Posted May 12th, 2013, 05:41 PM
We are flying from Washington DC area and are just about ready to purchase a flight from JFK to HNL Honolulu break for day and half to get to day that flights to AKL (T TH S only) roundtrip. This is actually cheaper than west coast. For some odd reason it is more to travel on the non-stop from Washington DC than the one 150 miles away in NJ (EWR) though same airline. It is much cheaper to do a trip to HNL and a separate ticket to AKL since Hawaiian is not in the same alliances and Air NZ also does not show up. Essentially try finding your way to LAX *most flights*, SFO (watch you don't just end up going to LAX from other cities), HNL, You can also go through PPT (Pappette French Polynesia) or Nadi (Fiji) but those are through LAX. Air Tahiti Nui has some decent fares. Australia does not give you a break because the long flight is LAX to SYD and why do customs/etc for another country?
I will do most anything to avoid LAX! I love Hawaii because I can snorkel 2 times in 24 -36 hours and that is
. PPT is so expensive for hotels it makes Hawaii look cheap and NAD don't go for a hotel more than a few miles from the airport -- nice but roads are very very slow.
Consider your health
. If you have problems with legs and wear compression stockings -- I need relief every 12 -15 hours! Dehydration of long flights give me leg cramps.
Consider your marriage or friendship.
After a 30 hour flight I can't stand myself let alone anyone else. I am past cranky, maybe past stinky, and definitely you would not want to be dealing with me in any way. Others maybe have a different opinion but for me (especially going) I need to break it up. GOOD LUCK wish there was the choice of instant getting to the starting point like they do it in Harry Potter or Wrinkle in Time