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Sounds Air
Headquarters: 3 Auckland St, Picton New Zealand 7220
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Headquarters: 3 Auckland St, Picton New Zealand 7220
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Curious13307047143 wrote a review May 2024
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Christchurch - Blenheim
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Great experience, super easy from check in to arrival. Nice smooth flight by pilot Taylor. Overall a super easy experience, would recommend.
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Date of travel: May 2024
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Ami Vora wrote a review Apr 2024
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Wellington - Nelson
Domestic
First time I traveled with sounds air and small plane. It was such an amazing and unique experience. I was afraid of high turbulence but pilot drove plane very smooth. I will use sounds air facility again and again.
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Date of travel: April 2024
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clarenz wrote a review Feb 2023
Te Kauwhata, New Zealand24 contributions3 helpful votes
Blenheim - Paraparaumu
Domestic
Economy
Always great service and staff. Lifesaver for getting family home after recent ferry disruption. Could not have been better to deal with. Great fare options, some of which have a great cancelation policy. Highly recommend and always our first choice to get to Blenheim. Such a good kiwi company.
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Date of travel: February 2023
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emilyguebert wrote a review Feb 2023
Mandalay, Myanmar5 contributions
Wellington - Picton
Domestic
Economy
Sounds Air pulled through in a pinch when my ferry from Wellington to Picton had been cancelled. I'm only in New Zealand for one week so all my bookings were very tight and left no room for errors. Perhaps that was my first mistake but my second had been not to just initially book with Sounds Air! They're small but mighty and even though I wasn't able to make my bus to Kaikoura, I was able to meet a friendly Kiwi willing to take me themself. Holiday saved.
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Date of travel: February 2023
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T Walker wrote a review Feb 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Wellington - Taupo
Domestic
Economy
Sounds Air cancelled my evening flight from Wellington to Taupo in July of 2021, apparently due to low cloud cover in Taupo. Phoned my parents in Taupo who confirmed there was no cloud cover at all in Taupo, with clear skies over the airport even. Every other scheduled Sounds Air flight out of Wellington went ahead on time, along with every other domestic flight out of Wellington. So it obviously wasn't a weather issue in Wellington or Taupo. Only real reason I could think of as to why they cancelled the flight was because I was the only passenger booked and it wouldn't be profitable on their side. Lady at check-in counter tried to claim that this wasn't the case as their morning flights leaving Taupo were also affected, but I couldn't think of any other logical reason when there were clear skies in Taupo over the airport. Only offer made to me was a flight the next day or credit. Supposedly they couldn't even help me find accommodation for the night, not even a refund as it was a 'weather related issue.' Disappointed and will not be using their service again.
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Date of travel: July 2021
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emilyguebert wrote a tip Feb 2023
"No need to go through security or typical airline rigmarole"
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Derek S wrote a tip Jun 2021
"noise cancelling headphones would be a good idea, listen to some music as the cabin can be a bit noisy"
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Steve Mc wrote a tip Jun 2021
"Get the window seat (???)"
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Margo L wrote a tip Feb 2020
"Check the weather forecast for Wellington."
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Bob C wrote a tip May 2019
"small 12 seater aircraft, weight is a serious matter so don't take too much luggage or if you do, expect to be charged for it."
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