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Mar 23, 17, 9:12 pm
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Views: 3,651
Posted By birder

This is unbelievable. Was there any advance...

This is unbelievable. Was there any advance notice of this? I live in Australia and the only other realistic way for me to use my points is through car rentals. That may go away soon as well, I...
Nov 26, 12, 8:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By birder

Really? I've been told that Qantas NEVER does...

Really? I've been told that Qantas NEVER does status matches. As in, NEVER. If you could confirm, that would be very helpful!
Nov 26, 12, 4:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By birder

Thanks everyone very much! Now, I just need to...

Thanks everyone very much! Now, I just need to find a post office somewhere in the LAX airport....
Nov 26, 12, 2:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By birder

Question Transiting in LAX & Lounge

I know the standard line is that you can't use the Air NZ lounge in Terminal 2 at LAX if you are transiting. However, does that refer only to people on the Auckland-London flight? I am flying into...
Nov 25, 12, 8:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By birder

Yes, being back on the board brings back fond...

Yes, being back on the board brings back fond memories. I fly mostly Virgin Australia now but am not really active the way I was here.

BTW, my upgrade to business on the trip over just cleared...
Nov 22, 12, 2:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By birder

Thanks everyone. Reason077, I do value legroom,...

Thanks everyone. Reason077, I do value legroom, so I might go for the A/B seating. But if I get A, will I have to wake up B every time that I want up?
Nov 22, 12, 4:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By birder

Seats to Covet / Avoid in Y+ on 77w?

Hi everyone! I am flying in PE on the 77w (Auckland-LA and return) next week. I was looking to find out what seats are best/worst, but all the reviews that I can find are from before they took out...
May 10, 12, 11:53 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 6,906
Posted By birder

So, correct me if I'm wrong. I've flown plenty...

So, correct me if I'm wrong. I've flown plenty of airlines that charge for food onboard for domestic flights (all the US airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Australia, etc). However, all of these provide...
May 1, 12, 3:45 am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,737
Posted By birder

Long haul economy: Virgin Australia versus Air New Zealand

Hi everyone, I haven't been around much, but I wanted to post my comparison of my economy experiences with Virgin Australia on long-haul with my experiences on Air New Zealand long-haul.
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May 1, 12, 3:34 am
Replies: 36
Views: 33,764
Posted By birder

You've said it exactly. I don't book Air NZ for...

You've said it exactly. I don't book Air NZ for long-haul anymore because I can only purchase economy tickets, Airpoints earnings and upgrades have been seriously devalued, and the economy...
Feb 29, 12, 8:37 pm
Replies: 548
Views: 83,218
Posted By birder

I just got the email to me as a Gold Elite, and...

I just got the email to me as a Gold Elite, and my reaction was "Holy sh*t! They've killed Airpoints!"

I am so happy that I dumped AirNZ for Virgin. I have 5 international trips booked for this...
Dec 4, 11, 2:10 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8,734
Posted By birder

I've got to agree here. As someone who just...

I've got to agree here. As someone who just moved to Australia, I'm starting off with VA because of the status match. But no upgrades internationally are certainly a reason for me, long-term, to...
Dec 4, 11, 1:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By birder

If you don't tell them, they don't know, and...

If you don't tell them, they don't know, and they'll keep on doing it to the next person. For the sake of the next person, please say something!
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Dec 4, 11, 2:41 am
Replies: 740
Views: 64,521
Posted By birder

I'll be there! Many thanks to Mwenenzi for...

I'll be there! Many thanks to Mwenenzi for inviting me. I've been active on the Air NZ forum but now that I'm moving to Canberra, I've switched to Velocity. Thank goodness for the status match...
Dec 4, 11, 12:14 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By birder

new to Velocity and question re: Melbourne airport

Hi everyone, I am new to Velocity - came over from Air NZ on a status match. We are moving to Canberra in a few days and I look forward to flying Virgin Australia/VAustralia. It is terrible that...
Dec 3, 11, 11:45 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By birder

I agree completely. This is completely apalling...

I agree completely. This is completely apalling treatment and at the very least it needs to be reported to the highest level so that some re-training can take place.
Dec 2, 11, 1:34 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 30,641
Posted By birder

The values of the gifts seem to vary widely. The...

The values of the gifts seem to vary widely. The Trunki is around $80 retail, the moleskine can't be much more than that, but the headphones are around $350 (unless I'm looking at the wrong pair...
Dec 1, 11, 7:09 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 30,641
Posted By birder

I just got my code in the mail, and I was happy...

I just got my code in the mail, and I was happy to see that I could enter any address that I'd like. I chose the headphones.
Dec 1, 11, 3:18 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,913
Posted By birder

Just to confirm: I had loaded $500 onto my...

Just to confirm: I had loaded $500 onto my OneSmart card via bank transfer. Today, it appeared into my account. I simply purchased 500 airpoints, and the 500 airpoints showed up in my Airpoints...
Nov 30, 11, 10:17 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 30,641
Posted By birder

How do these work for members who live in...

How do these work for members who live in Australia?
Nov 30, 11, 10:11 pm
Replies: 365
Views: 69,729
Posted By birder

??? All fares on AirNZ are upgradable. Or am I...

??? All fares on AirNZ are upgradable. Or am I missing something?
Nov 30, 11, 3:16 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,913
Posted By birder

Nope, it's crystal clear when you get to the...

Nope, it's crystal clear when you get to the instructions on how to top up your air points. Here are the instructions taken directly from the screen:



I will confirm once I buy them, but the...
Nov 30, 11, 2:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By birder

ssssshhhhhhhh! The last thing we need is for the...

ssssshhhhhhhh! The last thing we need is for the program to be even further devalued or made more complicated....
Nov 30, 11, 2:49 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,913
Posted By birder

It is 1:1. I am waiting for my bank transfer to...

It is 1:1. I am waiting for my bank transfer to show up and then I'm purchasing airpoints. It is very clear that it is 1:1 with a small fee that is currently waived. I will confirm when it all...
Nov 29, 11, 9:52 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 8,603
Posted By birder

Well, I'll be darned! Some good news for once!

Well, I'll be darned! Some good news for once!
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