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  Reply # 853383 10-Jul-2013 15:17
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nathan: just found out my BNZ Gold Amex card isn't earning AirNZ Status Points anymore just APD, not sure when they stopped this, maybe this month?

My last Status Credit earn with the BNZ Gold MC was 31 May, so likely the other Golds stopped at the same time.


Actually the letter had an offer to convert to a BNZ Visa Platinum card - the offer may have been tailored to each individual but mine included 3 years of fee waiver so i had nothing to lose by converting and it meant I keep earning status points and the $1 spend to earn Airpoints was a better ratio.

That offer has expired, but no harm in trying the BNZ in this competitive banking environment.

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  Reply # 853585 10-Jul-2013 21:14
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Actually the letter had an offer to convert to a BNZ Visa Platinum card - the offer may have been tailored to each individual but mine included 3 years of fee waiver so i had nothing to lose by converting and it meant I keep earning status points and the $1 spend to earn Airpoints was a better ratio.


Pretty sure it was tailored - I don't think my letter mentioned that offer (sniff). It just said that status credits were "changing", which at the time I thought was pretty bad marketing spin giving that the body of the letter said that they were getting rid of them, as their research showed that no-one really used them (or some equally weak excuse).

Was the fee waiver just the difference, or was it the entire fee?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 853596 10-Jul-2013 21:30
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nova: Pretty sure it was tailored - I don't think my letter mentioned that offer (sniff). It just said that status credits were "changing", which at the time I thought was pretty bad marketing spin giving that the body of the letter said that they were getting rid of them, as their research showed that no-one really used them (or some equally weak excuse).

Was the fee waiver just the difference, or was it the entire fee?


Yeah mine certainly didn't. But considering I've hardly touched the card in 2 years, I'm not surprised.




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  Reply # 853607 10-Jul-2013 22:03
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rayonline: 
http://au.flyasiana.com/Global/AU/en/homepage?fid=CLUB14100

You get all the Star Alliance Gold perks like standby, waitlist, international lounge access, extra checked baggage and carry on etc.  You may also get a noise reduction ear phones even when you fly AirNZ, bottle of water and a comfort kit (pillow, slippers etc).  One lady was approached on a AirNZ flight to Auckland from Tokyo - she was offered that b/c they said she was a ANA Star Alliance Gold


Just be aware that to get Star Alliance Gold you will have to get Asiana Diamond (40.000 onboard miles). Their "Gold" equals to Star Alliance Silver (see the url and the chart).

Here in Scandinavia we have Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Gold there is 45.000 onboard miles.

Not sure how to figure out how many air miles you need to get AirNZ Gold, anyone know?




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  Reply # 853618 10-Jul-2013 22:11
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Just be aware that to get Star Alliance Gold you will have to get Asiana Diamond (40.000 onboard miles). Their "Gold" equals to Star Alliance Silver (see the url and the chart).

Here in Scandinavia we have Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Gold there is 45.000 onboard miles.

Not sure how to figure out how many air miles you need to get AirNZ Gold, anyone know?


You need 900 points, based on this chart:

http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/status-points-earned-on-air-new-zealand-flights

In discount economy this is around 4 return trips between NZ and the UK, so quite a lot of miles...

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  Reply # 853626 10-Jul-2013 22:32
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rayonline: 
http://au.flyasiana.com/Global/AU/en/homepage?fid=CLUB14100

You get all the Star Alliance Gold perks like standby, waitlist, international lounge access, extra checked baggage and carry on etc.  You may also get a noise reduction ear phones even when you fly AirNZ, bottle of water and a comfort kit (pillow, slippers etc).  One lady was approached on a AirNZ flight to Auckland from Tokyo - she was offered that b/c they said she was a ANA Star Alliance Gold


Just be aware that to get Star Alliance Gold you will have to get Asiana Diamond (40.000 onboard miles). Their "Gold" equals to Star Alliance Silver (see the url and the chart).

Here in Scandinavia we have Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Gold there is 45.000 onboard miles.

Not sure how to figure out how many air miles you need to get AirNZ Gold, anyone know?


I'm doing a trip Melbourne to NYC return next month, which is just over 20k miles according to United. I will put in my newly acquired Asiana FF number on the booking and see how many I get.

If the miles are the same, I should get SA silver, and therefore it would take 2x trips return to NYC to get SA gold. Significantly less than it would take on Air NZ!




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  Reply # 853633 10-Jul-2013 23:34
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Yes with asiana its 40,000 but its over 2yr for qualification so. On avg 20,000 per yr.

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  Reply # 853636 10-Jul-2013 23:36
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Check the handbook and check the class you are on like class Y or what, the book tells you which onrs earns pts and which dont and how much per mile,

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  Reply # 853675 11-Jul-2013 07:54
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rayonline: There is also Aegean as well but they do mainly Euro flights but similar ease of qualification. 


If you fly a lot within a 12 month period the Aegean seems like the easiest and quickest way to get Star Alliance Gold Card (which is what I would like, for the extra baggage and some additional perks).

20.000 miles is all they ask for. But the look at 12 month periods.

http://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbonus/program-description/benefits/gold-card-privileges/

Asiana requires 40.000 miles over 24 months.




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  Reply # 853845 11-Jul-2013 13:32
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I wonder if they will start allowing dogs in and provide doggie food

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  Reply # 853888 11-Jul-2013 14:19
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rayonline: Check the handbook and check the class you are on like class Y or what, the book tells you which onrs earns pts and which dont and how much per mile,


Yep, shows 100% of miles for my class on United. So should get Asiana Gold (Star Alliance Silver) after this trip. Just need to do a second one in the next 2 years to get SA Gold).




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  Reply # 853907 11-Jul-2013 14:28
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khull: GCSB meets Koru

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8903633/Koru-Club-where-secrets-are-spilled


LOL.
Problem is that now that the GCSB has it's sights firmly set on protecting Hollywood from the global security threat posed by movie pirates, they probably need to send their spooks to hang around school cafeterias and bus stops.

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  Reply # 854075 11-Jul-2013 20:34
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nova:
Actually the letter had an offer to convert to a BNZ Visa Platinum card - the offer may have been tailored to each individual but mine included 3 years of fee waiver so i had nothing to lose by converting and it meant I keep earning status points and the $1 spend to earn Airpoints was a better ratio.


Pretty sure it was tailored - I don't think my letter mentioned that offer (sniff). It just said that status credits were "changing", which at the time I thought was pretty bad marketing spin giving that the body of the letter said that they were getting rid of them, as their research showed that no-one really used them (or some equally weak excuse).

Was the fee waiver just the difference, or was it the entire fee?


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  Reply # 854087 11-Jul-2013 20:51
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nova:
Actually the letter had an offer to convert to a BNZ Visa Platinum card - the offer may have been tailored to each individual but mine included 3 years of fee waiver so i had nothing to lose by converting and it meant I keep earning status points and the $1 spend to earn Airpoints was a better ratio.


Pretty sure it was tailored - I don't think my letter mentioned that offer (sniff). It just said that status credits were "changing", which at the time I thought was pretty bad marketing spin giving that the body of the letter said that they were getting rid of them, as their research showed that no-one really used them (or some equally weak excuse).

Was the fee waiver just the difference, or was it the entire fee?


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if you spend enough - ($30k every six months) - then you can get the half yearly fee waived also.  I dont think the ANZ card had that provision.




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