new international destinations for Air NZ IN 2018

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londonnz

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 17 Sep 2017

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In it recent 6 month update ANZ hinted at launching 2 new international destinations outside of a new seasonal route from australia 


Thoughts as to where and which australian destination she is looking to fly too...Canberra to Auckland 


aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

Total posts 91

The two destinations suggested by air nz ceo  according to report in Forbes magazine last week were Chicago and New York from Auckland. Apparently  Chicago can be reached by 787 now and New York can depending  on winds.


Possible new Australian routes:
Canberra to Auckland would have to be the most likely choice.
Hobart to Auckland following push from Tasmanian government and tourism groups
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Routes from Australia  to Dunedin, given Virgin's current monopoly  on Brisbane - Dunedin  and their ridiculous  high price,

Routes from Australia  to Hamilton

Seasonal route would have to be winter service  to Queenstown, probably  from Newcastle or Gold Coast. Maybe from Adelaide!

victort

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

Total posts 77

AKL to NYC would be perfect!

Neil R

Member since 28 Feb 2014

Total posts 55

It's disappointing that NZ will from Nov  no longer allow VA Frequent flyer earn points beyond the Trans Tasman alliance.  The BA flight especially hurts, but also the Houston flight was a great alternative to the east coast of the US.   If NZ opens up ORD and NYC, this hurts even more!

Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 57

Would ANZ consider Akl - Per - London?


New ANZ lounge opens in Perth at the end of the year.

Thoughts?

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 204

Would ANZ consider Akl - Per - London?

New ANZ lounge opens in Perth at the end of the year.

Thoughts?

As a kiwi, based in Melbourne, I'd just be happy for NZ to consider anywhere else to stop on the way to LHR, that isn't LAX. 

On a completely biased, personal, opinionated level, anything to avoid that hellhole would appeal. 

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

As an AirNZ frequent flyer based in Brisbane, I would welcome that as well. Unfortunately it would probably render the tie up with SQ unprofitable as a fly through into Europe and Asia.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 345

It's disappointing that NZ will from Nov  no longer allow VA Frequent flyer earn points beyond the Trans Tasman alliance.  The BA flight especially hurts, but also the Houston flight was a great alternative to the east coast of the US.   If NZ opens up ORD and NYC, this hurts even more!

I mainly flew Air NZ due to its relationship with VA. This was mainly to North America. 
What is the main consensus here, do you think they will lose "most" of the business travellers to North america because of this plus VA has an awesome product to LAX now. 

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 204


...
What is the main consensus here, do you think they will lose "most" of the business travellers to North america because of this...

Not at all. The number of businesses running people up to LA and SFO from Auckland, for the tech industries alone will keep the routes well staffed. 
Particularly with investment of Tech industries (both as infrastructure, and start-ups) in Christchurch post-quake, California to NZ will be busy, with, or without the VA traffic. 

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

It's disappointing that NZ will from Nov  no longer allow VA Frequent flyer earn points beyond the Trans Tasman alliance.  The BA flight especially hurts, but also the Houston flight was a great alternative to the east coast of the US.   If NZ opens up ORD and NYC, this hurts even more!

I mainly flew Air NZ due to its relationship with VA. This was mainly to North America. 
What is the main consensus here, do you think they will lose "most" of the business travellers to North america because of this plus VA has an awesome product to LAX now. 


I'm not going to give up on AirNZ. They looked after me with status after the announcement and i am happy with their service. I think I will continue to use them across the Pacific and to South America mostly, however will consider VA as well. I will continue to use VA partners through to Asia. So in a way it hasn't changed too much for me. I just won't upgrade my mother to Platinum each year, instead it will be Gold. (My wife is also VA Platinum so no need to upgrade her)

mcglynp

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 20 Jan 2016

Total posts 47


I mainly flew Air NZ due to its relationship with VA. This was mainly to North America. 
What is the main consensus here, do you think they will lose "most" of the business travellers to North america because of this plus VA has an awesome product to LAX now. 

I flew Air NZ for PE to North America often.  They continue to have a great PE with sensible pricing over standard economy.  There is a lot to recommend it over QF and VA PE when its your own $$ paying the fare. 

With the Velocity relationship ending I will likely re-evaluate,  I have been flying VA on both trips this year one in Economy and the other business on points. With the very average VA economy experience I will likely return to Air NZ PE and be ok living without the points and status credits.    


Mitchd31

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 30 Jul 2015

Total posts 10

Virgin have the best product to North America  I have flown in all cabins ,all other airlines including Air NZ really need to lift there game

Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 57

Once Qantas start using their 787's and refubished A380's it should be fairly evenly matched.

MikeAir

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 14 Jul 2017

Total posts 5

Bring back the SYD-LAX direct flights which 'mysteriously' dissappreared when QF NZ tried to merge.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Bring back the SYD-LAX direct flights which 'mysteriously' dissappreared when QF NZ tried to merge.

@MikeAir
I think you'll find it had more to do with United than Qantas.

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