Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Flint to New Zealand
New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights.
Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).
All travelers, except those from Australia, Antarctica, and most Pacific islands, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight.
Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
Travelers arriving from the Cook Islands, and are eligible to enter are no longer required to enter a managed isolation facility for 14 days and therefore don’t need a voucher for managed isolation.
Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand.
Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours.
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Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.
There are currently 62 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in NZ and 26 deaths as of Feb 24 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Seat was roomier. Food was good."
Pros: "The funny crew"
Cons: "Softer landing"
Cons: "WiFi could have been better, and seats could have been better"
Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"
Pros: "Food was actually quite decent"
Cons: "In-seat entertainment systems malfunctioned for roughly half the flight, which was quite disappointing"
Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."
Cons: "The United leg SFO-EWR was 3 jours delayed so we called SAS which changed us to an Icelandair flight. But at that flight they say we never had seats. By then SAS has closed and won’t help us. Also, we find out from United agent that SAS wrecked our booking so no one can help us. Worse than worthless"
Pros: "Crew were great, especially considering we had a couple of mishaps travelling with a five year old and five month old. Despite being a mega long flight it was comfortable and we were well looked after."
Cons: "Seats are a little narrow on the exit rows and bulkhead as the armrests accommodate the TV and tables. This also means they can’t be moved. Not unique to Air NZ though."
Pros: "The comfort on board for economy class was great, I didn’t feel like a sardine in a tin can. The configuration of the Boeing 787 was also excellent. The crew was as well also great. Overall we were quite surprised."
Pros: "Boarding was easy (Zone 3) and there were no issues with overhead bin storage."
Cons: "Could not use the seatback entertainment because the audio jack was jammed so that the earphones could not receive an audio signal."
Pros: "It left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants was particularly snippy with everyone."
Pros: "I got super lucky and had three seats to myself, it's a long flight just over 12hrs and good sleep is precious. The entertainment options were excellent and I watched some great first run movies. Food was quite good with options, beverage service standard. Restrooms were readily accessible and "clean.""
Cons: "We left SFO an hour late waiting for a handful of late passengers - good for them though, eh? The rest of the passengers on plane were packed in like sardines. Seemed to me that too much space on plane dedicated to the premium 'cabins' for the uber rich, but they were interesting to look at."
Pros: "Aircraft temperature was perfect. Economy Plus seats were roomy."
Cons: "The entertainment system went down halfway through the journey and had to be rebooted. The hamburger was good and hot but didn't come with lettuce and tomato as advertised."
Cons: "Check in clerk was mean nasty and said several times we could not fly because we didn’t have our tickets rather then helping us use the airport printer to print our tickets she said you can’t print you ticket until you show me your ticket. She should be fired it was united airlines won’t fly them again"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Flight left 6 hours late with only vague explanations. Simply, "we had to get our equipment in the right places." Attempts to standby on 3 other flights were fruitless and UA airport staff gave no direction or recommendations other than "were sorry.""
Pros: "The staff was amazing made you feel really confident!"
Cons: "Boarding was horrific I paid for insurance my seat was in the middle of 2 HUGE guys and I'm 6'4...I thought my insurance would give me some kind of courtesy boarding/seating!"
Cons: "I paid extra to sit beside my girlfriend and bring a full size carry-on then the flight required that some people check their carry-ons because of space limitations. I would like to be reimbursed for the additional fee I paid to not check my bags."
Pros: "Flight was on-time; no delays; great crew! I also liked the fact there was a person at the gate to let us know where our connecting flight gate was - that was really helpful!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment (archived TV/Movies) not provided (other than through personal electronics); but that didn't bother me - flight between Santa Barbara and Denver isn't that long."
Pros: "The flight was very affordable and turned out to be great. I love the new United Basic Economy seats."
Cons: "I hate that we can't bring two carry-on bags, but we were able to get everything into one. Our trip was short so we did not need much."
Cons: "Sit in the last row and wait for the food"
Pros: "Pleasant crew and all around good experience. I had no problems with any of my flights."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely filthy. The window was had a coating a head grease and dirt. It was disgusting."
Cons: "Flight attendant on first flight rude overall to all passengers, second flight they were good. Not one complimentary television station."
Pros: "I completed my check in and printed my boarding passes online. The program was easy to use. The flight was on time and the crew was very courteous.There were no problems with my luggage. The service was excellent."
Cons: "Delays on delays"
Pros: "Crew worked hard and were terrific."
Pros: "3 hous of waiting after our original departure time. Gave us free tv though so that's nice."
Pros: "United, as always, was professional and efficient. Once I was able to find the information from price line for my check in, everything went smoothly. I was impressed that the airline sent an email suggesting a change of itinerary due to weather in Chicago, and waived change fees to facilitate this. I got home without cancelled or delayed flights."
Cons: "The kayak to price line to united interface led to communication breakdown. I received no notice to check in for my departing flight, and had to dig through several messages and 2 websites to find the appropriate confirmation number. It should be clearer who you are actually purchasing from, and there should be better fail-safes in place to prevent loss of information"
Pros: "No kids and quiet"
Cons: "Seats are small"
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "We were not seated together and had to pay 84 dollars to get preferred seating together and this was booked 2 mos ago???"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and accommodations for this inconvience were horrible."
Pros: "Crew was great even on overnight flight"
Pros: "Very helpful crew, comfortable flight I was alone and everyone was helpful all around"
Pros: "That we arrived safely, the toilets functioned properly, they did have enough drinking water if we chased it down ourselves"
Cons: "2 hrs sitting in closed plane before take off to fix seat, food, flight attendants' attitude and lack of friendliness"
Cons: "The delays"
Pros: "I got all my steps I while waited. Was rebooked on an American airplane for my connection on Chicago"
Cons: "Over a 3 hr delay in leaving Flont"
Cons: "United told us our plane was delayed, then they cancelled it. No one notified us, we just sat there and found out for ourselves."
Cons: "The baggage claim at San Luis obispo was not acceptable"
Pros: "Sucks late for 4 hours I will never fly this airline"
Pros: "All went well. Pleasant attendants."
Pros: "Staff was generally courteous and professional. Plane was clean."
Cons: "No real complaints. It would be nice to be offered a more significant snack of meal for how much you pay for the flight."
Pros: "Even though it was a long miserable flight with no entertainment at least the crew attempted to move me to another seat the plane was full so it was either stay where I was or go to a middle seat"
Cons: "Maintenance should be done especially on minor things like headphone jacks on Long flights passengers pay for those upgrades pretty frustrating when they do not work"
Pros: "Lots of turbulence"
Pros: "The O'Hare bathrooms, which I shaved in? Everything else about the flights and the airports were awful, like of course"
Cons: "No flight to Denver both ways wee cancelled & we were rerouted to Chicago which put an extra 2 hours on trip"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew was good."
Cons: "First time flying Express...plane was really small and seat was uncomfortable even on a less than 2 hour flight"
Airlines flying from Flint to New Zealand have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Flint to New Zealand
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Flint to New Zealand
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Flint to New Zealand
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Flint to New Zealand
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Flint to New Zealand