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Old Jan 31, 11, 3:06 am   #1
 
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Koru Joining Fee

Hi there,

I have >500 Airpoints Dollars and want to use these for a years membership to Koru. Unfortunately I see there is a $255 joining fee which I don't really understand the reason for.

Is anybody aware of a promo code or way to get around paying this fee??

Any help is appreciated.

Jaron
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Old Jan 31, 11, 3:39 am   #2
 
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some NZ credit cards that are affiliated with airpoints provide for the joining fee to be waived

here is the detail:
http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/airpo...mparison-table

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Old Jan 31, 11, 4:03 am   #3
 
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Hi jaronvdw, welcome to FT!

Some 'clubs' have a joining fee (paid once) and then annual fees. The joining fee 'encourages' a continuance beyond the first year.

Some company corporate schemes discount or waive the joining fee, as do some credit cards.

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Old Jan 31, 11, 12:50 pm   #4
 
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You do know that Space+ outside of domestic flights has been severely compromised, right? If you want the lounge access, that's fine - but just be aware that, for example, the 767s on Trans-Tasman routes have no Space+ at all.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 3:45 pm   #5
 
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Hi there,

I have >500 Airpoints Dollars and want to use these for a years membership to Koru. Unfortunately I see there is a $255 joining fee which I don't really understand the reason for.

Is anybody aware of a promo code or way to get around paying this fee??

Any help is appreciated.

Jaron
Only way to waive the fee is by having a Global Plus Platinum, ANZ Airpoints Platinum or Air NZ American Express Platinum card or by joining via a corporate scheme.

Sometimes NZ have a promo for Jade and Silver FF members to waive the joining fee but haven't seen one of these promos for almost 2 years now.
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Old Jan 31, 11, 5:16 pm   #6
 
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[quote=NZ_Flyer;15774376]Only way to waive the fee is by having a Global Plus Platinum, ANZ Airpoints Platinum or Air NZ American Express Platinum card or by joining via a corporate scheme.

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Kiwi bank Platinum as well has joining fee waiver as well - but not the $145 Koru membership yearly fee discount (the other cards do have this)
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Old Jan 31, 11, 7:13 pm   #7
 
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Has it ever been verified whether or not those who drop down from Gold can join Koru without paying the joining fee?
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Old Jan 31, 11, 7:15 pm   #8
 
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Has it ever been verified whether or not those who drop down from Gold can join Koru without paying the joining fee?
Someone posted that on here - you have a grace period after you drop from Gold to join with no joining fee. But I couldn't find it on the search engine!
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Old Jan 31, 11, 7:23 pm   #9
 
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Someone posted that on here - you have a grace period after you drop from Gold to join with no joining fee. But I couldn't find it on the search engine!
I recall someone said 3 months grace period to rejoin without paying joining fee
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Old Feb 1, 11, 1:43 am   #10
 
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Yes, last time I checked it is 3 months.
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