked baggage when I checked in on line. I had to guess the weight of our bags. When we got to the airport to drop our bags we were over what we had guestimated (who travels with a scale?). We had to pay another $75 because once the airport kiosk opens you can’t do an online purchase. On the previous flight we overpaid weight but they wouldn’t give us a refund . They are thieves. Most airlines charge per bag. This is the first time we have paid by weight. I certainly won’t travel Jetstar again! And they don’t even have free water on board."

Pros: "Arrangement when flight was cancelled."
Cons: "Cancel the flight without letting me know"

Pros: "Staff was very polite it is just a shame that the airline don’t get the same standard of results the staff get."
Cons: "No vegan food options, No adjustable head rest, No entertainment, Will not choose to fly with them again."

Cons: "How close the seats are."

Pros: "Italy a okay flight"
Cons: "Don't have WiFi connection"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Jetstar is the worst airline I’ve ever taken"

Pros: "Crew is friendly and tries to be helpful as much as possible where airline has not squeeze human decency out of the entire experience."
Cons: "Another poor experience with what is consistently one of the worst airlines I have ever flown. Nickel and dimed for every possible way they can squeeze money from their passengers. Seats barely accommodates an average sized person and because everyone is crushed together, constant seat kicking/jerking is the norm. Regrettably I have 2mord flights with this airline already booked, after which I look forward to never flying with jetstar again."

Cons: "Seats were not comfortable Baggage rules - I overpaid for baggage in advance Carry on weight should be reconsidered (limit should increase)"

Pros: "The cabin staff were friendly"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to excess baggage weight in hull. The baggage had to be unloaded and then reloaded again, while we sat on the tarmac for an hour."

Pros: "I'm a regular flyer, and can't count how often I've been on planes. This was the best, smoothest and least stressful of any shirt hop I've ever taken, and while it can't rival a big plane for food or entertainment, the seats were cozy, I had legroom and it was simply very well done!!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Got in slightly ahead of schedule."
Cons: "No lounge access, no complimentary snacks and drinks, miserable cabin crew, seating very very cramped in 3 3 3 config so not suitable for couples wanting a row to selves. Mosquito's flying round the plane. The pilot told us to "Rest in peace" at the beginning of the flight. Looking around at the passengers faces a better choice of words could have been used. Noise levels were terrible, couldn't hear the safety instructions because of the sound traveling around the aircraft.Luggage took a very long time to come off the plane."

Pros: "finally landing in Melbourne"
Cons: "cancelled flight 20 mins before transfer pick up. useless chat assistant and a virtual assistant hat could not assist. extra expenses for a later checkout, another transfer, food & rntertainment, paid day care and requesting more leave from work. Hotel we were offered only had one room available which had one bed for 4 people."

Pros: "flight was on time, moved everyone efficiently, quickly through boarding gates, luggage arrived quickly - not a long wait to get it, staff nice, professional, polite, greeted us in friendly way"
Cons: "seats - squashed in close to seat in front and behind - can't tilt seat back into relaxing position"

Pros: "Excellent leg room in the dash 8 plane."
Cons: "1 star for entertainment and food because the flight is only 40 minutes!"

Pros: "Fairly much on time"
Cons: "My muffin was served to me cold. $5 for a cold muffin. Next time I’ll get a hot chocolate instead."

Pros: "The crew including the check in and ground crew were excellent, very friendly and patient."

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