Comparing the Cheapest Flights to and from New Zealand

How to not get ripped off

There are many so-called ‘cheap travel experts’ on the internet, all claiming the same thing; that they are the best, the cheapest, most popular…etc, etc… you get the picture. So how do you find the cheapest flights on-line, without getting scammed or ripped off?

I recently flew return from Auckland to Melbourne, and I used a website that claimed to have cheap flights to Auckland. The service is called Flight Hero, and can be found at This is a nicely designed website that allows you to enter in your location, desired location and travel dates, and will then check all of the major airlines for the flights that correlate to your request. It ranks the flights from cheapest to most expensive, and best of all, it doesn’t take a cut!

No cut, you say?

Now, lets take a step back here. Yes I did just say that it doesn’t take a cut. Unlike webjet and other major on-line booking services, Flight Hero offers its services for free. If you find a cheap airfare and want to book it on-line, Flight Hero simply whisks you off to the actual booking website (usually the airline itself). This approach is great for everyday people looking to snap up the best flight deal possible, without having to pay an extra ‘commission fee’ for using it.

I have to admit, I was sceptical to begin with. Why would I want to use a website? The thing is, Flight Hero only finds the best deals, then shoots you off to the booking site, in which you can then pay for the flight in your local currency! Flight Hero also lists flights from every major location, so it doesn’t matter if you are travelling within New Zealand, from New Zealand to Australia, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, it is a great tool for finding the cheapest airfares on-line.

My 2 cents

For what it’s worth, Flight Hero gets a big tick in my books, I have bookmarked it and also shown it to friends and family, so I thought I would share it with you, too.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, check out today and see if you can get a cheaper deal on your next airfares.