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Sydney2 stops$278
Auckland1 stop$558
Melbourne2 stops$785
Brisbane1 stop$871
Perth1 stop$1,056
Christchurch1 stop$867
Cairns2 stops$939
Queenstown1 stop$1,070
Adelaide1 stop$570
Tamuning2 stops$669
Wellington1 stop$885
Vaitape1 stop$890
Coolangatta1 stop$436
Hobart2 stops$1,160
Canberra2 stops$899
Darwin2 stops$1,299
Nuku‘alofa1 stop$1,255

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FAQs - booking South Pacific flights

  • How can I find cheap flight tickets to the South Pacific?

    If you’d like cheap flight tickets from the US to the South Pacific, you should check out connecting flight options available on KAYAK. This is simply because connecting flights from the US to the South Pacific available on this platform tend to be significantly cheaper than the direct flights that cover this route.

  • Which airport will I land at in Samoa?

    If you intend to travel from the US to Samoa, you’ll land at Faleolo International Airport in Apia. One of the three major airports in the country, it is situated approximately 25 miles west of Apia, the capital of the country. Kindly note that to travel from the US to Samoa, you’ll have to board a one-stop flight offered by Air New Zealand.

  • Which Fiji airport handles flights from the US?

    Although Nadi is not the capital of Fiji, it is often referred to as the main air entry point to Fiji. This is because most flights from outside Fiji usually land at this city’s international airport, Nadi International Airport. This airport is a mere 10 km away from Nadi’s city center.

  • What are the popular layover destinations between Los Angeles and Auckland?

    The Los Angeles to Auckland route is among the most popular US to South Pacific routes. If you board one of the one-stop flights that cover it, your layover destination will be influenced by your airline. Aboard a Qantas Airways flight, your layover will be in Brisbane, while aboard a Fiji Airways flight, your layover will be in Nadi.

  • Are there any direct flights from the US to New Zealand?

    If you’d like to fly directly from the US to the South Pacific nation of New Zealand, you’re in luck. This is because New Zealand Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines offer direct flights to this country from various cities in the US.

  • Is it possible to fly directly from the US to the Solomon Islands?

    There are no direct flights from the US to the Solomon Islands. This being the case, if you want to travel without several stops, you’ll have to settle on one of the one-stop flights offered by Qantas Airways. On such a flight, you’ll have a layover in Brisbane.

  • How long is the flight to South Pacific?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to South Pacific takes 18h 47m, covering a distance of 8166 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles - Sydney with an average flight time of 14h 55m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to South Pacific?

    The cheapest ticket to South Pacific from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $129 one-way, and $282 round-trip. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Sydney and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $566.

  • Which airlines fly to South Pacific?

    American Airlines, Qantas Airways & Air New Zealand fly the most frequently from the United States to South Pacific.

  • What are the most popular destinations in South Pacific?

    Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Sydney (45% of total searches to South Pacific). The next most popular destinations are Auckland (24%) and Melbourne (21%). Searches for flights to Papeete (4%), to Brisbane (4%) and to Nadi (2%) are also popular.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Pacific

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest South Pacific flight deals.
  • If you’d like to fly directly from the US to the South Pacific, you should depart from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Honolulu. If you depart from most of the other cities in the US, you’ll likely have a stopover at one of the airports that serve Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu.
  • Although several airlines offer flights from the US to the South Pacific, the airline you settle on will be influenced by the South Pacific country you are flying to. If you want to travel directly from the US to Tahiti, you can board an Air France flight or an Air Tahiti Nui Flight. On the contrary, if you want to travel directly from the US to New Zealand, you will have to settle on an Air New Zealand flight.
  • As a US citizen, you must have a valid US passport, return or onward tickets, as well as proof of sufficient funds to enter the South Pacific islands of American Samoa, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. You don’t need a visa if you plan to stay in any of the noted countries for less than 30 days. On the contrary, you must have a visa or an Electronic Travel Authority to enter Australia.
  • Port Hedland International Airport is one of the key air transit stations that serve Western Australia. This being the case, if you’d like to tour Western Australia extensively, you should book a flight that lands at this airport. Some major Western Australia attractions you can tour if you land at this airport include Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve, Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, the Don Rhodes Mining Museum, and 6 Mile Creek.
  • In South Pacific’s Papua New Guinea, you’ll likely alight from your flight at the Port Moresby International Airport. Also known as Jacksons International Airport, this airport is the largest and busiest airport in the country.
  • If you’d like to check out mind-blowing nature attractions in Vanuatu, you’ll have to settle on a one-stop flight from New York, Dallas, Honolulu, or Los Angeles offered by Fiji Airways. This is because currently, no airlines fly directly from the US to Vanuatu.
  • When flying to the smaller South Pacific islands, it’s in your best interest to fly into one of the key international airports in Australia, namely Sydney Kingsford International Airport, Brisbane International Airport, Melbourne International Airport, and Perth International. You can easily get cheap flights to all South Pacific islands at any of these airports.
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Top 5 airlines flying to South Pacific

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to South Pacific? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Gate agent was fantastic in Auckland. They wanted to charge me for my two bags even though I was gold member with United in Tonga. So I had to pay for an upgrade. The meals on both flights had no vegetarian option. The only one item the salad was not tasty at all. Good thing I had brought my own snacks. The bread was white roll which is so not healthy. I think New Zealand air can definitely improve their food offering.

6.0 GoodSteve, Jul 2024TBU - AKL
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Gate agent was fantastic in Auckland. They wanted to charge me for my two bags even though I was gold member with United in Tonga. So I had to pay for an upgrade. The meals on both flights had no vegetarian option. The only one item the salad was not tasty at all. Good thing I had brought my own snacks. The bread was white roll which is so not healthy. I think New Zealand air can definitely improve their food offering.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Business class Seats on the A350 from Nan to YVR were wonderful. The flight crew was okay but could do with better training. Toilets were clean but ran out of paper towels towards the end of the flight. The food/menu and the wine offered really needs considerable improvement. Dinner options were either Bolani, a beef sandwich (even this could be made much better), or paneer butter masala. Unfortunately, if you are not a fan of Fijian food, there isn’t much choice. Dessert was either turmeric ice cream or fruits but unfortunately, they were out of fruit! So the only option was turmeric ice cream. I’m not certain how many passengers like turmeric but I am not one of them. They need to cater to a more diverse group of people. Perhaps they need a new chef? The movies& tv shows were mostly older so I didn’t find that interesting either. It was however, fun to view the plane’s exterior cameras as we take off and land. The best thing about this flight are the business class seats.

Comfortable as one can get in Economy, food was very good, staff were super friendly & efficient.

Really liked the plane and business class seat. Food was ok but could be better. Service was very good.

Better connections, much better cabin crew, much cleaner cabin that Qantas, American and probably other carriers.

Better connections, much better cabin crews, much cleaner aircraft than Qantas, American and probably others.

Fiji left without me because American Airlines was too stupid to get to LAX on time. Fiji should have offered a standby on another flight but they told me tough luck. I will never fly with this company again.

The A350 aircraft business class experience was very good. Comfortable and well appointed pod, and supplemental bed pad available for sleeping. Food was very good.

Business class seats and amenities were excellent, crew very attentive. Slept well. Food good, lounge experience nice. Would fly them again. A350 aircraft excellent, very quiet.

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

For a long haul, the flight was good. We left an hour late due to a seat in business class not working. But they made up time and we still got in on time or even early thanks to tailwinds. The crew was friendly. The meals were okay, nothing special.

Internet on internation flights is a basic comodity. Very disappointed. Same entertainment that has been on for the past year. Update your content for frequent flyers

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

Amazing! Was put on the earlier flight and I requested for an aisle seat and was given it. Thanks Qantas!

The service and smooth landing. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We arrived earlier than scheduled.

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

It was nice having space in the way back where it thinned out with passengers, most folks in the far back were able to lay down and sleep. That was a pleasant surprise. Made the 15 hr flight go by pretty smooth, watching a few movies and resting. I had previously never used an airplane toilet, but finally used one. It wasn't too bad. All workers were very helpful and friendly. Their hospitality was welcomed as well

Enjoyed the new possibilities of in flight entertainment. Been awhile since I've flown, and that was a nice surprise. Being able to pick from such a variety was personalized and welcomed.

The crew were amazing - A great job. They made me feel special and valued.

Boarding was terrible - the ground staff member Fredeya at lax was more military than customer service, have never encountered a customer service representative as rude as her. Apart from that all other staff were wonderful and the flight was good.

There were issues with the first segment but what really bothered me overall is that you rebooked me and put me in a seat away from my wife and then put her in another booking or boarding group. I don't like having to monitor every little thing you guys do in order to get what I paid for in the first place.

See my previous comments. I was probably booked in business but was moved to economy

Delays!!! Serious delays. I was told by a member of staff in LGA that I would miss my DEN to LAX flight connection, so I was put on a later flight. Due to delays I would have been able to have made my original flight, where I was sat in business class - seat 1A: I was put on my original flight but bumped from business - 1A to economy 33C. I want a refund for paying business class but only flying economy

This flight was 2.5 hours delayed due to crew issues. This meant that we arrived after 2 AM. Very very inconvenient and we were not really kept well informed.

The new Airbus A231neo has neat tech but the economy seats are so tight together that I always had my shoulders against one passenger or the other. I was very miffed that Basic Economy REQUIRES check-in of bags other than your personal carry-on; if you want to offer low-cost airline prices and then add services for a fee, just let me carry on my duffel. Hell, I could have put my carry on IN the duffel and called it a day but the gate agent would not let me; I ended up paying $40 for the risk of losing my bag. Not the worst flight, but far from the best.

Brutal delay of 24 hours on first floight the 3 hours in Chicago . Tiny seats , screaming child behind me kicking the seat … couldn’t be worse

No water on the toilets, dirty sits. 4 hours delayed departure.

Horrible! I paid for a straight flight from Chicago to London. A week before trip it changed and now I had a connecting flight. Our flight was delayed an hour and a half because our flight crew was still flying in from CA. Forty passengers ran from one plane to the next. The next United Airlines flight was delayed two to three hours because of mechanical difficulties. They had to ready another plane which took time. I missed my scheduled excursion in London. 😢

Boarding was efficient. Crew was not pleasant and skipped me during a round of beverage service. Older plane with no seat back screens and I couldn’t connect to wifi or their entertainment offerings.

Lufthansa placed a 300 lb passenger in the aisle seat and I was stuck in the middle leaning sideways with no arm rest or ability to sit up straight and fully use my seat (due to encroachment-the seats are very narrow) the entire flight.

The flight was quick which gave me more time to get to my other flight.

16 Hours delayed, NOT because of the cybersecurity Microsoft issue, but because we were one flight attendant short, then when the missing flight attendant showed up two hours later, the flying shift of our pilot had expired, so, now no pilot. American Airlines is the new Spirit Airlines, actually, that is not fair for Spirit, they are probably better.

Worst flight in terms of service and food. Attendants were inexperienced, no preflight drinks, did come and give us hot towels until well into the flight. The left the Curtin open between main cabin and everyone from the main cabin went to the fist class bathroom. Food was awful! Had the golden chicken and was too lemony and inedible. No offer of coffee after. Awful!

Excellent. Attendants served preflight drinks and were courteous and nice.

It was great! It’s been awhile since I’ve flown American but this most recent experience reminded me how much I enjoy flying American. Organized. Informative. Efficient. Friendly. Can’t ask for much more, except my luggage got dinged up a bit. But that could have been the airport.

Terrible. We had about a 3 hours delay which led to us missing our connecting.

Do not rebook people without asking .. threw the whole return trip off

Great flight. The captain did a great job of minimizing some minor turbulence and in general it was a smooth flight. Early departure and early arrival at destination. Great service.

It was the worst experience ever. Cabin temperature cold, for which they did not have any blankets upon my asking. We paid $125 extra for each passenger to get extra space sits; the sits were ridiculously small, tight, and uncomfortable! The flight attendant dropped ice on me and my sister! All in all, American Airlines deserves below zero!

Our flight left on time and we arrived a few minutes early. Great service!

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