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Air New Zealand Air Fares In 1969  
User currently offline767ER From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3440 times:

I have just come across a 1969 Air New Zealand timetable and the fares table at the back make for some interesting reading and comparison to today’s prices. Here goes – all in NZ$ and return fares.


AKL SYD

F $212

Y $163.30

AKLLAX[

F $1171.60

Y $834.10

AKLLHR

F 1975.20

Y $1265.20

AKLNRT

F $1306.40

Y $945.50

AKLJNB

F $1675.20

Y $1250.20.

I am curious to find out the equivalent what these fares would cost in today’s NZ$.

Interesting to note there was no APEX or the myriad fare rates that exist today.


Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
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User currently offlineIsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3416 times:

Hi

By using our government's inflation calculator and your original figures I got the following figures for 2006.

AKL - SYD

F Class = $2870.95
Y Class = $2211.45

AKLLAX

F $15866.07

Y $11295.57

AKLLHR

F $26748.61

Y $17133.63

AKLNRT

F $17691.57

Y $12804.18

AKLJNB

F $22685.94

Y $16930.49

Hope this helps
Regards
Isu

Link : http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/0135595.html

[Edited 2007-01-05 02:13:29]

User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Quoting IsuA380B777 (Reply 1):
Hi

By using our government's inflation calculator and your original figures I got the following figures for 2006.

AKL - SYD

F Class = $2870.95
Y Class = $2211.45

AKLLAX

F $15866.07

Y $11295.57

AKLLHR

F $26748.61

Y $17133.63

AKLNRT

F $17691.57

Y $12804.18

AKLJNB

F $22685.94

Y $16930.49

Hope this helps
Regards
Isu

Well considering the fares charged now it amazing any airline is still in business seem they are inflation adjusted .. Considering the fares that are available now are priced so low..

AKL-SYD $219 ow $438 rtn
AKL-LHR $2665 rtn
AKL-LAX $1797 rtn
AKL-NRT $1649 rtn
For specials roughly in Y



"Pride of the pacific"
User currently offlineNZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Going the other way - if things in 1969 were as low as they are today in economy; we'd have as follows...

AKL - SYD from $16.52 O/W, $33.03 return
AKL - LHR $201 rtn
AKL - LAX $131.76 rtn
AKL - NRT $127.15 rtn.

And not forgetting that today we can get specials to London from about $1700 ($131.08) at times.

Meanwhile from 1950...
AKL or WLG to SYD was NZ£50/8- ($2964.00 today) return, with a baggage allowance of 66lbs (30kg).
From 1951; AKL - SUV was NZ£55/16- ($2975 today).
Each service was all First Class, on Short Solent Flying Boat with TEAL.
Economy Class for TEAL was introduced with the DC-6s in 1954.

From a historical perspective, we can't really complain that we are being short changed with airfares! It interests me though, how percentage-wise the economy and first class fares seemed closer back then than they are today - 33% difference on the SYD route between economy and first class in 1969.



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User currently offlineIsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Introduction of wide bodies, more fuel efficient aircrafts and cost cuts has certainly reduced the fares when in comparision to 1969

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
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Back in 1969 it also took 1 year to save enough money for a return trip to LHR, considerig the pay back then

User currently offlineIsuA380B777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 5):
Back in 1969 it also took 1 year to save enough money for a return trip to LHR, considerig the pay back then

Over seas family holidays were strictly to the rich people back then. We are lucky compare to our parents generation


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7191 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2958 times:

Compare those fares with Full Y fares only though. It's still expensive, but it is comparing like with like.

Sometimes I think a higher fare would weed out the rabble.... Wink but money is money I guess.


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