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Subscription service to SYD - competition for AirNZ

Old Dec 7, 2022, 12:44 am
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Subscription service to SYD - competition for AirNZ

I am wondering if this offer from AirAsia will tempt many people and impact on/bring a response from AirNZ

​​​​​​https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/...land-to-sydney
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Old Dec 7, 2022, 10:43 am
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Did you actually read the fine print? It's pretty restrictive and I'd be really keen to see what availability is actually like before forming an opinion.

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Old Dec 7, 2022, 8:30 pm
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Interestingly looking at some dates in Feb round trip AKL-SYD-AKL Y comparing entry level NZ Seat versus Air Asia quite similar (NZ $642 vs Air Asia $560) but in business it makes much more difference, NZ is $1894 versus $1180 on Air Asia, but their business class product is much more no frills
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Old Dec 7, 2022, 8:34 pm
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To Malaysia one way biz fare is about $1,200 which seems pretty reasonable, and if you have priority pass you can access lounges etc, havent compared NZ as its not a route they fly
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
To Malaysia one way biz fare is about $1,200 which seems pretty reasonable, and if you have priority pass you can access lounges etc, havent compared NZ as its not a route they fly

Some devil in he details.

Optional add-ons, passenger service charge, departure levies, fuel surcharges and other charges set by international airports will still need to be paid for by the customer

As we know, TT taxes add a lot to the base fare
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
To Malaysia one way biz fare is about $1,200 which seems pretty reasonable, and if you have priority pass you can access lounges etc, havent compared NZ as its not a route they fly
If you book far enough out you can get J on NZ to KUL for around $2K OW which is reasonable. Travel is usually via SIN (options to go via TPE/HKG etc are usually slightly more expensive).
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by LyingFlat
If you book far enough out you can get J on NZ to KUL for around $2K OW which is reasonable. Travel is usually via SIN (options to go via TPE/HKG etc are usually slightly more expensive).
that is very good. Are prices for forward bookings in business in general coming off their previous post-covid (crazy) highs?
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Old Dec 8, 2022, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker
that is very good. Are prices for forward bookings in business in general coming off their previous post-covid (crazy) highs?
Hard to generalise. [snip]

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Old Dec 8, 2022, 10:59 pm
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Seems to be bit of a thing this approach. A3 for example has a pre-purchase facility for 6 or 10 flights and fixed price valid for 12 months both intra Greece and Europe options. One example is an 6 flight all destinations within Greece for 210 Euro booking available up to 3 days out. Can also pay a bit more for a booking same day option. If off to Greece for a holiday makes a great option for an island hopping experience. Would love AIRNZ to be innovative and do something similar for both domestic and the tasman but very much doubt it
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Old Dec 9, 2022, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi
Hard to generalise. J o/w AKL-YVR or AKL-LAX in early May is around $2100.
Really? I see 5k for J. Where can I find this fare?
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Old Dec 9, 2022, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by kindagot
Really? I see 5k for J. Where can I find this fare?
Doh! Apologies, $2k was for PE o/w AKL-YVR.
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