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  Reply # 1466112 8-Jan-2016 17:46
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I've emailed the airpoints service centeres a few times in the past and had them successfully transfer vouchers to other people.  as koru and then gold I had no use for them... make sure you email several days prior to any trips and include the persons airpoints number etc...




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  Reply # 1466113 8-Jan-2016 17:47
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Geektastic: Air NZ can be quite restrictive about such things.

My wife has Gold status and has several complimentary upgrade vouchers. She can't use them for me even though we have a shared Airpoints account. Only Elite members can do that.

Do you need vouchers for such young children?


upgrade vouchers are different from koru vouchers.  both my wife and I use the same Kiwibank credit card that's giving the free vouchers, and either of us can use them




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  Reply # 1467486 11-Jan-2016 12:20
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Regs: I've emailed the airpoints service centeres a few times in the past and had them successfully transfer vouchers to other people.  as koru and then gold I had no use for them... make sure you email several days prior to any trips and include the persons airpoints number etc...


You had CC vouchers transferred to other people to visit the lounge while not travelling with you?

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  Reply # 1470123 13-Jan-2016 15:40
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jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!


 

Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....





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  Reply # 1470167 13-Jan-2016 16:48
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Geektastic:
jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!


Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....


Never ceases to amaze me how many people were born as adults and didn't experience the wonders of childhood...




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  Reply # 1470191 13-Jan-2016 17:16
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Maybe i should amend the thread title lol

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  Reply # 1470214 13-Jan-2016 18:23
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Geektastic:
jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!



Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....


Oops, based on your posts I had thought you tended towards the misinthropic rather than solely a misopedist - my bad!

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Regs: I've emailed the airpoints service centeres a few times in the past and had them successfully transfer vouchers to other people.  as koru and then gold I had no use for them... make sure you email several days prior to any trips and include the persons airpoints number etc...


How did you do this?
Everytime I've called up and asked for these vouchers to be moved to another person in my Shairpoints family (noting that I'm gold so have no need for these vouchers) I've been declined.

Feels bad man




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Regs: I've emailed the airpoints service centeres a few times in the past and had them successfully transfer vouchers to other people.  as koru and then gold I had no use for them... make sure you email several days prior to any trips and include the persons airpoints number etc...


How did you do this?
Everytime I've called up and asked for these vouchers to be moved to another person in my Shairpoints family (noting that I'm gold so have no need for these vouchers) I've been declined.

Feels bad man


"no" never feels good...




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  Reply # 1471861 15-Jan-2016 12:36
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Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!


Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....


Never ceases to amaze me how many people were born as adults and didn't experience the wonders of childhood...


I have to say that I agree with @Geektastic.  There are places for kids and there are places not so suited for kids.  When I am in the Koru Club, I sometimes need to get some work done and I find kids running around to be very distracting.  Not all parents let their kids do this but it only takes one child to cause an issue to fellow travellers.  As I child I was never taken into such places.

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Satch:
Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!


Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....


Never ceases to amaze me how many people were born as adults and didn't experience the wonders of childhood...


I have to say that I agree with @Geektastic.  There are places for kids and there are places not so suited for kids.  When I am in the Koru Club, I sometimes need to get some work done and I find kids running around to be very distracting.  Not all parents let their kids do this but it only takes one child to cause an issue to fellow travellers.  As I child I was never taken into such places.


Do you have kids of your own? I'm just interested in knowing whether the strongest opposition to this come from the child-free.

Surely the problem is more just inappropriate behaviour, and that can relate to anyone of any age? Someone earlier commented about teenagers getting into the piss and becoming annoying; similarly, I'm sure there are occasions where grown adults - heaven forbid - behave inappropriately in a Koru Lounge (talk loudly on the phone, play irritating music...).

I'd have no issue with people taking their kids in, provided they follow the expected behaviour in that environment (and, if they were my kids, they'd soon be removed if they didn't); I'd expect the same thing from all others.

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  Reply # 1471888 15-Jan-2016 12:58
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jonathan18:
Satch:
Handsomedan:
Geektastic:
jonathan18:
khull:
jonathan18:
khull: If I had children they would all be flying business class. But then again I'm not wanting to be inconsiderate to have children


What do you mean by this? Doesn't quite make sense...


See my cynicism there. Leave it as that and interpret it however you wish :)


Oh but I did; I just wanted to give you a chance not to come across as a misopedist; as a parent I kinda get sick of anti-child comments coming from the childless/child-free. Just remember - who's going to be wiping your @#$ when you're old, senile and incontinent?!


Since we get sick of the noise and annoyance the kids cause, I suppose that makes us equal.....


Never ceases to amaze me how many people were born as adults and didn't experience the wonders of childhood...


I have to say that I agree with @Geektastic.  There are places for kids and there are places not so suited for kids.  When I am in the Koru Club, I sometimes need to get some work done and I find kids running around to be very distracting.  Not all parents let their kids do this but it only takes one child to cause an issue to fellow travellers.  As I child I was never taken into such places.


Do you have kids of your own? I'm just interested in knowing whether the strongest opposition to this come from the child-free.

Surely the problem is more just inappropriate behaviour, and that can relate to anyone of any age? Someone earlier commented about teenagers getting into the piss and becoming annoying; similarly, I'm sure there are occasions where grown adults - heaven forbid - behave inappropriately in a Koru Lounge (talk loudly on the phone, play irritating music...).

I'd have no issue with people taking their kids in, provided they follow the expected behaviour in that environment (and, if they were my kids, they'd soon be removed if they didn't); I'd expect the same thing from all others.


No I don't have children but I do have experience in being a child.  I sometimes still am.  And I agree with your comment about unruly teenagers or adults too, but the frequency of this happening is much, much less in my experience.  Unfortunately not all parents share your view thought.

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Satch: No I don't have children but I do have experience in being a child.  I sometimes still am.  And I agree with your comment about unruly teenagers or adults too, but the frequency of this happening is much, much less in my experience.  Unfortunately not all parents share your view thought.


Yeah, while we've all been children (and, like you, I'm still quite capable of being child-like!), I would suggest that not having kids of one's own does make the child-free adult far more easily irritated by (if not down-right intolerant of!) children. Being a parent build's up one's tolerance of the little blighters.

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  Reply # 1471906 15-Jan-2016 13:11
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Satch: No I don't have children but I do have experience in being a child.  I sometimes still am.  And I agree with your comment about unruly teenagers or adults too, but the frequency of this happening is much, much less in my experience.  Unfortunately not all parents share your view thought.


Yeah, while we've all been children (and, like you, I'm still quite capable of being child-like!), I would suggest that not having kids of one's own does make the child-free adult far more easily irritated by (if not down-right intolerant of!) children. Being a parent build's up one's tolerance of the little blighters.


Hmm, we might be bordering on a passive smoking type argument :-).

If most parents could control their kids enough, and if they can't, remove themselves and their kids from the lounge then everything would be swell.  But this often doesn't happen and the issue prevails.

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jonathan18: ... I'm sure there are occasions where grown adults - heaven forbid - behave inappropriately in a Koru Lounge (talk loudly on the phone, play irritating music...).

I'd have no issue with people taking their kids in, provided they follow the expected behaviour in that environment (and, if they were my kids, they'd soon be removed if they didn't); I'd expect the same thing from all others.


The best one I encountered was a woman who was conducting a long, complicated Facetime conversation on an iPad, with a loud voice and no headphones - including while helping herself at the buffet and bar.  Exactly zero self-awareness

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