Christmas Flight Specials with Webjet

Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year, making it a great time to experience a new culture. While December is notorious for being an expensive time to travel, if you plan ahead, you can get some great Christmas flight deals for the holiday season.

 

Living in New Zealand, you’re probably used to warm Christmas celebrations complete with a barbecue, pavlova, and time spent outdoors with family. But everywhere in the world does Christmas a bit differently. Much of the Northern Hemisphere experiences a white Christmas with snow, cold weather, hot drinks, Christmas markets, and skiing. It’s a totally different experience to Christmas in New Zealand and an exciting way to spend your holiday. Alternatively, you can stick to hot weather by planning a trip to somewhere tropical. Many islands and hot climates have embraced the Christmas spirit, and you can also spend time lying on the beach, going for hikes, and taking part in lots of outdoor activities.

 

No matter what type of Christmas you’re looking to have, Webjet will help you find Christmas flight specials to get you where you want to go. Book cheap Christmas flights through Webjet, and we can assure you it will be a holiday you’ll never forget!

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Flight Deal of the Week

Each year, airlines release limited-time flight specials to some of the most popular holiday destinations. Early-bird flights are often released between late-August and October and offer low airfares for the following year, with deals cutting current airfare by sometimes hundreds of dollars. When the airlines release their early-bird flights, this is the best time to grab bargains to overseas hot-spots in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Are you ready to make your travel dreams a reality in 2019? Webjet has your guide on early-bird flights and how to make the most of these deals.

Popular Destinations

Are you hoping to take a trip in December, but need a little inspiration on where to go? First, decide what type of Christmas experience you would like to have. Do you want to relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand? Would you like to visit Christmas markets and experience a snowy Christmas? How about an adventure holiday with lots of different activities? No matter what sort of holiday you're looking for, Webjet will help you find Christmas flight deals to get you there. Here are some of Webjet's top destinations for cheap Christmas flights.

Fiji

If you're looking to spend your holiday in the tropics, Fiji is the perfect spot. Fiji is known for its beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and relaxing atmosphere. Fijians love celebrating Christmas with huge family celebrations including Christmas carols and lots of food. Many resorts in Fiji recreate Fijian Christmas traditions for guests staying with them during the holidays. Lovo feasts are another popular Christmas tradition in Fiji, in which food is wrapped in banana leaves and barbecued over hot stones.

New York City

Few cities in the world do Christmas quite as well as New York. The city comes alive during the holidays with decorations all over the city, including the enormous Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree, Christmas window displays along 5th Avenue, several Christmas markets, and ice skating rinks. If you'd like to stay into January, you can even experience the world-famous New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. New York can be cold during the holidays, but the crisp air and light snowfall only add to the magic of the holiday season in the city.

Berlin

Berlin is unique to many other cities in Europe due to its location and history. Its culture has been influenced by both Eastern and Western Europe, giving the city a cool combination of sophisticated and grungy. Berlin, like most of Germany, loves to get into the Christmas spirit. German Christmas markets are known to be some of the best in world with hundreds of vendors selling food and souvenirs. Along with the markets, the city's old town gets super festive with Christmas decorations. From Berlin, you could easily visit Prague or Copenhagen—two other cities that do Christmas really well.

San Francisco

San Francisco is located in Northern California and has an amazing culture to it. It's full of incredible restaurants, shops, and enough tourist attractions to keep you entertained for weeks! From San Francisco, you can easily take a day trip to see the the Muir Woods Redwood trees, Napa Valley wine region, or Yosemite National Park. You could even extend your trip into Southern California and drive the Pacific Coast Highway down to Los Angeles. At Christmas time, San Francisco is full of decorations and regular performances of The Nutcracker. San Francisco can get chilly during the holidays, but not cold enough to snow, and you'll still have plenty of sunshine.

Thailand and Vietnam

For an adventurous Southeast Asian holiday, you can't go wrong booking cheap Christmas flights to Thailand or Vietnam. The countries are located close to each other and offer great transportation options between them, so many travellers like to visit both on the same holiday. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi all offer exciting big city atmospheres. Northern Thailand is a great spot to experience the jungle, and you can visit some beautiful beaches and coastal areas in Phuket, the Thai Islands, and Ha Long Bay. Although Christmas isn't really celebrated in Southeast Asia, you'll always be able to find some Christmas festivities in the big cities due to expats and visiting tourists.

Honolulu

For a warm and sunny island Christmas, Honolulu, Hawaii is a great spot. Hawaii is made up of beautiful beaches, hikes with views overlooking the ocean and mountains, and a culture so unique to anywhere else in the USA. At Christmas time, Hawaii likes to get into the holiday spirit by having plenty of traditional Hawaiian luaus, people building snowmen on the beach out of sand, and Santa surfing the waves.

London

London is full of history and has an exciting culture different to that of mainland Europe. The city is magical during Christmas time with lots of decorations and festivities. There are great Christmas markets, the department store Harrods is decorated to the nines, and the Harry Potter Studio Tour even transforms into a winter wonderland. Visiting during the holidays, you are likely to experience some snow. Some other great spots to celebrate Christmas in the UK include the Cotswolds, Edinburgh, and York.

Tips to get the best deals

Book Christmas Flight Specials Several Months in Advance

With December typically being the most expensive month to fly, you'll want to start researching Christmas flight specials early. This is especially true if you'll be booking long-distance Christmas flights. If you plan to visit Europe or North America, you'll get the best rates 3-6 months before the holiday. The best Christmas flight deals tend to come out about 22 weeks before your travel dates. For cities located further north in Asia, such as Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong, you'll want to start looking at flights 3-5 months in advance. For Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, you can still get a bargain up to a month and a half before Christmas, and even some great last minute deals.

Look for Last Minute Christmas Flight Deals

If you have your heart set on a certain destination, you may not want to risk waiting until the last minute in case flight prices continue to rise. However, if you are open to several different destinations, you could benefit from waiting until the last minute to book your flights. When flights still have space, airlines will decrease prices close to the departure date as a way to sell more seats. Sometimes, you can even get the best rates on Christmas flights the same week you'll be departing. By booking at the last minute, you can save up to 15% on airfare! Travelling from New Zealand's major airports, you could score great last minute flight deals to Australia, several islands in the South Pacific, some Southeast Asian cities, and even some further destinations, such as Los Angeles.

Book Cheap Christmas Flights Midweek

The day of the week that you book flights can make a big difference in the price you pay. Many people book flights on Saturdays and Sundays, causing airlines to raise prices for those days to match the demand. During the week, prices almost always go down, making it the perfect time to book. You can usually get the best Christmas flight deals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Be Flexible with Dates for Christmas Flights

When you are searching for flights, play around with dates a little bit. If you don't need to stick to certain dates, consider leaving a couple days earlier or coming home a few days later if it's cheaper. Over the holidays, 28 December is a popular day for people to fly home, causing Christmas flight prices to increase on that day. You could save some money by extending your holiday an extra day.

Be Open to Stopovers

If booking long-distance Christmas flight specials, plan for some stopovers in order to get the best deal. If you are travelling to Europe, stopovers are common in Singapore, Bangkok, and Dubai. Flights to North America often include stopovers in Brisbane, Los Angeles, or San Francisco if you'll be flying to Canada or the eastern part of the USA. Make the most of a long stopover, and see it as a chance to see an extra city during your trip!

Compare Christmas Flights to Smaller Cities vs Hub Airports

Flights to popular cities can often experience higher prices due to higher demand. When booking Christmas flight deals, compare flights to the city you're hoping to visit as well as smaller cities close by. If you would love to experience New York City at Christmas time, also check out flights to nearby Philadelphia. If you are dreaming of visiting Paris, look at flights to Amsterdam or Brussels as well. Once you arrive, ground transportation is quick and easy. Plus, it's a way to see an extra place during the holiday!

Book Christmas Flights and Hotels Together to Save Big

Not only does Webjet help you find the best Christmas flight deals; we'll help you book your Christmas flights and hotel together to save you some time and even more money. When you follow this link, simply enter in your departure airport, destination, and travel dates, and we'll find you great flight and hotel packages for the Christmas season. When you bundle your Christmas flights and hotel with us, you can save hundreds of dollars per traveller. That's a lot of extra money to put toward enjoying your holiday! To view bundles for Christmas flights and hotels, click here. No matter where you plan to spend this Christmas, Webjet will help to make sure it's one you'll always remember.

Are you hoping to take a trip in December, but need a little inspiration on where to go? First, decide what type of Christmas experience you would like to have. Do you want to relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand? Would you like to visit Christmas markets and experience a snowy Christmas? How about an adventure holiday with lots of different activities? No matter what sort of holiday you're looking for, Webjet will help you find Christmas flight deals to get you there. Here are some of Webjet's top destinations for cheap Christmas flights.

 

Fiji

If you're looking to spend your holiday in the tropics, Fiji is the perfect spot. Fiji is known for its beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and relaxing atmosphere. Fijians love celebrating Christmas with huge family celebrations including Christmas carols and lots of food. Many resorts in Fiji recreate Fijian Christmas traditions for guests staying with them during the holidays. Lovo feasts are another popular Christmas tradition in Fiji, in which food is wrapped in banana leaves and barbecued over hot stones.

 

New York City

Few cities in the world do Christmas quite as well as New York. The city comes alive during the holidays with decorations all over the city, including the enormous Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree, Christmas window displays along 5th Avenue, several Christmas markets, and ice skating rinks. If you'd like to stay into January, you can even experience the world-famous New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. New York can be cold during the holidays, but the crisp air and light snowfall only add to the magic of the holiday season in the city.

 

Berlin

Berlin is unique to many other cities in Europe due to its location and history. Its culture has been influenced by both Eastern and Western Europe, giving the city a cool combination of sophisticated and grungy. Berlin, like most of Germany, loves to get into the Christmas spirit. German Christmas markets are known to be some of the best in world with hundreds of vendors selling food and souvenirs. Along with the markets, the city's old town gets super festive with Christmas decorations. From Berlin, you could easily visit Prague or Copenhagen—two other cities that do Christmas really well.

 

San Francisco

San Francisco is located in Northern California and has an amazing culture to it. It's full of incredible restaurants, shops, and enough tourist attractions to keep you entertained for weeks! From San Francisco, you can easily take a day trip to see the the Muir Woods Redwood trees, Napa Valley wine region, or Yosemite National Park. You could even extend your trip into Southern California and drive the Pacific Coast Highway down to Los Angeles. At Christmas time, San Francisco is full of decorations and regular performances of The Nutcracker. San Francisco can get chilly during the holidays, but not cold enough to snow, and you'll still have plenty of sunshine.

 

Thailand and Vietnam

For an adventurous Southeast Asian holiday, you can't go wrong booking cheap Christmas flights to Thailand or Vietnam. The countries are located close to each other and offer great transportation options between them, so many travellers like to visit both on the same holiday. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi all offer exciting big city atmospheres. Northern Thailand is a great spot to experience the jungle, and you can visit some beautiful beaches and coastal areas in Phuket, the Thai Islands, and Ha Long Bay. Although Christmas isn't really celebrated in Southeast Asia, you'll always be able to find some Christmas festivities in the big cities due to expats and visiting tourists.

 

Honolulu

For a warm and sunny island Christmas, Honolulu, Hawaii is a great spot. Hawaii is made up of beautiful beaches, hikes with views overlooking the ocean and mountains, and a culture so unique to anywhere else in the USA. At Christmas time, Hawaii likes to get into the holiday spirit by having plenty of traditional Hawaiian luaus, people building snowmen on the beach out of sand, and Santa surfing the waves.

 

London

London is full of history and has an exciting culture different to that of mainland Europe. The city is magical during Christmas time with lots of decorations and festivities. There are great Christmas markets, the department store Harrods is decorated to the nines, and the Harry Potter Studio Tour even transforms into a winter wonderland. Visiting during the holidays, you are likely to experience some snow. Some other great spots to celebrate Christmas in the UK include the Cotswolds, Edinburgh, and York.

Book Christmas Flight Specials Several Months in Advance

With December typically being the most expensive month to fly, you'll want to start researching Christmas flight specials early. This is especially true if you'll be booking long-distance Christmas flights. If you plan to visit Europe or North America, you'll get the best rates 3-6 months before the holiday. The best Christmas flight deals tend to come out about 22 weeks before your travel dates. For cities located further north in Asia, such as Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong, you'll want to start looking at flights 3-5 months in advance. For Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, you can still get a bargain up to a month and a half before Christmas, and even some great last minute deals.

 

Look for Last Minute Christmas Flight Deals

If you have your heart set on a certain destination, you may not want to risk waiting until the last minute in case flight prices continue to rise. However, if you are open to several different destinations, you could benefit from waiting until the last minute to book your flights. When flights still have space, airlines will decrease prices close to the departure date as a way to sell more seats. Sometimes, you can even get the best rates on Christmas flights the same week you'll be departing. By booking at the last minute, you can save up to 15% on airfare! Travelling from New Zealand's major airports, you could score great last minute flight deals to Australia, several islands in the South Pacific, some Southeast Asian cities, and even some further destinations, such as Los Angeles.

 

Book Cheap Christmas Flights Midweek

The day of the week that you book flights can make a big difference in the price you pay. Many people book flights on Saturdays and Sundays, causing airlines to raise prices for those days to match the demand. During the week, prices almost always go down, making it the perfect time to book. You can usually get the best Christmas flight deals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

Be Flexible with Dates for Christmas Flights

When you are searching for flights, play around with dates a little bit. If you don't need to stick to certain dates, consider leaving a couple days earlier or coming home a few days later if it's cheaper. Over the holidays, 28 December is a popular day for people to fly home, causing Christmas flight prices to increase on that day. You could save some money by extending your holiday an extra day.

 

Be Open to Stopovers

If booking long-distance Christmas flight specials, plan for some stopovers in order to get the best deal. If you are travelling to Europe, stopovers are common in Singapore, Bangkok, and Dubai. Flights to North America often include stopovers in Brisbane, Los Angeles, or San Francisco if you'll be flying to Canada or the eastern part of the USA. Make the most of a long stopover, and see it as a chance to see an extra city during your trip!

 

Compare Christmas Flights to Smaller Cities vs Hub Airports

Flights to popular cities can often experience higher prices due to higher demand. When booking Christmas flight deals, compare flights to the city you're hoping to visit as well as smaller cities close by. If you would love to experience New York City at Christmas time, also check out flights to nearby Philadelphia. If you are dreaming of visiting Paris, look at flights to Amsterdam or Brussels as well. Once you arrive, ground transportation is quick and easy. Plus, it's a way to see an extra place during the holiday!

 

Book Christmas Flights and Hotels Together to Save Big

Not only does Webjet help you find the best Christmas flight deals; we'll help you book your Christmas flights and hotel together to save you some time and even more money. When you follow this link, simply enter in your departure airport, destination, and travel dates, and we'll find you great flight and hotel packages for the Christmas season. When you bundle your Christmas flights and hotel with us, you can save hundreds of dollars per traveller. That's a lot of extra money to put toward enjoying your holiday! To view bundles for Christmas flights and hotels, click here. No matter where you plan to spend this Christmas, Webjet will help to make sure it's one you'll always remember.