Due to a large fuel increase and a withdraw of our cargo partner, this charter may no longer be viable. We are trying to work on a solution and hope to have some more news soon. Dear Milepointers, I'm involved in a venture to charter an Air New Zealand 747-400 from Auckland to Macau this November. We're heading over for the Macau Grand Prix (which, although is not a Formula 1 Grand Prix - is still an awesome event) as well as gambling and shopping trips (including day trips to Hong Kong) for those so inclined. While the charter will not accrue status or miles, you will have a truly amazing time with some of the leading entertainers, business people, and wannabe celebrities of Asia-Pacific and the world. You'll also get to enjoy some great car racing, gambling, and shopping... not to mention the amount of swag that will be going home with you! Exact pricing is yet to be confirmed, but expect Economy airfares to start at around US$1700. A discounted rate will be offered first to Milepoint members before sales begin to the general public - so get in quick to grab the best seats. The charter will be departing Auckland on November 14, and leaving Macau on November 20. More details to come in coming weeks. Hope to see y'all there, if not before!