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    Hi all

    we have been looking at flights from Chch to Glasgow, round about the 20th july

    now Qantus was the cheapest i could see online

    I emailed that flight centre, and they gave us a quote over a thousand bucks cheaper for flights.
    Their quote is Air New Zealand, then BMI from London heathrow to Glasgow
    I looked up some flights with AIR NZ, dont know what flight company they are using from london to glasgow,
    But i had it about $2000 dearer than what flight centre quoted

    Does anyome know why they can dig up cheaper flights?
    Do they book it all then hit you with a big hidden charge?
    Also has anyone flown with air nz? We came with Qantus, and we liked them ok, though leg room was a bit iffy

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    We flew Air NZ and thought the service on our flight was 1st class, believe it or not the meals were not to bad and the tea and coffee was good. The flight from LAX to NZ was a 10 pm flight and the plane seemed empty, people were sprawled out over 3 seats everywhere....which lead me to believe I could have bargained at the last minute...maybe, I dont know??? plus they gave my daughter a fun package to color and read, which she loved... on the way back to LAX...well...it was 12 hrs of turbulance...so the food didnt taste the same
    good luck..if your in no rush and close to Auckland...maybe you can bargain your flight out....its an economical crisis out there, maybe they'll throw you a bone.
    the tickets we bought months ahead of time were several hundreds cheaper the closer we got to departure, but I got to sit where I wanted( in 2nd class)...haha, big deal, I would have liked to save the money...
    good luck to you and your family

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    Thanks Duke
    We went for it anyway, fly back on the 20th july

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    Hey Eileen. We've bought trips twice with Flight Centre - all good

    Safe trip x

    Sal x
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    Thanks Sal
    yeah they guy was really lovely and helpful
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