If you've been looking for a Star Alliance status match, now could be your chance! Air New Zealand is currently offering a complimentary Gold status match to Australian and New Zealand residents that already hold status with another airline. It's no coincidence that this offer comes in the middle of a bitter break-up between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. The … [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.
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International flights in cattle class are rarely a fun experience. But having an empty neighbouring seat - or even an entire row to yourself - can make a big difference to your on-board comfort. Several airlines offer the opportunity to purchase a free neighbouring seat on your flight for a small fee. One is Air New Zealand, which sells "Twin Seats" for as little as $29 on … [Read more...]
Qantas and Air New Zealand may be bitter rivals across the Tasman, but they've taken everyone by surprise announcing a new codeshare agreement! The partnership commences on 28 October 2018 - the same day that Air New Zealand's alliance with Virgin Australia ends. Under the Air New Zealand codeshare agreement, Qantas will place its "QF" code on 30 Air New Zealand domestic … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand has terminated its trans-Tasman alliance with Virgin Australia. The surprise announcement marks the end of an 8-year partnership between the Kiwi carrier and Virgin Australia. Air New Zealand's alliance with Virgin Australia will end on 28 October 2018. From this date, Virgin Australia customers will no longer be able to book Air New Zealand codeshare flights … [Read more...]
Ultra-long-haul flights are becoming ever more common. Today's aircraft can fly further - and more economically - than ever before. And airlines are taking advantage of this. Just last week, Qantas commenced non-stop flights between Perth and London. Non-stop flights from Australia to destinations across the United States are also becoming more common as modern aircraft can … [Read more...]