The best uses of Etihad Guest miles for travellers in New Zealand

Etihad is a Virgin Australia partner for points earn and redemption, making it a useful program to know about – and it has some especially good redemption rates for many Virgin Australia Trans-Tasman and South Pacific routes.

In this guide, we’ll look at the options for redeeming Etihad Guest miles mainly on partner airlines, and we’ll explain why outright redemptions and upgrades on Etihad flights don’t make much sense from New Zealand. Continue reading…

Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles overview

The Air New Zealand-developed and -managed Star Alliance Lounge located in Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) has won the World Airline Awards’ Best Alliance Lounge in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The alliance also runs shared lounges in Buenos Aires, Nagoya, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and São Paulo.

The LAX facility is an incredibly well-designed and -run lounge that delivers a great atmosphere in a setting oozing character and a contemporary 60s LA style—and firmly my favourite international lounge.
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