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How long does a flight from San Francisco to Christchurch take?
An average nonstop flight takes 17h 40m, covering a distance of 6926 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Christchurch?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($807), Multiple Airlines ($858) and China Southern ($1006).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Christchurch?
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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$807
only
$807
Destination
Christchurch
$807
only
$807
Thu, Jun 7
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Sat, Jun 16
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 653 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
HKG
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pleasant staff with meals and private films included.

The space between seats is exceptionally small. It was cramped without even enough room to bend over and pick something up off the floor.

LAX
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Crew.

Food.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I had no problems

MEL
NAN
Okay 4.6

Despite buying my ticket with virgin and being a platinum Fiji air tried to charge me $300 for an extra bag.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Curry, breakfast sausage, amount of leg room.

Thu, May 24
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Fri, Jun 1
CHC
SFO
35h 45m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 15
SFO
CHC
55h 15m
Sun, Jun 3
CHC
SFO
57h 25m
$1006
Trip: 20 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4089 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEL
CAN
Okay 4.6

The crew was good.

My bags didn't arrive with the flight. Connectivity/ transfer issue to pheonix.

PEK
CAN
Good 6.0

No entertainment

CAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Nice plane

Non

KIX
KWE
Mediocre 2.0

The food is always bad, and they didn’t allow use of electronics (phones, and they didn’t like me using my iPod I suppose because it looks like a phone?) on a 6 hr international flight when there was NO individual entertainment and no screens. What’s worse is I went into the bathroom right after a flight attendant and there was urine all over the seat! She either did it and left it, or she saw it and hovered over it, leaving it for the next person. Not classy.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.6

Lounge over booked to crowded. Poor boarding procedures Poor baggage handling (No Priority!) No child control in business class cabins Entertainment old and diminishing options, very bad

Thu, Feb 22
SFO
CHC
30h 20m
Thu, Mar 15
CHC
SFO
27h 00m
$1009
Trip: 21 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2970 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Good 6.6

Were able to create an allergy friendly meal for my daughter on board, even though the information we called and provided ahead of time was lost.

Economy class seats are too cramped for such long haul flights.

SYD
JFK
Good 6.0

The wide selection of free movies and TV shows. The food is tasty!

Our first flight to LAX was delayed by 7 hours so we spent the day in Sydney airport, spending more money on meals that hadn’t been planned. Because of the delay, we missed our connecting flight from LAX to JFK. The flight we were re-booked on was also delayed for mechanical/paperwork issues so we arrived back home in NYC 8 hours later than originally scheduled. This caused us to spend more money on a taxi since it was too late to take public transportation. it also made it difficult to settle back in at home because both my husband and I had to get up early for work the next day and we missed several hours of unpacking and cooking time we would have had had our flight not been delayed.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

*Our flight from LA to Melbourne on January 7th was cancelled. Fortunately, Qantas crew members were able to place us on an American Airlines flight to JFK the very same day.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.6

The crew was great and attentive.

I'm not sure why we needed to bus to the plane at LAX but it caused and over 1 hour delay for take off.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All the food. Service was good.

There was a delay but they didn't explain what was going on. I overheard that there was a threat.

Sun, Mar 25
SFO
CHC
18h 20m
Mon, Apr 16
CHC
SFO
17h 20m
$1063
Trip: 23 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1667 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

We fly a lot and have flown American, European, Asian airlines but this has to be the best experienxe ever. First, their checkin is all automated, even baggage. That makes the lines really short. Their staff standing by to help at every moment. When we used another airline in Australia Jetstar, we waited in line for one hour and then were scolded for being late! We even had to pay for our water and the staff took turn scolding us over our overhead bin stuff. Boarding of NZ airline was so comfortable, without pushing or crowds. Staff always welcoming you with a smile. Seats are wide and we were given free drinks, free headohones, and wait for it.... free dinner! And all served so politey and in the most gracious manner as if we were their guests. We were so taken back by their service and this was the aecond time we have flown with them in 10 days. My young daughter thought may be their staff gets paid more so they seem to be so much more happy. I also think that there is something when you dehumanize your customers by charging them for water and being uncaring to their needs. The staff also starts to treat the customers as cattle. Besides Southwest Airlines, I havent come across one another airline where the staff treat their custmoers with reapect while charging them for water. So airlines, take note. I would pay $50 per ticket extra just to be in NZ airline.

Nothing

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!

They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that.

AKL
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

there were extra blankets.

Cold air blasting for 8 hours.

ZQN
CHC
Okay 4.3

good entertainment

we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything was ok.

The Auckland airport is the closest I have ever been to burning in hell.

Thu, Jun 7
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Thu, Jun 28
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 653 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Crew. On time.

Foid.

BNE
NAN
Excellent 8.3

The flight itself was good, the front end/airline was not so good...

They were a minimum 45 minutes late (one 2 hour, 2 one hour) for every flight. Their running late caused us to miss our connection to Brisbane, so they sent us to Sydney. The ,late flight into Sydney cause us to miss our flight into Brisbane (our ticketed destination city). As we de-planed on the Jetway was a woman holding a sign with 12 - 114 names on it, we were one. She told us to go the the transfer desk and they would help us. We had never been in Sydney, could not find a transfer desk (there was none) found the ticketing counter - nobody there, found the airline office - nobody there, went back to the ticket counter nobody still there, asked a competing airline, they directed us to an air travel management office, where we found Fiji Air personnel. They were surprised we were not told where to go. they tracked down the office manager. We finally met with him at 1:40 PM, he told us our flight was in the domestic terminal and scheduled to leave at 2:00 PM. There was no way we could make it to the plane on time. He was rather rude to us and asked us how we thought we were getting to Brisbane, We responded with "I don't know as we've never been here before". Having never been there. we did not know there was an international and a domestic terminal at the Sydney airport. He told us who we were to fly out on and he was going to call over to the other airline and straighten it out. We went to the domestic terminal tried to check in for our flight, but we could not. That airline called Fiji Air to find out why, after half an hour they were told Fiji Air would not honor our flight as we were noted as "no Shows"/. We had to book another flight to Brisbane. The flights were great, we have had VERY BAD EXPERIENCES with the ground personnel,

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

They did hand out thin blankets.

The temperature in the airplane... Couldn't feel my body!

NAN
LAX
Good 7.0

The flight crew was friendly and efficient. it was a pleasure to fly with them.

The entertainment system had EXACTLY the same movies/shows we had on the flight over. Since we flew like 14 hours, we saw everything we wanted to see the 1st time. Maybe offer different choices on southbound and northbound itineraries.

SYD
NAN
Okay 5.6

Crew's service

Better organizing of boarding

Sat, Jun 9
SFO
CHC
23h 25m
Tue, Jun 26
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 17
SFO
CHC
55h 15m
Sun, Jun 3
CHC
SFO
57h 25m
$1006
Trip: 18 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4089 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Nice plane

Non

DEL
CAN
Okay 4.6

The crew was good.

My bags didn't arrive with the flight. Connectivity/ transfer issue to pheonix.

PEK
CAN
Good 6.0

No entertainment

DEL
CAN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

worst food, service and we also didn't received our bags

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.6

Lounge over booked to crowded. Poor boarding procedures Poor baggage handling (No Priority!) No child control in business class cabins Entertainment old and diminishing options, very bad

Mon, Jun 4
SFO
CHC
17h 40m
Mon, Jun 25
CHC
SFO
25h 45m
$1063
Trip: 22 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1667 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Good 7.3

The seats are super comfy and the staff are lovely and very attentive to ones needs. The only down fall would be that I had to pay for movies and a meal wasn’t included with my flight, but that’s minor. Also, baggage cost me 120.AUD for one bag! I thought that was pretty outrageous for one check in bag. But the pilot was very good and informative as the overall flight was smooth. Thanks again air New Zealand.

Over priced check in bag. Due to it not being according to weight. Ridiculous.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!

They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything was ok.

The Auckland airport is the closest I have ever been to burning in hell.

WLG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good food, comfortable seats, and excellent entertainment choices.

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Friendly, courteous crew

Seat dimensions seem to have shrunk noticeably. Very little leg room

Fri, Mar 9
SFO
CHC
30h 20m
Mon, Mar 12
CHC
SFO
27h 00m
$1084
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2970 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
JNB
SYD
Excellent 8.0

On time departing and arriving.Flight attendants pleasant.

Nothing...was a great flight

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Really nothing.

Boarding was slow and people were standing in line for ages before they started to let passengers board. Once boarded, flight was delayed over an hour so we just sat there on the plane. We were sitting in the last row where extremely cold air was just blowing directly at us the entire flight! We asked a few members of the crew including the manager and were told that that's what happens when you're close to the door. It was the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE flight of my life!!! I will never fly Qantas again. They were a complete nightmare and definitely the low point of our wonderful vacation.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

*Our flight from LA to Melbourne on January 7th was cancelled. Fortunately, Qantas crew members were able to place us on an American Airlines flight to JFK the very same day.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All the food. Service was good.

There was a delay but they didn't explain what was going on. I overheard that there was a threat.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Overall it was an excellent flight, delicious food, wonderful crew and flight mainly smooth.

To get to the gate for boarding was like going from Terminal 2 to Terminal 7 too far for many people to walk and to eventually find when you are not familiar with the airport, thought for a minute Qantas had not paid their airport duties.

Tue, Jul 10
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Thu, Jul 19
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
$1009
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 653 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
SYD
NAN
Okay 5.6

Crew's service

Better organizing of boarding

BNE
NAN
Excellent 8.3

The flight itself was good, the front end/airline was not so good...

They were a minimum 45 minutes late (one 2 hour, 2 one hour) for every flight. Their running late caused us to miss our connection to Brisbane, so they sent us to Sydney. The ,late flight into Sydney cause us to miss our flight into Brisbane (our ticketed destination city). As we de-planed on the Jetway was a woman holding a sign with 12 - 114 names on it, we were one. She told us to go the the transfer desk and they would help us. We had never been in Sydney, could not find a transfer desk (there was none) found the ticketing counter - nobody there, found the airline office - nobody there, went back to the ticket counter nobody still there, asked a competing airline, they directed us to an air travel management office, where we found Fiji Air personnel. They were surprised we were not told where to go. they tracked down the office manager. We finally met with him at 1:40 PM, he told us our flight was in the domestic terminal and scheduled to leave at 2:00 PM. There was no way we could make it to the plane on time. He was rather rude to us and asked us how we thought we were getting to Brisbane, We responded with "I don't know as we've never been here before". Having never been there. we did not know there was an international and a domestic terminal at the Sydney airport. He told us who we were to fly out on and he was going to call over to the other airline and straighten it out. We went to the domestic terminal tried to check in for our flight, but we could not. That airline called Fiji Air to find out why, after half an hour they were told Fiji Air would not honor our flight as we were noted as "no Shows"/. We had to book another flight to Brisbane. The flights were great, we have had VERY BAD EXPERIENCES with the ground personnel,

MEL
NAN
Okay 4.6

Despite buying my ticket with virgin and being a platinum Fiji air tried to charge me $300 for an extra bag.

SYD
NAN
Good 7.3

Thank you for allowing 1 free bag since many carriers now charge even for the 1st one. Hot meal was good but serving curry may not appeal to all passengers.

The lines were long to check our bags. I enjoyed the chicken curry meal but other people did not like it since it was a little spicy.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

They did hand out thin blankets.

The temperature in the airplane... Couldn't feel my body!

Thu, Feb 15
SFO
CHC
34h 35m
Tue, Mar 6
CHC
SFO
23h 25m
$1095
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 23
SFO
CHC
30h 20m
Sat, Mar 17
CHC
SFO
27h 00m
$1105
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2970 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Good 6.0

Economy seats were comfy.

Food was terrible! Literally inedible.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.6

The crew was great and attentive.

I'm not sure why we needed to bus to the plane at LAX but it caused and over 1 hour delay for take off.

SYD
DFW
Good 7.6

Crew, food and entertainment were good.

Still cramped esp when front seat reclines. Seats are very uncomfortable by end of flight.

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cabin crew was ok.

Ground staff was terrible. Boarding took forever. Plane was dirty. Blanket had stains on them. Overall, just disgusting. I was afraid to touch anything on the plane. I took photos to document.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Overall it was an excellent flight, delicious food, wonderful crew and flight mainly smooth.

To get to the gate for boarding was like going from Terminal 2 to Terminal 7 too far for many people to walk and to eventually find when you are not familiar with the airport, thought for a minute Qantas had not paid their airport duties.

Tue, Jun 26
SFO
CHC
19h 40m
Tue, Jul 17
CHC
SFO
61h 25m
$1110
Trip: 22 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1667 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!

They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that.

MEL
AKL
Good 7.3

The seats are super comfy and the staff are lovely and very attentive to ones needs. The only down fall would be that I had to pay for movies and a meal wasn’t included with my flight, but that’s minor. Also, baggage cost me 120.AUD for one bag! I thought that was pretty outrageous for one check in bag. But the pilot was very good and informative as the overall flight was smooth. Thanks again air New Zealand.

Over priced check in bag. Due to it not being according to weight. Ridiculous.

AKL
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

there were extra blankets.

Cold air blasting for 8 hours.

WLG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good food, comfortable seats, and excellent entertainment choices.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

We fly a lot and have flown American, European, Asian airlines but this has to be the best experienxe ever. First, their checkin is all automated, even baggage. That makes the lines really short. Their staff standing by to help at every moment. When we used another airline in Australia Jetstar, we waited in line for one hour and then were scolded for being late! We even had to pay for our water and the staff took turn scolding us over our overhead bin stuff. Boarding of NZ airline was so comfortable, without pushing or crowds. Staff always welcoming you with a smile. Seats are wide and we were given free drinks, free headohones, and wait for it.... free dinner! And all served so politey and in the most gracious manner as if we were their guests. We were so taken back by their service and this was the aecond time we have flown with them in 10 days. My young daughter thought may be their staff gets paid more so they seem to be so much more happy. I also think that there is something when you dehumanize your customers by charging them for water and being uncaring to their needs. The staff also starts to treat the customers as cattle. Besides Southwest Airlines, I havent come across one another airline where the staff treat their custmoers with reapect while charging them for water. So airlines, take note. I would pay $50 per ticket extra just to be in NZ airline.

Nothing

Thu, Apr 5
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Thu, Apr 26
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
$1028
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 653 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
HKG
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pleasant staff with meals and private films included.

The space between seats is exceptionally small. It was cramped without even enough room to bend over and pick something up off the floor.

BNE
NAN
Excellent 8.3

The flight itself was good, the front end/airline was not so good...

They were a minimum 45 minutes late (one 2 hour, 2 one hour) for every flight. Their running late caused us to miss our connection to Brisbane, so they sent us to Sydney. The ,late flight into Sydney cause us to miss our flight into Brisbane (our ticketed destination city). As we de-planed on the Jetway was a woman holding a sign with 12 - 114 names on it, we were one. She told us to go the the transfer desk and they would help us. We had never been in Sydney, could not find a transfer desk (there was none) found the ticketing counter - nobody there, found the airline office - nobody there, went back to the ticket counter nobody still there, asked a competing airline, they directed us to an air travel management office, where we found Fiji Air personnel. They were surprised we were not told where to go. they tracked down the office manager. We finally met with him at 1:40 PM, he told us our flight was in the domestic terminal and scheduled to leave at 2:00 PM. There was no way we could make it to the plane on time. He was rather rude to us and asked us how we thought we were getting to Brisbane, We responded with "I don't know as we've never been here before". Having never been there. we did not know there was an international and a domestic terminal at the Sydney airport. He told us who we were to fly out on and he was going to call over to the other airline and straighten it out. We went to the domestic terminal tried to check in for our flight, but we could not. That airline called Fiji Air to find out why, after half an hour they were told Fiji Air would not honor our flight as we were noted as "no Shows"/. We had to book another flight to Brisbane. The flights were great, we have had VERY BAD EXPERIENCES with the ground personnel,

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Crew. On time.

Foid.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.0

The flight crew was friendly and efficient. it was a pleasure to fly with them.

The entertainment system had EXACTLY the same movies/shows we had on the flight over. Since we flew like 14 hours, we saw everything we wanted to see the 1st time. Maybe offer different choices on southbound and northbound itineraries.

MEL
NAN
Okay 4.6

Despite buying my ticket with virgin and being a platinum Fiji air tried to charge me $300 for an extra bag.

Sat, Mar 10
SFO
CHC
30h 20m
Sun, Mar 18
CHC
SFO
27h 00m
$1105
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2970 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Really nothing.

Boarding was slow and people were standing in line for ages before they started to let passengers board. Once boarded, flight was delayed over an hour so we just sat there on the plane. We were sitting in the last row where extremely cold air was just blowing directly at us the entire flight! We asked a few members of the crew including the manager and were told that that's what happens when you're close to the door. It was the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE flight of my life!!! I will never fly Qantas again. They were a complete nightmare and definitely the low point of our wonderful vacation.

JNB
SYD
Excellent 8.0

On time departing and arriving.Flight attendants pleasant.

Nothing...was a great flight

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Overall it was an excellent flight, delicious food, wonderful crew and flight mainly smooth.

To get to the gate for boarding was like going from Terminal 2 to Terminal 7 too far for many people to walk and to eventually find when you are not familiar with the airport, thought for a minute Qantas had not paid their airport duties.

SYD
JFK
Good 6.0

The wide selection of free movies and TV shows. The food is tasty!

Our first flight to LAX was delayed by 7 hours so we spent the day in Sydney airport, spending more money on meals that hadn’t been planned. Because of the delay, we missed our connecting flight from LAX to JFK. The flight we were re-booked on was also delayed for mechanical/paperwork issues so we arrived back home in NYC 8 hours later than originally scheduled. This caused us to spend more money on a taxi since it was too late to take public transportation. it also made it difficult to settle back in at home because both my husband and I had to get up early for work the next day and we missed several hours of unpacking and cooking time we would have had had our flight not been delayed.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Very friendly and attentive crew. Varied entertainment options, including a selection of Australian films. Good food!

Cramped seats. There is no need for air travel to be so miserable in terms of legroom.

Mon, Jan 29
SFO
CHC
39h 40m
Wed, Feb 7
CHC
SFO
25h 35m
$1108
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
CHC
17h 50m
Tue, Mar 20
CHC
SFO
29h 50m
$1131
Trip: 14 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1667 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
ZQN
CHC
Okay 4.3

good entertainment

we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them.

ZQN
AKL
Good 7.6

Snacks and drinks

No plug in

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!

They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Very friendly staff, speedy boarding, nice comments from the captain.

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Friendly, courteous crew

Seat dimensions seem to have shrunk noticeably. Very little leg room

Thu, Jul 26
SFO
CHC
19h 30m
Tue, Aug 7
CHC
SFO
18h 15m
$1056
Trip: 13 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 653 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.0
SYD
NAN
Okay 5.6

Crew's service

Better organizing of boarding

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Curry, breakfast sausage, amount of leg room.

NAN
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Fiji airways lost about a third of the baggage on our flight and no representatives would give us any information. Then when we were sent to file a claim for lost luggage, no one was at the office for another hour. While I understand things happen, the way that they handled this situation was completely awful.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I had no problems

SYD
NAN
Good 7.3

Thank you for allowing 1 free bag since many carriers now charge even for the 1st one. Hot meal was good but serving curry may not appeal to all passengers.

The lines were long to check our bags. I enjoyed the chicken curry meal but other people did not like it since it was a little spicy.

Mon, Apr 23
SFO
CHC
29h 10m
Mon, May 14
CHC
SFO
21h 15m
$1140
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2970 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
JNB
SYD
Excellent 8.0

On time departing and arriving.Flight attendants pleasant.

Nothing...was a great flight

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Cabin crew was ok.

Ground staff was terrible. Boarding took forever. Plane was dirty. Blanket had stains on them. Overall, just disgusting. I was afraid to touch anything on the plane. I took photos to document.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.6

The crew was great and attentive.

I'm not sure why we needed to bus to the plane at LAX but it caused and over 1 hour delay for take off.

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Really nothing.

Boarding was slow and people were standing in line for ages before they started to let passengers board. Once boarded, flight was delayed over an hour so we just sat there on the plane. We were sitting in the last row where extremely cold air was just blowing directly at us the entire flight! We asked a few members of the crew including the manager and were told that that's what happens when you're close to the door. It was the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE flight of my life!!! I will never fly Qantas again. They were a complete nightmare and definitely the low point of our wonderful vacation.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

All the food. Service was good.

There was a delay but they didn't explain what was going on. I overheard that there was a threat.

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San Francisco to Christchurch Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Christchurch
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $807
Distance 6926 miles
Airlines Fiji Airways, China Southern, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand
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