just looking at the cost of getting home with mini-narly next march, and it annoys me greatly to see that air new zealand can get me to london for HK$2050 HK$4080 plus various taxes, but the best offer i can get to go to new zealand is HK$6500 plus (loads of) taxes. it's amazing what a complete lack of competition can do for the price of flying. there are more than 15 airlines flying from hong kong to london direct. and how many fly directly to new zealand? two - air new zealand and cathay pacific.
NB - Corrected the numbers. The Air NZ site had a one way deal of HK$2040, but still - $2000+ per person extra to get back to New Zealand is completely kumara-sucking.
us elections this week. is it possible for them to screw things up for the third time in a row? probably.