Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4004 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12536 times:
Well, JFK would probably be a no-brainer and either YVR or YYZ for Canada. Additional US destinations, well ORD and DFW come to mind. NZ has had a history with DFW in the 80s, I could see them eyeing Dallas once again. However I suspect ORD would probably be given the nod as it's just too large and tempting a destination.
I would like to say IAH, but I am realistic . I am just happy the PK is going to tough IAH out and that AI recent comments looks promising.
NomoreRJs From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12190 times:
ORD is a Star Alliance hub, great connections, and huge O&D market. I think this would happen before YVR, SEA, or PDX. DFW was a big flop years ago. Don't expect to see NZ at DFW unless AA dumps QF for NZ. But I don't work for NZ or UA, I just read this forum and enjoy the posts from others. I wish them the best with their choice and glad to see any future routes will be on Boeing equipment!
SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5069 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12098 times:
One of the most intersting slides in this presentation is found on http://www.airnz.co.nz/resources/db_conf_preso_2004.pdf
This is a typical Boeing range chart showing ranges for the 767-300ER, 777-200ER and -300ER and the 787 measured from AKL.
This gives a pretty good idea of what is achievable with these types out of AKL.
If it is typical of Boeing charts the range is probably based on max. passenger load and 80% winds.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11786 times:
AEROHOTTIE mentioned AKL/HNL/YYZ. Of all of the defunct/dormant AC routes, YYZ/HNL/YYZ is probably the most requested, "missed" route. In addition to large numbers of Canadians connecting thru LAX daily to New Zealand, it would be a no brainer filling a flight to HNL on a regular basis. The volumes are there, but AC cited the YYZ/HNL route as being amongst the lowest yielding, and least profitable. Could NZ make it work?
Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1717 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11585 times:
I'm just waiting like most people now to see what comes out, well soon know in a few hours time, when the hold there meeting, and live web cam , which i'm waiting for! anything would be great now, that the airline is in a stronger place then 5 years ago! maybe mainland CHINA!! oh please ..
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11353 times:
Quoting FLYACYYZ: AEROHOTTIE mentioned AKL/HNL/YYZ. Of all of the defunct/dormant AC routes, YYZ/HNL/YYZ is probably the most requested, "missed" route. In addition to large numbers of Canadians connecting thru LAX daily to New Zealand, it would be a no brainer filling a flight to HNL on a regular basis. The volumes are there, but AC cited the YYZ/HNL route as being amongst the lowest yielding, and least profitable. Could NZ make it work?
Well, if a 777-200LR or a 787 could do YVR-AKL or YYZ-AKL without having to stop in HNL in either direction, I can tell you it would be a definite plus since that would mean no one has to go through US customs in addition to NZ and Canadian customs. Also, the US visa requirement would not be a problem. (Although Canadian citizens are exempt from this, I don't know about NZ or even Australian passengers)
DYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10829 times:
I checked out the rumour with my NZ sales rep this morning. Rumour around NZ is they will go into ORD, YVR is a strong possibility but may not happen this time around. I can see NZ (my opinion) looking at SEA ,EWR and YYZ?
RichardJF From New Zealand, joined Mar 2001, 792 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10123 times:
If it is AKL-ORD you have two options fly on from LAX or SFO with no cabotage rights or fly a southern route. If you fly a southern route your either stopping in Mexico or Tahiti or a combination of both.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7275 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10123 times:
I can't see SEA,PDX,DEN happening. ORD yes, DFW yes, YVR/YYZ yes one or the other,JFK possibly, but probably via somewhere first. It will fit into the Star network infrastructure, but it has to have a market, and UA used to operate through to ORD. I think that is the most obvious one.
: The "show" promised for 9am Thursday, NZ time is not yet up on the AIrNZ web site. Thus far all we know from the N.Z. Herald site is that AirNZ are go
: LHR might be dropped therefore changing what might be possible.
: Could someone please post the link to the live web-cam option
: Just read on NZs web-site, that a B744 will be leased from Atlas Air and will provide twice weekly round the world freighter service, this will replac
: As much as I'd flip over NZ coming to DFW, there's really no viable reason aside from a nice geographic location (DFW). No Star connections, not much
: I was really bored today, and did a bit of a schedule. I did more than what is on here though, and included Aus connections etc etc. Hope you enjoy Ne
: Indeed it may................my lips are sealed NZ1