Discover a better way to fly from Chicago to New Zealand & Australia
Operated by new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, passengers traveling from Chicago can expect a truly enjoyable flight that includes the award-winning Economy Skycouch™, luxury leather Premium Economy seats and lie flat beds in Business Premier™.
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Travel period: Feb 28 - Jun 2, 2019
Advance purchase: 14 days
Sale ends: 20 Aug 2018
Important note: All flight sectors of purchased ticket must be used in sequence, any deviation will incur a change fee and trigger a fare re-calculation for the new itinerary.
6:30 am (+2 days)
4:15 pm (same day)
All times local. Schedule effective from November 30, 2018 through March 8, 2019. Flight schedule and aircraft type are subject to change.
You can add Economy Skycouch to an Economy fare when booking long haul flights online. You'll see 'Skycouch on board' beneath the price if the option is available. You'll find costs and details when you get to the 'extras' page.
Choose your configuration based on how many people you're travelling with. We offer options for one Skycouch, one Skycouch plus an Economy seat or multiple Skycouches. Click here to learn more about Economy Skycouch.
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Travel periods: Los Angeles Feb 12 - Aug 8, 2019
San Francisco Feb 19 - Aug 8, 2019
Houston Feb 18 - Aug 8, 2019
Chicago Feb 20 - Aug 7, 2019
Honolulu: Jan 15 - Aug 31, 2019
Advance purchase: 90 days for San Francisco, Houston & Chicago.
Sale ends: 17 Oct 2018. Honolulu ends 26 Oct 2018.
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Fare/Pricing Details - Round trip Economy Class airfare per person from Chicago (ORD) to New Zealand and Australia. Travel must be on Air New Zealand-operated trans-Pacific flights. Portions of itinerary may be on flights operated by United Airlines (UA), Alaska Airlines (AS) or Air Canada (AC). Fares are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Fare Listings are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or days. Prices stated are for the least expensive itineraries. Total prices for other itineraries may be higher due to higher taxes. Reference: LLXTAUSS (New Zealand) and SLXT3 (Australia)
Taxes – Advertised fares include all US and foreign Government imposed fees and taxes and Security fees.
Payment & Ticketing - New Zealand: Ticket must be purchased at least 120 days prior travel. Australia: Ticket must be purchased at least 28 days prior travel. All fares: Bookings made on www.airnewzealand.com must be purchased immediately with credit card. Prices are in US dollars and offer is available in the USA only. Electronic Tickets will be issued on all eligible routes and sent to the email address provided in the booking process. No wait-lists are permitted. Prices are subject to change at any time. We want to provide you with the most competitive fare deals in a fluctuating marketplace and because of this, prices may go down. Under the fare rules of all fare types (excluding full price fares) we are not able to provide re-booking with a refund of the difference in price if a lower fare becomes available. Please read all fare rules carefully before booking.
Cancellations/Changes - Changes are permitted for $200 USD change fee per adult/child. Fare upgrade may be required subject to booking class availability. A service fee of $50 USD per person will apply to changes. New ticket must be of equal or greater value than original ticket. Ticket is fully refundable without penalty within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made 7 or more days before departure of the first flight in the itinerary. After the initial 24 hour period, ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-endorseable. For No-shows ticket value is forfeited. Other restrictions may apply.
Stopovers: 5 stopovers permitted, including 1 free stopover in Rarotonga and Auckland, and 3 stopovers in New Zealand at $100 each subject to direct air services between two points, and must be purchased at the same time as the International airfare. Routings must be in a continuous direction with no back-tracking permitted. For any stopovers made, additional airport or government taxes or fees may apply.
Frequent Flyer - Frequent Flyer accrual permitted with this fare type on Airpoints and United MileagePlus programs. Please check respective programs for accrual rates.
Minimum/Maximum stays – 14 days minimum stay and 12 month maximum stay.
Children/Infants - Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 75% of base fare. Accompanied infants under two years of age not occupying a seat pay 10%. Only one infant discount per adult passenger. Find out more information regarding services for young children.
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas, or other documentation required for international travel. Find out more about travel documentation.
* Taxes are subject to currency exchange fluctuation and may vary from the estimated taxes shown.
We offer our best fares on the web site. If you prefer to speak with a specialist, please contact our customer support center at 800-262-1234. Service fees of $50 USD per person in each direction will apply to bookings made over the telephone.