Source : http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/65505022/air-new-zealand-drip-pricing-investigated
I have two bugbears with Air NZ charges...
The first is the additional credit card fee for each flight - why if you buy a return ticket at the one time do you have to pay two credit card fees????
The chose not to pay the seat selection fee because normally at the airport you can do a certain amount of seat selection. But a few times now I have been on partially full flights and couldn't select a window seat at the kiosk... I presumed because people were already in those seats but when I got in the plane there were a number of window seats free.
Come on Air NZ - give folk a break... you don't have to embrace all the cut-price airlines policies. After all you are still the national airline, with the exception of Wairarapa, North Otago and soon the Far North, Buller and the Eastern Bay of Plenty.