October-November is an ideal time to visit both San Francisco and Houston, plus transiting through Auckland avoids clumsy transfers at Sydney Airport.

San Francisco has the coldest summer (June to August) of any major US city, with the seemingly omnipresent fog giving way to more sun from September to November. It is also a good time to enjoy milder temperatures in Texas.

You can also try an open-jaw ticket search, flying into one city and out of the other (see example below).

Note: there are more seats on sale to San Francisco than Houston.

Depart: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Gold Coast

Arrive: San Francisco or Houston

Stops: Auckland

Dates: October to November 2016

Airlines: Air New Zealand

Cost: From $861 in Economy

Examples found:

Gold Coast to Houston return for $861:

Flight Deal Air NZ OOL-IAH

Melbourne to San Francisco for $872:

Flight Deal Air NZ MEL-SFO

Brisbane to San Francisco return for $884:

Flight Deal Air NZ BNE-SFO

Sydney to San Francisco for $889:

Flight Deal Air NZ SYD-SFO

Adelaide to Houston return for $969:

Flight Deal Air NZ ADL-IAH

Flying into Houston and out of San Francisco (or vice versa) seems to cost an extra $30+:

Flight Deal Air NZ ADL-IAH-SFO-ADL

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

via OzBargain

Flight Deal: San Francisco/Houston return for under $900 from most cities on Air NZ was last modified: May 30th, 2022 by Matt Moffitt