Ok, so I am trying to figure out my plans for getting to Japan and wanting to see NZ and Oz as well. I sent in a request to a travel agency for this itinerary:
Dec.: LAX to Auckland
Beg. of Jan.: Auckland to Tokyo
May: Tokyo to Sydney
July: Sydney to LAX
They wrote back and told me it will be $2465 (US) BEFORE taxes
using Air New Zealand and Japan Airlines. The frustrating thing is that they won't give me the itinerary unless I commit to buying this within 14 days. I mean, that is a hell of a lot of money to not even know the dates; I'd like to know how long I'd get in each place!
I've searched on tons of sites and seem to only be able to find any decent deal for the LAX to Auckland one way....Auckland to Tokyo is at least $1500 alone; Tokyo to Sydney is closer to $2000 alone.
So I am thinking maybe I can't do any better that this? I don't think I can commit to buying this now but at least I will not buy anything that is more than this in the future....
Anyone have any thoughts? I have looked into Circle Pacific tickets but that is not really applicable to what I want to do here.