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  Reply # 854660 12-Jul-2013 22:28
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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...


airnz gold is the easiest way to star alliance gold I read somewhere

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  Reply # 854661 12-Jul-2013 22:29
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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?


dude ... can you copy that letter? i'm on BNZ platinum visa and i'm not getting nowhere near the stuff you're getting!!! (I think)

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  Reply # 854701 13-Jul-2013 00:54
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joker97: airnz gold is the easiest way to star alliance gold I read somewhere


That does not seem to be the case. From what I can gather we are talking about 40.000 - 45.000 air miles to get to Gold with Air New Zealand, and that is within a 12 month period. That is about the same as with the airline here.

What is different is that you have several credit cards that seem to be able to add to the 900 points you need to get to gold (given that you can actually use the points, I have seen several places that bonus miles/points can't be used for the Gold card status).




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  Reply # 854752 13-Jul-2013 08:16
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joker97: airnz gold is the easiest way to star alliance gold I read somewhere


That does not seem to be the case. From what I can gather we are talking about 40.000 - 45.000 air miles to get to Gold with Air New Zealand, and that is within a 12 month period. That is about the same as with the airline here.

What is different is that you have several credit cards that seem to be able to add to the 900 points you need to get to gold (given that you can actually use the points, I have seen several places that bonus miles/points can't be used for the Gold card status).


wow you know after watching Up in the air i have a plan to launch an attack on the gold card in the next five years. a bit like preparing for tour de france ... watch this space ...

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  Reply # 854932 13-Jul-2013 13:30
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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?


dude ... can you copy that letter? i'm on BNZ platinum visa and i'm not getting nowhere near the stuff you're getting!!! (I think)


I would if I knew how to attach a PDF to a post!

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  Reply # 855001 13-Jul-2013 17:17
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nova:
jarledb:
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...


airnz gold is the easiest way to star alliance gold I read somewhere


It's faaaaaar from being the easiest, this thread already discusses far easier ways.

I'll get Gold this year based on 2 US flights, around 5 or 6 Aussie flights and then domestic probably once a month (with some credit card status points to top it up).

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  Reply # 855012 13-Jul-2013 17:54
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Got gold quickly by doing a return trip internationally (with a Star Alliance hop) and a couple of Tauranga>Auckland return flights.

Every time I've flown internationally the Koru lounges have been very full which is why I made the comment earlier in the thread that implied the threshold for Gold should be raised a bit.

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  Reply # 855017 13-Jul-2013 18:16
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I love this thread ... I can now hopefully successfully plan the assault in the future ...

I have booked Singapore airlines and put my air NZ number down *darn .... maybe I need to change the frequent flyer number to another airline ... hmm

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  Reply # 855457 14-Jul-2013 19:45
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if I were a star alliance gold with another flyer, can I collect airnz airpoints as well as present that card to use koru lounges?

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  Reply # 855459 14-Jul-2013 19:50
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no you cannot that would be double dipping, do you want more than one gold lol....

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  Reply # 855469 14-Jul-2013 20:17
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joker97: if I were a star alliance gold with another flyer, can I collect airnz airpoints as well as present that card to use koru lounges?


You can only attribute points to a single program for a flight.

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  Reply # 861858 18-Jul-2013 21:07
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joker97: if I were a star alliance gold with another flyer, can I collect airnz airpoints as well as present that card to use koru lounges?


You can only attribute points to a single program for a flight.


hmm ... so there is a way to get star alliance gold with other airlines, but I cannot use that gold card to enter koru lounge if I am claiming airnz airpoints? what would be the point to get the gold card of the other airline?

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  Reply # 861881 18-Jul-2013 21:43
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joker97: if I were a star alliance gold with another flyer, can I collect airnz airpoints as well as present that card to use koru lounges?


You can only attribute points to a single program for a flight.


hmm ... so there is a way to get star alliance gold with other airlines, but I cannot use that gold card to enter koru lounge if I am claiming airnz airpoints? what would be the point to get the gold card of the other airline?


If you are a Asiana Gold member, you can earn Asiana points and that card allows you into the Koru Lounge when there is no Star Gold lounge. 

There are people who hold multiple Gold cards but they do a lot of travelling and split their points out .....

If you like the AirNZ perks you need to stick with the AirNZ programme .....  The Asiana programme or any other programme have their own perks.

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