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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Hey

Just having a look at NZ's Inflight magazine today and came across a few things that I thought were interesting.
Firstly, the Freedomair in-flight menu and info about hiring a DVD player was at the back of the magazine. Could this mean that NZ and SJ are merging the 2 magazines together? Also, I noticed this last month aswell, there is no listing for AVOD entertainment. Have NZ finally produced a seperate booklet for PTV IFE?

Thanks in advance,
Colin

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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Could be otherwise just advertising what Freedom has on offer..


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User currently offlineDJ738 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
Firstly, the Freedomair in-flight menu and info about hiring a DVD player was at the back of the magazine. Could this mean that NZ and SJ are merging the 2 magazines together?

I noticed this as well, and see it as a natural progression towards the perhaps eventual dissapearance of the SJ brand. Can anyone at NZ/SJ shed any light on this?


User currently offlineDJ738 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Actually, on second thoughts, as NZ and SJ A320s are being used for both SJ and NZ services - of course they wouldn't want to have to change all the magazines over between flights, so it would make sense to just have the one magazine.

User currently offlineKoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

It's not fashionable to say this, but Air NZ and Qantas are now learning the British Airways / Go and Delta / Song lesson.

It's a dumb idea for legacy carriers to operate low cost carrier subsidiaries.

Jetstar Asia is bleeding money, while Jetstar yields are tiny and Freedom yields are worse. Even Virgin Blue is desperately trying (and failing) to replace its overall 30% market share with a decent number of high yield Business class passengers. If you offered DJ CEO Brett Godfrey the chance to swap his current 30% market share (and 0% Business market share) with an overall 5% market share (including 20% of Business flyers) he would bite your hand off with enthusiasm.

Qantas are smart using staff on lower Australian Airlines awards to operate Qantas flights, just as Air NZ will do with Freedom.

But Freedom operating as Freedom has zero future, and will be gone by the end of this year. After all, what exactly is the difference between flying Freedom and flying on a Smartsaver? The answer is a $1 pie and drinks.

Which is why Air NZ Tasman and Fiji flights will soon allow points earning on Smartsaver fares (to compete with Pacific Blue) but will offer an even lower category of fare, probably called "Freedom Saver", where even drinks cost money. And FreedomSavers will be all that survives of Freedom Air.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting Koruman (Reply 4):
Jetstar yields are tiny

So are costs...

Quoting Koruman (Reply 4):
Qantas are smart using staff on lower Australian Airlines awards to operate Qantas flights, just as Air NZ will do with Freedom.

Australian Airlines is going... it'll be replaced by JQ. Much cheaper cost base, for a myriad of reasons.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
Have NZ finally produced a seperate booklet for PTV IFE?

NZ has a separate booklet with the montly movies, shows and music selection (about 6 pages). This info is also in the inflight magazine just more briefly.



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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Yes all NZ and SJ A320's will soon be operated by SJ ..So to save money the SJ uniform and magazine have been removed and replaced with NZ's product ..By the end of Oct all A320 flights for NZ will be operated by freedomair planes and crew.


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