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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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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, instead of

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