Subject: Re: United drops New Zealand

Did I miss an announcement that UA will cease flying to New Zealand? Yikes! Schedules still show true UA flights, at least thru the end of April. Current inside thinking is that if UA starts shedding Pacific routes, things have come to a bad pass. I certainly hope not; UA is the carrier for my trip in Feb!

What will happen with Star Alliance members with UA miles for upgrades is still unknown. I couldn't find any good current info on any of my usual sites.

If you want to think about other options, Alaska Airlines-branded credit cards will earn miles which can be redeemed on Qantas as well as Alaska. At this point, many travelers are considering this option for downunder itineraries.

Gail In Eugene but never for long