Best/Worst lounges on NZ network

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Old Jul 21, 17, 1:24 am
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A further update:

Further to earlier email regarding temporary Dunedin Regional Lounge closure, we have been advised by Air New Zealand the following:-

Flights to Dunedin have been cancelled so our teams are unable to start construction as planned.
The Lounge will remain open this weekend and will close on Monday 24 July and Tuesday 25 July. This is subject to change if the construction teams are unable to get to Dunedin on Sunday.

Comms to customers will be amended where possible and our Lounge teams will ensure signage is clear at the Airport.

Affected customers will be communicated to by:
Mobile App notifications will be sent to Elite, Gold, Koru and Elite Partner members and valid eVoucher holders
Travel Update email sent to Elite and Gold members
Triggered comms within pre-departure emails
The Air NZ website airnewzealand.co.nz/regional-lounge-information will be updated Friday 21 July with the Dunedin lounge closure message.
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Old Jul 21, 17, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by SilverTP View Post
Dunedin lounge being upgraded - just came through from TA:
I quite like the Dunedin lounge.
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Old Jul 21, 17, 1:51 am
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I hope they add showers.
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Old Jul 24, 17, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
I hope they add showers.
I thought there was one that doubled as the disabled toilet...or I am thinking of another KC a few years ago.
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Old Jul 24, 17, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Blackcloud View Post
I thought there was one that doubled as the disabled toilet...or I am thinking of another KC a few years ago.
Not in the Koru lounge, but the Dunedin Airport website states:


Showers

Feel like freshening up? We have showers available at the Airport and for a $7.00 fee we supply a towel, shampoo and soap. Please see one of our Customer Services team at the Information Desk to find out where the showers are located.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 1:23 am
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Originally Posted by NZbutterfly View Post
I quite like the Dunedin lounge.
I have heard anecdotally from a friend that they were serving tinned spaghetti, ala. Koru Express in CHC, at some point in the DUD lounge. Though I have not experienced this, if it was the case I am not surprised to hear of the upgrade. Been through a few times and thought it was pretty decent and similar to the newly upgraded ZQN lounge.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by codyc1515 View Post
I have heard anecdotally from a friend that they were serving tinned spaghetti.

Correct, breakfast is usually spaghetti, or sausages, or corn fritter things or ham & cheese croissants. The spaghetti tends to sit there all morning as not many people go near it.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 2:53 pm
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We get the tinned spag for breakfast at the PMR lounge, alternating with baked beans. As Smeags says, the spag usually sits untouched.
No ham and cheese croissants though. But a man can dream.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 12:38 am
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Just a quick update from HKG

As an Elite you can use the CX Business Lounges, which are far superior than the Thai lounge that they will suggest you use.

I used The Pier and it was more like a first class lounge than a Business Lounge (there is a First lounge also). 3 different dining options, fantastic shower facilities and amenities (Aesop).

I believe Koru must use the Thai Lounge and Gold can use *A Lounges such as SQ or United if they want.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by Rebound View Post
Just a quick update from HKG

As an Elite you can use the CX Business Lounges, which are far superior than the Thai lounge that they will suggest you use.

I used The Pier and it was more like a first class lounge than a Business Lounge (there is a First lounge also). 3 different dining options, fantastic shower facilities and amenities (Aesop).

I believe Koru must use the Thai Lounge and Gold can use *A Lounges such as SQ or United if they want.
As of late 2016 both NZ Elite and Gold got access to the CX business lounges. Previously it was only Elite's.

The Pier Business is a beautiful lounge. I visited it last year a few weeks after it opened on my way back from China.

I visited the SQ, UA and TG lounges for breakfast on my way over and there was simply no comparison!
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Agreed, last trip I used the SQ Lounge, this was far superior.
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Old Sep 11, 17, 3:30 am
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Originally Posted by CHCflyer View Post
We get the tinned spag for breakfast at the PMR lounge, alternating with baked beans. As Smeags says, the spag usually sits untouched.
No ham and cheese croissants though. But a man can dream.

I appreciate Im resurrecting this point - but I love spag on toast with a couple of kranski sausages for breakfast - perfect - certainly in NPE it seems relatively popular !!
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