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MikeAqua
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  #1996969 16-Apr-2018 12:44
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The number of guests you can take into a koru lounge depends on your frequent flyer status and how busy the lounge is.  The lounge does tend to get busy prior to flights to the US.  It's a large aircraft, with a long check in time.

 

Last time I went to the US (October 2017) we weren't directed to any particular screening area or subjected to any additional physical security checks.  Ditto in Feb 2016.





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  #1998547 18-Apr-2018 13:36
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I suggest you check your ticket information about minimum check in times carefully if travelling to the USA towards the end of April. There are new security interviews prior to checking in. Flights may be leaving from a different part of the terminal to comply with new TSA requirements. This will impact on trans shipping passengers as well. Check in desks will open earlier than normal. There are more onerous security checks on electronic gear.

 

This is a worldwide requirement not just NZ airports.

 

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  #1998577 18-Apr-2018 13:58
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So we got there early on insistence of nervous Nellies in our group. Rocked up to the ANZ lounge but it was packed. They gave us vouchers for the Strata lounge instead which was absolutely fine and half full.
Got on the plane and just before push back they announced a delay of 1.5 hours while engineers tested out a fault and we had to wait onboard arrrrrgh! Then they had to get USA approval to open the bar WTF? They served up some food and by the time the back of the plane was served it was time to go and it was taken off them! At this time they let slip the words 'scheduled check' so were they lying when they said fault earlier and if so, why did they board?
That was one of the most uncomfortable flights ever and my first on a dream liner. Is it even possible that they've made the seats worse?

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  #1998585 18-Apr-2018 14:05
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sentoza:

I suggest you check your ticket information about minimum check in times carefully if travelling to the USA towards the end of April. There are new security interviews prior to checking in. Flights may be leaving from a different part of the terminal to comply with new TSA requirements. This will impact on trans shipping passengers as well. Check in desks will open earlier than normal. There are more onerous security checks on electronic gear.


This is a worldwide requirement not just NZ airports.


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Security checks were minimal. Went through the automated photo kiosks then the metal detectors and that was it, whole thing took about 10 minutes. No taking off shoes or belts either.
There was some sort of issue at check-in. It wouldn't accept us on the kiosks so was done manually by the nice lady at premium check-in. She had no idea what the problem was.
HNL immigration very easy, as quick as arriving at AKL despite the fingerprinting and the staff there wee positively pleasant.

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Between unhelpful and condescending replies like yours, and a selectively officious admin, it's a reminder why I choose not to engage much on GZ forums. 

 

Food for thought perhaps, admin?

 

 

 

 

 

Linux:

 

Last time I checked HNL was a state of the US so you answered your own question

 

Linux

 


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