Talk Money: October 30

  • 30/10/2015
Tony Field (Paul Henry)
Tony Field (Paul Henry)

If you thought of booking a last minute flight to London for the Rugby World Cup final you were not alone.

Flight Centre says its stores saw an increase in inquiries after Sunday's semi-final.  

Bookings to London were up 49 percent on the same time a year ago, while bookings for flights to Manchester increased by 83.

If you did book last minute flight you will also need to buy a match ticket.

Tickets are available on the secondary market. A check of one website found tickets being offered for between NZ$810 and $10,390. The cheaper ticket would get you a seat  in the upper stand. The more expensive ticket would get you a Category A seat in row 63.

The TAB says 87% of the money that has been bet on the final is backing the All Blacks. But in terms of total bets people are more cautious, with 57 percent bet on New Zealand and 43 percent on Australia.