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Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

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Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

We will be flying from Christchurch to Auckland in January early morning but will not be flying on to heathrow till late evening.

Can we spend time in Auckland after arriving and then get back to the airport in time for the internation flight home and how do we go about it?

Thanks Geoff

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1. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

Try posting on the NZ forum.I am sure someone will suggest options for you.

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2. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

What makes you think you wouldn't be able to. You're arriving off a domestic flight CHC-AKL so you should just be able to follow all the other passengers travelling only as far as AKL. You should be issued the BPs for all flights when departing CHC that morning so you'll just need to make sure you get to security and outbound immigration in plenty of time.

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3. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

Yes, your flight from Christchurch will arrive at another terminal. Your bags may or may not be booked through on the international flight. If not, you should take them by bus to the international terminal where you can put them into storage at the tourist information desk at the far end of the terminal, where you can retrieve them when you return.

Simply catch a bus (or a taxi) from the terminal into Auckland and do as you please, but make sure you get back to the terminal with 2 hours to spare to check in for your flight to London.

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4. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

Thank You very much for the information,

It was kind of you to lets us know about leaving the bags and transfering into Auckland for the day

Geoff

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5. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

Hi

Final check-in at Auckland International for flights to the US is 2 hours prior to departure.

So do make sure you have up to 3 hours - if you encounter a queue at the last minute you could be in trouble.

Enjoy your time in Auckland.

6. Re: Christchurch to Auckland then onto Heathrow via L.A.

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