Eoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4399 times:
I can't think of a time where Air New Zealand has been in the media so much. Take the last few months for example (in no particular order)
-New 777 delivered
-777 delay because of strike
-Dreamliner order doubled
-Starting of process to fly to Shanghai
-New service to Adelaide
-New service to Nuie
-New inflight product
-New website (though not in the news or anything still something new!!)
-New Bombardier Q300
All this just from the top of my head - (Please list any I may have missed)
That's a lot of news and from all the chit chat on the forums it sounds like there is a lot more to come. And although it's not all good news any publicity is good publicity right????
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8444 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3914 times:
I don't think Ryah h meant anything by that . This is a thread about NZ in the media , whether good or bad , and he is pointing out a time that many of the younger people on the board may not be aware of when , unfortunately , NZ had a very high level of interest for the media - I have re-read his comment several times and fail to see anything disrespectful in his tone .
If I thought he was making light of the matter I assure you I would be one of the first posters to come down on him like a tonne of bricks - I was at high school at the time and was acquainted , though not closely , with two people who lost their lives and would certainly not wish to see anyone making jokes or offensive references to Erebus - however , I do not think that means people are not allowed to mention the crash , in context , in a neutral manner .
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Eoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3847 times:
Quoting Beno (Reply 7): Sept 2001 when the Air NZ owned and operated Ansett collapsed leaving 16000 people out of work.
Yes there was a lot of media attention for Air NZ then, but it was all over the same topic , where as my specific point (and not your fault for bringing it up as I didn't make it clear) was a lot of media for a lot of different things of which most are positive and good for Air New Zealand (however emergency landings and job losses don't help)
Quoting 777ER (Reply 2): Engineering redundencies
That news was something that should never had been announced.
I'm sure it would of got out by word of mouth (someone ALWAYS spills the beans) so perhaps they did it to ensure the right reasons for the losses got out and not rumours. (however i'm sure there are somethings they havent told the public...)
RichardJF From New Zealand, joined Mar 2001, 792 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
Quoting 777ER (Reply 1): Maybe in the next month or two we can add the biggest long haul order in new zealand aviation, like B777s, B787s and maybe B744Advs.
Whats the range of the 744Advs compared to the existing 744's?
Also I thought NZ could buy their own houses for crew in some long haul destinations like HNL. Have younger F/A's being able to stay for 1-2 weeks on a rotational basis at a much reduced pay rate while there.
So in Honolulu you might have a large house that sleeps 10-12 people with 2-3 F/A's staying at any one time to look after the place.
You have set jobs to do, pick up crew from the airport, looking after the grounds, painting, whatever needs doing.
If you slack off you get dumped off the system.
Should work well for exotic destinations where your going 2-3 times per week.
Subsidiary company set up to own houses including local mortgages etc.
NZ pays set lease to the subsidiary.