About Kris Brankovic

Kris is the founder of The High Life and a complete travel addict. Originally from Perth, he's now based in Melbourne - but he's happiest in the air travelling to somewhere new.

American Airlines to launch LA-Christchurch, Dallas-Auckland flights

By |2019-10-29T08:57:46+11:0029 October 2019|

American Airlines will launch the only nonstop service between Los Angeles and Christchurch next October, and will also add the only direct service between Dallas Fort Worth and Auckland. These routes are a direct result of the recently approved joint business with Qantas, which delivers new customer benefits like enhanced codeshare opportunities and increased frequent flyer [...]

Air New Zealand to launch non-stop Auckland-New York flights, end London service

By |2019-10-23T09:36:16+11:0023 October 2019|

Air New Zealand is accelerating its ambitions for North America and will launch a non-stop service between Auckland and New York using its 787-9 Dreamliner in October 2020. At the same time, the airline will withdraw from flying to London via its daily Los Angeles-London service. Air New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Officer Jeff McDowall says while it's hard to [...]

Air New Zealand to introduce extra-legroom economy seats

By |2019-10-17T09:39:45+11:0017 October 2019|

Air New Zealand is introducing a new, more spacious Economy product on its widebody fleet from late 2020, offering customers extra legroom and perks on long-haul flights. "Economy Stretch" will use the current Economy seat but offer 35 inches of pitch (the distance from seat-back to seat-back). That's four inches more than passengers get in Standard Economy, but [...]

Get 200 bonus Airpoints Dollars™ with the American Express Airpoints Platinum Card

By |2019-10-29T08:46:39+11:0015 October 2019|

The American Express Airpoints Platinum Card is one of the most rewarding Airpoints cards on the market, delivering benefits like the highest Airpoints Dollar earn rate on everyday spend, four airport lounge entries each year, discounted Koru membership and complimentary travel insurance - all for a modest $195 annual fee. If you're a new Amex [...]

Air New Zealand appoints new CEO

By |2019-10-11T09:03:13+11:0011 October 2019|

Air New Zealand’s Board of Directors has appointed Greg Foran as the airline’s next Chief Executive Officer. Greg is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart U.S. He is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company’s 4,600 stores and more than 1 million staff. Greg took up his current role in 2014 [...]

Jetstar to withdraw from regional flying in New Zealand

By |2019-09-25T11:18:32+11:0025 September 2019|

Jetstar today announced a proposal to end its regional Q300 turboprop services in New Zealand at the end of November 2019. The airline began flying to the regional centres in December 2015 and currently offers up to 130 return services a week during the peak season across five routes – Auckland and Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth [...]

Spark joins Air New Zealand Airpoints program

By |2019-09-25T11:36:41+11:009 September 2019|

Spark has today announced it is the first and exclusive telecommunications provider to join Air New Zealand’s Airpoints programme with eligible customers now able to earn Airpoints Dollars™ on selected mobile plans. Joe Goddard, Customer Lead at Spark, says partnering with Air New Zealand is a natural fit. “Despite being from two completely different industries, we [...]

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific extend strategic agreement

By |2019-09-25T11:28:19+11:0021 August 2019|

The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has re-authorised Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific's joint venture alliance for a further five years to 31 October 2024. Air New Zealand Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer Nick Judd says the Cathay Pacific partnership plays a significant role in the airline's Pacific Rim network strategy. "Since forming an alliance in [...]