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I'm planning to be about a month in Australia and then continue my trip to New Zealand. What is the cheapest method to get a flight from Australia to New Zealand? Does it make a difference from which airport to which airport I fly?

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Do you know which airport you're flying out of? Sydney and Melbourne are likely to be cheapest. –  hippietrail Sep 25 '11 at 8:56
    
I haven't planned my route yet, so I'm pretty flexible if there is a significant difference between the airports. Is there a website where I can compare prices? –  Arik Fraimovich Sep 25 '11 at 9:39
    
@ArikFraimovich - just curious as to why you unaccepted my answer after all this time? –  Mark Mayo Oct 31 '11 at 5:25
    
@MarkMayo I flew to Australia short time after posting the question and wasn't online much to follow up. I wasn't sure which answer to pick as they were somewhat similiar but decided to pick the one by hippietrail because he answered first + added the warning about WebJet. –  Arik Fraimovich Nov 1 '11 at 0:42

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The usual Aussie website for comparing flight prices is Webjet, but in my experience they don't list everything.

Also they charge a booking fee so use it to find a flight but you might get a better price on the same flight elsewhere once you have the details.

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Webjet.co.nz and House of Travel in my experience show the best comparisons.

I also query on Kayak to double check international rates, and then have a look at the individual websites of Qantas, Air New Zealand and JetStar.

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Sometimes it's a lot cheaper to access the local web sites, for example, www.airnewzealand.co.nz instead of www.airnewzealand.com.

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