The travel websites with cheapest flights - February 2019

In a world where air travel is more affordable than ever before, TVs often blast out cheap flight deals from a variety of websites. 

So which actually does give the best deal?

Newshub Travel compared the prices nine flight booking websites, for travel between Auckland and three popular destinations - Sydney, Los Angeles and London.

We also compared the best prices with those of national carrier, Air New Zealand, for comparison.

There are some cheap deals to Los Angeles available at the moment.
There are some cheap deals to Los Angeles available at the moment. Photo credit: Getty Images

Spot check results:
 

Los Angeles:
 

Expedia had the cheapest deal: 

  • Cheapest: $752 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1850 

Sky Scanner 

  • Cheapest: $ 1098 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1785

Hello World:

  • Cheapest: $ 1097 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1849.50

Air NZ Website:

  • $1816
American Airlines proved to be the cheapest across all websites for flights to Los Angeles.
American Airlines proved to be the cheapest across all websites for flights to Los Angeles. Photo credit: American Airlines

Wotif:

  • Cheapest: $1098 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1894

Mix and Match:

  • Cheapest: $1046 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1894

Kayak:

  • Cheapest: $1094 (American Airlines) 
  • Air NZ: $1815

Webjet:

  • Cheapest: $1079 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1815

Flight Centre: 

  • Cheapest: $1097.50 (American Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $1814.50
Prices to Sydney ranged by over $100.
Prices to Sydney ranged by over $100. Photo credit: Getty Images

 

Sydney:

 

Sky Scanner and Kayak both had the cheapest deal:

  • Cheapest: $573 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $707

Kayak: 

  • Cheapest: $573 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $629

Hello World:

  • Cheapest: $602 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $741.50

Expedia:

  • Cheapest:  $595 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $707

Air NZ Website:

  • $645

Wotif:

  • Cheapest: $595 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $639
LATAM were consistently the cheapest option to cross the Tasman.
LATAM were consistently the cheapest option to cross the Tasman. Photo credit: LATAM

Mix and Match:

  • Cheapest: $608 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $658

Webjet:

  • Cheapest: $632 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $720.88 

Flight Centre: 

  • Cheapest: $594.10 (LATAM Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $719.56
Prices varied by over $1000 on airfares to London.
Prices varied by over $1000 on airfares to London. Photo credit: Getty Images

London:


Expedia had the cheapest deal: 

  • Cheapest: $1129 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2774

Flight Centre:

  • Cheapest: $1379.70
  • Air NZ: $2694.90

Sky Scanner:

  • Cheapest: $1395 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2689

Hello World:

  • Cheapest: $1379 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2729

Air NZ Website:

  • $2736

Wotif:

  • Cheapest: $1380 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2620
Malaysia Airlines currently have the cheapest return flights to London
Malaysia Airlines currently have the cheapest return flights to London Photo credit: Getty Images

Mix and Match:

  • Cheapest: $1349(Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2649

Kayak:

  • Cheapest: $1380 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2649

Webjet:

  • Cheapest: $1359 (Malaysia Airlines)
  • Air NZ: $2738

The search was conducted on February 22, looking at departing Auckland March 1 and returning on March 10.

With some results, the cheapest fare doesn't include food, entertainment or baggage.

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