Air New Zealand Offers Free Wi-Fi on All Enabled Flights This Summer

Air New Zealand is rolling out Wi-Fi connectivity across its international network and the service is now available on four of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft and five of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft - these aircraft predominantly operate the airline’s trans-Tasman, US and London routes. In celebration of summer and the upcoming Christmas season, the airline will be offering complimentary Wi-Fi from 01 December 2019 to 28 February 2019.

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Air New Zealand to operate direct service from Auckland to Taipei from November 2018

Air New Zealand will begin operating non-stop flights between Auckland (AKL) and Taipei (TPE) from November 2018 on their Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner planes. The flag carrier of New Zealand will fly up to five times a week between AKL and TPE under flight number NZ77 and NZ78.

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Air New Zealand analyses Facial Expressions to create Personalised Recommendations for Travellers to Queensland

In partnership with the Tourism & Events Queensland, Air New Zealand has launched a website where a specially-designed software will monitor a range of visual cues that range from eye, mouth and other facial movements and expressions to create a personalised recommendation to Queensland, Australia.

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Third Daily Flight between Singapore and Auckland to be added Late 2018

A third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland will be launched from 28 October 2018 to boost capacity on this route by up to 40% - this will add more than 165,000 seats between these two cities per year. The additional service alongside a revision of current schedules will shorten the connection times as well as connectivity through the Singapore hub.

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Lounge Review: Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge (New Zealand)

When I traveled from Auckland to Singapore via Singapore Airlines on Suites back in November 2016, I had access to the relatively new Air New Zealand Auckland International Lounge. This Air New Zealand flagship lounge which opened in late 2015 features a clean and modern design with various seating zones and configurations that will cater to different travellers. Eligible passengers who also hold a Star Alliance Gold status may access this lounge as well.

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Bid for an Upgrade on Air New Zealand

I recently got a pretty interesting email offering me the opportunity to bid for a seat on Premium Economy. Basically, I can offer to pay any amount between S$100 (minimum) and S$580 (the approximate normal upgrade price) and basically if my offer is accepted, I will have to pay the amount that I have offered. Fair enough! 

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