Old Oct 20, 20, 3:13 pm
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samjnz
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Programs: NZ *E
Posts: 161
The flights (LAX-AKL) are trending towards full now and they aren’t preconfirming any upgrades before check in.

They’ve also zeroed out all the cheaper fare buckets (eg. J class for BP) when they load the flights in.

I can’t help feel a sense of price gouging given the fares are now artificially set at levels higher than I would get on a usual trip in peak season.

It does give me concern that they are selling seats until the plane is completely full, not allowing any social distancing on these flights. A little disappointed in Air NZ with this compared to what less “premium” carriers like Southwest and Alaska are doing here with reduced capacity
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