Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 23 May 2013
Total posts 25
United has beaten Air NZ to the punch in announcing the long rumoured Auckland - Chicago O’Hare non-stop flights. The Chicago Tribune has reported the flights will start Nov 30. on 787-9s three times a week. UAs SFO-AKL will also switch back to a year round service in 2019
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 201
NZ most probably will have a codeshare on it. So unlikely that they were caught unawares. I
Member since 28 Mar 2018
Total posts 1
Where on earth do you get your information from?. Air New Zealand has just announced their non stop route from Auckland to Chicago beating United Airlines.
Member since 21 Jan 2016
Total posts 28
UA will be co-sharing on Air NZ 's Auckland - Chicago O’Hare service using a B787-9V2 configuration.
Member since 30 Aug 2017
Total posts 2
Does anyone how long its going to be southbound (ORD->AKL)?
Member since 12 Jul 2016
Total posts 14
Chicago Tribune Fake news - its an error - Air New Zealand ( not United ) are using their metal into Chicago - great new Air NZ route on V2 configured dreamliner
Member since 06 Nov 2015
Total posts 16
Air NZ Website is quoting 16 hours 20 mins for southbound. Approx 15 hours northbound. Suprised AUSBT has yet to post an article on this great new connection?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 768
The Tribune reported, correctly, that Air NZ was starting this route. The Tribune seemingly was reporting off a United press release.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
Makes sense since they are both Star alliance hubs
Now that makes more sense after what I’d heard. That’s great
Sorry I should have mentioned it’s Air NZs flight/metal. I was more intrigued that UA announced it officialy before NZ
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Look forward to Qantas announcing a direct flight to Chicago. It may happen once the current four, and next four have arrived, and proved their worth.
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