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Flights to USA in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,493Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$2,079From Auckland Intl to New York
One-way from$351One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to United States

Cheap flights to USA in November, December 2021

The best prices found for NYC flights for November, December
20 Dec - 21 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$1,318

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 27/11/21

20 Dec - 3 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

18h 25m
$1,407

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 28/11/21

11 Dec - 15 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

35h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$1,444

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/11/21

USA 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA found for this year
20 Dec - 21 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$1,318

Fiji Airways

View Deal

Deal found 27/11/21

20 Dec - 3 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

18h 25m
$1,407

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 28/11/21

11 Dec - 15 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

35h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$1,444

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/11/21

Last minute flights to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA, departing today and this week
3 Dec - 31 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$2,176

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 28/11/21

3 Dec - 10 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

MCO

Orlando

3 stops

42h 09m
MCO

Orlando

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

47h 15m
$2,268

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/11/21

3 Dec - 10 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

MCO

Orlando

2 stops

30h 16m
MCO

Orlando

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

47h 15m
$2,279

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/11/21

Can I fly to USA from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to USA

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter USA.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from USA?

Returning to New Zealand from USA

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to USA?

The cheapest ticket to USA found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,157

February

$909

March

$978

April

$1,400

May

$1,058

June

$1,208

July

$1,278

August

$1,159

September

$1,246

October

$1,107

November

$1,111

December

$1,401

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to USA is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to USA?

Average USA flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

AKL - NYC

Price

$1,436 - $2,524

NYC

Temperature

1 - 25 °C

NYC

Precipitation

71 - 114 mm

Flying to USA in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in USA so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. July is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in USA?

Popular flight destinations in USA include Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, New York and Chicago.

The United States of America is a land of many climates, lively cities and natural wonders. Situated in the middle of North America, the country comprises 48 mainland states, as well as Hawaii and Alaska. American Samoa, Guam, Marianas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands round out the list of U.S. territories.

Travellers can find a variety of experiences in U.S. cities. Whether you want to take in the energy and creativity of New York City or soak up some sun and entertainment in Los Angeles, there’s truly something for everyone. New England features plenty of history and picturesque scenery, especially in autumn during foliage season when leaves turn bright shades of yellow, orange and red. Music-lovers can take a road trip along the Blues Highway from New Orleans, through Mississippi and Memphis to Chicago.

In the South, Florida’s beaches and  theme parks will wow you. Head  to Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld for some family fun.

California lines a large part of the West Coast, featuring everything from wine country, a rugged coastline and the Sierra Nevada mountains to the north to the southern cities of Los Angeles (home to Hollywood and most of the U.S. entertainment industry) and laid-back San Diego.

How long is the flight to the USA?

There are many different international airports located in the United States. The destination city, along with the number of stopovers, and the duration of those stopovers, will factor into the length of the flight times. If you will be travelling out of Auckland and heading to the Los Angeles International Airport, the fastest flights will be 10h and 45m long. The longest flights will be 32h and 10 m long. The fastest flight time from Christchurch Airport to LAX is 15h. Those who are travelling to other destinations in the USA will have differing flight times. For example, flights from Christchurch to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will have flight times of 18h and 5m as the shortest.

Which cities offer direct flights to the USA?

You will find that there are some options for direct flights into the USA. Air New Zealand has USA flight deals that are direct and that will take about 12h and 5 m. One and two stop options are available, as well. Those who are travelling out of Christchurch will have at least one stop. Air New Zealand has a flight that has a 1h and 30m stopover in Auckland before heading to Los Angeles.

What is the best way to travel around the USA?

The United States is a very large country and it has an excellent infrastructure. You will have a wealth of options when it comes to travelling to the various destinations you might need to go. Airlines, such as Southwest and American can provide domestic travel. Train services, such as Amtrak, and buses like Greyhound can provide travel across the country and from city to city, as well. Within the cities and towns, there is ample public transportation and taxis, and it is always possible to rent a vehicle.

What are some things to do in the USA?

The USA has many interesting things to see and do, and they vary substantially from one location to the next. Those who are in Chicago might want to visit some of the museums and parks. Travellers who are visiting Los Angeles and other areas in Southern California will find theme parks, Hollywood, and the nearby beaches. Travelling to New York City offers a host of galleries, shows, museums, and other attractions. Each city in the USA will have their own attractions and things to enjoy.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the USA?

The USA tends to have strict entry policies. Those who will be travelling to the United States will need to make sure that they have a valid passport. They will be able to stay in the United States for business and tourism needs for up to 90 days without needing to have a visa. Those who come to the US with this visa waiver programme will not be able to change their visa status.

United States climate

Given its size, the climate varies throughout the US but some regions experience the changing seasons more intensely than others. The West Coast enjoys fine weather  year-round, while the Pacific Northwest Coast (Washington, Oregon) has cool summers and mild winters. The Midwest is known for its intense summers and winters and frequent tornadoes and thunderstorms, while Florida enjoys the warmest winters on the eastern coast.   

When is the best time to fly to United States?

Peak Season:

There’s never really a bad time to catch flights to the US, but New York is most pleasant in spring and autumn. May and June are comfortably warm, while LA gets hottest in August and September.

San Francisco is  pleasant year-round, while Las Vegas is best enjoyed in spring and autumn. Orlando is teeming with families during US summer holidays (July and August), when temperatures can reach 37 degrees Celsius.

Off season:

Cheap flights to the US are always found during the off season.

Getting around United States

Americans love their cars and their road trips, but there are many low-cost airlines, including no-frills leader Southwest, JetBlue, AirTran and Spirit Airlines to fly you around quicker.

If you’re intent on hitting the highways a la Route 66,  you’ll find all the major car rental agencies at most US airports, including Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

By bus: GotoBus.com has a handy online service for more than 100 bus companies and tours throughout the US, from budget to luxury options.

By rail: AmTrak (www.amtrak.com) covers the States and the major cities in Canada. Check online for routes and weekly specials.

What is good to know if travelling to United States?

  • New York is a Mecca for shoppers, from mega-department and fashion stores to cutting-edge designer boutiques. Serious shoppers can maximize their time by taking a tour of one of the shopping districts. Shop Gotham’s two-hour walking tours (from about US$25) have been likened to having a shopaholic New Yorker show you the coolest places to shop.
  • Get a culture fix at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which presents an annual program of mostly free recitals and concerts by students, faculty and guest artists.
  • Orlando’s majestic Harry P. Leu Gardens are a 20-hectare botanical oasis in the middle of the city. On site is a restored 19th century farmhouse, now a museum that evokes a time when citrus, rather than theme parks, dominated the region. (Gardens open daily from 9am-5pm; adult/child US$7/2; free admission on Mondays).
  • In Las Vegas start the day with an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at the “killer whale in a sea of buffets” – at the Spice Market Buffet at the Aladdin Resort & Casino.
  • Take a historic musical journey along the Blues Highway, from the Dixieland Jazz bars of New Orleans, to Memphis (and Elvis’s Graceland) and the blues trail along the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. The classic road trip takes you through the home of the blues. For information on festivals and events along the way, check out www.msbluestrail.org.
  • Big Tip – don’t forget to tip. Between 15 and 20 per cent is standard in the US. Irate waiters have been known to follow non-tipping diners onto the street demanding an explanation.

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