– ANA (All Nippon Airways), Cathay Pacific Airways, Contour Aviation, Finnair and Korean Air have joined TSA Pre which makes US departures much easier as you can use the dedicated TSA Pre lanes if you are signed up for the program
– United is resuming the seasonal San Francisco – Auckland service
Sadly award space is almost impossible to find on Air New Zealand or the United flights. I found just two (!) seats for the next six months.