Old Oct 21, 20, 2:44 am
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trooper
 
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Originally Posted by samjnz View Post
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
But isn't that an "apples to oranges" comparison? Two large(ish) domestic carriers in a HUGE market...vs...a TINY international carrier?
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