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# 215145 14-Jun-2017 00:08
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My wife is ANZ Gold. She has two recognition upgrades due to expire shortly. She wants to use them on flights we have from AKL to SNG.

 

Sadly, not being Elite she cannot gift one to me, so if she is successful in her RU request we would end up in different cabins - me in PE and her in Business.

 

Despite not wanting to 'waste' the upgrade opportunity, she does not much like the idea of not sitting with me either.

 

What would be the most likely route (if there is one) to give us both the same chance of ending up in Business?

 

I assume One UP (although we will have to split our booking to do that, which brings other potential issues I guess) but thought the FF here might have other advice. If it is OU, what is a reasonable bid from PE to Business? It's an overnight flight so a flat bed would be pleasant.






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  # 1799731 14-Jun-2017 00:08
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 1799742 14-Jun-2017 06:12
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excuse my ignorance but can you "buy" your way into the Gold status?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1800916 14-Jun-2017 13:46
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dickytim:

 

excuse my ignorance but can you "buy" your way into the Gold status?

 

 

 

 

Only by buying flights...!






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Don't worry, your wife will get accustomed to being in business class without you real fast. laughing





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  # 1800946 14-Jun-2017 15:04
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dickytim:

 

excuse my ignorance but can you "buy" your way into the Gold status?

 

 

 

 

Credit Card Spend and Actually Flying.

 

From Silver -> Gold you need 450 SP. so You get 1 SP/200$ spent on Kiwibank CC or Spend $90K over a year.. But that the Expensive way.

 

Next Best earner is Fly to AU in Business.  Its about 1 SP per $10 Flying to AU on the higher end tickets . So you'll need to spend around $4500. Even Cheaper. (maybe 2 Business return flights to Melbourne booking close to the date)


 

 


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  # 1800961 14-Jun-2017 16:01
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I can think of many advantages of not sitting next to one's beloved. tongue-out




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  # 1802557 17-Jun-2017 12:33
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None of this really answers her question, entertaining though it is...!





 
 
 
 


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  # 1802672 17-Jun-2017 17:57
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Geektastic: None of this really answers her question, entertaining though it is...!

 

call and ask :)


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  # 1802678 17-Jun-2017 18:14
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best way is to fly direct AKL-SG on a day time flight,

 

book the cheapest economy seat and bid in the top half of the allowable bidding and fly on a weekday.

 

in airnz you are not sitting together in business anyway, they're all solo walled up seats





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MikeAqua:

 

Don't worry, your wife will get accustomed to being in business class without you real fast. laughing

 

 

I hear business class bans kids too.... cool


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  # 1802736 17-Jun-2017 19:16
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tdgeek:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Don't worry, your wife will get accustomed to being in business class without you real fast. laughing

 

 

I hear business class bans kids too.... cool

 

 

only infants (they use a bassinet) i thought not kids (they pay for seat).





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  # 1802771 17-Jun-2017 20:47
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Geektastic: she does not much like the idea of not sitting with me either.

 

There, fixed that for you :-)


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