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Finding the cheapest, best-value flight to & from NZ with amazing beach stopover. Or how to drive your travel agent nuts.

With my planned departure to New Zealand in about a week or two it’s high time for some travel planning. New Zealand is literally on the other side of the world so doing a full round suggests itself, doesn’t it? To me it does and I had a pretty clear picture of my dream-route in mind (Munich-Auckland-Papeete-San Francisco-Austria). And that, of course, at an unbeatable price, without any hassle at the check-in over all that luggage I’m going to take and preferably with flexible fares to change dates in case I decide to stay in Tahiti for – like – ever? Or should I rather fly back via Asia and get some sunlight after two winters in a row? So many paradises on the way home – Philippines, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka just to name a few – and so little clarity in my mind. To sort it all out I drew a little map of my options and thought I’d leave those decisions to what the travel agency could come up with and their prices.

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No travel agency could work with something like that except STA Travel. Ever since I had booked my first long-distance flight at age 15 I solely rely on them for all my travel planning and I’m always blown away by their incredible service and patience. I admit, I am a very tricky customer too – not able to make up my mind what I want and impossible to fit my planning into flight schedules & prices but my travel agent superstar Daniela once again made it possible. Thank you! Both Bali and Tahiti were far from my financial possibilities so Thailand it will be. Hooray!

I haven’t been there yet but heard a lot of amazing stories. Anyone with travel advice feel free to post below or drop me a line. Or anyone planning to go there in November or December? Let’s meet up – or have you ever seen an Austrian Ski Instructor walking Bangkok with her skis?

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  1. Hi Eva,

    this made me smile, sounds soo much like my travel planning:-)
    And it looks like we have both found our travel angels – for me it´s my travel agent Agnes@Globetrotter her in Zurich. Without her help I wouldn´t find my way through all the choices and possible travel destinations – there are way too much of them out there!

    For seeing you with your skies on the beach@Thailand it would be nice to come to Thailand – November I will be in South Africa, but December is still open;-)

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