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NZ Upgrades Domestic Service To Include IFE  
User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Hi,

Was just on the Air New Zealand website and came across this,



"You will also be able to enjoy in-flight entertainment on selected domestic services between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Dunedin. Relax with 'Getaway' which showcases the best holiday spots from around the globe, or enjoy the 10 audio channels from the in-seat audio offering. Passengers are welcome to use their own headphones as the offering is compatible with most personal audio device headphones. Alternatively, headphones will be available at the gate when you board for just $2.00, these are yours to keep and can be used on your next Air New Zealand flight."

Also want to note that NZ has just re-named it's in-flight magazine to "KiaOra."

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http://www.airnz.co.nz/travelinfo/on...plane/economy/default.htm#domestic
http://www.airnz.co.nz/travelinfo/on...lane/inflight_magazine/default.htm


How much longer will QF be able to stay in the market when NZ keeps updating their product?

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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Wow, great news. 2 bucks for head phones is very cheap.

User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

But 2 bucks is not cheap for a soft drink. Do I get the whole can? Of course, they did say I could bring my own. How about a bucket of KFC. Should be able to make a nice profit on the plane!

User currently offlineAxio From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3208 times:

I take it 'select' services means those flown by 733s (and the odd bigger jet)?


Time for a new viewing deck at AKL!
User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3202 times:

Thats pretty good to see our fellow Star Alliance partner continues to upgrade  Smile

User currently offlineWorkFlyer From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3168 times:

Select does mean jet services.

The IFE will not exactly be seat back though. It will be on the drop down screens that come down from below the overhead baggage.

You can save the two bucks and bring your own ears.


User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

They always have offered the 10 channel audio, you just needed to plug your head phones in. Getaway is a good show but they need to offer a programming like QF.
A good thing for NZ to introduce would be morning, midday and evening news and on the earlier flights between say AKL and WLG have the Business show that is on before Breakfast on TV One. But on the later shows show the Getaway and News.



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Quoting Axio (Reply 3):
I take it 'select' services means those flown by 733s (and the odd bigger jet)?

Nearly all flight between AKL, WLG, CHC, DUD and ZQN are jet operated. However I do wonder what will happen on the 772 CHC-AKL services and can pax use the AVOD on it?

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 4):
Thats pretty good to see our fellow Star Alliance partner continues to upgrade

Yes. It is very good for connecting passengers especially those from Business Class.

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 6):
They always have offered the 10 channel audio, you just needed to plug your head phones in.

No they haven't. They have been working under the express brand which has operated since 2002. This did not include audio, video or food services. Of course this excludes 320 and 772 flights.

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 6):
A good thing for NZ to introduce would be morning, midday and evening news and on the earlier flights between say AKL and WLG have the Business show that is on before Breakfast on TV One.

Completely agree. Maybe we can see this in the near future? I also think that another neat feature NZ could introduce would be either :

a.) A video showing pax how to connect to the International terminal in Auckland on all flights to AKL.
b.) A list on the screen showing the status and gate of connecting flights.

[Edited 2007-02-07 06:42:01]

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
No they haven't. They have been working under the express brand which has operated since 2002. This did not include audio, video or food services. Of course this excludes 320 and 772 flights.

Everytime ive flown on a NZ 733 i have been able to listen to their audio, maybe im just lucky?



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2994 times:
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Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
"You will also be able to enjoy in-flight entertainment on selected domestic services between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Dunedin.

All those routes are mostly operated by B733/A320, apart from WLG-CHC which is a mixture of B733 and ATR72, so basically all jet services.


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2982 times:

Great. Something that MH should offer on their domestic routes. Even GA had some IFE on their domestic flights. What is KiaOra means? What's the former inflight magazine called?

User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):
what will happen on the 772 CHC-AKL services and can pax use the AVOD on it?

I have flown NZ98 CHC-AKL last October. The AVOD was not available (the system was on and stayed at the welcome screen). No video, no games, no music, no flight maps...and unless the previous passenger from Japan hasn't used his/her headphone, you won't get a headphone at CHC. You also can't buy duty free at AKL if you are a domestic passenger from CHC! There was a lot of extra walking and waiting (you need to get throught the MAF queue at AKL, and you need to be at CHC airport at least 1 hour before departure) involved in getting NZ90 or NZ98 from CHC to AKL, so unless you are a die-hard 777 fan or desperate to save a few dollars (sometimes NZ90 and NZ98 are the cheapest option), it is not worth the trouble.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
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Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 10):
What is KiaOra means?

KiaOra means Hello and Welcome in Maori


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6439 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 1):
Wow, great news. 2 bucks for head phones is very cheap

If I'm not mistaken: QF's is free..? I had noise cancelling headsets last time I flew on them so I didn't get one..

It is a good improvement from not having anything I must say. Do these planes have the technology to receive the live tv? I thought that the "dome" on top of the fuselage is the communications hub,

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And how much would this cost? Even our A320s don't have them so we'd be waiting a while for an upgrade of the 733s if it wasn't worth it.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 8):
Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 7):No they haven't. They have been working under the express brand which has operated since 2002. This did not include audio, video or food services. Of course this excludes 320 and 772 flights.
Everytime ive flown on a NZ 733 i have been able to listen to their audio, maybe im just lucky?

Most 733's have the entertainment available exc some aircraft and usually the music channels were still on as they did some international flying also ..



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 13):
If I'm not mistaken: QF's is free..?

But do you get to keep them?

I was refering and comparing to those in stores, 2 bucks is cheap in comparison to some places where the cheapest you find is ten to fifteen bucks


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
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Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 15):
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 13):
If I'm not mistaken: QF's is free..?

But do you get to keep them?

The two QF flights I've been on, you needed to hand back the headsets


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
All those routes are mostly operated by B733/A320, apart from WLG-CHC which is a mixture of B733 and ATR72, so basically all jet services.

Correct me if I am wrong but aren't CHC-DUD and CHC-ZQN also a mixture of B733 and ATR72?

Also, it would not be all jet services as said above, the ex-freedomair aircraft still don't have the fold down screens, do these have audio though?


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
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Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 17):
Correct me if I am wrong but aren't CHC-DUD and CHC-ZQN also a mixture of B733 and ATR72?

CHC-DUD doesn't have any direct B733s, CHC-ZQN only has one jet service


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6439 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 15):
But do you get to keep them?

What other use do you have with them though? If you're given a pair every flight, you can just use them there without having to worry about putting them in your carry-on etc. What other uses do these headphones with the double prong plug have? I don't see any. Unless you want to carry an adaptor around all day every day, you may as well buy an MP3 player or something similar which has headphones and then enjoy your own music.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 18):
CHC-DUD doesn't have any direct B733s, CHC-ZQN only has one jet service

Well then CHC-ZQN, you get what I mean.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 19):
What other use do you have with them though?

Nothing I guess, but it's cheap enough so that the passenger won't care about having to get their money's worth out of the headset.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6439 posts, RR: 38
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

But one thing of QF's that is better: the free food. Air NZ's cookie is nothing more than an (old) 50 cent coin in size. Call that a biscuit? I'd rather cut $1 off the price of my fare. At least QF's is more decent, not that people will want to fly on QF just for that reason.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 20):
but it's cheap enough so that the passenger won't care about having to get their money's worth out of the headset.

But what beats FREE ones on QF?



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 19):
What other use do you have with them though? If you're given a pair every flight, you can just use them there without having to worry about putting them in your carry-on etc. What other uses do these headphones with the double prong plug have? I don't see any. Unless you want to carry an adaptor around all day every day, you may as well buy an MP3 player or something similar which has headphones and then enjoy your own music.

NZ does not use a double plug and definately not on the 733 A320 and 763 so you will be able to use the headsets in any other electronic device you have



"Pride of the pacific"
User currently offlineSqb7e From New Zealand, joined Feb 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Im not a fan of NZ and avoid flying them at all costs.

Last few flights I flew were bad and that was in J. Seems as though the staff are there to do you a favour and alot seem uninterested.


User currently offlineAxio From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting Sqb7e (Reply 23):
Im not a fan of NZ and avoid flying them at all costs.

Reminds me how the cabin crew - out of politeness - always finish with:
"Thank your for choosing to fly Air New Zealand"

Flying from PMR to DUD there ain't much choice people! And thanks to the cabin crew for rubbing salt in the wound. How about just: 'thank you for flying Air New Zealand'...

ax



Time for a new viewing deck at AKL!
25 Nzrich : Every airline i have flown has said something similar like that at the end of the flight.. Not just a Air NZ thing
26 Flyjetstar : You could have driven or taken the bus, I suspect that's what they mean. You did therefore made a decison to fly Air New Zealand.[Edited 2007-02-07 2
27 Post contains images Planemanofnz : Yeah, I guess QF is good that it offers everything for free, but I'm pretty happy that NZ is at least giving me the option if I want it. The new dome
28 WorkFlyer : Even though AirNZ's 733s are amongst the youngest flying, they will need to be replaced someday, so you never know your luck. There may well be PTVs o
29 ZKSUJ : I do agree with you. Every airline has their bad and good apples in terms of crew. As mentioned above, the "thank you for flying..." is said everywhe
30 Airnewzealand : LOL...I LOve it, even though QF offers everything NZ does and its free... NZ never "update" their product past QF's offerings, and NEVER will!! As so
31 Flyjetstar : I assume you are talking domestic because isn't NZ's international long-haul more "current" than QF's? Its hard to compare because such things are pe
32 777ER : Something does beat the free headphones and then having to hand them back at the end is you get to keep the headphones from the NZ flight and use it
33 Zkpilot : Firstly a belated welcome to A.net... Yeah totally have to agree with you there... although there are many passionate NZ supporters out there also. B
34 777ER : I don't need a biscuit/snack on NZs domestic flights, but the water is nice. The only reason I have one (or 2-3) biscuits are because they are nice.
35 SQB7E : Its hard to be satisfied with an airline when the staff are unhappy and it reflects in the service they provide. Flew HKG/AKL sector in J last Sep an
36 NZ107 : Oh yeah, that's right. My bad. Must be because I haven't used them in a long time. If they are the same as the other cheap headphones on all other fl
37 Pilotdude09 : I'm guessing it would be the same audio as is available right across the board, 767, A320, 747, 777 etc..
38 Cchan : I flew on NZ a number of times between AKL-HKG, AKL-KIX, and AKL-RAR in the past years. Although not as bad as described in SQB7E's post, I have this
39 Nzrich : Hey im going to say i work as cabin crew and yes at the moment there are some issues esp around the ground staff.. On the whole thou the staff are no
40 RichardJF : Good to see them upgrading the IFE. Should have seat back tv's on local jets even if it's over the top. BBC and CNN would work well. Interesting news
41 Airnewzealand : Are you really serious about QF trying to catch up to NZ??? Please enlighten me on how... Both carriers offer a vastly DIFFERENT approach to service
42 RichardJF : good point. NZ can't just run long haul from AKL because EK will have a superior case at AKL than NZ because they'll be able to fly things such as IA
43 Nzrich : Its an opinion just look at whats happening the NZ product is slowly being upgraded .. For ages NZ int was behind the ball park now its up with the b
44 Airnewzealand : And NZRich...in my opinion too!!! Have a great weekend! Safe flying.
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