|March||Best time to beat the crowds (24% less expensive on average)|
|July||Most popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$1,885||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 32h 20m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,493), Etihad Airways ($1,800) and British Airways ($2,504).
When flying out of Zurich you will be using Zurich, often referred to as Zurich Airport. You will be landing at Queenstown Intl, also known as Queenstown Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Caboj crew were unfriendly and bordering on being rude. The basic rule of any service is to smile but when you've cabin staff whi look grumpy on a 7h flight that speaks of poor training of cabin staff. Etihad needs to do much better to retain customers on this hot segment."
Cons: "Missing a bag , longer wait time at Abu Dhabi"
Pros: "The seat were nice & the staff more helpful than before"
Cons: "Food can be better Entertainment is not good at all, you are starting it after take off, which might take an hour, and closing it an hour before landing Which is something not nice at all"
Pros: "the staff was very helpful"
Cons: "the touchscreen didn’t always work"
Cons: "Train staff to be more responsive to customersn need"
Pros: "Love Etihad service"
Cons: "Snacks, i didn't want set meal"
Pros: "The flight was on time. Food was reasonable."
Cons: "A bit more leg-room and there is some scope for improvement in the food. Also, the entertainement could have more south Indian content and also allow to access entertainement for more time."
Pros: "This crew was better that last flight overall"
Cons: "Better seating arrangements"
Cons: "Foord service poor overall"
Cons: "More cabin staff only 3 attendants for a packed flight Long wait for another plane to land so people could get on Late landing Generally uncomfortable due to full plane and inconsiderate people May not use again"
Pros: "It got me from a to b"
Cons: "I'm just not going to go with Etihad in the future."
Pros: "On-ground customer service of Ethiad, Fatima. She was professional and understanding."
Cons: "Don’t overlook international flights and penalize travelers who don’t have a seat selection but checked in on time."
Pros: "Good value for money."
Cons: "Slow processing at boarding with unnecessary additional bag search."
Pros: "Good value for money."
Cons: "Expensive wifi. Limited entertainment selection."
Cons: "Smooth & a v.comfortable flight!"
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Bigger and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew is ok. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Vegetarian food was terrible and of no quality. The inflight tamil and Hindi movies could have been better and newer."
Pros: "Good quality overall from Etihad"
Cons: "Selection of movies/tv was pretty dire and the wifi was awful."
Pros: "they are quiet but not as roomy as i hoped. The food was okay.prices in Abu dhabi are extortionate though for a 5 hr stop."
Cons: "The plane to bangkok from Abu Dhabiis a bean tin cram as many on as you can . the seat sent my backside to sleep for 3 days and my ankles and legs are badly swollen. disappointed and not looking forward to return flights"
Cons: "The main meal was ok but that was it. If you can't do food to a standard them dint do it at all. A piece of fruit would have been better"
Pros: "I enjoyed the quick flight and friendly staff"
Cons: "I ordered Jain food and the whole trip from Chicago to Mumbai I’ did not have Jain vegetarian food. I did not eat for 18 hours"
Pros: "Only process of boarding."
Cons: "Everything else was not close to other comparative airlines. Food was horrible. Just FYI, cottage cheese is not the only food for Asian vegetarians. There actually are many other options. Not enough options for entertainment. The seats for economy class were way too crammed. With the growth in technology, it would be helpful to have a USB port to charge. ELL phones."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "- Very noisy and old airplane - Since it's old, the legroom in economy was poor and the business class was looking like it was built in the 80s. It was really cramped even in the business class - If you bring your own headphones, make sure they're noise cancelling since it's noisy on the plane - And if you bring your own headphones, you need those old 2 pin style connectors as well. The ones that Ethiad give you are super low quality. - Screen resolution on those screens is really bad, you can view every pixel on the screen and brightness doesn't go all the way up either."
Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "Lack of ability to cancel"
Pros: "Transiet time"
Cons: "Smaller leg room than other airlines"
Pros: "Aircraft was very good"
Cons: "Food very poor, staff mediocre"
Pros: "Good and crew were very goid"
Cons: "Seats were very hard and very cramped for such a long flight"
Pros: "Plane was good, seats were spacious"
Cons: "Check in process was hectic"
Pros: "Food was excellent."
Pros: "I found the crews and their services good. Food served was tasty and healthy."
Cons: "The seat layout wasnt good. In a Boeing 777-300ER generaly the seat layout is 3-3-3 in a row, where as in etihad aircraft it was 3-4-3 in the economy. Th seat was very congested for a long haul flight."
Cons: "The seats in row 43 should only have 3 in the middle as I kept getting bumped by the trolley as the aisle narrows considerably at that point in the plane."
Pros: "Crew are great. Food good. Entertainment selection pretty good."
Cons: "I don't know why but on all Etihad flights I've been on so far (4), I found the seats very uncomfortable. There seems to be no padding on them and hence they are uncomfortable especially on long haul flights."
Pros: "Very friendly and attentive stewardesses. Beautiful too"
Cons: "The internet connection "Wi-Fly" is very weak. Data rates are outrageous. $4.95 plan is basically good for 5 minutes, $11.95 plan maybe lasts 10 minutes. Very disappointing"
Pros: "E box movies , longer leg room"
Cons: "Nothing I love Etihad"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Entertainment and food great."
Cons: "Crew was unusually subpar for Etihad. They were not nice, not attentive, not responsive. The plane was packed and loud with uncontrollable children and people having coughing fits. I did not see the nanny or flight attendants helping either situation e.g. offering water to the sick, ect. The toilet room was disgusting. The seat was cramped."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Having to wait 5-6 hours due to missed flight back to NY"
Pros: "SERVICE VERY GOOD"
Cons: "FOOD NO GOOD AT ALL"
Pros: "Very gd service"
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Flight delayed , missed flight, has to stop at Abu Dhabi for 8 hrs to catch another flight to Bankok then 5 hrs later for Ho Chi Minh City. 1 meal, no breakfast for overnight flight . Terrible flight"
Pros: "On-bard meals and service"
Pros: "Didn’t have much choice for vegetarians.. food was not good atol"
Pros: "Never flying with Etihad before, but it really impressed me with its roomy aircraft, friendly crew, well-rounded and creative e-entertainment and fine food for its amazingly affordable price. I was somehow selected by the airplane for an upgrade flying to Bangkok which even elevate all of my experiences above. A great layover program definitely recommended!!!"
Cons: "Flight attendants in the economy class could be more attentive and walk around more frequently to check up passengers needs and passing out waters. Need more care to the food sanitation especially open water because I had later diarrhea after drinking it. Could be more organized for lining up different seating zones onto the flight, also seat arrangement is a bit off because bothe times I was asked to switch seats for couples and families w kids."
Cons: "On the boarding time thy check you handcarry wait and on that time if you have extra wait they want to throw I don’t like that because on the counter if they check and tell you have exsis wait you have a option to give your extra stuff to your attendant but they give hard time to pas Sanger’s I really hait that sevice"
Pros: "The flight was very quiet so I was able to lie down and get a good rest - I know this isn’t possible on every flight but it made the long flight a lot more comfortable. All of the crew members were very friendly and attentive. The food was really good and tasty (lamb curry I think it was) - best plane food that I’ve ever had. Good choice of new movies too."
Pros: "The Airbus A321 flight was much more comfortable than the 1st leg. The service again was good"
Cons: "There wasn't anything not to like."
Pros: "The crew were outstanding."
Cons: "They only had two choices of food: either vegetarian or chicken. The number of dishes were small as well. The “salad” was horrible."
Pros: "safe trip"
Cons: "no entertainment, no food, would like to be aware no food"
Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Check in (i could not do it online) and the 82 chf cost to check a suitcase"
Cons: "Bathroom faucet awful. Seats in premium economy not comfortable."
Cons: "A crew member fell ill before take off so we had to taxi back to the terminal - and extra 1.5 hours !"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Seats are too small, I don't have space for my upper legs."
Pros: "The crew was really good"
Cons: "Perhaps seats just a bit more confortable. Overall a very good airline"
Pros: "Entertainment system was decent."
Cons: "Crew was pretty unfriendly abs the food was very poor."
Cons: "Late boarding , late to name the gate"
Cons: "T5 needs many more drinking fountains."
Cons: "Extremely poor timing and communication. Departed over 2hr late and missed landing to the correct airport by 10 mins and so had to divert to an airport an hour away with poor coordination"
Cons: "Nothing different from budget airlines nowadays apart from high price of flight, which is what it is all about really. Felt like a Ryanair flight for 4 or 5 times the price. Could have been SOMETHING complimentary to justify price."
Pros: "BAc- great brand and very professional."
Cons: "Nothing for me"
Pros: "Crew were great and we left and arrived slightly early which was nice"
Cons: "The in flight magazines and safety cards were ripped and damaged. Not a good look for the flag carrier"
Pros: "Very comfy leather seats like business class"
Cons: "No free food, snacks"
Cons: "The food service was terrible I was in row 20 and they ran out of all sandwiches and coffee!!!!! I thought flying BACK would be superior to EasyJet who I normally fly with but quite frankly your service is not nearly as good"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew were professional and courteous. Seats were fairly comfortable ( though one was broken)."
Cons: "Could have been a bit more room - was slightly squashed. Disappointed to have to pay for tea. Porridge from M&S on flight was horrible."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "I paid 20 pounds for seat 9 something and was given seat 32F"
Cons: "More latest movies in the inflight movies"
Pros: "Good crew, friendly and plane was spacious and well equipped"
Cons: "Boarding and waiting to exit the plane were both very delayed"
Pros: "Everything was as you would expect from BA"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable, and the crew was friendly"
Pros: "I liked crew's friendly attitudes."
Cons: "not ONE single smile !!!!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Lack of punctuality (90 minutes late, due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” as per usua). Ever decreasing seat pitch so absolutely abysmal lack of comfort. Dismal snacks and drinks for purchase. Bus service at LHR rather than jetty."
Cons: "I experienced several delays on my journey to Zurich and so my itinerary was changed. When I started my journey to Madison, there were apparently then multiple bookings, which caused confusion, and had to be sorted out. Luckily I had left plenty of time to get through security and customs."
Cons: "Feeling like one of many cattle funnelled through an already over-capacity system."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Departed about 2 hours late."
Pros: "Seat and space in plane"
Cons: "the old part of Nairobi In Airport... JKIA .....is appalling and the boarding procedure very tedious and uncomfortable Inflight entartainement is as old as the plane... built in the 80's"
Pros: "Captain kept passengers informed on everything, great flight, helpful crew, fantastic entertainment system."
Cons: "Leg room isn’t great for such can’t a long flight and the food was not the greatest."
Cons: "Delayed, had to pay for beverages, tight seating"
Pros: "The wine was good"
Cons: "Least expensive tickets. Food was the least expensive, very popr"
Pros: "Pilot skilled, first landing attempt was too shaky so we pulled up and did it again"
Cons: "Long wait to take off, all food and beverage on the flight were for sale only which feels petty"
Cons: "Didn’t realize you had to pay for coffee or a non-alcoholic drink until after we were asked what we’d like to drink."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that although we had regulation size suitcases for our London to Copenhagen flight, we were forced to check them. It was not a Finnair but a British Airlines flight. Although we were forced to check our bag, there was plenty of room on the flight in the overhead bins. Some were actually empty."
Pros: "Empty seats next to us."
Cons: "1 hour delay (not BA's fault) confusion as to gate location"
Pros: "Plenty food. Very well looked after by the crew. Lots of good movies."
Cons: "Some of the screens had a scratches on them."
Pros: "Timing of flight. Gate not too distant at Gatwick.."
Cons: "The check in and seat allocation process is awful. Boarding was chaotic with passengers still standing as we rolled back (quite sensibly the pilot did not want to miss the slot). Sitting around rows 19/20 means that even on an a two hour flight, you risk attendants never reaching you with the trolley."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and on time, plane was clean and warm."
Cons: "Did not think this was any better than the budget airlines, I expected more from British Airways, no entertainment on board - food limited, some gifts ran out."
Pros: "Took 2 hrs from the W to get to the airport via metro for Some reason. Had just over an hour to check in. Fast security and great service from the bar crew onboard. Thank you"
Cons: "This plane had an old tv system"
Cons: "Love BA but very stand-offish and rude crew!"
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "A 30 minute delay in taking off caused by de-icing."
Pros: "The flight was cancelled"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled"
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "Tiny space, uncomfortable seats, poor food"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Quality of service, the fact that they charge you for a bottle of water!"
Cons: "Flight LCY-ZRH (19:35-22:10) departed delayed by >1h, we had to wait in boarding staircase standing with 9mth old baby for 45mins. Due to late take-off we were too late to land in ZRH as runway had already closed. Diverted to Stuttgart, where no BA staff was on the ground to deal with and all services had already closed (~00:30). Basically ~50 customers were dumped at a place they didn’t want to be and no info on his BA wanted to deal with it was given. After 1 week still no info on compensation. And this wants to be a major carrier?"
Pros: "Good variety of onboard entertainment. Middle seats felt roomy."
Cons: "The staff weren't the most professional (save for one or two members) and the food was not great."
Pros: "Flight was onetime, food on the flight was for purchase but it was vert nice, boarding was onetime and smooth."
Pros: "How efficient, professional and pleasant the captain As well as cabin crew were."