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Feb 2, 19, 12:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By mad_atta

The one and only advantage of AirNZ's Airpoints...

The one and only advantage of AirNZ's Airpoints programme is that you can use it to buy any available seat at a rate of 1 airpoints dollar to NZ$1. Whether or not that's a decent deal really depends...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 23, 19, 4:26 am
Replies: 71
Views: 20,268
Posted By mad_atta

I always enjoy a DanielW report... and this one...

I always enjoy a DanielW report... and this one especially as I'm finally visiting Mexico City for the first time (after many years of anticipation) in a few months' time :)
Jan 17, 19, 7:29 am
Replies: 91
Views: 9,555
Posted By mad_atta

Re the thresholds being lower, that makes sense,...

Re the thresholds being lower, that makes sense, as I was wondering why IAH-MEX qualified for a full meal when the block time is only the exact 2h 20m minimum (so actual flight time would be a fair...
Jan 16, 19, 6:44 am
Replies: 91
Views: 9,555
Posted By mad_atta

Is the catering on the IAH-LatAm shorthaul routes...

Is the catering on the IAH-LatAm shorthaul routes any different to domestic? Specifically IAH-MEX (classed as 'dinner' according to GDS) and CUN-IAH ('lunch')? I waded through the whole 2018 Let's...
Jan 8, 19, 5:14 am
Replies: 121
Views: 23,910
Posted By mad_atta

I've upgraded SQ economy fares to PE and...

I've upgraded SQ economy fares to PE and successfully credited (with usual points/miles earning) to both VA and OZ in the recent past, so no reason to think crediting to NZ would be different.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 4, 19, 7:04 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,665
Posted By mad_atta

A record year for me, eclipsing my previous best...

A record year for me, eclipsing my previous best by just over 10,000 miles.

Total distance flown: 94,071 miles = 51,053 in J | 30,002 in PE | 13,016 in Y
Airports: 32, including 10 new: LBJ, CGK,...
Jan 3, 19, 8:21 pm
Replies: 1,271
Views: 437,966
Posted By mad_atta

NZ105 AKL-SYD 30 Dec 2018 PE > J AUD $150...

NZ105 AKL-SYD 30 Dec 2018
PE > J
AUD $150 [with Gold uplift *I think*]
Accepted 9 hours out despite only showing as C3 the night before. Cabin ended up entirely full.

[on behalf of partner,...
Jan 3, 19, 7:51 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,756
Posted By mad_atta

No I haven't yet - have not been on the Red Rat...

No I haven't yet - have not been on the Red Rat domestically for quite a while.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 2, 19, 5:40 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,113
Posted By mad_atta

Fabulous report so far! Looking forward to more. ...

Fabulous report so far! Looking forward to more.

When we drove across Iran a few years ago, Mashhad was by far the strangest place we visited. We also weren't allowed to see much of the mosque...
Jan 2, 19, 5:29 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,756
Posted By mad_atta

I flew the 773 AKL-SYD on Dec 30th and took...

I flew the 773 AKL-SYD on Dec 30th and took advantage of the free wifi at various points throughout the flight... and was very pleasantly surprised by the speed, which according to fast.com on my...
Dec 11, 18, 5:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,215
Posted By mad_atta

Well both the Polaris and Centurion lounges have...

Well both the Polaris and Centurion lounges have excellent food spreads, as it happens... though for the most part I'd agree that your statement usually holds true. However even regular US airline...
Dec 9, 18, 12:26 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,215
Posted By mad_atta

Better lounge options in IAH these days

Updating this thread to note that, although it's not noted on NZ's international lounge directory, NZ passengers in BP can now access the new United Polaris lounge at IAH (note: not open to *G/Koru...
Dec 8, 18, 11:53 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 9,997
Posted By mad_atta

Is there any meaningful difference between NZ's...

Is there any meaningful difference between NZ's menus to/from IAH compared to their LAX/SFO options? In particular, do they do a supper-style meal service ex-USA? The flight departs at a similar hour...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 3, 18, 7:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,599
Posted By mad_atta

Thanks for this! I've been dying to see some...

Thanks for this! I've been dying to see some photos of the new airport. Now how about a behind the scenes tour of BER just to complete the picture?
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 3, 18, 7:01 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,534
Posted By mad_atta

Congrats on your successful proposal! I hope you...

Congrats on your successful proposal! I hope you used that lovely looking outdoor tub (even if it does look a little like a sheep trough to those of us who grew up on NZ farms...)

Amazing photos...
Dec 3, 18, 6:23 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,329
Posted By mad_atta

Any actual FTer bum in seat reports from the...

Any actual FTer bum in seat reports from the A321neo (other than the AusBT reports, which you can find here (https://www.ausbt.com.au/what-it-s-like-to-fly-on-air-new-zealand-s-new-airbus-a321neo),...
Nov 11, 18, 4:57 am
Replies: 157
Views: 10,045
Posted By mad_atta

I only made it through the first 30 seconds. Then...

I only made it through the first 30 seconds. Then I realised that I'll be seeing it onboard all too soon so why would I voluntarily subject myself to it now.

A total cringefest, and I agree it's...
Oct 18, 18, 7:51 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,679
Posted By mad_atta

My question was about gifting a OneUp upgrade,...

My question was about gifting a OneUp upgrade, not an RU. AirNZ site seems to say you can gift them:...
Oct 17, 18, 7:27 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,679
Posted By mad_atta

I realise that OneUps come below all the other...

I realise that OneUps come below all the other upgrade requests, but within the hierarchy of OneUp requests where do gifted OneUps from status members sit?

Since I am (briefly :D ) a NZ*G, I know...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 10, 18, 6:23 am
Replies: 70
Views: 14,029
Posted By mad_atta

Interesting to see Saudia's product. I'm...

Interesting to see Saudia's product. I'm impressed that they have 54" pitch in business class on their A320s. But, like you, very surprised and disappointed by their lacklustre beverage service -...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 9, 18, 7:11 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By mad_atta

I agree the Dreamliner and A350 seem very similar...

I agree the Dreamliner and A350 seem very similar in terms of cabin humidity. A350 definitely wins on noise levels though.
Oct 8, 18, 8:30 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,823
Posted By mad_atta

I've only flown QF Y trans-Tasman a couple of...

I've only flown QF Y trans-Tasman a couple of times in the last 18 months or so, and I would agree that the quality was a little higher than NZ - I had a pretty tasty curry and decent bread, though I...
Oct 5, 18, 8:30 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,823
Posted By mad_atta

My semi recent experiences have been that the...

My semi recent experiences have been that the dinners are still more or less OK (far from great) but the lunches and breakfasts are terrible. What makes this incredibly annoying is that you have...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 5, 18, 9:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By mad_atta

Not that high praise - seat comfort is one of the...

Not that high praise - seat comfort is one of the weaker points of SQ's PE offering. NZ's seats are simpler but much more comfortable (and with much more pitch). QF's are better too.
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 2, 18, 10:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By mad_atta

CI's business class cabin looks fantastic. I've...

CI's business class cabin looks fantastic. I've only flown their old product, on the A333 sloping sleepers, between AKL and SYD and the whole product was very mediocre. I get the sense they have...
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