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Oct 2, 19, 8:47 pm
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Posted By scottienz69

Had forgotten I'd posted on this thread around 18...

Had forgotten I'd posted on this thread around 18 months ago - apologies! Looks like the total cost of re-qualifying for gold hasn't moved that much for me over the past couple of years....
Oct 2, 19, 4:11 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 14,003
Posted By scottienz69

How much do you have to spend to reach Gold and then Platinum?

Hi Folks

I'm intrigued to know how much FTers have spent to reach their tier status, and what that actually equates to in terms of the effective cost per mile.

After a job change late last...
Oct 1, 19, 2:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

Hey, itís a 1st world problem, right? Y...

Hey, itís a 1st world problem, right? Y completely full as well!

Only 13 hours left to AKL, plus an extra hour on Air Lamb Chop to WLG afterwards, just for good measure....
Sep 30, 19, 11:17 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

T-1 and no upgrade....looks like I'll be eating...

T-1 and no upgrade....looks like I'll be eating some Emirates pizza mid-flight downstairs!
Sep 30, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

Thanks for the advice folks - it's very much...

Thanks for the advice folks - it's very much appreciated!

I'm in the A lounge at DXB now - have wait-listed for an upgrade using miles after refreshing my mobile BP on arrival into DXB from EDI...
Sep 30, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 14
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Posted By scottienz69

I did 16.5 hours going the other way from AKL to...

I did 16.5 hours going the other way from AKL to DXB in Y last week - had 3 Y seats to myself blocked out by AKL ground staff, which made it more than bearable. Not sure Iíll get so much space this...
Sep 30, 19, 12:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

Iíve got just under three and a half hours in...

Iíve got just under three and a half hours in DXB, so will see what the mobile BP does when I land and get into the lounge.
Sep 30, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

It just under 16 hours from DXB to AKL, so J...

It just under 16 hours from DXB to AKL, so J would trump Y, even @ 63k miles for the upgrade.
Sep 30, 19, 12:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By scottienz69

Wait for an Op-Up or try with Miles?

Iím just about to fly out of EDI for AKL. Iím in J to DXB courtesy of a discounted miles upgrade from Y. EK448 from DXB to AKL tomorrow (1 Oct) is apparently heavily oversold in Y and J is full -...
Feb 13, 19, 3:46 pm
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Posted By scottienz69

I suspect there will be lots of very similar...

I suspect there will be lots of very similar responses from Elites/Golds - very poor/declining SP/Airpoints $ accrual rates for actually flying Air NZ metal, little/no long-term recognition of most...
Feb 10, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 61,483
Posted By scottienz69

Date: 9 Feb 2019 Route: AKL-LAX-LHR NZ2 Class...

Date: 9 Feb 2019
Route: AKL-LAX-LHR NZ2
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: Gifted 2 x RUs
Status: Elite - Gifted to Jade
Status: AKL-LAX confirmed at check-in ahead of domestic connection...
Sep 17, 18, 11:16 pm
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Posted By scottienz69

I was travelling overseas during the changeover...

I was travelling overseas during the changeover period - one stay has showed up in my account and the other hasn't - it's taken around 3 weeks of chasing to get any kind of basic response from the...
Sep 17, 18, 11:07 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 61,483
Posted By scottienz69

Date: 25 Sep 18 Route: SYD - AKL Class...

Date: 25 Sep 18
Route: SYD - AKL
Class upgrade: Y - J
Type of upgrade: Elite Short Haul RU
Status: Elite
Current Status: Confirmed 7 days before departure
May 17, 18, 11:16 pm
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Posted By scottienz69

Just my last year detailed here - over the past...

Just my last year detailed here - over the past 5+ years as an Elite I've only ever had a couple of upgrades not clear, both PE-BP, one AKL-LAX (RU) and the other AKL-HKG (Elite APD) a couple of...
Apr 4, 18, 3:57 am
Replies: 62
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Posted By scottienz69

I've just re-qualified for my third year of Gold...

I've just re-qualified for my third year of Gold status around 6 months before my renewal date. I only ever fly on Y Flex/FlexPlus ticketing ex NZ. NZD$2.5k or thereabouts gets me a FlexPlus return...
Mar 5, 18, 9:05 am
Replies: 194
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Posted By scottienz69

I generally only travel with carry-on in Y for my...

I generally only travel with carry-on in Y for my week-long trips to South/South-East Asia - a Samsonite suit carrier that usually tips the scales at around the 7kg-mark plus a very skinny laptop...
Mar 5, 18, 8:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By scottienz69

I'll be heading back to NZ from SGN around then -...

I'll be heading back to NZ from SGN around then - I generally only make it back to Caledonia every 2-3 years for family stuff - sounds like fun though!
Mar 4, 18, 8:13 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,921
Posted By scottienz69

Actually, I can add in Doha (DOH) - FROM/TO to my...

Actually, I can add in Doha (DOH) - FROM/TO to my list too, before EK put a halt to flying from the UAE to Qatar!
Mar 4, 18, 8:11 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,921
Posted By scottienz69

Auckland (AKL) - FROM/TO Bangkok (BKK) -...

Auckland (AKL) - FROM/TO
Bangkok (BKK) - FROM/TO
Bengaluru (BLR) - FROM
Colombo (CMB) - FROM
Delhi (DEL) - FROM
Dubai (DXB) - FROM/TO
Glasgow (GLA) - FROM/TO
London Heathrow (LHR) - FROM...
Mar 3, 18, 8:13 pm
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Views: 69,461
Posted By scottienz69

I fly Y, usually a mix of Flex/FlexPlus, as my...

I fly Y, usually a mix of Flex/FlexPlus, as my company won't stretch to J. 2 x trips to South Asia ex NZ, plus at least one trip to SE Asia gets me to GOLD each year for around NZD$7k. Promos plus...
Feb 19, 18, 9:14 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 58,173
Posted By scottienz69

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-to-...

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-to-launch-a-new-service-to-auckland-via-bali-from-14-june-2018

Great that there will be a daytime departure from Auckland heading west - Bali makes...
Feb 19, 18, 9:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,028
Posted By scottienz69

I couldn't agree more - EK call centre staff,...

I couldn't agree more - EK call centre staff, both here in NZ and overseas, have always been extremely helpful whenever I've called through to them with a query or issue. Status probably helps a wee...
Feb 18, 18, 7:05 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By scottienz69

The Purser told me that there were just 17 pax in...

The Purser told me that there were just 17 pax in J - I think he said there were only 4 in F - I stuck with 23K in the rear J cabin as I like to sleep on my right side facing the window.
Feb 18, 18, 6:41 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By scottienz69

Empty Cabin on A380

I used miles to upgrade from Y to J on EK419 last week between SYD and BKK. Having checked EF before departing NZ I knew that loads were light, but was still surprised to find that there were only...
Feb 12, 18, 1:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,492
Posted By scottienz69

NEW FAMILY PROGRAMME Share Miles. Share rewards

I just received an email from Skywards about some 'exciting changes to our Family Bonus programme' apparently coming in May. I'm guessing that I might finally be able to pool miles much more...
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