Frequent flyers get easy NZ visa pass - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/poli...quent-flyers-get-easy-NZ-visa-pass
Immigration New Zealand has stuck a deal with China Southern Airlines to fast-track the visitor visa applications of the airline's gold and silver frequent flyer cardholders.
The deal was outlined in a leaked memo from June which shows the visitors would be able to "avoid the necessity to answer questions relating to financial backing and employment history and provide evidence of these".
I find these types of deals very concerning, just because they have status with an airline, shouldn't give them a route to easy access. They all deserve the same treatment as the once a year flyer.
Could this new FF deal give China Southern an extra reason to launch more NZL flights?
[Edited 2012-11-13 19:55:02]