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Old Dec 27, 18, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
There are some loyal Air NZ frequent flyers out there
Link--> https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...9000km-in-2018

If he/she credited to better ffp would have a good stash of ff miles
Wonder if they are EP1 or that is the top non EP1 person?

A weekly East Coast Aussie return is 225k km for reference. So they are doing some heavy travel.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 11:30 pm
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A weekly East Coast Aussie return is 225k km for reference. So they are doing some heavy travel.
Yes, there are no other possible destinations available are there?
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Old Dec 28, 18, 12:41 am
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Yes, there are no other possible destinations available are there?
was trying to figure out a stake in sand to see what the the 600k km would look like

I know some people who almost do that as a weekly commute. So to do the times ish that distance is a serious commute.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 12:52 am
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<snip>
Of its most frequent flyers, an Auckland-based customer flew 639,000km in 2018 – the equivalent to 15 circuits of the globe – making them Air New Zealand's farthest flyer for the year.

The airline's most frequent flyer took 371 flights in 2018, and the top three travellers together clocked up 1.25 million km in the air – earning more than 31,000 Airpoints Dollars between them.
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
Was trying to figure out a stake in sand to see what the the 600k km would look like.

I know some people who almost do that as a weekly commute. So to do the times ish that distance is a serious commute.
AKL-LAX-LHR is 11960 miles/19248 km
Do that 33 times to get 635,176km (16.5 returns)
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
AKL-LAX-LHR is 11960 miles/19248 km
Do that 33 times to get 635,176km (16.5 returns)
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Every 3 1/2 weeks (or less) That’s a big travel.
How many hours airside per return trip on NZ - 50?

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Public Servant?
Primary Producer (Dairy, Meat, Kiwifruit) ???
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Pilot?

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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
AKL-LAX-LHR is 11960 miles/19248 km
Do that 33 times to get 635,176km (16.5 returns)
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But they did 371 flights so average distance ~1700 km (shorter than trans-Tasman) so I guess a lot of domestic and trans-Tasman.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by ps107 View Post
But they did 371 flights so average distance ~1700 km (shorter than trans-Tasman) so I guess a lot of domestic and trans-Tasman.
The 371 flights person was different.

I'm aware of somebody who lives in Nelson and commutes to Wellington normally 4-5 days per week.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
There are some loyal Air NZ frequent flyers out there
Link--> https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...9000km-in-2018

If he/she credited to better ffp would have a good stash of ff miles
Indeed. That is why Air NZ thinks I've flown 26k kms this year when I've actually flown 400k kms (a below average year for me).
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Old Dec 28, 18, 8:20 pm
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When I read the stuff article, the comments below mirrored my thoughts.


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Old Dec 30, 18, 2:39 pm
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Never got the email mentioned above. Because have pulled back work flying big time this year. Found a lot of other alternatives since for leisure travel... Better bang for your (air) buck. Just need to arrange your credit cards properly and do the required reading...
The indicator for me is how many times you reached the Elite requalification level and your status credits in one year, and how many Elite years you can bank with airnz.
I guess with some airlines you would actually get lifetime levels of status where NZ just gives banked Elite years, that will eventually run out. The QF lifetime status is tremendous, even with oneworld lifetime ruby, especially if you are in the States on AA watching a massive queue at the economy check in and you don't have to join them.
The call centre for elites is good in not having to wait endlessly for an agent and then when you do get one they generally know what they are doing, unlike some of them on the economy call line.

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Old Jan 2, 19, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
The 371 flights person was different.

I'm aware of somebody who lives in Nelson and commutes to Wellington normally 4-5 days per week.
NSN-WLG is only about 80odd miles, so even at 5days for 48weeks a year thats less than 40,000kms. Would get better value using Sounds Air non?

I also know someone who does this trip every/most days...i suspect it is the same person...
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Old Jan 2, 19, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Ellice View Post
Never got the email mentioned above. Because have pulled back work flying big time this year. Found a lot of other alternatives since for leisure travel... Better bang for your (air) buck. .
Considering the pricing on Air NZ yes for sure! I booked a round trip on China eastern in business to Shanghai later this month (which is on their flat bed 777) for the same price as Y on Air New Zealand....
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Old Jan 2, 19, 4:58 pm
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Would have been interested to see my year but alas, this long-term Elite didn't get the e-mail.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SeaProf View Post
Would have been interested to see my year but alas, this long-term Elite didn't get the e-mail.
As I mentioned earlier there appears to be no logic to who received the email.

A friend didn't receive but members of his family did.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 12:43 am
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Could be marketing preferences?
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