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Nz from Uk where to stop

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Nz from Uk where to stop

As per title traveling from uk to nz, want a stop over for a few nights, where to stop? Been looking at lax, or hong kong but is there any where else? Not Singapore thought already been

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We have only been to NZ once and loved our stop in Singapore but if you do not want to go there how about Dubai. We spent a holiday there and thought t was a great city ( even though we do not usually like cities!)

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Dpends on the airline you travel with as they have different routes and options. However, popular stopovers include LA (and Disneyland), Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore. From NZ I believe there are direct flights to Shangai, Vancover, San Francisco, Tokyo with Air NZ so if there are direct flights from UK to these places with Air NZ or alliance airline then they may also be an option.

Check this Air nz route map airnztravelagent.com/sites/…20032114.pdf

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I flew Virgin to Shanghai on way to Nz and back via Tokyo with Air NZ taking me to NZ.

Both places and experience but roughly half way so that helps.

Shanghai don't stay longer than 72 hours as need visa which with admin cost me £120 and also about 2 nights is enough to people watch.(with visa requirements please check yourself!!)

Tokyo again interesting very busy and great food!

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Hong Kong is a great place for a layover - flying Cathay Pacific or Virgin/ Air NZ.

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Seoul flying Korean Air. Spent 2 days there in 2012. Loved the city and the airline.

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Hong Kong is certainly a good place for a stopover as others have said.

Personally, I would avoid LAX unless you particularly want to go to Disneyland.

Have you thought about San Francisco or Vancouver? AirNZ flies from both places to Auckland and you could get flights from London on other Star Alliance carriers to either of those places. Either is a great place for a stopover.

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I have travelled NZ-UK many times. Favourite stopover has been Hong Kong. Very very easy to get around, lots to do and love the cultural difference. It's very compact so get a hotel on Nathan Rd in Kowloon and you can walk to lots of things. English is widely spoken so no problems! I would also avoid LA unless you wanted to do Disneyland, Universal Studios etc.... Never felt really safe there and it's very spread out so harder to get around. I would like to visit San Fransisco or Vancouver though. Different airlines use different stopover destinations so I guess that might narrow your choices a bit!

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Personally I avoid flying through the USA like the plague. Delays and bumping are legendary, and the security is a real pain.

I like Hong Kong. KL and Bangkok are also convenient stops and are cheaper, but I'd avoid Bangkok at the moment because of the demonstrations.Singapore is very convenient and comfortable but not as interesting IMO.

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