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Sep 14, 20, 7:40 pm
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Posted By Chessboxin

Glengarry also stock Dulcet but it's a different...

Glengarry also stock Dulcet but it's a different bottle (and $25) so not sure if its a different wine or just different labelling.

Regardless, it still surprises me that Villa Maria actually...
Sep 7, 20, 3:17 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,710
Posted By Chessboxin

A lovely hotel and supremely undervalued from...

A lovely hotel and supremely undervalued from memory.
Jul 6, 20, 5:08 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,817
Posted By Chessboxin

No mask wearing required in New Zealand by...

No mask wearing required in New Zealand by anyone. Life is back to normal bar our borders being closed (and some hotels being closed to public to house isolated arrivals). However whilst we are in a...
May 20, 20, 4:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chessboxin

Last time I came back from Aus I brought 6...

Last time I came back from Aus I brought 6 bottles within my suitcase and do that frequently, but wouldn't recommend just checking in boxes
Mar 19, 20, 5:43 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

"...the Government having the ability to seek...

"...the Government having the ability to seek repayment through a capital raise by the airline after six months, or converting the loan to equity (subject to compliance with laws and any necessary...
Mar 19, 20, 3:55 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

Indeed, time to reciprocate the loyalty they have...

Indeed, time to reciprocate the loyalty they have shown us with status extensions.

The govt will never let them go anywhere but it may well become almost entirely govt owned. As for stuff...
Mar 19, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

So a 900m bailout, 600m at 7-8% and 300m at 9%. ...

So a 900m bailout, 600m at 7-8% and 300m at 9%.

Sheesh. High interest rates, unsure of where this will leave the airline. Typically if you're bailing out a distressed entity you don't want to be...
Mar 18, 20, 2:57 pm
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Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

I can recommend the Zalto wine glasses too, the...

I can recommend the Zalto wine glasses too, the burgundy ones are a personal favourite. Would definitely put a dent in the balance
Mar 18, 20, 1:29 pm
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Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

Definitely not out of order. I will be burning...

Definitely not out of order. I will be burning some of mine over the coming days on flights for this time next year. Seems a safer bet than having them just sit there.

In saying that I believe...
Mar 17, 20, 4:25 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

$2,666m, of which $1,372 was revenue in advance. ...

$2,666m, of which $1,372 was revenue in advance. NA $2,089m.

What's your point?
Mar 17, 20, 4:10 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

As at June 30 2019, Air NZ had $1,055m in the...

As at June 30 2019, Air NZ had $1,055m in the bank and $1,804m current assets. How much do you want them to keep? They answer to shareholders and hoarding cash is not conducive to growth.

It's...
Mar 17, 20, 3:20 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

I'm no Air NZ apologist, far from it in fact but...

I'm no Air NZ apologist, far from it in fact but it is a very well run airline. Unfortunately it's the nature of the industry that means cash doesn't go far. Could your business survive without...
Mar 17, 20, 1:46 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

Stop being sour, life goes on. Everyone here...

Stop being sour, life goes on. Everyone here is/should be concerned about the sheer survival of the airline as we know it.
Mar 15, 20, 1:50 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

Air NZ long haul capacity to be reduced by 85% ...

Air NZ long haul capacity to be reduced by 85%

https://www.nzx.com/announcements/349951
Mar 9, 20, 3:06 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 10,273
Posted By Chessboxin

Twice in the past couple of years I have had to...

Twice in the past couple of years I have had to cancel non refundable fares, the first they did as above and credited the tickets. The second time the person on the phone insisted this was...
Feb 13, 20, 8:42 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

You’re not wrong.

You’re not wrong.
Feb 13, 20, 12:24 pm
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Views: 89,028
Posted By Chessboxin

We have postponed plans for travel to Hong Kong &...

We have postponed plans for travel to Hong Kong & Singapore for work this year, normally travel in March each year. Will just reassess later in the year.

I am also due on a honeymoon next year...
Feb 11, 20, 6:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By Chessboxin

Would be interested to hear your thoughts once...

Would be interested to hear your thoughts once you go, looking at staying there as part of our Honeymoon next year
Jan 28, 20, 3:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By Chessboxin

Bolded part sums it all up really.

Bolded part sums it all up really.
Nov 18, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,218
Posted By Chessboxin

My return trip to Perth last week both flights...

My return trip to Perth last week both flights were entirely full so hard to believe an average of 205 per flight.
Nov 17, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 61,477
Posted By Chessboxin

Date: Fri 15th Nov Route: PER > AKL Class...

Date: Fri 15th Nov
Route: PER > AKL
Class upgrade: PE - J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver (Seperate PnR)
Cleared 7 days out
Nov 17, 19, 3:19 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By Chessboxin

Nothing like the midnight arrival with 3 other...

Nothing like the midnight arrival with 3 other flights and a 40 minute wait for biosecurity
Nov 17, 19, 2:23 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By Chessboxin

Just flew return to PER and inconsistent is the...

Just flew return to PER and inconsistent is the best way to describe the experience. Flew J both times and whilst the crew on the outbound was great and attentive the crew on inbound was definitely...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Chessboxin

From Auckland you can go across to Waiheke (ferry...

From Auckland you can go across to Waiheke (ferry from city) where they make some very good Bordeaux Blends. You can check out Stonyridge, Man O’ War, Tantalus & Mud Brick.

Outside of that in...
Nov 3, 19, 3:02 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 11,477
Posted By Chessboxin

Whilst the NZ bed is exceedingly comfortable I do...

Whilst the NZ bed is exceedingly comfortable I do find it a bit of a tight squeeze around the shoulders.

Unlike most I don't find the SQ bed too hard so that is my favoured seat given the extra...
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