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  # 2166930 24-Jan-2019 13:33
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And that's fine.  Often people have done shopping at duty free, or picked up some donuts.  But lots of people are bringing on a full size backpack (stretching the definition of a hand bag) and a hard shell suitcase.  I'd really like to see the airlines properly enforce this, and stick one of their extra bags in the hold (charged accordingly).  People will soon get the message.

 

/grumpy rant

 

 


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  # 2166931 24-Jan-2019 13:34
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just goes ‘pfft pfft’ and dribbles the liquid down my hand. Grrrrr.


Just leaving this here.


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  # 2166934 24-Jan-2019 13:41
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Lizard1977:

 

And that's fine.  Often people have done shopping at duty free, or picked up some donuts.  But lots of people are bringing on a full size backpack (stretching the definition of a hand bag) and a hard shell suitcase.  I'd really like to see the airlines properly enforce this, and stick one of their extra bags in the hold (charged accordingly).  People will soon get the message.

 

/grumpy rant

 

 

No arguments from me on that one. A large suitcase is not "carry on" size. You know that, and I know that. Why is it that airline staff just let people board with a large suitcase? I've even seen staff assist the passenger with trying to load it into the overhead locker as it's too large and cumbersome for the passenger to manage! I pedantically measure and weigh my carry on items so there's no chance I'll be asked to check in my bag (sad, but true).





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  # 2166943 24-Jan-2019 13:44
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Australians on a New Zealand based forum that complain about having a heatwave ..

 

I do jest .. laughing


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  # 2167030 24-Jan-2019 16:49
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Lazy people who take Supermarket trolleys home and then leave them. (Even leave them in front of my place regularly!)

 

The trolley shouldn't leave the suppliers carpark!


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  # 2167031 24-Jan-2019 16:52
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People who keep sending documents for me to sign via e-mail. I already have them, I haven't signed or returned them for a reason (not sending credit card details via e-mail in this case), sending them again is not going to make things happen any quicker, just make my e-mail archives larger. Grr.

 

Also, they should send a link to the documents, not an attachment.


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  # 2167040 24-Jan-2019 17:27
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msukiwi:

 

Lazy people who take Supermarket trolleys home and then leave them. (Even leave them in front of my place regularly!)

 

The trolley shouldn't leave the suppliers carpark!

 

 

Many supermarkets have locks on the wheels to prevent this. Also if lime scooters can work out a system to prevent their scooters being stolen, I would have thought supermarkets could, considering how well they are doing. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2167048 24-Jan-2019 17:43
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Many supermarkets have locks on the wheels to prevent this. Also if lime scooters can work out a system to prevent their scooters being stolen, I would have thought supermarkets could, considering how well they are doing. 

 

 

They tried the returnable coin deposit (Used successfully in other Countries) here, but protests were too much, so they gave up!

 

Cheaper to lose trolleys I assume!

 

(When you ring your nearest relevant outlet to tell them a trolley location, most don't care!)


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  # 2167054 24-Jan-2019 17:55
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msukiwi:

 

mattwnz:

 

Many supermarkets have locks on the wheels to prevent this. Also if lime scooters can work out a system to prevent their scooters being stolen, I would have thought supermarkets could, considering how well they are doing. 

 

 

They tried the returnable coin deposit (Used successfully in other Countries) here, but protests were too much, so they gave up!

 

Cheaper to lose trolleys I assume!

 

(When you ring your nearest relevant outlet to tell them a trolley location, most don't care!)

 

 

Them not caring might have something to do with their level of pay or their age haha

 

 


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  # 2167086 24-Jan-2019 18:36
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When doctors' (and other medical services) receptionists staple the eftpos docket to the front of the proper receipt.  The reason I (and I expect most other people) want a receipt is to claim on health insurance, so I need to scan it and it's a pain in the .... to try and get the stupid docket off and not rip the receipt.





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# 2167087 24-Jan-2019 18:42
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When doctors' (and other medical services) receptionists staple the eftpos docket to the front of the proper receipt.  The reason I (and I expect most other people) want a receipt is to claim on health insurance, so I need to scan it and it's a pain in the .... to try and get the stupid docket off and not rip the receipt.

 

 

Oh.. I sometimes ask for a receipt so I can be reminded I just paid a fee for a "doctor" to use google in front of me to diagnose me 


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  # 2167129 24-Jan-2019 19:27
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Stu:

No arguments from me on that one. A large suitcase is not "carry on" size. You know that, and I know that. Why is it that airline staff just let people board with a large suitcase? I've even seen staff assist the passenger with trying to load it into the overhead locker as it's too large and cumbersome for the passenger to manage! I pedantically measure and weigh my carry on items so there's no chance I'll be asked to check in my bag (sad, but true).


The even worse variation on this, seen in USA and fortunately not common in NZ yet, are those passengers who stow their large carry-ons in the first available locker as they walk down the aisle to their seat. So, if you’re sitting quite forward, your lockers are full of random people’s stuff. They obviously don’t need this stuff on flight, so why are they even bringing it into the cabin?

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  # 2167170 24-Jan-2019 20:09
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Stu:

 

No arguments from me on that one. A large suitcase is not "carry on" size. You know that, and I know that. Why is it that airline staff just let people board with a large suitcase? I've even seen staff assist the passenger with trying to load it into the overhead locker as it's too large and cumbersome for the passenger to manage! I pedantically measure and weigh my carry on items so there's no chance I'll be asked to check in my bag (sad, but true).

 


The even worse variation on this, seen in USA and fortunately not common in NZ yet, are those passengers who stow their large carry-ons in the first available locker as they walk down the aisle to their seat. So, if you’re sitting quite forward, your lockers are full of random people’s stuff. They obviously don’t need this stuff on flight, so why are they even bringing it into the cabin?

 

I fly domestically a bit, I wonder how hard it would be to allocate the size of storage in the overhead bins? They could simply be numbered slots. I have a large laptop bag that's probably borderline, but nothing else. So if my space was too small for bag, it has to go under the seat in front of me. I too have got down to my seat and found nowhere to put my bag. 


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  # 2167183 24-Jan-2019 21:00
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nzkiwiman:

 

Australians on a New Zealand based forum that complain about having a heatwave ..

 

I do jest .. laughing

 

 

 

 

Kiwis that have a problem with Australia.....

 

It's not our fault you have feelings of inadequacy.

 

 

 

I do jest. 


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  # 2167207 24-Jan-2019 23:13
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Lizard1977:

 

Have taken a few domestic flights the last week or so, and the thing that really annoys me are the people who seem to think the rules don't apply to them.  Air NZ states (and constantly reminds us) that their is a limit of one carry on item per person, and "this will be strictly enforced."  Except it never is.  On every flight I took there were many people with two or sometimes more items.  And not just a backpack and a shopping bag - two suitcases, duffle bags, etc.  Why do people think that rules are just for other people, especially when everyone else has to wait while they try and crowbar their barely legal baggage into the overhead locker, and then wait again while they try and lever them out again at the other end.

 

And on that point, why do people insist on unbuckling the instant the plane stops moving, and rushing to the aisle, when it's a good 5 mins still until the door opens.  And what's worse, people from the front of the plane (when the door is at the back), leaping up and crowding the aisle meaning everyone else who is closer to the door has to wait while they move (and usually carrying extra pieces of baggage).  When flying with my four-year old, she started to stand up when everyone else did, so I reminded her, in a slightly louder-than-usual voice, that it's polite to wait for people behind us to leave before we do.  But it's hard for her to understand that when there are so many selfish people on the plane.

 

 

I think it is not helpful when incorrect information is presented as fact. I happen to have a current domestic ticket in front of me right now. It states the usual one bag 7 kg limit, but then adds: "Air New Zealand Elite, Gold and Star Alliance Gold customers are permitted to carry two pieces weighing a maximum combined total of 14kg (30lbs), with one of those items weighing up to 10kgs. Each piece is limited to 118cm (46.5") (height + width + length)."

 

So how are you supposed to know what kind of ticket someone holds? Those people with extra or oversize bags may well be within the rules. Maybe they paid extra for the privilege. The comment about people blocking the aisles has some merit. Not everyone does this, but too many do.

 

 





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