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Old February 22nd, 2004, 03:30 AM
james_anatidae
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Default Air New Zealand vs. Qantas

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer to
fly?


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Old February 22nd, 2004, 03:40 AM
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james_anatidae wrote:

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer
to fly?


Air NZ.

We own it.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:12 AM
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 21:30:23 -0500, "james_anatidae"
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All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer to
fly?

Qantas/Origin Pacific have better food, and much better service IMO.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:18 AM
Neil Raines
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Air NZ has more leg room and better food for long haul.

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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:19 AM
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In article ,
"james_anatidae" wrote:

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer to
fly?

Air New Zealand. I've got my air miles with them (yeah I know - flying
would/could be cheaper if they didn't exist, but nevertheless it's worth
the odd upgrade), and I've never had any problems with them.

Qantas - well, some of the worst flights I've had anywhere have been
with them. Being put in non-smoking, but one row ahead of the smokers,
despite our ensuring beforehand twice that our seats would be nearer the
front; being told by a stewardess when she asked us about our food and
receiving our less than positive response, "Well what do you expect -
it's airline food." An elderly friend ended up being very ill on a
flight from England-land when they ran out of water!

It's still not as bad as Royal Air Maroc (blocked toilets / ham in the
vegetarian meal / smoking section on the right-hand side!) or
Continental, and I'm sure most of the time they're fine, but just one or
two bad experiences can really put you off an airline. I've luckily
never had more than the odd glitch with AirNZ.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:39 AM
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Default Air New Zealand vs. Qantas

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 21:30:23 -0500, "james_anatidae"
wrote:

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer to
fly?


Qantas [because it's a partner airline to Continental and I can gain
miles on my frequent flier membership.]

Cath
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 04:57 AM
wendy
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I've never flown Qantas so I am bias, but I hated Air New Zealand when we
flew to LA with them. The service was the worst I have ever experienced and
the food was only just edible!
wendy
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"steve" wrote in message
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james_anatidae wrote:

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer
to fly?


Air NZ.

We own it.



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Old February 22nd, 2004, 05:08 AM
A Mate
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Smoking!!?? Sheesh - ancient history!

Qantas has newer aircraft; better safety record!


"Laurie Fleming" wrote in message
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In article ,
"james_anatidae" wrote:

All other things being equal (price, time, route) which would you prefer

to
fly?

Air New Zealand. I've got my air miles with them (yeah I know - flying
would/could be cheaper if they didn't exist, but nevertheless it's worth
the odd upgrade), and I've never had any problems with them.

Qantas - well, some of the worst flights I've had anywhere have been
with them. Being put in non-smoking, but one row ahead of the smokers,
despite our ensuring beforehand twice that our seats would be nearer the
front; being told by a stewardess when she asked us about our food and
receiving our less than positive response, "Well what do you expect -
it's airline food." An elderly friend ended up being very ill on a
flight from England-land when they ran out of water!

It's still not as bad as Royal Air Maroc (blocked toilets / ham in the
vegetarian meal / smoking section on the right-hand side!) or
Continental, and I'm sure most of the time they're fine, but just one or
two bad experiences can really put you off an airline. I've luckily
never had more than the odd glitch with AirNZ.



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Old February 22nd, 2004, 05:53 AM
Gurble
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Default Air New Zealand vs. Qantas

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 03:57:00 GMT, "wendy"
wrote:

I've never flown Qantas so I am bias, but I hated Air New Zealand when we
flew to LA with them. The service was the worst I have ever experienced and
the food was only just edible!
wendy


Interesting. Last time I flew to LA (via AirNZ) the food was actually
great (but the service was crap, as you have said).
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 05:56 AM
Brian Harmer
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Default Air New Zealand vs. Qantas

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 17:53:57 +1300, Gurble [email protected] wrote:

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 03:57:00 GMT, "wendy"
wrote:

I've never flown Qantas so I am bias, but I hated Air New Zealand when we
flew to LA with them. The service was the worst I have ever experienced and
the food was only just edible!
wendy


Interesting. Last time I flew to LA (via AirNZ) the food was actually
great (but the service was crap, as you have said).



I haven't travelled internationally since the great financial
setbacks, but all my prior experience was of superb and friendly
service from Air New Zealand, in comparison with terse offhand
treatment from the jaded staff in Qantas cabins.
 




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