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Mar 13, 20, 5:38 pm
Replies: 583
Views: 91,935
Posted By macdo

Loss of status earn and people will start sliding...

Loss of status earn and people will start sliding from Elite->Gold->Silver.
Another reason the lounges will be less crowded, Better odds of RU?
Feb 26, 20, 5:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By macdo

Lounge access - need a card now.

Had some fun getting into lounges ten days ago, needed to show my card and the kerbside door to the BNE domestic lounge couldn't let me in even with it and I had to shlep round to the inside door....
Dec 10, 19, 2:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By macdo

They were business on that leg so I think...

They were business on that leg so I think legitimately unhappy. poor start to the trip.
Dec 3, 19, 4:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By macdo

Lounge access on QF/NZ codeshare.

Friend recently flew business from Cairns to Los Angeles. NZ ticketed. QF metal from Cairns to Brisbane on codeshare flight. Denied access to Cairns (Qantas) lounge. No problems in Brisbane though....
Oct 9, 19, 4:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By macdo

A couple of years since I last used the facility...

A couple of years since I last used the facility but Amex Platinum covered a family member with type 1 diabetes at no extra charge.
Aug 16, 19, 6:55 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,840
Posted By macdo

Insurance against loss of business as a result of...

Insurance against loss of business as a result of a data breach or other event. Litigation perhaps - need to prove harm.

It's probably hard to get insurance against letting loyalty drift away over...
Aug 11, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 63
Views: 7,840
Posted By macdo

Got the email - no reply to my emailed questions...

Got the email - no reply to my emailed questions so far. Trying again.
Apr 13, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By macdo

No want bag all the way from AKL-ADL. I omitted...

No want bag all the way from AKL-ADL. I omitted to say upgrade to seat+bag was unavailable on website which sent me down the 'add a bag' rabbit hole.

Problem now solved after second phone call....
Apr 13, 19, 2:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By macdo

Can't add bag on codeshare domestic QANTAS fight.

Booked Seat Only through AirNZ website. AKL-SYD and then Qantas codeshare to Adelaide

Find I need to take a checked bag now. Can't do it online and call centre also say it can't be done. I can...
Mar 25, 19, 6:03 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 18,061
Posted By macdo

I know it is a personal hobby horse but don't...

I know it is a personal hobby horse but don't forget the two small private rooms on the West side where you can make confidential phone calls without being overheard. If the pattern of other lounges...
Feb 9, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,743
Posted By macdo

Haven't had bags x-rayed at AKL since the last...

Haven't had bags x-rayed at AKL since the last century. In my experience the actual processing is v quick. That includes travelling with family members carrying insulin. The queue waiting to get to...
Jan 30, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 19,355
Posted By macdo

Too much of the cultural cringe in the article -...

Too much of the cultural cringe in the article - emphasizing how artists from other countries have (apparently) reacted to the video. But the risk to the NZ performers' careers was well articulated. ...
Jan 19, 19, 1:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By macdo

Good point, apples and apples - maybe it is...

Good point, apples and apples - maybe it is consistent somewhere....
Jan 18, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By macdo

as one who cares about status points, It is is...

as one who cares about status points, It is is weird. On one of my current routes of interest, for example calculator says the ranges are:

flexi works: 15-30 ...
Jan 15, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By macdo

Yes, there is enough time. I fly ADL-AKL...

Yes, there is enough time. I fly ADL-AKL reasonably often. There are often people on connecting flights to the US and Canada. AirNZ pretty good at getting them off first if the flight to Auckland is...
Dec 14, 18, 4:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,978
Posted By macdo

Hmm east Coast Australia is 16 hours difference...

Hmm east Coast Australia is 16 hours difference Zanesville. no Can't make it work... Assuming 999 and ZZV both maximum values in system as you fly akl wlg.

Yingkou, which I think has the last ICAO...
Dec 14, 18, 3:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,978
Posted By macdo

mmm, A domestic flight, say Auckland to...

mmm, A domestic flight, say Auckland to Wellington, on one of the international 320s with the wrong locations set in the system.
Once went from WLG to AKL with a destination in the Middle of...
Oct 12, 18, 4:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By macdo

Absolutely allow plenty of time. Friends with...

Absolutely allow plenty of time.
Friends with twins, not adults, had a scheme for their frequent transatlantic trips when they were young. She flew up front on her own. He flew in the back with...
Oct 8, 18, 9:28 pm
Replies: 224
Views: 34,619
Posted By macdo

Proves that they have excellent data allowing...

Proves that they have excellent data allowing accurate modelling of demand. Therefore the size of lounge vs. frequency with which a lounge will be full can be predicted reliably and the decision to...
Forum: Europe
Aug 30, 18, 3:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By macdo

Two different Uber experiences in Rome. 1. S...

Two different Uber experiences in Rome.
1. S Class Mercedes. Lovely driver
2. Waited ages for a ride that showed as being nearby but never arrived.
Aug 29, 18, 4:02 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By macdo

I have had two overweight experiences at ADL both...

I have had two overweight experiences at ADL both with NZ*G status.

1. 4kg over was asked to repack, which was easy as I had an empty duffel inside my case and had status and eligibility for an...
Aug 24, 18, 8:10 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 15,676
Posted By macdo

That would be the Dreamglider. Tow it behind a...

That would be the Dreamglider. Tow it behind a DC3 :-)
Aug 21, 18, 6:54 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 62,087
Posted By macdo

too late now. :-)

too late now. :-)
Aug 21, 18, 5:43 am
Replies: 216
Views: 62,087
Posted By macdo

all that the system let me do IIRC booked ages...

all that the system let me do IIRC booked ages ago.
Aug 20, 18, 9:33 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 62,087
Posted By macdo

Date: 5th August 2018 Route: AKL-ADL Class...

Date: 5th August 2018
Route: AKL-ADL
Class upgrade: L-PE
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Gold
Confirmed 2 days out.
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