The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6491 posts, RR: 55 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5186 times:
Air New Zealand (NZ)'s 777 has finally started to show up in the schedules; effective 30Oct05 it will fly AKL-SFO three days a week, increasing to 5 or 6 days a week a month later. It's NOT in the schedules (yet) for any domestic, Trans Tasman or Asia flights.
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1884 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5052 times:
Thanks for the news! I can't wait to fly those lovely "suites" up front, and IFE on NZ for the whole cabin...
I flew Virgin UC suites last Thanksgiving and the seats were wonderful (but VS service and meals are a bit disappointing)! However, with NZ great meal services, I have faith on the success of this new J product.
Not sure you but you may have to wait a little while for that to happen, as I understand KIX will stay mainly 763 for the near term and NRT will get 744 and 763, this is mainly due to a lack of competition on the Japan-NZ route.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4872 times:
Quoting Zizou (reply 5): What are the chances we will see it on any Australian flights?
Guaranteed. Expect it on similar type roles as the NZ 744 Flight to BNE before returning to AKL for the LAX-LHR evening flight. I think MEL is getting the flights that the first one will fly, before returning for the SFO sector. SYD later on I think.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4462 times:
I heard from an AirNZ Sales Rep. that the second route for the 777, would be CHC-LAX. Also the 744's are getting the new interiors, so as low season approaches and a 744 is pulled, LAX-CHC goes to 1 x weekly.
Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 821 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
The 777Man that is rather disappointing that the configuration in Y is 3 4 3, especially with a pitch of the standard 32" as 777ER said ! EK has the same config, but their pitch is more generous...
the generous pitch is one of the things that i like about NZ Even without IFE, the pitch and the service provided by NZ in Y make it my choice over others.
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4224 times:
I am not convinced that this will be the config of the new 777s. First of all C will not be 2-3-2 as the 777 will feature the new 'suites'. The lay out will be 1-2-1. Most likely the new premium Y class will be 2-4-2 as seen on BA. Weather the normal Y will be 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 I don´t know, but my best guess is 3-3-3 bearing in mind that NZ has always had a good Y product.