Air New Zealand is offering a particularly good Cyber Monday sale today, with $400 off all flights and routes if you book today, by 11:59 PM Pacific Time. In addition to serving the South Pacific, Air New Zealand also has a fifth freedom route from Los Angeles to London. The total cost of an economy class fare on this route can be as low as $490.50 with today's sale. (HT to Heels First Travel) I was … [Read more...]
Posts about "Air New Zealand"
About six months ago I mentioned Air New Zealand was running a contest to send one lucky person to Antarctica with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards. Well, it seems they couldn't make up their minds and decided to select two winners: Marli and Michael. They spent two weeks on the southern continent helping researchers study microbes below the ice, penguins above the ice, and everything in … [Read more...]
There's one place on Earth most international globetrotters haven't been: Antarctica. The southern continent isn't very hospitable, and transit links are few. But these features also make it one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. Nothing else is like it, and this kind of trip isn't one normally available with miles and points. Air New Zealand is partnering with National Geographic … [Read more...]
My dad subscribes to more email newsletters than I do, and one that he forwarded me from Mental Floss had the headline: "11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes." I was intrigued, and obviously I disagree or I wouldn't be writing this post. (Last cranky post of the week, I promise!) So here are nine things that, while maybe not as spectacular as they were back then, are still around if you know where to look. I … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand has been playing up its role in the new movie The Hobbit coming out this month. Witness their new Middle Earth-themed safety video released earlier (a bit long, at 4:27 compared to United's 3-minute briefing): But why shouldn't they? Every picture I see of New Zealand, on and off the screen, makes it seem like an amazing, beautiful place. It's no surprise that it was chosen as the setting for … [Read more...]
Air New Zealand deserves respect for its pre-flight safety videos. A few years ago they brought Richard Simmons back from the dead (figuratively if not literally) to get passengers' attention and later followed it up with an entire crew in their birthday suits. Both videos cracked me up when I watched them for the first time and made me think of flying them if only to see the videos in person. For a product like … [Read more...]