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User currently offlinePlanegeek From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

I've visited this site for several weeks, but this is my first post. Thanks for all the great information and education!

I'm a UA 1K, and planning a vacation in New Zealand next Spring. My partner and I want to fly as comfortably as possible, but it needs to be on a Star Alliance flight. Should I fly first class on ANZ (777 from SFO/747 from LAX), or UA through SYD (747-400), then connect to ANZ to AKL?

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12209 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
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NZ is removing first class on all long haul jets. New cabins will be Business, Premium Economy and Economy. NZs new long haul product is coming online in a few months. Here is a link to NZs new product

http://www.airnz.co.nz/travelinfo/on...e/new_long_haul_cabins/default.htm

Welcome to a.net


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

What about SQ from LAX-SIN-AKL? That'd be pretty sweet. It'd cost more, but you are 1K so would probably have the miles.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Welcome to ANET. Go with the NZ Jumbo or 777. They should have the refits in by next spring and it will be the quickest way there instead of going by SQ or UA.

User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

UA!  Smile And welcome to a.net, 1K?! WOW! Go you! =P

User currently offlinePlanegeek From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

Thanks for the feedback, especially news of the new ANZ cabins ... had not heard that! In the end I suspect I'll end up flying whatever route/airline is available. Either way, when I'm back I'll post a trip report. (And yes, I'll use miles. Who can afford those fares otherwise?) But since so far I'm having no luck getting those "free" premium seats on either ANZ or UA for the dates we want, I may post again on that topic!)

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 2):
What about SQ from LAX-SIN-AKL? That'd be pretty sweet. It'd cost more, but you are 1K so would probably have the miles.

A bit out of the way, but fascinating idea. I checked, but since it was such a huge backtrack, SQ wouldn't consider it a single trip. Nice thought though.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

What dates are you going to NZ? So we can see if there is a good chance your aircraft has the new refits (if you choose NZ)

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12209 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3142 times:
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Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 6):
What dates are you going to NZ? So we can see if there is a good chance your aircraft has the new refits (if you choose NZ)

Best to ask/e-mail NZ1 that question


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