2 of my flights have been swapped out for version 2 of the 789. Have upgrades in for both, but actually hoping I just get PE on one of them so I can see what it feels like.
1. Air NZ
5. Air France
Notably VA came in at 9 which I’m surprised at as the reviews from Ausbt look good although I think NZ has better leg room.
China Airlines who fly here are 10th.
PE is my favourite…[Read more]
I was thinking of something a bit more detailed eg Your NZ parking voucher is worth $59 as that’s the current daily valet parking price for 1 day at Auckland although the daily rates get better the longer you park meaning you actually get less value so you really are better using them for the day trips
Day 1 $59
Day 2 $55 (total…[Read more]
Skybus now has services from North Shore which is awesome.
I’m planning on driving to the station, leaving car there then jumping on the skybus. Introductory $1 offers in July, I think until the 14th – BARGAIN!! 🙂
Sorry no VA Velocity points with that offer but it’s $1!
Partner uses the bus sometimes so I’ll take a picture of where the car…[Read more]
A much nicer review.
It is interesting the cost was $1965 return. From NZ my expectation is generally around the $1600 return mark to get to London in economy although I expect to see those costs rise due to fuel costs.
I do like they mention…[Read more]
Looks like they’ve just had a bit of an update to their IFE. I think the info is presented better, rather than on a placard like some other airlines.
Feedback for 100 APD
This is my favourite screen where there’s a bit of explanation on the ‘how’ 🙂
Bit of a blur but describes when it’s available.
I do think it would be…[Read more]
Thought I’d post some visual directions to Baxter Inn. It’s a little tricky to get to but gets really good reviews on Tripadvisor and we really enjoy the place. They basically specialise in Whisky but also serve really good cocktails and probably some wines. The bar people seem knowledgeable…[Read more]
I think it’s for Jan – Mar 2019 just based on the article and the example search.
Although this deal is out of Australia you could easily fly from NZ to Brisbane say with China Airlines quite cheaply to catch a flight out of Brisbane.
Alternatively fly to Sydney…[Read more]
What about a section on airports? They can be a pain in the backside to navigate and make the most of.
Maybe start with Air NZ destinations broken up into domestic and international? Or even dividing that up again into Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands, and the Americas.
You can include things like lounges eg priority pass, *A or OW under…[Read more]
Just to add, if you’re parking there you can drive up and just talk via the speaker with reception and rock up rather than figuring out where to park to check in then go and park.
The lifts appear to have been fixed, and they have labelled the floors eg fitness centre, market place, reception, Social bar etc.
Dinner at Market Place 1st…[Read more]
While I’m at it … what about an article on all those apps you can buy to stream content to your hotel tv. Do this for both iOS and android. What works best.
I’m not a massive tv fan but I quite like my music while I’m doing a few things! Possibly a bit of you tube but I’ve done that all of once. Usually use it on the device.
I do NOT want to…[Read more]
What about doing a podcast or something with an experienced travel agent interviewing them in terms of what they think they can offer above and beyond what people now book on their own? Like flights and accommodation are the biggest costs. I think they can provide some advantages but it might be a matter of knowing when to use them.
Kiwiwings replied to the topic China Airlines A350 AKL-BNE Mar 26 in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 4 weeks ago
I checked it out in business PE and economy across the ditch and loved it. Except the food and the bubbles I think could benefit from a rotation. Have a couple more flights booked in economy with them. Across the Tasman they offer one of the best prices.
I couldn’t get on the blimn internet. I’ll have another go next time. I have limited patience…[Read more]
Kiwiwings replied to the topic Qatar Q Suites coming to Auckland – YES!! in the forum Other Airlines, Frequent Flyer Programs & Lounge Networks 4 weeks ago
I think you’re thinking of Emirates (their hub is Dubai, Qatars hub is in Doha).
I don’t believe it will change the cost that much. I think other things like rising fuel costs will push up fares.
I am pretty sure I saw QR First class for 7-8k return Oz – LHR return which is actually an amazing price via a point hacks travel manager…[Read more]
I did download the speed test thing and measured it twice
D/L 18.9, upload 4.54
Ping 568ms Jitter 46ms Loss –
Second time D/L 19.5 upload 4.06
Ping 577 Jitter 21ms Loss –
No idea what that means but might mean something to someone else!
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