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Oct 24, 20, 11:53 pm
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Posted By oranjemakker

I think paying extra for the seat makes sense...

I think paying extra for the seat makes sense maybe (unless they turn the whole BP into s2s, but what's DYKWIA about it to me is treating it like a separate class and the naffness of a "premium...
Oct 23, 20, 12:28 am
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Posted By oranjemakker

This is what China Eastern do, they have the...

This is what China Eastern do, they have the Qantas type seats with a door and then the front row is sold as some sort of separate product. its much wider etc as there is no seat in front but I have...
Oct 14, 20, 3:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By oranjemakker

I will let you know when I get to stay in one! I...

I will let you know when I get to stay in one! I would assume they are gorgeous.
Sep 29, 20, 3:30 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By oranjemakker

I'm confused, i think I got a banked year rather...

I'm confused, i think I got a banked year rather than an extension? Which seems fair I guess since I am still going to requalify. i requaliied this year because I had some rollover status points and...
Sep 22, 20, 10:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By oranjemakker

Stayed during the opening week at this gorgeous...

Stayed during the opening week at this gorgeous hotel. The hotel is very different from any other Auckland hotel: much larger; much grander and much better service. Its a real urban oasis just...
Sep 13, 20, 7:46 pm
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Seems that even though level 2 staying "works...

Seems that even though level 2 staying "works deluxe" is no more. Christchurch Auckland fares for this week seems to have dropped by 50 percent. If any of you have flexis booked you might save by...
Sep 12, 20, 1:52 am
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

The current onboard service is horrible. And when...

The current onboard service is horrible. And when you ask for a cup of water they get completely grumpy with you. It's ridiculous.

Of course the "works deluxe" seating is pretty good! 😂
Sep 11, 20, 11:16 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Yes absolutely. Guessing 40 pax in line. I went...

Yes absolutely. Guessing 40 pax in line. I went to the front to ask the lounge host and she explained it was reduced capacity.
Personally I can't understand why one would wait in line unless you...
Sep 10, 20, 9:59 pm
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Posted By oranjemakker

Queue for the AKL lounge

Today at around 1515 the queue to get into the AKL domestic lounge. Must be desparate for Dulcet! 😂

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Sep 3, 20, 3:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,700
Posted By oranjemakker

This was his post on Linkedin which I just saw,...

This was his post on Linkedin which I just saw, Greg Foran only mentioned as a footnote and along with others, wonder if anything going on there ?(or am I reading too much into this?)

"Yesterday I...
Sep 2, 20, 7:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By oranjemakker

Would NZ ever fly to Chathams?

This article on Chatham Islands tourism mentioned the following:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12361168

"In October Air Chathams will add its 68-seater...
Sep 2, 20, 7:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,700
Posted By oranjemakker

Previous CEO had a background in FMCG, and he did...

Previous CEO had a background in FMCG, and he did alright

And perhaps NZ also needs to restructure its management cost base as a much smaller airline
Aug 25, 20, 3:33 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Noting some of the media around this on the last...

Noting some of the media around this on the last few days, and given the new compulsory mask policy, it does seem harsh on Air NZ to not allow them to sell full planes under level 2 and require the...
Aug 24, 20, 6:55 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,106
Posted By oranjemakker

Presumably people who dont live in Auckland can...

Presumably people who dont live in Auckland can fly back home domestically? And of course those released from isolation going home
Aug 20, 20, 11:09 pm
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Posted By oranjemakker

I was on an evening flight yesterday from...

I was on an evening flight yesterday from Wellington on an A320 that was WEL-CHC-ZQN, kind of old school to have a stopover. I ended flight at CHC but the ZQN pax had to deplane but they could leave...
Aug 15, 20, 3:02 pm
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Posted By oranjemakker

Nope just on credit card

Nope just on credit card
Aug 14, 20, 9:56 pm
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Got three emails today cancelling my flights to...

Got three emails today cancelling my flights to and from Auckland over the next two weeks (total of five flights over three bookings), they are all flexi date. They were automatically issued as...
Aug 13, 20, 10:50 pm
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

came up in the Q&A today after the covid...

came up in the Q&A today after the covid announcement whether there were are "border" controls at Auckland domestic, the answer was that the airlines were supposed to check but I certainly wasn't...
Aug 11, 20, 4:12 pm
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Very fair point. If anyone here took a flight...

Very fair point. If anyone here took a flight this AM would be good to know what the mask situation was.
Walking in the CBD this morning (to collect items from my office) I estimate only about 10...
Aug 11, 20, 3:48 pm
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Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Interesting that Air NZ is making masks...

Interesting that Air NZ is making masks compulsory on Auckland flights from midday, wonder what the compliance levels will be like. I am on a 1430 flight back to CHC so will be able to report back.
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Jul 1, 20, 5:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By oranjemakker

A couple of weeks ago using this strategy (flexi...

A couple of weeks ago using this strategy (flexi date) I booked flights for every week between August and December CHC-AKL-CHC and managed to get roundtrip at $223.60 including all card fees etc. and...
Jul 1, 20, 5:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By oranjemakker

ha, my alarm is set for 00:00 so I am one minute...

ha, my alarm is set for 00:00 so I am one minute ahead of you!!! Most of the time this works, not always, almost got caught out last week, had booked a 0715 am AKL-CHC, when I woke at midnight the...
Jun 30, 20, 1:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By oranjemakker

Simples : If they can't deliver on the credits...

Simples : If they can't deliver on the credits then they should just refund.
Jun 28, 20, 3:23 am
Replies: 583
Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Is there any rhyme or reason when they use stairs...

Is there any rhyme or reason when they use stairs at the back? Seems random. Is it dependent on which gate?
Jun 26, 20, 12:29 am
Replies: 583
Views: 89,015
Posted By oranjemakker

Interesting. Have had bad OTP last few flights...

Interesting. Have had bad OTP last few flights which have been very full

The captain just explained the reason our flight tonight is delayed(aabout 30 mins) is backup from operating the larger...
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