Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


29 posts


#196681 9-Jun-2016 01:21
Send private message

Hi all,


I have a slightly complicated question about an RU on Air New Zealand (have read the other thread but it is now locked). I'm flying home from work in HKG tomorrow and have requested a recognition upgrade from PE to Business (requested it last week 7ish days ago before my flight over). After my flight over to HKG last week my airpoints status was upgraded to gold and is now active, which should hopefully bump me a little up the queue for upgrades. 




Since its within 24 hours of the flight back, and online check in is open, I was wondering if it is better to check in now, or at the airport for the best chance of the upgrade going through (I've had limited success using RUs in the past). I've heard (from other GZ threads) that its mostly dependant on spare seats at time of check-in but not really sure.


Advice appreciated. Hoping to be able to have a good nap on the way home.



Create new topic
73 posts

Master Geek

  #1568354 9-Jun-2016 07:08
Send private message

I was of the understanding that when you went up a tier i.e from Silver to Gold that it wasn't valid until the next month. I have been caught out by this before when trying to use an ANZ lounge. It may have changed since.

My experience with RU's has varied in the past in terms of when you receive confirmation. On some occasions it has been 3-4 days prior to travel that I have received notification, a couple of times at check in when the upgraded ticket is just handed to you. Usually though, it hasn't been until they call out a list of names just prior to boarding that I have received my upgraded ticket. However, last month when flying back from Houston it wasn't until I scanned my boarding pass and it went red that the upgraded ticket was printed.

My suggestion is to check in at the counter and ask the staff if it has gone through. Otherwise, cross your fingers that your name is one of the ones called out at the gate!

29264 posts

Uber Geek

Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1568355 9-Jun-2016 07:14
Send private message

Whether you check-in online or not makes zero difference in relation to an RU clearing. The vast % of RU's only clear at some point between airport check-in and the gate.




Mad Scientist
23048 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1568442 9-Jun-2016 09:23
Send private message

Are RUs FOC or deduct from airpoint dollars?

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

3214 posts

Uber Geek


  #1568636 9-Jun-2016 12:52
Send private message



Are RUs FOC or deduct from airpoint dollars?



They're Recognition Upgrades, not APD Upgrades (which are Gold Elite only). You have a limited number of them, and it's a bit of a lottery, but there's no cost to using one.

6050 posts

Uber Geek

  #1568650 9-Jun-2016 13:09
Send private message

I just go to the premium check in counter and they usually confirm the upgrades there.


Create new topic

News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS1621+ 
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00

Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34

Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.