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Jul 1, 20, 5:38 pm
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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: 721
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: 15
Views: 1,396
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: 502
Views: 73,075
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: 502
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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...
Jun 25, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By oranjemakker

They have this weird system that when a plane...

They have this weird system that when a plane gets x% full or something you can no longer allocate seats and "the system" does it for you. Very frustrating, especially when you change a flexi on day...
Jun 22, 20, 6:10 pm
Replies: 502
Views: 73,075
Posted By oranjemakker

Took them 30 minutes to provide a gate. That's...

Took them 30 minutes to provide a gate. That's just bad planning surely?
Jun 22, 20, 5:47 pm
Replies: 502
Views: 73,075
Posted By oranjemakker

They haven't gotten any better on irrops during...

They haven't gotten any better on irrops during lockdown. A zoo today. Wellington seems to have weather and everything delayed. Flight from Christchurch an hour delayed and now waiting on tarmac at...
Jun 18, 20, 9:52 pm
Replies: 502
Views: 73,075
Posted By oranjemakker

Based on loading for my flight to Christchurch...

Based on loading for my flight to Christchurch this afternoon (best seat I could get 22A!) and the busy seat map and high price on my Christchurch to Wellington flights in ten days (and a320 not ATR)...
Jun 16, 20, 7:44 pm
Replies: 502
Views: 73,075
Posted By oranjemakker

Yep, and continuing the comparison between Ardern...

Yep, and continuing the comparison between Ardern and Foran, there was a comment above noting him having his exec team front a number of the comms. Surely this is a positive? he is running a...
Jun 15, 20, 3:31 pm
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Posted By oranjemakker

I was mightily surprised (and pleased) that over...

I was mightily surprised (and pleased) that over the weekend I was able to bag 20 RT flexi dates on CHC-AKL for $218 each (lead in fares were $49 for seat). I only bought so many because of the...
Jun 15, 20, 3:28 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,766
Posted By oranjemakker

China has their big showcase Govt trade event...

China has their big showcase Govt trade event CIIE still scheduled for November. I suspect that by then they will have a system to allow registered delegates (maybe from certain countries?) to attend...
Jun 11, 20, 5:14 pm
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Views: 929
Posted By oranjemakker

I presume the flexitime and flexidate...

I presume the flexitime and flexidate functionality with changing to a same day flight is working normally online and via the app? i might need to do this next week
Jun 11, 20, 4:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By oranjemakker

This is the ongoing issue, the incompetence...

This is the ongoing issue, the incompetence around our border. I think it was in April that the PM was boasting about how NZ would have the world's most intelligent border, yet they cant even manage...
Jun 8, 20, 7:42 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By oranjemakker

By drama I am referring to the well publicized...

By drama I am referring to the well publicized issues NZ has and is having with refunds and credits, e.g. the USA laws etc. and the long time its taking

I would have thought that a simple domestic...
Jun 8, 20, 6:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,953
Posted By oranjemakker

Are domestic flexidate refunds purchased after...

Are domestic flexidate refunds purchased after the lockdown caught up in the whole Covid-19 refund dramas and delays?
Jun 8, 20, 3:06 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 10,933
Posted By oranjemakker

Looks like flights are getting cheaper now in...

Looks like flights are getting cheaper now in Level 1. I am flying CHC-AKL-CHC next week and the flights are cheaper than they were yesterday morning, which makes sense I guess as they have opened up...
Jun 8, 20, 2:46 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Haha indeed! 😂

Haha indeed! 😂
Jun 7, 20, 11:37 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Which day? Friday or Saturday flight? If Friday...

Which day? Friday or Saturday flight? If Friday that was me in 1F! The person in 1D wouldn't clear his seat on landing allowing me to get my bag out. Given the requirement to go row by row he should...
Jun 4, 20, 9:27 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,766
Posted By oranjemakker

Refunds? All very well and very fluffy bits...

Refunds?

All very well and very fluffy bits about loving their customers but nothing about refunds. I'm not personally affected but I'm sure many people are who need the cash and don't have...
Jun 4, 20, 9:07 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Unfortunately I forgot that the return of booze...

Unfortunately I forgot that the return of booze also means the return of Dulcet and the Dulcet swilling crowd. Its flowing in AKL regional this afternoon!
Sadly that's one contract Air NZ didn't...
Jun 1, 20, 3:31 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Breakfast this morning in Christchurch was...

Breakfast this morning in Christchurch was muffins, bircher muesli, juices I think. There is a buffet but kind of strangely you can't serve yourself so you are served. One at a time at the buffet....
May 31, 20, 3:58 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Good news : booze is back!

According to the lounge staff in Dunedin this morning booze is back this week! Plus more substantial food
May 28, 20, 6:10 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,287
Posted By oranjemakker

Any idea why the lounges are dry? Is that Govt...

Any idea why the lounges are dry? Is that Govt requirement? Serving up cans/bottles beer or small bottles of wine would not be too hard to do
May 25, 20, 6:44 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 10,933
Posted By oranjemakker

hahaha...yesterday on the 321 NEO also CHC-AKL I...

hahaha...yesterday on the 321 NEO also CHC-AKL I was the only one wearing a mask! Actually surprised me a litte.

Wonder if NZ could choose to sell more seats if they required masks? i mean not...
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