Business class between Auckland and Queenstown?

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kim

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Does anyone know if any airlines fly business between Auckland and Queenstown?

watson374

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Your two options are Air New Zealand and Jetstar; I believe neither offers a proper short-haul business class.

htc

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Nope. There are no domestic carriers in NZ these days.

I bet someone on here, or AFF, will suggest AKL-SYD-ZQN in J thought :P

Air NZ economy is perfectly fine for flight of just a couple of hours. If you have Star Alliance status and get in early enough you should get Row 1 which is excellent.

Enjoy.

aklrunway

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What do you mean there are no domestic carriers in NZ? I assume you mean no domestic carriers with business class in NZ.

htc

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Apologies. No domestic J carriers in NZ. 

frenchglen

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If you can't find the level of service you're looking for you can always hire a private jet...

ok jokes aside...u know you could probably find crazy deals (for, as htc said, J AKL-SYD-ZQN) for certain times of the year that are not too much more than a full-fare direct domestic economy within NZ actually :). But by the same token you'll also find cheap deals for the economy ticket, also.

But it's a thought. Maybe you could chuck $50 to the hackers at flightfox to see how cheaply they can find 'technically-speaking business class from AKL to ZQN' haha. They have open minds and crazy methods...

TheRealBabushka

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What's Business class on the AKL/ZQN sector? A seat on the pilot's lap? :p

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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My suggestion is to join the Air Nz Koru Club.  That gives you access to "Space" seating on A320 and B737 aircraft.  It isn't J by any means - 3x3 seating, no meals on domestic flights. But these preferred seats have a pitch about the same as QF provides in J on 73H trans-Tasman services. You'll also get lounge access and other membership goodies.  

BTW: Jetstar in NZ is an ongoing joke. Don't bother.

aklrunway

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Jetstar have actually been in the paper recently for having better on time performance than Air NZ.

Phil Young

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Based on the website Kayak, there are no Business Class fares on any airline between Auckland & Queenstown.

Given that it's only a 90 min flight, is it that important?  If it's a matter of luggage limits, then why not just pay the excess?

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