It's now possible to redeem Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars for Qantas flights on selected domestic routes. Airpoints redemptions are available on the 85 Qantas routes within Australia where Air New Zealand codeshares with Qantas. Award seats are available online in Economy class only, and are not offered on Qantas international flights. Additionally, only point-to-point … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. For overseas travel - especially to New Zealand, the Pacific islands, and the USA - it offers a Star Alliance alternative to Qantas.
Air New Zealand does have a code share arrangement with Qantas on some domestic New Zealand flights. It is therefore possible to earn Qantas status credits on selected Air New Zealand flights!
IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand has scheduled its Dreamliner on flights to the Gold Coast for several services over the July school holidays. The airline's Boeing 787-9s will fly from Auckland to Gold Coast's Coolangatta Airport each Sunday between 7 and 21 July 2019. This is the first time that Air New Zealand has offered Premium Economy or Business class to the Gold Coast. The … [Read more...]
A Qantas Gold frequent flyer has been incorrectly denied Air New Zealand lounge access despite being booked on a Qantas codeshare service. To make matters worse, Qantas responded to this member's complaint by providing completely inaccurate information. It seems that neither Air New Zealand nor Qantas are fully aware of their own policies regarding reciprocal Air New Zealand … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand is not exactly famous for its generous award availability. Air New Zealand almost never releases long-haul Business class award availability for bookings using miles with Star Alliance partner airlines. But there are rare exceptions. A few days ago, Air New Zealand released a bunch of Business class award availability on long-haul routes to and from Auckland. … [Read more...]
In October 2018, Qantas and Air New Zealand launched an unlikely new codeshare agreement. Air New Zealand began code-sharing on Qantas domestic routes, and Qantas in turn placed its "QF" code on many Air New Zealand domestic flights. The agreement between Qantas and Air New Zealand means that frequent flyers can earn points and receive other benefits when flying on codeshare … [Read more...]