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Should i get an Air New Zealand Airpoints card?

Old Dec 6, 17, 9:01 pm
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Should i get an Air New Zealand Airpoints card?

Hi, I am planning on going from Auckland to LAX via air new zealand and i was wondering if it was even worth getting an Airpoints card.
I may not go travelling for 2-3 years after that trip and wont get much points (I wouldnt think)

Is it worth it or not?
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Old Dec 6, 17, 9:10 pm
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No harm in it. It's free to join.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by Nathan Catton View Post
No harm in it. It's free to join.
You can always use your points earned in the shopping mall .....
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:27 am
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Donít waste your time, itís a dreadful ff programme. Get a UA ff card instead...as long as you arenít travelling on a very low fare, you should be able to credit the miles to your UA programme. There are usually plenty of good cc deals to spice up your choices.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Bub001 View Post
Donít waste your time, itís a dreadful ff programme. Get a UA ff card instead...as long as you arenít travelling on a very low fare, you should be able to credit the miles to your UA programme. There are usually plenty of good cc deals to spice up your choices.
Er - lots of credit card deals???? I assume youíre US based as there is very few if any NZ credit cards that give points to UA (Iím not aware of any, but maybe some of the Amex ones might go to UA?).

Either way, itís not as practical as you suggest to use UA - assuming Riley is an NZ based flyer then NZ is an okay programme for an infrequent flyer to start off with...
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:06 pm
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You havenít said what class youíre flying.

if in economy then Air Points will only be worth 25-40 NZD. If in business from about 250 dollar to 400 NZD depending on booking class bucket/ fare paid.

if in business you could joint just to use the points for a small gift to treat your self.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:39 pm
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Airpoints (anything) is better than nothing- but not much. Better off with UA Mileage Plus and use NZ Airpoints for those fare basis which do not get UA miles.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by wackyflyer View Post
You havenít said what class youíre flying.

if in economy then Air Points will only be worth 25-40 NZD. If in business from about 250 dollar to 400 NZD depending on booking class bucket/ fare paid.

if in business you could joint just to use the points for a small gift to treat your self.
That would pay for grabaseat AKL-WLG $35!
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Old Dec 11, 17, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by KiwiJC View Post
Er - lots of credit card deals???? I assume youíre US based as there is very few if any NZ credit cards that give points to UA (Iím not aware of any, but maybe some of the Amex ones might go to UA?).

Either way, itís not as practical as you suggest to use UA - assuming Riley is an NZ based flyer then NZ is an okay programme for an infrequent flyer to start off with...
No, Amex does not allow you to transfer MR to UA. You say there are few if any cards that credit MP in NZ, I'm not aware of any.

That said. if you can meet the requirements, US banks are happy to issue you credit cards even as a foreigner. I hold a USD bank account with Citi and they were quite happy to offer a ThankYou card during account opening (though I really didn't want a credit card that requires too much effort just to pay the bill, so declined to apply).
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