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  Reply # 1840036 6-Aug-2017 17:31
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Windows defender and its occasional severe impact on performance. 

 

I've noticed on the odd occasion that my windows 10 seems to freeze up or run way more slowly than it should -- usually during high levels of disk activity. 

 

Figured it out, its windows defender and realtime scanning . Switch it off (it only switches off temporarily) and speed increases exponentially.   


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  Reply # 1840229 6-Aug-2017 20:30
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On the Slingshot advert the dad turns off the modem to get the kids to come down for dinner...but does he also know he has disconnected the landline telephone? undecided


 
 
 
 


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On the Slingshot advert the dad turns off the modem to get the kids to come down for dinner...but does he also know he has disconnected the landline telephone? undecided

 

 

Even better for meal times :-)

 

 


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  Reply # 1840451 7-Aug-2017 11:01
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Windows defender and its occasional severe impact on performance. 

 

I've noticed on the odd occasion that my windows 10 seems to freeze up or run way more slowly than it should -- usually during high levels of disk activity. 

 

Figured it out, its windows defender and realtime scanning . Switch it off (it only switches off temporarily) and speed increases exponentially.   

 

 

 

 

I turned it off and run Bitdefender instead, which seems to have less impact.






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  Reply # 1840955 8-Aug-2017 10:18
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The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.





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  Reply # 1840972 8-Aug-2017 10:40
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floydbloke:

The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.



Yes. And advertising one way fares. Almost all people come home.





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  Reply # 1840977 8-Aug-2017 10:57
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The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

 

 

Airline pricing is quite weird and a lot of things come into play, such as departure taxes and seasonal changes from point of origin etc. For instance I have just booked my father for a return trip ex UK business class on Emirates. A return ticket was just over $7,000 which in itself is a fair price. However I got caught when I suggested that my god daughter accompany him as she is returning back to NZ after her OE. One way? Just over $6,000 ! Now here is the cruncher. If the same trip was from Auckland to the UK on the same dates, the one way business class fare would only be $3,800.


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  Reply # 1840981 8-Aug-2017 11:14
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The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

Australian airport taxes! (Or is that not a small thing?)





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  Reply # 1840988 8-Aug-2017 11:34
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DaveB:

 

floydbloke:

 

The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

 

 

Airline pricing is quite weird and a lot of things come into play, such as departure taxes and seasonal changes from point of origin etc. For instance I have just booked my father for a return trip ex UK business class on Emirates. A return ticket was just over $7,000 which in itself is a fair price. However I got caught when I suggested that my god daughter accompany him as she is returning back to NZ after her OE. One way? Just over $6,000 ! Now here is the cruncher. If the same trip was from Auckland to the UK on the same dates, the one way business class fare would only be $3,800.

 

 

I've heard that strange effects like that can vary depending on where you booked from... would be interesting to see how that one way fare would look if booked from a UK vendor?

 

 


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  Reply # 1841002 8-Aug-2017 12:00
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DaveB:

 

 

 

 Airline pricing is quite weird and a lot of things come into play, such as departure taxes and seasonal changes from point of origin etc. For instance I have just booked my father for a return trip ex UK business class on Emirates. A return ticket was just over $7,000 which in itself is a fair price. However I got caught when I suggested that my god daughter accompany him as she is returning back to NZ after her OE. One way? Just over $6,000 ! Now here is the cruncher. If the same trip was from Auckland to the UK on the same dates, the one way business class fare would only be $3,800.

 

 

I've heard that strange effects like that can vary depending on where you booked from... would be interesting to see how that one way fare would look if booked from a UK vendor?

 

 

UK quote through a reputable Travel Agent was:-

 

The Business Class Return Fare is £4262.78 including taxes

 

The Business Class One Way Fare is £3822.68 including taxes

 

Using today's exchange rate I think I saved about $600 by booking it here with my local Travel Agent. You could of course save a few $$$ by booking online, but I prefer to use an Agent to ensure the most convenient and efficient route and sign everything off on long distance travel. For instance, could you imagine a 9 hour layover for an 85 year old to save $500? Not worth it.


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  Reply # 1841070 8-Aug-2017 13:01
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floydbloke:

 

The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

Aside from taxes airlines tend to charge in exact amounts for both legs in local currency then convert so you may get a $119 NZ dollar leg to Australia and a $119 AUS dollar leg to New Zealand.

 

The other reason for one way legs is so you can fly into one city and out of another, ie Fly to Hong Kong and back from Shanghai etc

 

 


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  Reply # 1841094 8-Aug-2017 13:27
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The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

Surely that's entirely normal and predictable?

 

During our summer, people want to come to NZ for holidays. So planes flying to NZ at the beginning of summer will be full, but they'll be part-empty flying back. Or at least they would be, if AirNZ didn't offer special low fares. Vice versa at the end of summer. Similarly for almost every flight.

 

So there will always be a cheap fare in one direction and an expensive fare in the opposite direction. And the cheap one will be the one that is advertised, because (a) that's the flight they're working to fill, and (b) it encourages people to fly somewhere.

 

So aim to fly out of NZ at the beginning of summer and return at the end of summer to get cheap fares in both directions.

 

 


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  Reply # 1841096 8-Aug-2017 13:30
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floydbloke:

 

The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

Surely that's entirely normal and predictable?

 

...

 

 

 

 

Agreed, it absolutely is.  That doesn't mean that it doesn't annoy me.





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  Reply # 1841161 8-Aug-2017 14:20
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When I print something then walk over to the printer then realise there was one more "OK" button to press before it prints.

 

 


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  Reply # 1841205 8-Aug-2017 15:17
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DaveB:

 

floydbloke:

 

The way Air NZ advertises its specials as one way fares to a destination, and the return fare is invariably more expensive.

 

 

 

 

Airline pricing is quite weird and a lot of things come into play, such as departure taxes and seasonal changes from point of origin etc. For instance I have just booked my father for a return trip ex UK business class on Emirates. A return ticket was just over $7,000 which in itself is a fair price. However I got caught when I suggested that my god daughter accompany him as she is returning back to NZ after her OE. One way? Just over $6,000 ! Now here is the cruncher. If the same trip was from Auckland to the UK on the same dates, the one way business class fare would only be $3,800.

 

 

 

 

I see this with my brother in the US. If he looks at pricing on the Air NZ US site and I look on the NZ site for seats on the same flight, the NZ one is usually way more than the US. To sit on the same plane, in the exact same seat!






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