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Air New Zealand's New 'Koru Valet' Idea is a Little Crazy, a Little Genius

January 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM | by | ()

Maybe a former airline CEO can wash your car?

There's no doubt that Air New Zealand is always trying to think outside the box when it comes to keeping loyal customers and creating raving fans. Now, the Kiwi airline has added even more perks for hopping on one of their planes. Something called the "Koru Valet" hit the scene several months ago and we find the benefits pretty compelling.

The Koru Valet service isn't just your traditional, "we'll park your car and take you to the terminal" kind of deal. It's a bit more and, had we a car in New Zealand and an upcoming flight, we wouldn't hesitate to use it. It goes like this: an Air New Zealand staff member parks your car super close to the terminal and then you fly off, return, and get that car back washed, serviced and with a full tank of gas. Yep, all that in one valet parking lot.

Oh, and the fun doesnt stop there, since Air NZ will get you looking just as sharp with full dry-cleaning services. This means that you can trade your dirty suit for a boarding pass and then fly.

All this customized service can only be had at two airports around the country. Currently, Auckland and Christchurch is offering Koru Valet. Pricing is pretty varied, so if you are short on cash and want to take advantage of a little pampering, you can start at the 5 NZD window washing or, if you're a high roller, you can go all out with an Executive Valet for 123 NZD. All of the extra services are on top of the 49 NZD-ish per day parking fee.

[Photo: Air New Zealand/Instagram]

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