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May 23, 20, 10:02 pm
Replies: 2
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Posted By sbiddle

You need to call Air NZ in a situation like this....

You need to call Air NZ in a situation like this. Obviously if there is no A or R class the upgrade can't be cleared immediately.
May 23, 20, 10:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By sbiddle

I'd love Air NZ to simply give me the option to...

I'd love Air NZ to simply give me the option to change my flights to a preferred date with the exact same routing with no change fees or fare differences when I know I can travel.
May 23, 20, 6:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By sbiddle

I missed replying to this earlier. This is how...

I missed replying to this earlier. This is how APD/SP earn has always worked with all credit card .
May 23, 20, 3:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By sbiddle

It's my understanding you will be able to use the...

It's my understanding you will be able to use the credits to book flights similar to booking one now with APD, but that they won't be APD per se for all the obvious reasons.

Even doing this is...
May 22, 20, 10:50 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By sbiddle

For many obvious reasons they can't just do that....

For many obvious reasons they can't just do that. It would be the simplest approach, but the implications of this mean it's simply not an option.

All week RNZ have been beating up on on Air NZ who...
May 22, 20, 1:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By sbiddle

Nick Judd will be a huge loss. The loss of people...

Nick Judd will be a huge loss. The loss of people who knew how to run an airline when the CEO doesn't have that experience could be concerning.
May 20, 20, 12:23 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By sbiddle

Should be plenty of overhead bin space to take it...

Should be plenty of overhead bin space to take it as carry on!
May 17, 20, 12:24 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 18,408
Posted By sbiddle

Air NZ (well Cam Wallace) said on Wednesday Air...

Air NZ (well Cam Wallace) said on Wednesday Air NZ were still awaiting clarification on the requirements of refunds to LHR.
May 16, 20, 7:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By sbiddle

If you want steak you have to fly to Japan. Beef...

If you want steak you have to fly to Japan. Beef cheeks are reserved exclusively for the passengers flying to the US who pay more.
May 16, 20, 4:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By sbiddle

You clearly don't read all the posts on here if...

You clearly don't read all the posts on here if that's your view of this forum. The constant criticism of Air NZ in here by its own HVCs (myself included on many occasions) is one of the only...
May 16, 20, 2:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By sbiddle

I'm seriously glad I'd never have to fly with...

I'm seriously glad I'd never have to fly with you! The fact you seriously think a fully lie flat product with direct aisle access in every seat that still offers one of the best sleeps in the sky is...
May 16, 20, 2:11 am
Replies: 91
Views: 9,170
Posted By sbiddle

Remember social distancing isn't required for...

Remember social distancing isn't required for those in the same bubble. There was a lot of discussion in the travel agent webinar on Wednesday discussing ways Air NZ could work with this which would...
May 15, 20, 4:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By sbiddle

You'll notice many of the comments in this story...

You'll notice many of the comments in this story are not from Air NZ. Everything is non Air NZ people giving their views of the made comments during the conference call which simply said work on the...
May 13, 20, 1:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,926
Posted By sbiddle

The narrower BP seats have never been a big worry...

The narrower BP seats have never been a big worry for me. Yes I notice it, but it's not the end of the world.

PE on the other hand is great with the smaller cabins.

I was never a huge...
May 12, 20, 12:30 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,170
Posted By sbiddle

Yeah nah. Level 1 is realistically months...

Yeah nah.

Level 1 is realistically months away at best. Level 2 could be the new normal for at least a year or until a vaccine or treatment exists.
May 12, 20, 12:22 am
Replies: 177
Views: 18,408
Posted By sbiddle

Well NZ law says it's not - so that can only mean...

Well NZ law says it's not - so that can only mean PWC is wrong.

Just because something can meet a technical definition of a SOE does not mean it is. Here in New Zealand state owned entities are...
May 11, 20, 10:00 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,170
Posted By sbiddle

If I was to take a guess it would be aligned with...

If I was to take a guess it would be aligned with the bar openings which is still a week away. Even then there will still be 100 person limits and distancing measures which will mean lounges are...
May 11, 20, 9:58 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 18,408
Posted By sbiddle

It's already been pointed out above, but your...

It's already been pointed out above, but your statement is simply wrong. Air NZ is not an SOE. I suggest you have a read of NZ's laws and legislation around SOE's.

There would be a lot of outrage...
May 11, 20, 12:34 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 18,408
Posted By sbiddle

You've pretty much just explsined why NZ is not...

You've pretty much just explsined why NZ is not an SOE, and meets very few of the requirements to be an SOE. The Govt (including the current one) have always said they will take a hands off approach...
May 8, 20, 4:03 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 9,170
Posted By sbiddle

Last I heard a week or so ago from a fairly good...

Last I heard a week or so ago from a fairly good contact in Aussie was that JQ still have no plans to recommence any international nor NZ flights until after the end of the financial year which is...
May 8, 20, 3:21 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 18,408
Posted By sbiddle

I'm not sure how many times it needs to be...

I'm not sure how many times it needs to be mentioned in here but once again Air NZ have *NOT* drawn down their Govt loan.
May 7, 20, 2:27 am
Replies: 91
Views: 9,170
Posted By sbiddle

The Wellington CBD has been a lot quieter this...

The Wellington CBD has been a lot quieter this week than last week in my experience . Lots of food places open but nobody around during the day.
May 6, 20, 12:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By sbiddle

Yes Just remember tax is extra on intl...

Yes

Just remember tax is extra on intl flights so you'll have to pay the ~$200 pp on top.
Apr 30, 20, 6:34 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,423
Posted By sbiddle

Under normal circumstances your RUs would be...

Under normal circumstances your RUs would be lost. I don't know if NZ are doing anything different at present.

Does you flight fit into the category of having unlimited free changes? If it does...
Apr 30, 20, 12:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By sbiddle

NZ is "closed" but nobody really knows how long...

NZ is "closed" but nobody really knows how long for. That's not to say travel for NZers to other countries will be banned long term, and there is a lot of hope that Trans Tasman travel could be a...
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