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12 Aug 2014 Finding Discount Airfare to Warsaw, Poland

Poland is a beautiful country with a rich history, traveling there for business or pleasure can be done for less than most might think. Finding discount airfare to Warsaw, for example, can be as simple as searching the location on an internet search engine and waiting for the sites to populate.

Some websites will not tell the customer all of the least expensive times to fly. For example, a discounted airfare to Warsaw is more likely to be found Monday through Thursday all year round, and the fares will be the lowest in the winter months November through March.

Another money saving tip, when looking to find discount airfare to Warsaw, try a local airline. Local airlines are likely to have last minute price breaks or the opposite, a better price for booking at least two weeks ahead. Many airlines are able to reserve flights up to nine months before the departure date.

Where To Book The Flight

Where a person books their flight can greatly affect the price they are able to find on discount airfare to Warsaw. Booking directly with the airline rather than using a travel agent may save some money. Also purchasing a ticket over the internet is often much less expensive than any other source.

Many internet sites offer exclusive discounts and deals to customers for ordering their discount airfares to Warsaw over the internet. Also when looking for discount airfare to Warsaw, be mindful that the prices displayed do not always include government fees, service charges, and taxes.

On average taxes for an airline ticket round trip will cost between 80 and 100 dollars added to the discounted airfare to Warsaw displayed price. Also there is an additional fee for all round trip tickets after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City of ten dollars per ticket.

Take Advantage Of All The Discounts

Many people are able to qualify for special discounts airfares to Warsaw some of these people include students, senior citizens, and military personnel nearly always get discounts. If the website doesn’t offer the discounts as an option, sometimes calling the company directly can have those discounts added to the final cost of the ticket.

There are also sometimes special pricing for a particular weekend trip, or for traveling between certain dates. If ones travel dates are flexible it is a good idea check periodically for specials, many airlines will have special excursion fares or promotional events of which people can take advantage.

11 Aug 2014 Short Stories: New York City

A night in New York

The New York skyline, a futuristic world of adventure. The box shaped city, almost robotic. The laughing of the people inhabits the concrete jungle, where the humans are animals. Enormous buildings look like they’re about to take off into space. An extraordinary glow surrounds the city, the smell of success and industrial strength overpower the smells of fear and hatred. The go getters of the business world dispatch from their cubicles after a stressful day, they swarm like black suited flies to get home,their hair slightly out of place from all the head scratching work problems they face, they carry their lives home with them in a briefcase.

A cold mist sweeps over the habour as the night falls. A gentle old women tightens her headscarf as she shudders with the cold chill on her fragile spine, she walks quickly past an alley of rouges and prays she’ll become invisable, a feather floats past on open window with a dysfuctional family slamming doors to close out the world.

The sound of the law can be heard by each ear drum, screaming sirens fly through the city leaving nothing but an echo. The waves hit the docking bay as a small tugboat heads off into the darkness. The ten fortyfive train to central New Jersey carrying its cargo to the next station rattles through the dusty track making every bridge tremble and shake.

The train driver sees many things on his round, arguments, kids up past their bedtimes watching late night comedy shows, dogs barking to be let out into the unnatural environment and sometimes lonely people staring into their pasts to desperately waiting for a change in their miserable, unnoticed life.

A homeless man sits with spread legs on the side walk with his bottle of two dollar wine, his only source of happyness dripping down his throat into his unfed stomach. He reflects on why he even came to this open prison that is New York, he once had dreams of success and having a good job and life, his job now is to survive in back alleys and dustbins living on other peoples rejections. No-one wants to give him their precious time and time is all he has left.

The crimes in the city carry on throughout the night the disenchanted sound of gun fire and screeching cars race through the winding roads and streets. The smell of hot oil rises up from the steam in the grates. There is a quiet rumbling beneath the shell that is the city underneath is the heart of transport known as the subway, in the late hours of the night the subway is like a ghost moving on swiftly the only noises to be heard are the roar of the trains and the flea ridden rats sqeaking for the love of leftovers in a bin. The sights to be seen in this area are the party goers slowly sobering up in the graffiti ridden tunnels.

The night is eventually leaving the sky as an infestation of taxis start to flock around the city the horns shout to get the millions to work on time. The streets become full of life and movement coffee is tasted even if you are not drinking it, the chefs of the streets begin cooking their trades; hotdogs, pretzels, bagels and donuts are the choice of breakfeasts and they’re bringing in the customers. A fresh bundel of newspapers thrown to each curb and on sale in seconds. The night has cleared and New York is awake.

08 Aug 2014 How to Get Great Deals on Published Airfares

Believe it or not, the price one passenger paid for an airline ticket could be cheaper or more expensive than the one bought by another. There are many reasons that could explain this so here are some tips on how to get great deals on vacations.

1. The first thing to do will be to call the airline company. Some promos are advertised in the newspaper or in the website while others are done without that much marketing effort.

2. If the passenger travels often on business, most carriers have mileage plus programs and instead of just collecting it, perhaps this is the best time to redeem it. If this is not enough for the trip, maybe this can be used to transfer to business class.

3. The next thing to do will be to check out low budget carriers that are also flying in the same destination. The price difference may not be that far apart but every cent saved can be used somewhere else.

4. Aside from the usual published airfares website, there are also others websites that offer budget trips. The person should look at this and compare before choosing to book the flight.

5. It is funny how a flight from California to New York only cost $199 in some months and $399 at certain times of the year. The sudden price hike is not because of the price of fuel went up. This is because the holidays are considered to be the peak months and this is the only time airline companies can make a ton of money.

Those who are planning on vacation can save money by traveling during the lean months instead of going what everyone else is doing. If this is not possible, the other way to save money is by flying during the middle of the week or during off hours because the price also goes down and the seats have to be filled.

6. The person may not know anyone in the next destination. One way to save money is by booking a flight that already includes car rental, travel insurance and hotel accommodation.

7. The other way to save a few dollars is by staying for a few days with friends and family members so that the money that is supposed to pay for the hotel can be used for shopping.

8. Another way to get great deals on vacation is by looking into courier flights. This is something that people often overlook but a few dollars can be saved in exchange for being a courier for a few hours.

9. Some airline companies give discounts for those who travel in groups of 4 or 6. The customer can ask about this or do some research on the web because every dollar counts when the family decides to go on a trip.

10. It is also possible to get last minute bargains but this means being a chance passenger to the desired destination. This happens when a passenger makes a last minute cancellation.

The tips mentioned are guaranteed to make the passenger save money and have the rest of the family enjoy the trip. After reading this information, those who have never done this before should start planning in advance the next vacation.

02 Aug 2014 International Dirt Cheap Airline Tickets

Airfares are rising almost daily and finding a cheap or discounted airline ticket can be next to impossible. While this is true it IS still possible to find cheap airline tickets even for international and overseas travel.

These are five discount travel companies you can check out for some really dirt cheap airline tickets.

Aer Lingus – This airline is Irish and based out of Dublin. If you’re looking for cheap fares to Ireland and even some other major European cities you’ll find them here. They offer flights to San Francisco, Chicago and Washington among others and you can get flights as cheap as $340 one way from New York to Dublin.

Canadian Affair – The airline services primarily Canada and the U.K. and if you’re flying between those two this is the last place you’ll need to look. Flights start as low as 99 Pounds from major Canadian cities and the U.K. which I believe is the cheapest flights to be had. If you’re flying from Canada to the U.K. just go to Canadian Affair.

Zoom Airlines – Zoom airlines is a major discounter flying to London, Paris, New York, Rome and Montreal among others. Booking more than 2 weeks in advance with then can score you some of the best dirt cheap airline tickets available. Currently they are offering round trip tickets from JFK to London for only $277!

Condor – Condor is a German discount airline that flies to the Caribbean, Alaska, Las Vegas and obviously many major European cities. Although the prices are a bit steeper than other discount airlines you can still find some great deals here from time to time. The site is fast and intuitive and definitely worth checking out.

ThompsonFly – Discount airline located in the United Kingdom offering dirt cheap flights from London to Jamaica and Cancun. Go get some sun for just 125 Pounds one way.

This list is not complete as there are literally dozens of discount airlines and travel outlets available. As ticket prices continue to rise I think you’ll start to see more small airlines stepping up with huge discounts on tickets. You’ll still need to research to find the best dirt cheap tickets, but I think it will be easier to find them with little or no work. These are five great places to start your search for discount tickets, now go get yourself a bargain!

30 Jul 2014 More Europeans Tourists Head for the United States

The decrease in the value of the dollar was welcome news to international skiers earlier this year.

United States ski resorts reported seeing more international visitors than previous recent years. They credit this primarily to the lower exchange rate of the dollar vs. other currencies. People like getting the most bang for their buck, no matter what buck their currency represents.

During the recently passed ski season, guests booked extended stays months in advance. Resorts reported that skiers who would generally stay two to four days have extended their visits to seven to 10 days due to getting better prices for their currency.

International guests also shopped and spent more money at local stores and restaurants and on rental equipment.

Some resorts reported that the number of Canadian skiers was up by 20 percent. Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch reported stronger bookings from Europe during the Easter holiday break. Eastern United States ski resorts had a very good 2007-2008 ski season due to an early Easter holiday, steady winter storms and a weak dollar.

Now that skiing has come to an end for this season, holiday goers will be looking for great summertime destinations. The dollar is still lower in value than it has been in years, making the United States a more viable tourist destination. Many hotels are already booked for prime summer travel months. Theme park operators are looking forward to the potential influx of tourists due to current exchange rates.

Many favourite ski resort destinations also double as favourite summertime destinations. Most resorts offer great summer activities as well as ski packages.

North American ski resorts offer summertime camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Children’s camps are one of the more popular summertime activities at resorts. Several favourites offer summertime concerts and other special events. Some special events include mountain biking and the occasional poker run.

Prime holiday destinations, such as the Balearic and Canary Islands could potentially see a decrease in holiday traffic this year. The typical holiday on the island of your choice will be more expensive due to current exchange rates.

Some of the more popular summertime destinations in the United States are Florida, Colorado, California, Washington D.C. and New York.

One of Florida’s main family attractions is Disney World. Disney World is one of the most visited family holiday destinations in the world. Other Florida destinations include Daytona Beach, Miami, Busch Gardens and Kissimmee.

Colorado, Washington D.C. and New York offer great historic and educational holiday opportunities for families looking for more than roller coasters and swimming pools.

Current monetary exchange rates as of April 2008 allow the purchase of a $75 theme park ticket for 47 euros or just under 38 sterling.

The current decreased value of the dollar allows great potential for more international visitors to enjoy an American vacation during 2008.

Cheaper airfares from many destinations in Europe will help offset the current exchange rate for Europeans who enjoy the occasional weekend trip to the Balearic Islands.

When preparing and planning your summer vacation, look for the lowest fees for exchanging currency. Banks often charge fewer fees than exchange bureaus and other companies. Using a credit card or debit card can also help offset the fees usually involved with currency exchange.

27 Jul 2014 Budget Travel And Vacation In Europe

Many budget travelers assume that a multi-city European vacation is beyond their means, but that is often not the case. The large number of budget airlines that have sprung up in Europe in recent years have dropped the average cost of airfare between many major European cities.

In some cases, the cost of coach airfare between major European hubs like London and Amsterdam is lower than a comparable first or even second class train ticket.

And of course flying between cities is far less time consuming than taking the train or driving yourself, and that means more time to explore the places you’ve always wanted to see, as well as more money to spend once you get there.

The key to getting the best airfares, both from the United States to destinations in Europe, and between European destinations, is to shop around and compare carefully.

Most major American air carriers have partnerships with one or more European airlines, and therefore it is often possible to shop airfares between European cities from the web sites of these airlines.

In addition, the major European only airlines all have their own web sites, and most provide for online booking and confirmation as well. This makes it easy to line up all your airfare before you leave the United States.

This is an important consideration, since it is often more difficult, and more expensive, to book airline tickets or train tickets after you have arrived in Europe.

The choice of European cities you plan to visit can also have a major impact on airfare between destinations. Many of the low cost European air carriers are based in London, so it is often considerably less costly to fly from London than to fly from many other major European cities.

Therefore, many budget travelers choose to make London their primary destination, and to take two and three day trips from there to the places they have always wanted to see.

While it is possible to get great deals from other European gateways, it is often more difficult than flying to and from London.

Just as American airlines have their own major gateways, such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, so too do budget European airlines.

Planning your visit around these hub cites is often the best way to get the lowest possible airfares between European cities.

Flying within Europe is surprisingly affordable for way for many budget travelers to get around.

Many first time travelers to Europe, and some seasoned travelers as well, are shocked to find just how affordable it is to fly around Europe.

27 Jul 2014 Arab B2b Takes New Direction in North America

The New York Times conducted an interview with Ms. Janine Jaouni, Director of Business Solutions, an entrepreneurial e-commerce figure in the Middle East; the interview was part of a research and collaborative efforts by Microsoft, Google and eBay to explore markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for introduction of new product lines and services. According to Ms. Jaouni, the e-commerce environment in the Middle East and North Africa faces several obstacles which deprived consumers in the region from commodities which [surprisingly] they can afford.

“The major issue is lack of a free market economy, companies are encouraged to export, yet customs and red-tape are a trade mark of most Arab economies, perhaps with the exception of the Emirates.” Ms. Jaouni continues: “the population of MENA stands at approximately a quarter-billion people, yet the economic boundaries have defeated the purpose when it comes to creating economies of scale.”

Microsoft, Google and eBay realize that MENA is an untapped consumer environment, yet the challenge remains on how to make such fragmented demands make economic sense, after all, the American business model is based on centralized operations of scale, particularly when it comes to the services sector, the challenge is the many borders, each with its own set and often contradictory rules of doing business.

Ms. Jaouni points out that her company Business Solutions has identified three challenges. The first challenge is lack of infrastructure for transportation and speedy delivery and reliable mail services; the second is lack of credit (less than 2% of the population of MENA has credit cards, 5% of those in her estimates have PayPal accounts), and the third is lack of trust – this is due to the fact that prosecuting someone in a different country is very difficult, particularly for consumer size transactions. Ms. Jaouni discounts the challenge of the centralized business model; “the web and e-commerce in particular lend themselves to a decentralized model,” she adds.

Then, how do you do e-business in the Middle East and North Africa, isn’t that what you do?, we asked.

Many young Arab entrepreneurs have realized that they can setup simple e-commerce (business-to-customer, B2C) sites catering to European and American customers. The nature of the products ranges from souvenirs to specialty or traditional items. These businesses, while profitable, require extensive marketing and dedication, something which is not easy to do for a part-time entrepreneur. Ms. Jaouni states: “Our approach and company philosophy is different; we help these and others setup a network of Business-to-Business (B2B), and from there B2C, thus creating a web of tiered network referred to as B2B2C.”

Business Solutions realized the potential of B2B marketing and produced its first EXPO package in 2003. This B2B package is designed for export oriented markets and includes categorized listings of businesses, each business with online catalogs, inquiry baskets, PDF brochures and utilities to export spreadsheets for large scale marketing campaigns. EXPO is most suitable for markets with specialized product sectors, like in Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Morocco. The platform has significantly contributed to exports of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, marble and stone, leather products, textiles and furniture.

Based on the success of EXPO, the company launched the Arab Travel Network (ATN) in 2005. ATN is a site totally administered by travel agents, tour operators and companies which provide related travel and tourism services. For businesses, it functions as a B2B platform creating a travel and tourism marketplace in an area long ignored by Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz. Tour operators are now capable of organizing tours and selling packages to travel agents world-wide. Travel agents in turn offer travel packages to customers, also online, a very successful B2B2C model. The major tourism sectors benefited by this package are in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan. Ms. Jaouni states that Business Solutions has also experimented with hotel reservations and other services related to Hajj and Omra in Saudi Arabia, and is currently looking for local partnership and representation. The Emirates market also has great potential, but requires a unique model which Business Solutions is looking into.

The latest release by Business Solutions is ArabCityUSA.com which is a super-portal targeting the Arab Community in North America. The planned release of ArabCityUSA.com was postponed by six months in order to re-design the site to make full use of the latest AJAX technology. This technology enables vendors and users alike to get results effectively without having to “mine” for information. The site is focused on travel services with airfares and packed offers, and online airfare quotes system to many airports in Arab countries and world-wide destinations. The portal has a comprehensive list of restaurants offering Middle Eastern and traditional Arabic (particularly Lebanese and Moroccan) cuisine, where each restaurant self publishes specialties and menus which appear in a compiled easy to browse pages. The site also offers a comprehensive business directory with categorized listings and online catalogs for products and services. In addition to AJAX, the site utilizes US zip codes to calculate distance to such businesses and sorts results by distance. The site has a social platform which offers a meeting place similar to MySpace.com; among the innovative features is Skype.com online status for members and statistics about who is online using IP-to-Country detection technology. Ms. Jaouni adds that the target Arab communities in the US are primarily in Paterson and Jersey City in New Jersey, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC, Houston, Dearborn, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All services offered through ArabCityUSA.com are free, except for the advertisements, preferred and featured listings.

The future of e-business in the MENA region remains promising, evident by the high number of internet users. “Somehow we need to turn browsing time into a shopping experience”, Ms. Jaouni comments, “I see people taking shopping trips to London, Paris and New York; we need to make the same products available here for the middle-class, it is all products they can afford.”

22 Jul 2014 New York, New York: so Good They Named it Twice!

New York is an exciting vibrant city; it’s the epicentre of fashion, food, culture and art.

It’s a sprawling multicultural metropolis that cannot be fully appreciated in a single trip. Visitors to the city are often enthralled and enchanted by the diversity and the excitement that the city offers with many being drawn back year after year.

New York is approximately a seven hour flight away from the UK and cheap flights to New York are fortunately available pretty much all year round. However, prices do tend to rise during the summer months, so it’s advisable to book well in advance to take advantage of the cheap flights available.

New York has so many instantly recognisable attractions. Here are just a few of the sites that you will find difficult to miss while in New York…

The Statue of Liberty is New York’s historic symbol of freedom and democracy. Ferry tours are available to Ellis Island but be aware that security to the statue has been extremely strict since the September 11th attacks, with access beyond the pedestal of the statue has been restricted indefinitely.

Brooklyn Bridge connects the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. Its twin Gothic towers add to the architectural diversity of the New York cityscape. Crossing the bridge on foot provides a unique perspective of Manhattans stunning skyline.

Times Square is the host of possibly the most famous New Years Eve countdown in the world. It’s also the place to go for shopping and entertainment. From fine dining to Broadway theatre shows, Times Square has it all.

Central Park provides the perfect escape from the mayhem of Manhattan. Home to 26,000 trees, this 843 acre park offers a welcome respite away from the noise of the city.

The Empire State Building —the focal point of the Manhattan skyline—is New York’s most famous tourist attraction. No visit to the Big Apple is complete without a tour of the famous tower, which offers incredible panoramic views from its 102nd floor observatory.

New York is also renowned for its excellent museums and art galleries. It’s a city that has enough to keep even the most demanding of tourists entertained for the duration of their stay.

So, it’s worth taking advantage of any cheap flights to New York that you come across, as a visit to this amazing city is a guaranteed experience that you will never forget.

19 Jul 2014 How To Plan A Cheap Italian Vacation

The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered your alternatives. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what the experts think is significant.

If you base what you do on inaccurate information, you might be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Make sure you get the whole a cheap Italian vacation story from informed sources.

For the budget conscious traveler an Italian vacation may seem far out of reach. But many people are surprised to find that visiting this destination may be well within the cards. One of the most expensive aspects of a vacation is usually the airfare and hotel. So what are the options available for those who want to enjoy Italy and save at the same time?

Well for starters you may want to go on your vacation to Italy during the off season. This will mean that you will find cheaper airfares. There are great prices to be found for airfare especially if you plan to fly directly from a major international airport such as New York or London. All airfare rates drop dramatically after the summer. Hotel rates per night will also be more affordable. After the summer many hotels are recovering from the large numbers of people that came through their doors. You will find out that during your cheap Italy vacation most places are happy for customers that provide them with business during the off peak season.

Service could be even better simply because there are fewer people to serve and focus on. The lines are also shorter for almost everything. Peak season is the summer months of June through August. So why not plan to go in September if you can? You will still enjoy all the sights and the remnants of great summer weather. For example Rome in July can go up to 92 degrees but may be 80 degrees in September. The advantage of going on your Italian Vacation during the off-peak season is that the crowds are not there, the weather is slightly cooler and Italy becomes more of itself. You can really experience Italy and its people if you go in the off season and you will save some money too. Not only are hotels and airfares cheaper in the off season but you will also find discounts available for guided tours and concerts.

Another way to save on your cheap Italian vacation is to take public transportation whenever possible rather than a taxi. Of course this needs some planning in advance or you could spend numerous hours lost and wasting valuable time. But with an adventurous spirit and an Italian pocket dictionary in hand it can be done! Italy is well known for its extensive rail network. You can get a rail pass or buy tickets as you go. Either way this option will help you save if you are on a budget.

Another great tip for a cheap Italy vacation is to forgo the hotel altogether. Rent a house or an apartment for a few days if you are in a group and you will save tremendously. This is especially true if you also factor in the presence of a kitchen that can allow you to make some of your meals rather than rely on dining out for every meal. Even if you have to stay at a hotel you should also consider fixing some simple meals such as sandwiches when you can especially if you come across a grocery store during your cheap Italian vacation.

Now might be a good time to write down the main points covered above. The act of putting it down on paper will help you remember what’s important about a cheap Italian vacation.

18 Jul 2014 South Pacific Trip – How To Get The Cheapest Flights

Speaking about this region makes me feel inspired. At same time, speaking about finding cheap flights to go there is completely another world, and probably if somebody asked me to find a cheap flight to the South Pacific, I would make them pay for that. That is due to the amount of hours I have spent doing research on the options to go there, only to realize that it really does not exist this deal we are all looking for.

On the other hand, it exists thousands of possibilities where you can get an astronomic fee to get there, when you could have reached the zone for a lot less. So, the first thing to set is: how much should you be paying to get there? Let’s be sincere. If you travel from Europe, everything that goes up from 1500 euros the round trip… let it be, this will not be your flight, I promise. From Asia and from America, you could probably find some deals for around 700 euros, that should be a price to look at. And from Africa, there are really thousands of options, but seriously i wouldn’t take anything for more than 1500 euros also.

The second step is to look at how many flights will you need to take. One golden rule applies nearly always. The higher the number of times you change from plane, the higher the cost involved, so try to keep it simple. After this, one thing has to be considered. Believe me or not, but I can promise to you that low cost has not arrived to this part of the world. It simply does not exist. Trying to be a bit more positive, I am going to mention a couple of things that can be useful. Always use the search engines for arilines to find names that cover the route you want, but never book through them. Instead, go to the mentioned airline, and scan it to the very end until you find this low fare. I promise it will always be cheaper.

In the end, the possibility to get cheap flights to the zone turns around two airlines. One of them is Zoom Airlines, and the other Oasis Hong Kong. The first one is possibly the first low cost airline that crosses the Atlantic that has ever existed. It means it allows you to go from London to New York for just 350 euros (about 450 dollars) the round trip, and it specially connects all European destinations with Canada, and we are looking specially at the flights to Vancouver, that is placed on the eastern coast of North America. From there, you could find good options to travel to the South Pacific, but do not expect any great deal. It is simply the best you can find. Also Alitalia has normally the cheapest flights to reach America.

If you are US resident, of course this would not make sense. Your first step will be to reach Los Angeles or San Francisco with a low cost carrier, and from there take the best option.

When looking at the other side, an airline that appeared just 1 year ago, Oasis Hong Kong, is bringing low fares to the route between Europe and Asia. From London to Hong Kong you can find it for 500 euros (725 dollars) which is pretty good compared to the competition. At the day of writing this article, this option is something that will probably close you in front of some airlines that will make you pay a lot to get to Australia or New Zealand from there. But, this is about to change, as Oasis Hong Kong is already developing to get specially a new route from Hong Kong to Sydney and Canberra, which will be a real hit to competition, specially to Cathay Pacific, as they will make the cost of this trip for the half of what this last ones actually offer. We will see.

Let me now tell you about the possibilities within South Pacific, studying specially Australia and New Zealand, top touristic destinations. Still there is no way to cross the sea between them for a reasonable price. A European trip of the same distance with Ryanair would be more than 10 times less the price those guys charge to cross. Still no solution to this problem. The good news is that within the countries themselves, it does exist some low cost companies that can make the national trips affordable. For instance, the Auckland – Christchurch can be made for 40 euros, about 80 kiwi dollars, or 60 US dollars. Still it is a terrible amount compared to the distance, but I will not complain.

Finally, a last deal found at the time of writing. The airline Qantas has very good options to travel from Europe to the area. Check their prices at their web-site, specially the Hot Deals section, and you will find some good discounts, reaching the 1300 euros barrier. They are also one of the favorites between America and South Pacific.