Air NZ 'Touch of Gold' status match

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Thanks for the tip. I applied yesterday. Checked my Air NZ account. Nothing.
 

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Thanks for tip.
I applied last week and mine has updated on the app as well.

However, my digital card says it is valid till May 2022. Is this correct? I thought we get only 4 months to get the 100 status points
 

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That deal isn't great compared to the previous NZ/VA tie up.

The only benefit QF Plat/Gold gets on Air NZ-operated domestic flights is lounge access. In addition to receive this access, you must be booked on a QF codeshare that are somewhat few and far between, can only be booked connecting to/from a QF trans tasman flight and they're quite expensive as an add on (~$150-200 depending on route when the actual Air NZ fare may only be $50-100).
Is the codeshare only available on certain NZ domestic routes?
I’ve been looking at QF TT to AKL and want to get to the South Island. I can see the codeshare for various destinations like DUD, ZQN but nothing for CHC.
 

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Is the codeshare only available on certain NZ domestic routes?
Most routes have it but it's only some flights that have the QF codes.

For example for AKL-CHC just the 7am (NZ519/QF8540), 3pm (NZ551/QF8541) and 5pm (NZ559/QF8542) departures have QF codes.

Often the QF website won't show these options either as they preference the direct QF services when available. As a result, a search from SYD-CHC will often just show the direct QF flight even though technically SYD-AKL(QF)-CHC(NZ) is possible. To find these extra results you'll need to search via an online travel agent or ITA matrix and then if wanting to book direct with QF call up and book over the phone.

From Auckland the following routes have QF codeshare flights available: map.gif

The Qantas PDF timetable lists all of the codeshare options:

Qantas will allow NZ coded flights as well so destinations that don't have QF codes can be booked (eg Timaru) however as it's booked on a NZ flight number you wouldn't receive lounge access unless holding *G status.
 

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A more serious question than my post at #3 does having NZ gold benefits allow guest entry if using other *A carriers and the guest is on the same flight. I currently have *G through to May 21 and I think SQ has/ will extend through to May 22 but not beyond.

We are planning to get to CA in Apr 22 (CA is a a *A country) also not sure if Apr 22 will eventuate and Sep 22 may be more likely. I suddenly had a thought that I could wait until the last few days of this promotion and apply for NZ gold for my wife (QF WP) and myself (P1) then take a flight to NZ within the 4 months and achieve the objectives of the challenge. This would see us through the first year, does NZ then give out another year through to late Apr early May 23, similar to QF or are these matches fixed at 12 months.
 

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Has anyone been declined for this? I applied on Monday night and still have yet to see an update on my app or receive any email...
 

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Has anyone been declined for this? I applied on Monday night and still have yet to see an update on my app or receive any email...
I applied Monday morning and still no word. I had a go at reapplying and said I was already in the draw??
 

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I applied Monday morning and still no word. I had a go at reapplying and said I was already in the draw??
Hmmm... maybe there was a surge of applications since Monday. I did see alot of media outlets and blogs start to write about it from Monday so....
I'll update once I hear or see anything back!
 

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A more serious question than my post at #3 does having NZ gold benefits allow guest entry if using other *A carriers and the guest is on the same flight. I currently have *G through to May 21 and I think SQ has/ will extend through to May 22 but not beyond.

We are planning to get to CA in Apr 22 (CA is a a *A country) also not sure if Apr 22 will eventuate and Sep 22 may be more likely. I suddenly had a thought that I could wait until the last few days of this promotion and apply for NZ gold for my wife (QF WP) and myself (P1) then take a flight to NZ within the 4 months and achieve the objectives of the challenge. This would see us through the first year, does NZ then give out another year through to late Apr early May 23, similar to QF or are these matches fixed at 12 months.

Yes *G gives lounge access + 1 guest.

If you meet the challenge you'll have NZ Gold status for 12 months. To extend this you'll need to requalify under the normal (non-challenge) criteria for gold within those 12 months.
 

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Hmmm... maybe there was a surge of applications since Monday. I did see alot of media outlets and blogs start to write about it from Monday so....
I'll update once I hear or see anything back!
Still nothing this morning.
 

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Just checked my app and it has been updated to Gold status! Yours should come through soon?!
Done! Longer than my colleague who is an Air NZ fyer.
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Any idea how long the processing is taking at the moment? I applied last Friday night (I think). Still waiting but obviously there was a weekend in there.
 

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Any idea how long the processing is taking at the moment? I applied last Friday night (I think). Still waiting but obviously there was a weekend in there.

Have you checked in the app (or logging in to the website)? There are lots of reports of people not getting confirmation email but the app shows updated status.
 

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Have you checked in the app (or logging in to the website)? There are lots of reports of people not getting confirmation email but the app shows updated status.
Yep. Checking daily. It’s still showing what I need for Silver.
 
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Any idea how long the processing is taking at the moment? I applied last Friday night (I think). Still waiting but obviously there was a weekend in there.
A new data point. My status ticked over to Gold sometime this afternoon. So that’s been a full week now.
 

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A new data point.
Whole family applied for a match on 23 April. 1x QF and VA Plat and 2x QF Golds. Still nothing nearly two weeks later.
I'll probably book via the QF NZ sale before that runs out.
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I am getting a bit worried. Applied for the status match (QFF Lifetime G and have installed the App but haven’t heard or seen anything yet. Is there any good email or phone number on which I can contact customer services? Should I try and resubmit? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
 

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I am getting a bit worried. Applied for the status match (QFF Lifetime G and have installed the App but haven’t heard or seen anything yet. Is there any good email or phone number on which I can contact customer services? Should I try and resubmit? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
I thought I was in trouble and resubmitted after 4 days to be told I was already in the queue. Came through the next day. (LTG and P) There is only one option----patience. I used information snipped from my online accout with Qantas as my plastic card had expired but I had been given an extension.
 

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Whole family applied for a match on 23 April. 1x QF and VA Plat and 2x QF Golds. Still nothing nearly two weeks later.
I'll probably book via the QF NZ sale before that runs out.
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Well, the two QF golds in my family have been matched after over a week.

I on the other hand, as QF and VA Plat have been rejected. Resubmitting.
 

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