Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kiwiland for a Grand??! You must be joking, mate..

It looks like fares of around $1,000 roundtrip are going between San Francisco and Auckland on United Airlines, if you’ve ever thought of going. UA introduced direct Boeing 787 service in July, so capacity is up and connecting service (via Sydney usually) less competitive. The SFO-AKL one-way $496 fare is midweek at the moment and a combination on non-stops and via SYD, with the return on most days. The 787 nonstops continue to be a game changer on the long thin routes.