Direct Flights from Auckland to New York

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Air New Zealand Announces 17-Hour Direct Flight to New York Passengers from New Zealand can soon fly direct to New York City in about 17 hours with the country’s national airline announcing a new long-haul route. Air New Zealand will begin operating flights between Auckland Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes from 17th September 2022.┬áTicket prices will start at around $1,400 for a return trip. At […]

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What Is Overbooking and Why Do Airlines Do It?

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What Is Overbooking and Why Do Airlines Do It? Many airlines overbook their flights and end up “bumping” passengers.. Meaning they sell more tickets than there are seats on the plane. But why do they do it? What happens to passengers who arrive at the airport only to learn that their seat is already taken? Like any business, airlines want to make money. So, they try to fill as many seats on each plane as […]

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How to get a flight upgrade

How to get a flight upgrade   I keep seeing headlines on social media that read.- What to wear to get a flight upgrade?. And every time I read things like this, I cringe. After working in the airline industry for over 20 years. I know I can say that this is total rubbish. The truth is that airlines have a pretty straight forward system for giving out upgrades. It has nothing to do with […]

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What to See in Egypt Beyond The Pyramids

What to See in Egypt Beyond The Pyramids Egypt has far more to offer tourists besides its more popular attractions, such as the Pyramids of Giza. Here are four other places to visit in the land of the pharaohs.   Abu Simbel In southern Egypt, near the border of Sudan, is Abu Simbel. Consists of two temples honoring the pharaoh Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Four 20-meter statues of Ramses II can be found […]

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Why do cabin crew keep their arms behind their back?

Why do cabin crew keep their arms behind their back when greeting passengers? If you are a regular passenger then you may have noticed that when you board a plane you will be greeted by a member of cabin crew standing there with their arms behind their back. Well it’s time that we at Altitude Flights shared this secret with you and explained the reason for this. Basically, it’s very simple, before take off the […]

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