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Air New Zealand ‘pauses’ its Chicago flights from the end of March

Throughout the winter 2023/24 season, Air New Zealand has been flying between Auckland and Chicago three times per week, and the same thrice weekly service was expected to be offered though the Northern Hemisphere summer. That plan has just gone out of the window.
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Air New Zealand will boost capacity to Los Angeles (temporarily)

Air New Zealand has announced that it plans to temporarily boost the number of flights that it offers to one of its key destinations - Los Angeles will see more Air New Zealand flights from mid-August.
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Air New Zealand will finally launch its long awaited New York service this year

In what now seem like the carefree days before the pandemic and before yet another war took over our TV screens, Air New Zealand was set to launch one of the longest flights in the world between Auckland and New York. Then the world put up the closed sign and the plan was mothballed. Now, with New Zealand taking its first tentative steps towards reopening, the Auckland to New York route is back on the agenda and scheduled for later this year.
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Air New Zealand Is Now Routing Its US Flights Via Honolulu (Because of COVID)

Well, this is new. I've heard of airlines cutting routes because of COVID and I've heard of airlines altering their schedules because of COVID, but this is the first time that I've heard of an airline altering how a route is flown because it believes there's a safer way for it to operate while the pandemic is still raging.
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Air New Zealand Will Offer More Legroom In Economy Class (For A Price)

Air New Zealand appears to believe that there are a significant number of flyers for whom its standard Economy Class seats are too tight and for whom the cost of Premium Economy is too high and it plans to monetize this group - welcome to "Economy Stretch".
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Air New Zealand Releases “The Nicest Christmas Ever” Video (And Mocks Someone Famous)

The latest Air New Zealand Christmas video ("The Nicest Christmas Ever") is now available to watch and, this year, the video manages to combine a bit of festive spirit, a bit of Christmas tradition and a not-so-subtle bit of mockery that will probably go down well with quite a few people (and no doubt enrage a few too).
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Good Deal: Air New Zealand Premium Economy London – LAX £699

Air New Zealand is just one of many airlines offering a variety of deals across this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend and, PR stunts aside, I think the Premium Economy deal currently on offer is the pick of the airline's offers.
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New Air New Zealand Route To Chicago – Here’s What You Need To Know

Air New Zealand is the latest airline to announce that it will be launching an ultra haul flight using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as the airline schedules service between Auckland and Chicago. Ultra long-haul routes are now slowly becoming more common but the aircraft that operate them vary significantly and it's worth taking a closer look at what Air New Zealand offers before you think about trying this route out.
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News: Delta Cancels A European Route & Air New Zealand Increases Flights To The...

Delta is very good at letting us all know when it's adding new routes and expanding its network but it's definitely not the best at giving us the news when the contrary is true. In the latest set of updates one of Delta's routes to Europe is noticeably absent from the schedules and there has been no word from Delta as to why this may be.
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Round Up: Bonus Hyatt Points In Las Vegas, Air New Zealand Adding WiFi &...

A round up of some of the smaller bits of travel news I've noticed over the past week that don't warrant a blog post of their own but that could be useful nonetheless. Included Air New Zealand announcing the introduction of WiFi onboard, Hyatt offering bonus points in Las Vegas, JAL partnering with Priority Pass and more.
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Reminder: Air New Zealand Flights LHR-LAX From £199 RT 10am (UK)

A quick reminder that Air New Zealand (UK) are having a Cyber Monday sale today where they will be offering round-trip fares between London Heathrow and Los Angeles for just £199.
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Air New Zealand Mashup Video Pokes Fun At American Airlines & Qantas CEOs

Air New Zealand's social media team showed their cheekier side last week when they released a mashup video of American Airlines CEO Doug Parker...
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Eurowings Confirms US Flights, Qantas Further Reduces LAX Service, American Adds Phoenix Flights &...

A roundup of some of the latest route news from the major world airlines including Qantas further reducing LAX service, Air New Zealand improving its offering to Hawaii and another Low Cost Carrier commencing service to the US.
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Will American Airlines’ Flights To Sydney & Auckland Yield Lower Prices?

In the space of a few months American Airlines has gone from having zero presence in the South Pacific to having two prestigious routes to Australia and New Zealand. On 17 December, American Airlines will commence a daily service between Los Angeles and Sydney, giving American its first Australia service in nearly 24 years. And, as we found out just last week, in June 2016 American Airlines will commence service between Los Angeles and Auckland breaking Air New Zealand's four-year monopoly on the route.

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