Reward Space LAX-RARO

Old Aug 29, 19, 6:59 am
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Reward Space LAX-RARO

Hello. I just wanted to see if anyone has ever managed to book a reward seat on Air New Zealand from LAX to RAR on their once a week flight in Business?

If you have managed to capture this unicorn of a reward flight, how far out did you book?

Thanks in advance
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Old Aug 29, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Londonbridge View Post
Hello. I just wanted to see if anyone has ever managed to book a reward seat on Air New Zealand from LAX to RAR on their once a week flight in Business?

If you have managed to capture this unicorn of a reward flight, how far out did you book?

Thanks in advance
I think you will probably have a better chance to make the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs...

That said, I have not attempted either. Good luck.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:08 pm
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Nope and it's always struck me as silly--especially in economy. Is LAX RAR ever sold out? Every time I've ever flown it I've had 3 seats to myself in Y.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 2:50 pm
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I haven't ever searched that route until now and can't see anything now although I'd have thought it would be a good route to release award seats on. You might be better off searching LAX-AKL then AKL-RAR. There has been availability in the past if you keep an eye out. Alternatively you could book cash from AKL-RAR with NZ/VA/JQ It's ~ 3.5hrs.

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Nope and it's always struck me as silly--especially in economy. Is LAX RAR ever sold out? Every time I've ever flown it I've had 3 seats to myself in Y.
Do you book (but not pay) the SkyCouch rows?
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Old Sep 5, 19, 8:48 pm
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Do you book (but not pay) the SkyCouch rows?
I put in a low ball OneUp. Been 100% successful on AKL RAR AKL (4/4)
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Old Sep 6, 19, 3:11 am
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I put in a low ball OneUp. Been 100% successful on AKL RAR AKL (4/4)
Awesome. What about the long leg to LAX?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Londonbridge View Post
Hello. I just wanted to see if anyone has ever managed to book a reward seat on Air New Zealand from LAX to RAR on their once a week flight in Business?

If you have managed to capture this unicorn of a reward flight, how far out did you book?

Thanks in advance
I fly this route several times a year and have never had an upgrade refused (Recognition and Elite - I have not tried OneUp).
For reward seats, the earlier you book/lodge a request, the better.

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Old Sep 17, 19, 2:06 am
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Awesome. What about the long leg to LAX?
I haven't flown a leg between RAR and LAX in many, many years
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