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Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!  
User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1300 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

They beat Ryanair to it!!!  eek 

http://promos.airnz.co.nz/gas/straightup/

Fares start at $9. They have three options: StraightUpFARE - carry-on bags only, StraightUpBAG - includes one checked bag up to 25 kg, and StraightUpDELUXE - checked bag plus refreshments plus AVOD handhold (there are up to 69 handholds on each plane, I guess they all have AVOD and if you pay for the deluxe fare then it is activated).

There are some restrictions though: you need to be at least 150 cm tall, and your limbs have to be functional. There's also girth restrictions. But they do offer wheelchair clamps!

I hope they put this on some of the long haul planes so I can try it out! Makes for a real cheap way to visit New Zealand  

-J.

 duck   rotfl 

[Edited 2012-03-31 15:53:55]


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Isn't it already April 1 there?


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25328 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):

Isn't it already April 1 there?

It is.  

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User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Hey it's still March in the US!

Great marketing!!


User currently offlineantonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Is it already 01 April in New Zealand ?

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

"May as well tell your Google Plus friend."

Lots of Americans wouldn't qualify for the basic StraightUpFARE as they'd be too fat.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6433 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Quoting KingFriday013 (Thread starter):
I guess they all have AVOD and if you pay for the deluxe fare then it is activated

If you look at the seat map, you'll see that the StandupDeluxe is only for the front half of the plane therefore only those ones will have the interactive handhold.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Aisle seats will lose their appeal as those pax will now be forced to view and possibly smell somone's posterior the whole flight.


The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19796 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 812 times:

You got me! But it's the 29th here.

User currently offlineflyingclrs727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I'd believe it if it were Ryan Air.

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19796 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 774 times:

Er... it was the 31st. Now it's the 1st.

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 9):
I'd believe it if it were Ryan Air.

Yeah, that was the one thing that struck me as off. FR would have been more believable.


User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 765 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
You got me! But it's the 29th here.

Wow, you guys are even further behind the times than usual!  



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19796 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 762 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 11):

Wow, you guys are even further behind the times than usual!  

Err... um... April...uh...Fools?

  


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