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Topic # 147179 11-Jun-2014 14:51
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Wow just realised that air NZ does not offer child fares! Feeling a bit disadvantaged with 3 little kids ... *sigh*
On the other hand we've enjoyed lots of free things when they were infants! (which other airlines might not offer)

Did anyone else not realise that?

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  Reply # 1063416 11-Jun-2014 14:55
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OK so they still do on long haul flights, by the looks of it, just not domestic / Tasman / Pacific flights:

https://airnz.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2483

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  Reply # 1063417 11-Jun-2014 14:56
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I guess they take up the same seat space.
Although they do weigh less, but if you go down that path fat people should pay more.

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  Reply # 1063418 11-Jun-2014 14:56
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Given that airline tickets are the cheapest they have ever been ( in real terms) and kids take up a seat just like an adult, it really was only a matter of time before they went the way of the dodo.

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  Reply # 1063421 11-Jun-2014 15:06
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When did that stop? We had child fares to Aus at Christmas, so not that long ago. To be fair, it wasn't a huge discount over an adult ticket, but still...




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  Reply # 1063425 11-Jun-2014 15:16
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lthough you do still have child fares,  on trains and buses. Although they are supposed to stand up and give their seat to an adult if they are standing, which I guess is becuase adults are paying full fare. That is not really possible on a plane. 

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  Reply # 1063426 11-Jun-2014 15:18
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Oncop53: I guess they take up the same seat space.
Although they do weigh less, but if you go down that path fat people should pay more.

 Yes, I think fat people should pay more, especially as the really large people use a lot more seat space anyway. I think a weight based system is a good idea. But some people are just tall and large, and not fat. It is the wide people that are the problem, when they need both armrests.



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  Reply # 1063428 11-Jun-2014 15:19
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someone suggested I rename it to air NZ ---> unethical, integrity ... made me LOL ;p



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  Reply # 1063429 11-Jun-2014 15:21
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SaltyNZ: When did that stop? We had child fares to Aus at Christmas, so not that long ago. To be fair, it wasn't a huge discount over an adult ticket, but still...


yeah when did that stop ;p
caught me by surprise ...

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  Reply # 1063433 11-Jun-2014 15:30
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Give them some sleeping pills and check them in, or if small enough just hand carry them in a box.

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joker97: someone suggested I rename it to air NZ ---> unethical, integrity ... made me LOL ;p


 

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  Reply # 1063436 11-Jun-2014 15:34
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Maybe they stopped with the release of their new fare structures today?
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/air-new-zealand-revamps-fares-5998824

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  Reply # 1063440 11-Jun-2014 15:36
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mattwnz: lthough you do still have child fares,  on trains and buses. Although they are supposed to stand up and give their seat to an adult if they are standing, which I guess is becuase adults are paying full fare. That is not really possible on a plane. 


Who said this? I have never seen this rule anywhere? 




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  Reply # 1063451 11-Jun-2014 15:44
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Lyderies:
mattwnz: lthough you do still have child fares,  on trains and buses. Although they are supposed to stand up and give their seat to an adult if they are standing, which I guess is becuase adults are paying full fare. That is not really possible on a plane. 


Who said this? I have never seen this rule anywhere? 


On Wellington trains  

http://www.tranzmetro.co.nz/Detail.aspx?ID=6ff7cb57-88cc-4610-8df6-4d9cc589d7bc

School term passes School term passes are available to full-time primary and secondary school students for travel between school and the station nearest their home. School students without a pass are required to pay a child fare.   School Term ticket is available only between the stations specified, which are the stations nearest the holder’s residence and school, for one weekday return journey for the purpose of attending school.

 

  • Homeward journey to commence before 7.00pm
  • The ticket is NOT available for a break of journey
  • Holders must not occupy seats while adults are standing
  • Term Passes are not transferable and not refundable
On Wellington Buses
http://www.nzbus.co.nz/terms-and-conditions-gowellington

 

3.3 Any Passenger travelling on a child fare must stand if an adult requires a seat.

 





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  Reply # 1063452 11-Jun-2014 15:46
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Argh, i see, i would have thought it was safer to have children sitting and adults standing






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  Reply # 1063453 11-Jun-2014 15:48
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trig42: Maybe they stopped with the release of their new fare structures today?
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/air-new-zealand-revamps-fares-5998824


That or like the previous 2 Degrees thread the post about no child fares is not completely accurate.

There appear to be no child fares for domestic (I tried Wellington / Auckland) or pacific (I tried Wellington / Sydney) but there are most certainly child fares for long haul (tried Wellington / London).

So it seems to be on the cheaper routes there is only one price.

The adult one way fare to London was $1,439 and child was $1,039.  Perhaps they use $400 less fuel :)

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