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  Reply # 1841236 8-Aug-2017 15:48
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Geektastic:

 

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!

 

 

Apparently the thing to do is to browse airline sites from a proxy in some 3rd-world pauper country; Vietnam or Haiti or Zimbabwe or somewhere like that, I guess. But then you might get burnt converting NZ$ to dong to US$ when you go to actually buy the tickets?

 

But surely if you're searching via SkyScanner or similar, the airline can't tell where you're searching from anyway?

 

 


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  Reply # 1841241 8-Aug-2017 15:54
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Geektastic:

 

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!

 

 

Well, you know, we are so far away from everything, the overheads are higher, freight transport of electronic tickets from the USA to NZ is a real killer, so many added costs in such a small market....

 

 





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  Reply # 1841648 9-Aug-2017 10:19
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

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!

 

 

Well, you know, we are so far away from everything, the overheads are higher, freight transport of electronic tickets from the USA to NZ is a real killer, so many added costs in such a small market....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course. Silly me. Not to mention that the 30% difference is mostly, you know, 15% GST.






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  Reply # 1841652 9-Aug-2017 10:21
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GST does not apply to international travel.


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  Reply # 1841715 9-Aug-2017 11:33
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That Stuff are also getting in on this auto playing videos bovine poop.





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  Reply # 1841800 9-Aug-2017 12:35
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Geektastic: 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Your comment above got me thinking, so thought I would get some figures from the Emirates Website as they break the fare structure down (UK Sterling converted to NZ$). The trips are calculated on the same days.

 

UK to NZ $6,120.98 (Total includes Fare = $5,147.16 / Carrier Imposed Charges = $635.43 / Taxes & Fees = $338.39)

 

NZ to UK $4,089.42 (Total includes Fare = $4,043.00 / Carrier Imposed Charges = NONE / Taxes & Fees = $46.42)

 

Total Airfare charges for travel originating in NZ to the UK are cheaper, have lower taxes and no Carrier Imposed Charges.

 

 

 

Interestingly, if the same scenario was to apply for a return trip (November to February), the following applies:-

 

UK to NZ RETURN $7,036.25 (Total includes Fare = $5,380.80 / Carrier Imposed Charges = $1,270.86 / Taxes & Fees = $384.59)

 

NZ to UK RETURN $7,734.53 (Total includes Fare = $7,350.00 / Carrier Imposed Charges = NONE / Taxes & Fees = $384.53)

 

In this case, Total Airfare (RETURN) charges for travel originating in the UK are cheaper, even though they have higher imposed carrier charges. I suspect a Carrier Imposed Charge is something that has to be shown on UK origination fares due to some strange EU law.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1841815 9-Aug-2017 13:03
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That for some reason, I'm suddenly subscribed to this thread. Strange.


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  Reply # 1841838 9-Aug-2017 13:31
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When ppl park any which way they damn well please ... 

 

 

I guess since you're "unloading" you're allowed to take up both lanes!?


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  Reply # 1841935 9-Aug-2017 16:07
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Would have been about as easy to unload by just taking up one lane, and would have been much more considerate. Hope you got the licence plate as well, should send it to Farmers headquarters...





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  Reply # 1843013 9-Aug-2017 19:45
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Vector are doing work in the street that requires closing it off for a crane, and putting the power onto a tempory supply at some insane early hour of the morning, so I will have to shut the PCs down overnight since I dont want to be getting up to do that in the morning. Also have to take the car out past where the road is being closed stupidly early too.





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  Reply # 1843022 9-Aug-2017 20:01
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Vector are doing work in the street that requires closing it off for a crane, and putting the power onto a tempory supply at some insane early hour of the morning, so I will have to shut the PCs down overnight since I dont want to be getting up to do that in the morning. Also have to take the car out past where the road is being closed stupidly early too.

 

 

 

 

Gosh. I'm not too sure what to say here. I assume your comment was tongue in cheek?


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  Reply # 1843033 9-Aug-2017 20:28
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Getting “ICE’d” at the only QC charger for 30 kms when in a rush to charge and continue 🙄

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  Reply # 1843051 9-Aug-2017 20:51
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An Aussie $5 note is very similar colour to a NZ $50 note in a stack of bills.


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  Reply # 1843091 9-Aug-2017 21:53
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