Will On-Demand Urban Air Transportation Really Take Off?

In recent days, Uber have shared a taste of the future. Their Elevate team have offered up considerable demonstration of their thinking (in conjunction with NASA and others) what it could look like for the general public to have access to VTOL (vertical take of and...

Impressive cabin refresh for Emirates Boeing 777 fleet

Emirates have announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that new cabins are coming for its Boeing 777 fleet from 1 December 2017. This upgrade will include new fully enclosed private suites in First Class produced via a partnership with Mercedes-Benz. They also advised that...

Auckland flights vs Drones

Auckland Police responded last night to an alert that a drone, flying at approximately 300m, interfered with the approach of an incoming flight at Auckland International Airport around 9pm. Some 40-minutes later an additional alert was received about a drone being...

Air New Zealand recommences sales of The Works tickets on Virgin Australia flights

Air New Zealand have recommenced selling The Works fares on trans Tasman flights flown by alliance partner Virgin Australia. Both airlines formed an alliance to fly between New Zealand and Australia in 2011. Flights are shared between both airlines, however some...

Air New Zealand announces Wellington International Koru lounge refurbishment

Air New Zealand has announced their Wellington International Koru lounge will be closed for a refurbishment from 30th October 2017. The lounge is due to open again on the 29th November 2017. In 2015 Air New Zealand announced a four year NZ$100 million upgrade of...

Airpoints customers earn triple Airpoints Dollars at Z this weekend

Z Energy are currently offering triple Airpoints Dollars on all fuel purchases this weekend for Air New Zealand Airpoints customers. The promotion runs from 12am Friday 29th September until 6am Monday 2nd October. Z normally offer APD1 per NZ$100 spend with no minimum...

Air New Zealand one step closer to launching inflight WiFi

Air New Zealand is one step closer to its goal of launching inflight WiFi with the arrival of Boeing 777-300ER ZK-OKS (MSN 44547) back to New Zealand from Singapore later this week after a month long refit. This aircraft is the first in their fleet to be fitted with...

Flight Review – Singapore Airlines SQ291/292 from Wellington(WLG) to Canberra (CBR)

A few weeks ago I made an impulse decision to fly to Canberra for the weekend on Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines began flying from Wellington to Singapore via Canberra in September 2016 in what marked the first direct longhaul service connecting Asia and...

Flight disruptions as fuel pipeline cut to Auckland Airport

Please see our community forums for the current list of known impacted services. Dozens of flights departing from Auckland Airport (AKL) have been impacted by a damaged fuel pipeline that supplies jet and other fuel from the Marsden Point refinery to tanks in South...

Saving money buying flexitime flights on Air New Zealand

Imagine it's now 11am and you've found out you have to be in Auckland later in the afternoon for an early morning meeting the following day. Chances are you'll probably look at the Air New Zealand website and book the flight most suitable for the time you want to get...