• HKG has been using RFID tags for years. The chip is imbedded in the unexposed adhesive part of the tag.

  • The Oneworld lounge finder is wrong. Cathay's designated lounge at AKL is the Air NZ lounge so all eligible pax on CX flights (Business, Marco Polo, OW) are issued a lounge invitation for the Air NZ lounge.

  • Edit: I see the confusion might arise as a result of the bit that says "must be valid on the date you are... leaving New Zealand" but my understanding is that just means you need to have a valid passport when you leave NZ - not necessarily the same physical valid passport you used to enter.

  • Is that NZ criterion correct? Immigration NZ's website says: ""In the case of New Zealand and Australian passport holders or New Zealand residents/Australian permanent residents (with current travel conditions), your passport must be valid for enough time to allow you to travel to New Zealand (ie...

  • True, though AA isn’t year round and UA - surprise! - ties up with NZ.