Air New Zealand suspends Vietnam and Tokyo Haneda services

Air New Zealand has announced several changes to it's schedule in part due to the ongoing issues it faces due to the Rolls Royce Trent engines issues on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. These issues are expected to have an impact until at least late 2019. The...

Want to save money on Air New Zealand flights to the US? Try booking from Australia

What would you think if I told you I knew a way to save a thousand dollars on your Air New Zealand Business Class trip from Auckland to Los Angeles as well as getting two free trips to Sydney thrown in for free? You'd probably think I was crazy. (Well I am, but that's...

Air NZ launches Gold status match targeting Australian residents

Update: As of the 17th September this status match is no longer available.   The bitter divorce between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia sees the break-up of their Trans Tasman Alliance from the end of October. The announcement of this earlier in the year has seen...

Should you use a travel card? Comparing Air NZ OneSmart vs Travelex Travel Money Card

Travel money cards have been all the rage over the past few years. Being able to load foreign currency onto a travel credit card at a fixed rate has become an appealing proposition for many travellers, and the ability to use these cards for withdrawing local currency...

New Zealand scraps passenger departure cards

The days of needing to fill in a passenger departure card when leaving New Zealand are almost over. While the decision to scrap the cards had been signalled earlier in the year, Immigration Minister Ian Lees-Galloway and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri officially...

Virgin Australia relaunches its Trans Tasman offering

After its bitter divorce from Air New Zealand and their joint Trans Tasman Alliance, Virgin Australia has announced significant changes to its Trans Tasman flights commencing on October 28th. All fares will include a meal and bag, and their fleet of Boeing 737-800...

Zero Lemon 75W desktop USB charger review

As a frequent traveller there are two must have things that I take with me when I travel - a desktop USB charger for my devices for when I'm near mains power, and a portable USB Powerbank for charging my devices on the go. I've owned a large number of both over the...

Air New Zealand wins best Premium Economy in Skytrax 2018 awards

Air New Zealand had won several awards for its Premium Economy product from UK based airline rating site Skytrax in their 2018 World Airline Awards. Skytrax run the world's largest airline passenger survey, with over 20 million survey entries counted for the 2018...

A beginners guide to booking Airpoints reward seats on Air New Zealand

Unlike many other airlines, Air New Zealand's Airpoints frequent flyer program doesn't offer reward seats for fixed points values. APD $1 is fixed to NZD $1, meaning that any seat on any Air New Zealand operated flight can be purchased using Airpoints Dollars. As well...

Updated: Air New Zealand leases Eva Air Boeing 777-300ER to cover for Dreamliner fleet issues

Update 31/07/18 Air New Zealand has released a schedule showing flights that will be flown by the Eva Boeing 777-300ER. As mentioned previously, unlike prior HiFly and ex Singapore Airlines aircraft, this aircraft features a cabin fitout that in many aspects is...