Cathay Pacific Cozies Up with Air New Zealand

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    Air New Zealand will withdraw services between Hong Kong and London from 4 March 2013 as the airline focuses on returning its international network to profitability.

    In a separate move which is part of Air New Zealand’s strategy to implement an alliance based network with a Pacific Rim focus, the airline has also formed a strategic agreement with Cathay Pacific on the Auckland – Hong Kong route.

    Rob Fyfe, Chief Executive Officer, says a comprehensive review of the Hong Kong – London service has confirmed the route would not become profitable in the foreseeable future. A reduction of approximately 70 London based cabin crew roles is expected as a result.

    “At the same time, we wanted to strengthen our presence in Hong Kong which is an important market and vital gateway into Mainland China for Air New Zealand. In line with this we have received approval from the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to form a strategic agreement with Cathay Pacific effective from 12 December 2012.”

    “The agreement will see both carriers continue to operate the same frequency between Auckland and Hong Kong while introducing code share on each other’s flights as well as opening up excellent connections between New Zealand and Mainland China,” says Mr Fyfe.

    Air New Zealand operates daily year round services between Auckland and Hong Kong while Cathay Pacific operates daily year round services and up to double daily in the peak period between 2 December and 1 March.

    Air New Zealand customers will now also earn Airpoints™ Dollars on Cathay Pacific flights between Auckland and Hong Kong, and Airpoints and Koru members travelling on Air New Zealand flight numbers will receive lounge access and premium customer benefits on this route.
     
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    I wonder if the NZ codeshare will accrue miles in Star Alliance partners' programs. ;)
     
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    Nope...in *A metal is what matters for accrual.
     
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    No but CX codeshare on NZ should accrue in OW programs.
     
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    Nope unless the agreement is like none other we have seem before.
    its such a rarity that one can safely say that no OW miles are accured on non-OW operated flights.
     
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    Incorrect. On Star the operating airline matters for mileage earning, but on Oneworld it is the marketing airline that matters.
     
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    Can you quote me any instances where one gets milage credit on a OW airline marketed ticket when the operating airline is a not a member of OW or a partner? (one solitary exception was brought to me attention in another thread)
     
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    It isn't an exception. See QFF terms and conditions

    9.3 Earning Points for Air Travel
    9.3.1 Subject to clauses 9.3.2 and 9.4, Points for air travel may be earned only for paid travel or Qantas & Jetstar Any Seat Awards (excluding for the avoidance of doubt any Qantas & Partner Classic Award) on regular scheduled flights where a Qantas flight number (or the flight number of any oneworld Alliance Airline or Airline Partner not excluded under clause 9.4) is entered on the itinerary ('Eligible Flight').
    9.3.2 For the purposes of earning Points, Status Credits and the Minimum Points Guarantee, Eligible Flights exclude a flight on a Qantas aircraft, where another airline's flight number is entered on the ticket, unless that flight has been specified by Qantas as an Eligible Flight. It is the responsibility of the Member to check whether a proposed booking is eligible to earn Points, Status Credits or the Minimum Points Guarantee and if so how many Points or Status Credits will be earned.
    9.4 Points Are Not Earned on All Flights
    9.4.1 Points are not earned for travel on:
    (a) flights or booking classes that are not listed in or are excluded in the Airline Earning Table;
    (b) infant fares (infant fares do not include infants travelling in their own paid seat);
    (c) charter flights;
    (d) freighter flights;
    (e) free tickets or Qantas & Partner Classic Awards;
    (f) travel industry rebated tickets;
    (g) competition prize tickets;
    (h) transport other than air transport unless specified by Qantas;
    (i) tickets acquired at an auction; or
    (j) tickets which are restricted from earning Points or are subject to any specific provisions excluding the accumulation of Points
     
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    not an exception on QF, but is on AA.

    Eitherway no surprise to see CX/NZ partnership, particularly with NZ dropping HKG flights... Also a bit of payback to QF for the Jetstar HK JV with MU
     

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