• Virgin clarifies seat selection fee

    Aug 11, 2016, 10:15 PM

    As a Air NZ Elite traveller, one of the biggest benefits that I value is that I can choose my seat (within the same booking class) usually an aisle seat, up the frount of the bus, regardless on the type of fare paid. I fly on over 100 flights per year (domestic and international) and approx 80% o...

  • AirNZ to deep-six the Spaceseat

    Jun 09, 2016, 07:07 AM

    I did wonder when I last travelled on NZ2 from AKL to LHR how long the space seat how long they would last - personally I love them and it made my trip most comfortable. From what is being reported here you don't need to be an aviation analyst to do the math – the space seat days are indeed...

  • I agree with everything you say here but the problem is that Air NZ still own a share of Virgin that is now been heavily diluted and there is nothing they can do about it. This investment was made for all the right reasons at the time but the reality is Virgin needs capital and Air NZ is not able...

  • What more can Mr Luxton say?? Publicly Air NZ must put on a brave face and pretend everything is all is okay but it seems every time they dip their toe in the Australian domestic market someone hacks it off! It does not help that Air NZ no longer have someone on the Virgin board - I don't think w...

  • Jun 07, 2016, 02:24 PM

    I did not say it was not a useful thing (as in your case) but there is now literarily no where at all to now hide...! I am just saying sometimes it's a good thing to be able to turn everything off for a while.

  • Skytrax - Best Premium Economy

    Jul 18, 2018, 06:10 AM

    Air New Zealand has just picked up the best Premium Economy award from the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards.Also was ranked 17th in the 2018 Worlds Top 100 Airlines up from 19th last year.Well done to the Air NZ team - punching above your weight yet again!

  • Cathay will launch one of its longest non-stop services in December, a new thrice-weekly service to Christchurch. (Approx 12hrs - 9,500km) Looks like it will one of their new Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The service is still sub...

  • Very simple and practical reason the space seat did not make the 787... is they just don't fit. Where as they get 21 of the original Y+ seat configuration. Got to make the economics work. For what it's worth -  I personally love the space seat, but like the growing rumours I believe their d...

  • I have been Priority Black with Rydges for a few years now - it seems to make more of a difference when I stay at Rydges properties and I get the royal treatment a couple of NZ properties where they know me by name - I have not experienced the same level of service from the other brands in t...

  • What do your pseudonyms mean?

    Jun 06, 2016, 07:37 AM

    My real name was taken so used something to best describe why I travel regularly