Some listed here. I see you need to pay for a lot of them and assuming that’s US dollars.
I feel ok about flying pacific rim 10-12hrs but when it comes to ultra long haul, that’s a different beast. Mind you even Perth at 4-5hrs difference can be challenging. I feel part of this is to do with…[Read more]
Kiwiwings replied to the topic Anyone have experience with Fiji Airways? in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 1 day ago
I saw their marketing once. It was in the newspaper. Pricing is probably what works in their favour most.
I asked a question on social media and received no answer either which was disappointing.
Kiwiwings replied to the topic Anyone have experience with Fiji Airways? in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 1 week ago
Bula bid was a joke. Difficult to find on the website. And ridiculous pricing ie more than a round trip ticket. Also in the lounge was approached for a 2k upgrade. (Excuse me?? :P)
Slept like a log in extra leg room seat. Jealous he does this better than myself. Price was different in different directions ~90 over and 170 on the return. Did this…[Read more]
Twice in one year isn’t good. I have a samsonite I bought on sale. Still thought it was expensive. Only one wheel repair. One other part. Surviving well though but not using it lately. Had soft case as well, smaller black wolf, then Sierra which also broke. Mainly the bars the handles slide back into within the bag. I also don’t like the boo…[Read more]
Kiwiwings started the topic Anyone have experience with Fiji Airways? in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 2 months ago
Partner is flying Fiji Airways Auckland to LAX return.
Where does the US screening chin wag occur? Is that Auckland or Nadi?
Anyone know if airport upgrades are sometimes cheaper than Bula Bid? It’s currently at NZD1175 for the Nadi – LAX leg so not an option for the product. He thinks it might go down closer the time but it’s less than 1 month…[Read more]
It’s a pretty short flight across the ditch. LATAM and sometimes Qantas red eyes provide amenity kits on the Tasman. Maybe eye mask or something on Emirates which were day flights so never bothered with those.
NZ isn’t the best seat in seat mode. Agree it’s a pain to cloud watch and turn around for the drinks stand. Something I’m sure they’ll fix…[Read more]
If not sold yes, should be available for upgrades but the flights close ~ 3hrs prior to departure when check-in opens. Some people have had upgrades clear at the gate so it could happen any time.
Unless you can confirm them prior it’s a fingers crossed situation because you don’t know who else is in the upgrade pool with you.
I think paying…[Read more]
I have to admit I don’t even think about train travel in NZ. It feels pretty nonexistent whereas in the UK it’s a reasonable option as they actually have a network.
I’ve seen variable train prices and generally compare to flights. Sometimes it’s more expensive than flying. Possibly even rent a car and drive although there’d be one way fees so…[Read more]
You can see A class availability on expert flyer into Premium Economy but you can’t see R class for business on expert flyer. I read some people call up to clear upgrades. I’ve had it clear pretty much immediately after booking without calling.
If you don’t have access to expert flyer and you’re after premium economy you can just go through the…[Read more]
Kiwiwings replied to the topic Air New Zealand picks the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in the forum Air New Zealand (NZ) / Airpoints / Koru Club 5 months ago
You have to feel for both the pilots and passengers who were hoping for the A350.
Apart from the cost of pilot training, what other benefits did the 787-10 have over the A350-900 or 1k?
A family friend didn’t think much of Hiltons in the US. I didn’t really ask how often she stayed with them. So I don’t tend to expect much.
The Staybridge Suites sounds good with free food and shuttle. One to keep in mind maybe.
I have to admit I’m tending towards the extra space these days. Last thing I want is to be stuck in a box.
Auckland – Amsterdam google flights. Kick in ~ July, Aug but sparse Sept Oct then more dates Nov – Feb 2020.
According to google flights you either need to call KLM to book – number given after you’ve selected your flights, or you need to book via a travel agent. This includes Expedia.
KLM seem to be pairing with…[Read more]
Qatar Sofia – Auckland business class return going for ~4000nzd. Change the setting to economy and it’s 1246nzd return. We don’t ever see fares like this from our direction Auckland – Europe.
I’m not sure if this is a sale or if it’s just the city pairing but it’s an incredible price to get all the way from Europe to Auckland. Even if you land…[Read more]
Answer is still the bus. But rome2rio is a useful app for comparing various transport options in the one place instead of opening Uber to get a fare, then looking up bus fares etc.
Air NZ parking at Auckland is closing 31 July 🙁 They’re looking for somewhere else. In the meantime…. 🙁
Kiwiwings started the topic FJ A350 coming Nov / Dec in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 6 months ago
This honestly makes Fiji Airways a more attractive option than it’s ever been before for me.
From the article I gather it will remain a 2 class airline. No PE. Direct aisle…[Read more]
Kiwiwings replied to the topic Cathay Pacific & Plaza Premium Lounge HK in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 7 months ago
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I’ve only flown Cathay premium economy on the 777 but I’m guessing you’re flying out of Auckland on the A350. I LOVE this aircraft so regardless of cabin class I think you’ll enjoy it. I have 3 flights on Cathay later in the year so will have a better feel for them then. Day flight up to Hong Kong so should be easy. I…[Read more]
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