PanPan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6482 times:
Quoting Acidradio (Reply 4): What if say, some Mormon family or a group of really Orthodox Jews booked tickets on this flight and didn't know that it was a 'themed' flight?
And what if the flight goes down in the South Pacific and they're all stranded on a tropical island together where they're forced to subsist on diet coke, mac cosmetics, and elicit party drugs until help finally arrives??
As far as I know, NZ doesn't fly SFO-SYD so this would be a charter flight. However, even if I'm wrong and they do fly to SYD from SFO, I'm sure it'd be given some designator (special flight number or note in the res system) or they flight wouldn't be available to book in CRS.
Anyway, sounds entertaining. I think that it might be a bit TOO gay for me, but I think it's clever advertising and a good show by NZ in supporting the gay and lesbian communities in both Australia, New Zealand, and the US.
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Halophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 623 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6376 times:
Quoting Acidradio (Reply 4): Is this a scheduled flight or a charter? What if say, some Mormon family or a group of really Orthodox Jews booked tickets on this flight and didn't know that it was a 'themed' flight?
Undoubtedly a charter. Like, say, the Haj flights. But if not, then I'm sure the onboard closets have plenty of space...
Philzh From Switzerland, joined May 2007, 146 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6333 times:
I think Kiwis are very well suited to doing something like this, as I never had the feeling they take things so bloody seriously.
Compare this with the (now deleted, I think) thread started by a someone who complained about having been rubbed by a F/A (admittedly with his wife sitting next to him), where a.netters were actually saying things like "sexual harassment bordering on assault, call the police"...
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 28 Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6273 times:
Quoting PanPan (Reply 5): And what if the flight goes down in the South Pacific and they're all stranded on a tropical island together where they're forced to subsist on diet coke, mac cosmetics, and elicit party drugs until help finally arrives??
it'd be a great MTV show.
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Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5877 times:
It's not a bad marketing ploy at all, and that "average fare" sounds reasonable. Sounds better than some gay charter flights on TZ I used to take after a cruise and the f/a's said:'girlfriends, can I have your attention?" Good for NZ!
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11308 posts, RR: 17 Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5309 times:
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Quoting Acidradio (Reply 3): some Mormon family or a group of really Orthodox Jews booked tickets on this flight and didn't know that it was a 'themed' flight?
When these special flights with NZ show up on the booking page, the flight is ALWAYS showen in a different colour. When NZ did a mardi gras flight from AKL-SYD-AKL earlier this year with a B763 (which was booked out), the flight was showen with a pink background and, when you clicked on the flight to book it, it warned you that this was a special charter flight etc.
Quoting LH423 (Reply 7): NZ doesn't fly SFO-SYD so this would be a charter flight.
NZ does not fly direct from the USA to Australia anymore, so its a charter
Quoting Philzh (Reply 9): I think Kiwis are very well suited to doing something like this, as I never had the feeling they take things so bloody seriously.
The kiwi attitude to life, is always a relaxed style. If you have been on any NZ flight, especially International flights then you will have noticed that the FAs are very relaxed about things.
Quoting Philzh (Reply 9): Compare this with the (now deleted, I think) thread started by a someone who complained about having been rubbed by a F/A
Thats now been moved to non-av
Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 14): Good to hear that ANZ is thinking outside of the box.
This isn't the first time NZ have done a special flight like this. Over the last year, NZ have operated several special flight to Australia using A320s and a B763. The flights were Concert at 30,000 feet, yes a real life concert in-flight, a catwalk flight, with, I think FAs even walking down the 'catwalk' for the Sydney Fashin Week and a Mardi Gra flight using a B763 earlier this year.
Siege2L From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4834 times:
Quoting Acidradio (Reply 3): Is this a scheduled flight or a charter? What if say, some Mormon family or a group of really Orthodox Jews booked tickets on this flight and didn't know that it was a 'themed' flight?
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Quoting PanPan (Reply 4): And what if the flight goes down in the South Pacific and they're all stranded on a tropical island together where they're forced to subsist on diet coke, mac cosmetics, and elicit party drugs until help finally arrives??
change the diet coke to sugar-free red bull, mac cosmetics to yves saint laurent and well, party drugs stay the same..... help finally arrives is when men STOP WEARING PLEATS IN YOUR PANTS. and send that SFO flight to LAX... everyone knows the REAL ACTION is here!!!!!!!!!!
Amirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1332 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4217 times:
Quoting CX777Fan (Reply 21): As someone said last time around when we were discussing the AKL-SYD Mardi Gras flight....those beagles at mascot are going to be VERY busy the morning this flight touches dow
A3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
Wow sounds cool! Does anybody know if NZ F/As will be assigned on this flight, or if gay F/As can volunteer for this one? I mean there won't be any hassle in the cockpit, it could be quite disturbing for any female and/or conservative and/or anti-gay F/A...
Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
25 Amirs: ???? Not even on Iran Air do they have "anti gay f/a".
26 Nworlnsbearcub: Not that I don't have a sense of humour, but all of these stereotypes make me ill... NOT all gay men are like this. I mean...Oh...my ...God.... *evil
27 A3xx900: Well maybe not officially. Oficially I am sure there are no xenophobic, homophobic or anti-whatever F/As anywhere... Many people do have an anti-gay
28 LTBEWR: I am quite sure many GLBT persons would love to travel more, including to places like Australia and NZ, but don't feel comfortable with taking a typic
29 STLGph: Nothing is more refreshing than a good ole thread in civil aviation that brings out the girlfriends. Here's to you, dolls!
30 Aviationman: I am pretty sue they can afford to travel more than you and I.......And I am pretty sure they travel more than you and I too....
31 ConcordeBoy: Since SQ and VS are considered leaders in comfortable, modern, and hip service; perhaps this service should take a few cues from 'em.......... If for
32 Mariner: At the risk of getting too serious in this fun thread, I can't imagine any problems that any GLBT person would have on any Air New Zealand flight, re
33 UAL747: Maybe they'll get Pam Ann to be the head flight attendant: UAL
34 Adam T.: I absolutely loved my time living in New Zealand.....I have never seen a group of people be so relaxed about everything. Some of my kiwi friends woul
35 Philzh: Probably the main reason I really enjoyed flying with Emirates from Dubai to Sydney and then on to Christchurch were the high percentage of Aussie an
36 777ER: On another thread thats also discussing this, on the previous NZ mardi gras flight from AKL-SYD earlier this year, NZ let the FAs choose if they want
37 Iflyswa: It's not hay, its HAAAYY! Now get it right or don't pretend to be so sassy, girl! I'd LUV to be on this flight and meet some of you other fabulous a.
38 Emseeeye: Or Catholics, Baptists, Prodestants or anyone else why target "Mormons?" Actually (Being a devout Mormon) if my family and I boarded the plane I'm su
39 Ikramerica: That's their problem. I've not been on a flight where people were treated any way but as "human cattle" no matter what your orientation. Now, if you
40 767ER: So will the flight be non stop from SFO SYD?. I presume the 772 can fly non stop between both cities. I would love to be on that flight - it would be
41 777ER: An NZ spokesperson has already said in the thread startes medial release that the flight is a 14 hour flight, so its non stop
42 ZKSUJ: A bit hard on a charter flight eh They did on the last flight aparantly, I don't see why not this time Not SQ. SQ are more known for traditional serv
43 Sean-SAN-: Anyone know how to book this? I can't find it on the Air NZ website. Only SFO-SYD is via partner airlines. Or maybe it already sold out?
44 Helvknight: And which class will Senator Craig take? Maybe they'll get in FAs from QF
45 Zkpilot: It is a charter flight. NZ flies from SFO-AKL normally. Hmmm something like NZ069 perhaps? haha I'm not sure... Charter flights for NZ tend to have a
46 ZKSUJ: You forgot to add the 'male' part to the most FA's.
47 Kiwiandrew: or should that be "head" flight attendant
48 Door5Right: It is sad, and rather childish, some Moderators have taken to censoring comments in this forum.
49 Kiwiandrew: not necessarily , I know of at least two lesbian cabin crew with NZ and I am sure that they would more than happy to crew on this flight from SFO to
50 Zkpilot: Really? what sort of things have they been censoring? maybe if you reposted with some *** here and there we might get to see them.
51 Christao17: I suspect that everyone writing on here - gay, straight, and otherwise - recognizes that these playful stereotypes are just that, playful stereotypes
52 ZKSUJ: Just tongue in cheek 'stereotypes' mate, didn't mean to be taken seriously [Edited 2007-09-17 13:22:45]
53 Philzh: Really?! Can you point out where? If so, it's really sad: yet another instance of "not being able to not look if you don't like", I guess...
54 Door5Right: I would love to point out where but am, alas, unable to do so because of the Moderators censorship. Garnetpalmetto, Forum Moderator, informs me: "It h