We’ve compiled a list of questions we are regularly asked by people planning to fly long distance.
The United States requires a visa for transiting passengers whilst Hong Kong does not. If however you wish to leave Hong Kong airport during your transit then you will need a visa. Hong Kong does offer visa on arrival for many nationalities, but you must still make sure to find out in advance whether you are eligible. The US is more complicated, and having a visa is a requirement for simply transiting in the country. There are a number of countries that are part of a visa waiver program. If you want to take advantage of advantage of the United State visa waiver you must first check whether you are eligible and if so register online in advance with The US Border Patrol Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
If you are transiting through an airport and have some spare time, you can leave the airport, you will however most likely need a visa, more importantly you should ensure that you have sufficient time to get back to the airport to catch the connecting flight.
Baggage allowance depends on your route, and it is best to check with Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance Page to find out how much you are allowed to take. Generally speaking an economy class air ticket entitles the passenger to a 23 kilogram baggage allowance.
There is no need to reconfirm a flight once it has been booked. As soon as you receive your booking reference number, your flight is confirmed. You will receive a copy of your receipt and itinerary by email as soon as your booing is confirmed.