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Using Miles to New Zealand Easier Right Now

Last year when I was able to book a family trip to Australia and New Zealand in premium cabins using United miles I felt like I had won an Olympic Gold Medal or something. Perhaps that is a little over-dramatic, but it was a pretty big thing to pull off. Of course, this trip isn’t actually to be after all, but I’m feeling better about that decision to postpone as it seems to be getting easier to land premium cabin award…

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Award Seats Loaded on New Air New Zealand Route to Houston

Back in May a new route I am very excited about, Houston – Auckland, New Zealand went on sale. This route will start operating on December 15, 2015 and will be operated by Air New Zealand. However, when it first went on sale there were no award seats loaded for booking on miles via Star Alliance partners like United. However, a search I did today shows that there are now awards seats available for this soon-to-launch route using Star Alliance partners…

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Houston – Auckland Air New Zealand Flights Now on Sale

A quick update to let you know that the brand new Air New Zealand Houston – Auckland route that starts December 15th is now on sale.  I don’t normally post about new routes going on sale, but this is one I am just particularly excited about so wanted to share. The introductory fares reportedly start at $1,298 round trip for economy (though I couldn’t personally find that price available via a quick search).  The route will operate five days a…

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Why I Drained My United Account Today

I have been talking about using miles to go to Australia and/or New Zealand since at least the US Airways Grand Slam in 2011.  However, in the years since, despite countless trips to many other amazing places, I still haven’t managed to make it to Australia or New Zealand.  Tight award availability in premium cabins for multiple seats has certainly been part of the problem, as has bad timing, unforeseen circumstances, and just simply putting it off in favor of…

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Awesome New Route from Houston to New Zealand Announced

Many airline route press announcements that come across my inbox aren’t super interesting to me, but there was one big exception yesterday when Air New Zealand announced that they will be expanding their North American service to Houston!  Beginning in mid-December, Air New Zealand will operate their retrofitted 777-200 from Houston – Auckland up to 5 times per week. Remember back when Continental said that the would use the 787 to operate this route before the United merger? This is…

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