KingFriday013
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Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:52 pm

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  

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[Edited 2012-03-31 15:53:55]
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:58 pm

Isn't it already April 1 there?
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:59 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):

Isn't it already April 1 there?

It is.  

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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:59 pm

Hey it's still March in the US!

Great marketing!!
 
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 pm

Is it already 01 April in New Zealand ?
 
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 pm

"May as well tell your Google Plus friend."

Lots of Americans wouldn't qualify for the basic StraightUpFARE as they'd be too fat.
 
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:09 pm

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.
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:26 pm

Aisle seats will lose their appeal as those pax will now be forced to view and possibly smell somone's posterior the whole flight.
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:13 am

You got me! But it's the 29th here.
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:27 am

I'd believe it if it were Ryan Air.
 
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:44 am

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.
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:59 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
You got me! But it's the 29th here.

Wow, you guys are even further behind the times than usual!  
 
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RE: Air NZ Now Offering Standing Fares!

Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:05 am

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 11):

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

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

  
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