help!! i have to stay in Auckland

Jan 26th, 2009, 09:40 PM
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help!! i have to stay in Auckland

And it needs to be near the airport....it doesnt look hopefull...I want clean safe,quiet and in a gardenlike atmosphere....i know good luck
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Jan 26th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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We're booked at the Centra Auckland Airport Hotel during a long layover. It's 4 km from the airport and looks very nice, but I doubt it has a 'gardenlike atmosphere'.
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Jan 26th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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The Centra is about the closest, not the cheapest though and a couple of cheaper ones sort of just over the road - not really park like though.
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Jan 26th, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Perfecto!!! I love it..just what I was looking for!
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Jan 27th, 2009, 07:50 AM
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What is really annoying about having to stay over is now you will owe the $25NZ departure tax, which you pay after you check in for your flight. There are all sort of opinions about how long it can take to do this, but you can pay in cash (NZ obviously) or on a credit card, but apparently you get charged as a 'cash advance' if you do this.
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Jan 27th, 2009, 01:29 PM
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Kiwis are just keeping their economy ticking over!
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Jan 27th, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Hi,

Just by way of an update, the departure charge is no longer payable at the airport as it used to be - it is included in the ticket price. About time too.

Have a look at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10519441

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Jan 27th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Maybe hypatia will have a win if she is having an unplanned stopover and it wasn't factored into her ticket.

Wonder how much more people are paying now that it is inclusive with a ticket.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:13 AM
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igrane -

Thanks for that link. I'd just asked my travel agent about the tax last week and she didn't know a thing about it either way. We're only in Auckland for eight hours on a layover between the US and Perth, and we assumed we'd have to pay the tax, so it was a nice surprise to find out otherwise.

I've sent the link to my travel agent too. Now she knows.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 02:32 AM
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You might have been better to leave her in the dark Mel as now she could for a planned stopover find that she has to factor it into the ticket price and if she didn't know maybe you'd have got away without it.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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She may not have known, but I suspect her computer did and the tax is no doubt in the ticket price anyway.
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Jan 30th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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NZ 5
DEPART LAX
ARRIVE AUCKLAND 4.25AM
NZ 771
DEPART AUCKLAND 10.40AM
ARRIVE CAIRNS
1.05PM
NZ 772
DEPART CAIRNS 2.05PM
ARRIVE AUCKLAND 9.50PM
NZ 639
DEPART AUCKLAND 10.00AM
ARRIVE QUEENSTOWN 11.50AM
NZ 638
DEPART QUEENSTOWN 12.20PM
ARRIVE AUCKLAND
2.05PM
NZ 862
DEPART AUCKLAND 6.30AM
ARRIVE APIA
10.25AM
NZ 26
DEPART APIA 11.59PM
to LAX


It was sot simple to do...but I had to be in Queenstown on the 26-29 on business as it is I am gone two and half weeks......when you figure traveling to LA
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