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  Reply # 549361 24-Nov-2011 12:40 Send private message

Oh wow. I guess I should have delved into the fees before thinking this was a good deal.
So, as soon as you activate the card you pay $1.95 a month if you don't have $500 on the card? Possibly $3.90 if you incur a monthly account inactivity fee as well?
Hmmm... maybe not for me either.

Come on AirNZ, you should have made this clearer in the original email.

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  Reply # 549367 24-Nov-2011 12:46 Send private message

freitasm: Air New Zealand is a great airline. Koru Lounges are a great service. Their people are most helpful.


If you can afford to get into them..




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  Reply # 549377 24-Nov-2011 12:57 Send private message

old3eyes:
freitasm: Air New Zealand is a great airline. Koru Lounges are a great service. Their people are most helpful.


If you can afford to get into them..



With the going rate of Koru membership being around  ~$350 per year these days I guess it depends entirely on how often you fly as to whether it's affordable or not.

 

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  Reply # 549429 24-Nov-2011 14:20 Send private message

Entry is complimentary if you fly enough and have Gold or Gold Elite status.

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  Reply # 549447 24-Nov-2011 15:21 Send private message

So, just to summarise:

this has even worse terms than Snapper... 

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  Reply # 549454 24-Nov-2011 15:48 Send private message

jonherries: So, just to summarise:

this has even worse terms than Snapper... 

Jon

It appears so.
I will be using the AirPoints/FlyBuys function, and the ePass function, but that's it. Won't be activating the Debit Card side of it.

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  Reply # 549775 25-Nov-2011 09:21 Send private message

sbiddle:
old3eyes:
freitasm: Air New Zealand is a great airline. Koru Lounges are a great service. Their people are most helpful.


If you can afford to get into them..



With the going rate of?Koru membership being around? ~$350 per year these days I guess it depends entirely on how often you fly as to whether it's affordable or not.

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That low now. When i did a lot of flying around about 10 years ago i think the current rate was about $700 / year..




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  Reply # 549843 25-Nov-2011 10:47 Send private message

sbiddle: With the going rate of Koru membership being around  ~$350 per year these days I guess it depends entirely on how often you fly as to whether it's affordable or not.


Actually, it is $255 (joining fee, one time) and $506/year.

Koru Club application form (PDF) http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/assets/Resources-AirNZ/Airpoints/koru-application-form-jun11.pdf 




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  Reply # 549885 25-Nov-2011 11:50 Send private message

freitasm: At least QANTAS serves food (and not bad) in all trans-Tasman flights, without the whole "what ticket are you on" complication thing. Actually, the whole food thing on Air New Zealand is a bit strange. I think they could improve the taste of food served on board wherever it is available. Even in Business Premier the breads are not quite right, the muesli tastes terrible.


 

We flew Samoa - Auckland - Wellington recently. We didn't pay extra so got a cup of tea Samoa - Auckland, and food and wine on the Auckland - Wellington leg (included in the price). Go figure.

 

Will probably keep using my 1997-era blue Air NZ points card.




 

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  Reply # 549904 25-Nov-2011 12:10 Send private message

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sbiddle: With the going rate of Koru membership being around  ~$350 per year these days I guess it depends entirely on how often you fly as to whether it's affordable or not.


Actually, it is $255 (joining fee, one time) and $506/year.

Koru Club application form (PDF) http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/assets/Resources-AirNZ/Airpoints/koru-application-form-jun11.pdf 


But nobody pays that - Corporate rates are far cheaper, any airline associated credit card (ANZ and Amex for example) waives the joining fee and offers cheaper yearly fees.   

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  Reply # 549911 25-Nov-2011 12:22 Send private message

sbiddle: But nobody pays that - Corporate rates are far cheaper, any airline associated credit card (ANZ and Amex for example) waives the joining fee and offers cheaper yearly fees.   


I got onto the Koru Club membership via BNZ Global Plus and was on Koru Monthly for a year ($45/month). When it's time to renew, I had to be on Yearly or Bi-yearly. I was lucky I don't have to pay the joining fee.

Anyhow, it isn't really all that cheap - unless the company or organisation is sponsoring or paying at the corporate rate - otherwise, for an individual, it is as listed. And the corporate rate listed for one year is $455 per individual.




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  Reply # 549921 25-Nov-2011 12:41 Send private message

ANZ charge $361 per year with no joining fee.


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  Reply # 549926 25-Nov-2011 12:44 Send private message

sbiddle: ANZ charge $361 per year with no joining fee.


Ah I see what you meant now... so it's the bank's subsidised offer but not really the Air NZ's Koru Club normal subscription. That makes a lot of sense now. Choice.




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  Reply # 550124 25-Nov-2011 23:01 Send private message

sbiddle: ANZ charge $361 per year with no joining fee.




ditto for the BNZ global plus credit card (platinum cards only?)  




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dontpanic42: Oh wow. I guess I should have delved into the fees before thinking this was a good deal.
So, as soon as you activate the card you pay $1.95 a month if you don't have $500 on the card? Possibly $3.90 if you incur a monthly account inactivity fee as well?
Hmmm... maybe not for me either.

Come on AirNZ, you should have made this clearer in the original email.


I just received my card today and like you were surprised by these fees. I just called Onesmart - they say if you have a 0 balance in all accounts, you get charged one $1.95 inactivity fee, which is deducted from the balance when you do top up the NZ funds account. So won't get repeated fees accumulating.

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