Share |I am willing to bet that NZ is the most inaccessible place to go in the world. Its terrible! Whether you are flying in or out. The good news is that flights are not so expensive anymore. The problem is:
1. Trying to get connections
2. Trying to get flights at reasonable times
I have tried all types of routes to get to the Philippines. I have looked at leaving from Wellington or Auckland. I've looked at flights through Melb, Sydney, Gold Coast, so I could get a cheap flight with Asia Asia. The problem I have is connections. Each requires staying overnight in Australia. Why? Because the NZ flights leave too late, or don't fly direct. I can't even get to Melbourne by noon.
This is not the first time I've had this problem. Its a constant problem. Of course I can always fly Air NZ. Great service, but never competitively priced. I remember attending a conference in Wellington, and I had to fly the day after in order to get back to Sydney, and I had the same problem arriving.
Telephone service with Jetstar is pretty poor, though their flights are cheap.