Has anyone used this website? My daughter and a friend are going to Auckland next February and have seen a flight Dublin-Helsinki-Hong Kong-Auckland. It's around £1770 for the two of them but there's something lurking in the back of my mind about different carriers but I can't remember quite what. If it were me, I'd probably book through a travel agent but then I'm a bit paranoid about this sort of stuff.
Skyscanner is usually one of the cheapest and I have never experienced any problems using them - they show Dublin - LHR - Singapore - Auckland return for £1760 for two on Singapore Airlines, with whom I flew Auckland to London last year and they were very good.
If they do get Singapore Airlines, in my experience they are the best long haul operator. Even worth a small premium. If via Singapore itself, a great stop over but if they want to not leave the airport (Changi) there is a modesty priced Transit “hotel” - a comfortable room where you can get a bit of shuteye- book in advance.
All sorted, thanks. They found a travel agent who provided exactly what they wanted, Singapore Airlines, travel from Belfast City (just down the road), excellent departure/arrival times all the way and long enough at each stop not to have to panic if there are any delays!