Los Angeles direct from London Heathrow with Air New Zealand for £392 on Ebookers.com
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Los Angeles direct from London Heathrow with Air New Zealand for £392 on Ebookers.com

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Found 27th Dec 2012
Update: The price can be reduced to £392 by adding a third flight in the end of your trip. Of course you'll never will use this flight. Please see the new sample booking below.

Update2: You can’t find the flights on Ebookers.com anymore but it’s still working on Expedia.co.uk and Lastminute.com, if you want to reduce the total costs by adding a third flight to your ticket.

Air New Zealand is offering direct flights from London Heathrow to Los Angeles for £438 & up, round trip including taxes.

The promotion on airnewzealand.co.uk says £457 & up but on Ebookers.com you can book the same flights from £438 & up. (Check the first comment)

Travel between 1st February to 28th February 2013 for £438, 24th December 2012 to 31st January 2013 or 1st March – 31st March 2013 for £477.

As an Economy class passenger, you will enjoy:

Great leg room in economy class
Complimentary food and wine
Snacks on demand – at the touch of a screen
In-flight on-demand entertainment from gate to gate
New ergonomically designed seat, with adjustable headrest
Personal 10.6” inch personal touch screen for every seat with on-demand visual and audio capabilities.
Checked in Baggage allowance of 1 piece at 23kg weight per person

So long,

Sebastian from HolidayPirates.com

46 Comments

Original Poster

Sample Booking:

http://www.holidaypirates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/170.jpg

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Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 28th Dec 2012

Good price for an excellent airline!

Banned

Done this trip with ANZ and booked via ebookers for £368 back in feb
Very good plane and service , tempted to do it again

Great price may consider it.

nickbooth

Good price for an excellent airline!


agreed

How is this done? Tried adding multi trip but it seems to pull out a one airline for all 3 destinations.

This is what I mean
Flight 1 Tue, 12 Feb
12:00 London LHR
20:35 Los Angeles LAX
1 stop 16hr 35min

Air Canada 857 / 793

Click to select this flight
Flight 2 Wed, 20 Feb
08:00 Los Angeles LAX
06:25 London LHR
1 stop 14hr 25min

Air Canada 790 / 856

This is an overnight flight.
Click to select this flight
Flight 3 Tue, 5 Mar
15:26 Washington DC IAD
13:00 Aalborg AAL
2 stops 15hr 34min

Air Canada 4604 / 882 / 9927

This is an overnight flight.

Flight 4604 Operated by United Airlines
Flight 9927 Operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines
£1,550.99 Total cost

Edited by: "gpawan" 28th Dec 2012

gpawan

This is what I mean Flight 1 Tue, 12 Feb12:00 London LHR20:35 Los Angeles … This is what I mean Flight 1 Tue, 12 Feb12:00 London LHR20:35 Los Angeles LAX1 stop 16hr 35min Air Canada 857 / 793Click to select this flightFlight 2 Wed, 20 Feb08:00 Los Angeles LAX06:25 London LHR1 stop 14hr 25min Air Canada 790 / 856This is an overnight flight.Click to select this flightFlight 3 Tue, 5 Mar15:26 Washington DC IAD13:00 Aalborg AAL2 stops 15hr 34min Air Canada 4604 / 882 / 9927This is an overnight flight. Flight 4604 Operated by United Airlines Flight 9927 Operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines £1,550.99 Total cost

I'm guessing you need to fly somewhere closer than Aalborg which is in Denmark. How about Boston like in the example above?

i need to get to phoenix airport. Is there a route via LA or somewhere else that will be classed as a deal?
so, LHR --> ? --> PHX

Thanks OP

argh anyone but ebookers

I was just thinking the other day you dont really see any deals for holidays or flights on here and look.......

Clever find!

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheers

Terrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport

Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!

Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the lowest one way drop off fee ($200, some charge $500). Carhire3000 have been excellent for me in organising car rental.

Saintledger

Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? … Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!



UK and Eire citizens dont need a Visa get your Visa Waiver online
esta.cbp.dhs.gov/est…tml watch out for scam sites that charge you for doing it should cost $14
Edited by: "solidamber" 28th Dec 2012

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!



You don't need a visa, just an ESTA
I always use Holiday Autos (good deals through Quidco)
Drive between LA and SF on Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) - it's simply incredible and voted the best 1 day roadtrip in the world;

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/PCH-Cali.jpeg

Im planning a 2 week trip over there, is March a good time to go to LA and Vegas?

Amazing photo btw

Original Poster

Update2: You can’t find the flights on Ebookers.com anymore but it’s still working on Expedia.co.uk and Lastminute.com, if you want to reduce the total costs by adding a third flight to your ticket.

http://www.holidaypirates.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/170.jpg
Edited by: "Holidaypirates" 28th Dec 2012

Saintledger

Terrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so … Terrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport



I think that all of the car rental companies allow one way rentals for free in California. Most also allow you to drop off the vehicle in Arizona or Nevada for free.

Rosco1112

Im planning a 2 week trip over there, is March a good time to go to LA … Im planning a 2 week trip over there, is March a good time to go to LA and Vegas?Amazing photo btw



March is fine. Personally I'd avoid LA. Check out San Francisco or San Diego instead.

Scrapofchew

Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the … Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the lowest one way drop off fee ($200, some charge $500). Carhire3000 have been excellent for me in organising car rental.



One way rental has always been free for me in California with Dollar or Alamo.

Hertz don't allow CA > NV rentals.

I agree with nickbooth, avoid LA. Every time you get in a cab the driver wants to go on a roundabout rich.persons house tour. If I wanted to see big houses I'd go to Buckingham palace or Blenheim.
The way they treated us when we stopped to refuel at LA once was probably against the Geneva convention. Tiny room about 50 people one food/drink vending machine and not possible to sleep as chairs had arms and no space on floor. 8 hrs later we were released to board next flight.
Battery hens are treated better.

nickbooth

March is fine. Personally I'd avoid LA. Check out San Francisco or San … March is fine. Personally I'd avoid LA. Check out San Francisco or San Diego instead.




Thanks for the advice, my girlfriend really wants to go to LA so maybe we could just stop for a day or two! Why would you avoid LA? San fran will be a little cold in March won't it? I remember being there in April 10 years ago and it was pretty cold. Have never been to San Diego so that could be a good shout

Cheers

L.A is great. Visit Santa Monica and the beach towns, they're beautiful. Personally, I've found it a great place to visit, it's an interesting city. Great price for those flights.

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!



Shouldn't you be asking for someone to go with you to hold your hand because you seem incapable (or just plain lazy) to do anything yourself

oO

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!



Use the Subway in LA - or get a taxi / bus there. I've never been but I'm sure there will be one (I've been to NY though)

Visa - You don't need a 'visa' you need to apply for travel authorisation though. It works out at £10ish but you'll incur exchange fees with your debit/credit card.

esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ It lasts two years

Edit: It seems LAX is on the 'green line' subway according to google images. so you could theoretically get anywhere from LAX on the subway.

http://launfd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/LA+Subway+Schematic+Map+3.gif
Edited by: "t0mm" 28th Dec 2012

Saintledger

Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week … Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!

Scrapofchew

Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the … Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the lowest one way drop off fee ($200, some charge $500). Carhire3000 have been excellent for me in organising car rental.

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!

Scrapofchew

Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the … Tripadvisor is good for hotel searches. National car rental does the lowest one way drop off fee ($200, some charge $500). Carhire3000 have been excellent for me in organising car rental.

mangomac

L.A is great. Visit Santa Monica and the beach towns, they're beautiful. … L.A is great. Visit Santa Monica and the beach towns, they're beautiful. Personally, I've found it a great place to visit, it's an interesting city. Great price for those flights.

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!

Saintledger

Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early … Great find! I've books my flights already, heading to la early February! But that's all i booked! can anyone advise the best place to book accommodation for la/San Francisco and car hire? cheersTerrified of driving on the wrong side of the road, but a car would be so handy (especially one i could pick up in LA and drop off in SF airport :)Also anyone know how do i go about applying for a visa for a 3 week stay? Really need to get myself organised it's so soon!



Thank you very much! Much appreciated, I've never flown outside of Europe so this is all a new experience!






Was looking through tripadvisor, the reviews are really handy always seem very reliable. I'd be more inclined to book off a website for the added security than booking something directly. LA seems quite dear to stay in, I'm thinking it would probably be better to spend a bit more time in San Francisco than LA anyway


LOL_is_stupid

You don't need a visa, just an ESTAI always use Holiday Autos (good deals … You don't need a visa, just an ESTAI always use Holiday Autos (good deals through Quidco)Drive between LA and SF on Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) - it's simply incredible and voted the best 1 day roadtrip in the world;



Wow!! This is the reason I want to get over my nerves of driving over there and rent a car. Looks incredible!
nickbooth

One way rental has always been free for me in California with Dollar or … One way rental has always been free for me in California with Dollar or Alamo.



Thank's I'll check them out




I'll look into it cheers


siadwel

Shouldn't you be asking for someone to go with you to hold your hand … Shouldn't you be asking for someone to go with you to hold your hand because you seem incapable (or just plain lazy) to do anything yourselfoO



Like I said above never booked flights outside Europe, it's all new to me. I appreciate any advice anyone is willing to give me, especially from people who've been there and done it them selves. I'm a novice when it come's to this and yes for me it is very daunting but i suppose that's part of the excitement. If i can offer advice to anyone on this site with something I do know about and enjoy i'd like to think, in the year or so I've been on the site it's something I've always done.



t0mm

Use the Subway in LA - or get a taxi / bus there. I've never been but … Use the Subway in LA - or get a taxi / bus there. I've never been but I'm sure there will be one (I've been to NY though)Visa - You don't need a 'visa' you need to apply for travel authorisation though. It works out at £10ish but you'll incur exchange fees with your debit/credit card. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ It lasts two years Edit: It seems LAX is on the 'green line' subway according to google images. so you could theoretically get anywhere from LAX on the subway.



Class didn't even consider the subway!

Alamo uk it's coming up as £192 for 10 days car hire for a nissan virsa picked up in lax and dropped off in SF! Seems a really good deal.. very tempting
Edited by: "Saintledger" 28th Dec 2012

t0mm

Edit: It seems LAX is on the 'green line' subway according to google … Edit: It seems LAX is on the 'green line' subway according to google images. so you could theoretically get anywhere from LAX on the subway.



Errr, you know that isn't the subway map right?

http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/maps/images/rail_map.gif

It‘s America - you need a car (except for New York City). San Diego was recently voted America's best kept secret (city) destination. I would advise buying a decent Sat Nav with US maps. Garmin or TomTom have done well for me.

Trip Advisor is a good website to start with for all aspects of travel .I always use it as one of my guides when travelling.There are some good forums too where you can ask questions and get helpful responses.

t0mm

Use the Subway in LA - or get a taxi / bus there. I've never been but … Use the Subway in LA - or get a taxi / bus there. I've never been but I'm sure there will be one (I've been to NY though)Visa - You don't need a 'visa' you need to apply for travel authorisation though. It works out at £10ish but you'll incur exchange fees with your debit/credit card. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ It lasts two years Edit: It seems LAX is on the 'green line' subway according to google images. so you could theoretically get anywhere from LAX on the subway.



Funniest post ever!!

So you've been to New York and therefore think its probably similar to L.A, i've been to both and they are very very different.

And then posting an image of the subway system which is actually from a post about a local's idea on how the subway should look but does'nt.

An esta is $14, so £10 nope!



Like most cities, especially US ones, you really need to know where to go and where not to go (for your own safety)! Worth swotting up a bit in advance. San Diego and SF both well worth visiting (but the above still applies). LA isn't really one place: it's c70 miles north to south and is more a collection of separate suburbs, including those beach communities someone mentioned. Hollywood is the pits but you probably have to see it once. Highway 1 along the coast really is one of the world's best drives but don't underestimate distances. If you've never driven on the 'wrong' side of the road, renting a car at LAX and giving it a go would be a very stressful experience (especially after a long day travelling). The road system around LA is very good (public transport poor) but it's like nothing you are likely to have experienced before in terms of size and complexity.

Oh, and check out what insurance cover you get with a rental car. Renting can be very cheap but insurance isn't and you definitely don't want to risk inadequate cover. Fuel not as cheap as it once was: work on roughly half UK prices (maybe a little less) but also factor in greater distances and, if you want to try a larger car, higher fuel consumption. Diesel cars still rare.


Edited by: "Besford" 28th Dec 2012

Shopping tip.... cheap clothes & Samsonite luggage in:

Ross - Dress for Less
Marshalls
TJ Maxx (same as TK Maxx in UK)

The above stores are all over California. Largish Samsonite soft sided cases are a bargain.... ~$50 to $90.

I have walked through San Diego's "combat zone" late at night and it is no worse than cities in the UK.

It‘s America - you need a car (except for New York City). San Diego was recently voted America's best kept secret (city) destination. I would advise buying a decent Sat Nav with US maps. Garmin or TomTom have done well for me.

phatbear

Funniest post ever!!So you've been to New York and therefore think its … Funniest post ever!!So you've been to New York and therefore think its probably similar to L.A, i've been to both and they are very very different. And then posting an image of the subway system which is actually from a post about a local's idea on how the subway should look but does'nt.An esta is $14, so £10 nope!


phatbear

Funniest post ever!!So you've been to New York and therefore think its … Funniest post ever!!So you've been to New York and therefore think its probably similar to L.A, i've been to both and they are very very different. And then posting an image of the subway system which is actually from a post about a local's idea on how the subway should look but does'nt.An esta is $14, so £10 nope!



I see you helped him as much as you could tool.

Congrats on being to both I must commend your travel arrangements.

Apologies for the picture but then again I googled to help unlike someone like you who has actually been and is more informed than me.

Oh and as of today my bank charged me £9.20ish for an ESTA which is close enough to £10 to me to dignify saying its '£10ish'

Please tell the poster how to get around or sincerely FO


Edited by: "t0mm" 28th Dec 2012

t0mm

I see you helped him as much as you could tool.Congrats on being to … I see you helped him as much as you could tool.Congrats on being to both I must commend your travel arrangements.Apologies for the picture but then again I googled to help unlike someone like you who has actually been and is more informed than me. Oh and as of today my bank charged me £9.20ish for an ESTA which is close enough to £10 to me to dignify saying its '£10ish'Please tell the poster how to get around or sincerely FO



I helped a great deal by highlighting your miss information after all there's only one thing worse than no info and that's duff info.

Regarding your picture it took me approx 2 secs to come up with the same pic and a further 10 secs to realise it wasn't legit, again whats worse than no info?...............

Regarding your bank charging you £9.20 for an esta today I would suggest you change banks asap, or at the least get a bank which gives you a reasonable rate of exchange, heck even going to travelex its only gonna cost you £7 odd this would be even lower from from a decent bank.

Hell cos im helpful here's a link to show you visa exchange rates, which any decent bank would use:

visaeurope.com/en/…spx

As for your last comment no probs.

Get a car its L.A and, despite "certain" members assumption that NY is similar to L.A its really not and to get anywhere you really need a car.


Edited by: "phatbear" 29th Dec 2012

I hate it how Seb at Holiday pirates is showing everyone how the 3X dumping system works... Yes it's nice to know, but it would be better if everyone learnt it for themselves...

Remember to read the terms of the carrier with the third flight as you might have a no show fee as due to posts like this it's becoming more common - Southwest are just about to do this...
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