- JQ and international - domestic connections
- NZ and the chances of flying to small places like Picton, Stewart Island with a fleet of otters
- Air Chathams
- Q300/ATR schedules
- NZ B733/A320 schedules
- NZ new livery paint schedule
- ATRs on WLG-AKL when the 737s are retired?
- Could NZ be a launch customer for the proposed 90 seat ATR?
- TransAsia considering New Zealand services
- Ex Air Nelson GM goes to JQ
- AKL domestic getting.......another revamp
- NZ Q300 crash landing at BHE in 2011 report released
- NZ Y+ customer benefits
- Commerce Comminsion looking into NZs credit card fees
cchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1744 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 21065 times:
Continue from last thread, the NZ 77W seats are not that bad as long as you are not in an aisle seat, the difference between the 77W and 77E is hardly noticeable (except for the IFE) from a window seat. I would still choose a 10 across NZ 77E over the shell seats CX has on their 343. But then NZ would very likely put the 789 on AKL-HKG, so the product would definitely be better than CX until the 359 come.
I think that's the deal - once it restarts over our winter, it'll just continue over our summer too. Sorry, can't post the link here (would have done so above if that was allowed) but if you know what site has all this route/GDS info, you'll find it there.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6721 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 19280 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 20): muslim women wearing full face covering clothing shouldn't be allowed to fly I would agree with him
They are subject to the same screening as you and if they refuse then they are offloaded..... Face/Name Passport check downstairs, face/passport check by customs and then another face/name/boarding pass check at the gate. , I don't see why they shouldn't be allowed to where what they like/feel comfortable in any more than those who choose to wear what is basically beach/sleeping attire can wear what they like, even if I personally think that both ridiculous and unsafe and think they should have to wear smart casual attire..as if they were going to a restaurant, not PJs or Jandals.
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22): Looks like NZ is sending the 772 back on AKL-PPT
koruman From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 3254 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 19276 times:
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 22): Looks like NZ is sending the 772 back on AKL-PPT.. The Monday flight will be a 772. Too late for K'man though I think..
I've got into the habit of getting to PPT on Hawaiian Airlines, via Honolulu, either stand-alone or on the way back from the US mainland. Haven't done it on NZ for almost a year, and even when I did, I flew into PPT on Hawaiian and out to AKL on Air NZ.
The Business Class fares Australia-Tahiti on NZ remain competitive, but for me there are two deal-breakers:
1) Airpoints earning in Business Class is now derisory, although Status Points accrual is still fine.
2) The codeshare USA-Australia fares with a PPT stop on Air NZ are not viable. The fare levels are 50% higher than Trans-Pacific fares without a stopover, and whereas the "journey" concept used to mean that Airpoints and Status Credits were earned in both directions, now there is no recognition of the codeshared LAX-PPT sector.
I find it rather sad, to be honest. And anyway, the 777 needed to be on LAX-PPT, not PPT-AKL. That's where the volumes and the yields were and still are.
As I always used to write, they should have coordinated schedules between:
a 77E flying AKL-LAX-PPT-LAX-AKL
an A320 or 763 flying AKL-PPT-AKL.
mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 23873 posts, RR: 87 Reply 18, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 18749 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 34): You try sitting behind someone from Moscow to Vladivostok with an upset dog, it started whimpering and howling from take-off to landing, I wasn't the only person who would have happily strangled it.
In a long life-time of flying I think the times I've encountered a lapdog on a plane can be counted on the fingers of one hand and none of them were a problem.
As I tried to point out, I've had other misadventures on flights and none go them involved dogs or veiled women. I did get trapped by an over-zealous, bible bashing American woman who wanted me to embrace born-again on the plane. So I told her I'm unrepentently gay and she asked to change seats.
I'm sure many of us have "unfortunate other passenger" stories, but I'm not sure I'd want to live in your over-regulated world.
xiaotung From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 18445 times:
Quoting koruman (Reply 45): China and Japan will have a Jetstar International model (LCC plus Business recliners) while North America will "grow". Whatever that means.
If that was really the case, that would mean dual configuration to the same aircraft type? Would that really be a good idea for aircraft usage and rotation? 767 won't stay long so I can't see how that will work.
777er From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11643 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18322 times:
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Please keep this thread on topic and not turn it into an anti muslim thread. I've just deleted over 20 replys due to replys being off topic and political. These threads are a fantastic way to discuss New Zealand aviation movements, NZ, JQ, QF, EK etc etc etc ops in NZL so lets keep it that way.
aerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2547 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18118 times:
Quoting mariner (Reply 23): I'm a workhorse. I am interested in the almost completely ignored (by Aussie airlines) routes to "nearer Asia" - and probably with the A320.
Indonesia? Philippines? That could be a very interesting option though I believe the Indonesians had a hostile view of the Virgin operations to their country for a while because of their use of PacBlue NZ aircraft and crews, for some convoluted offence New Zealand had caused (hence the few aircraft with 'Airline of Virgin Blue' that operated for a while).
Not sure if that was specific to Virgin or a broader swipe at New Zealand, and whether the mood had since changed.
25 mariner: Sure, and Malaysia - Borneo and Penang. I don't know the state of the bilaterals - not my area - but I am told that all the Australian allocation to
26 Andrensn: Is there a reliable source on the internet that can show me which gates flights at AKL use. Any help is much appreciated
27 WSTAKL: What is the state of play regarding the much talked about northern runway at AKL? Is this still in the works or are the authorities still stuck in the
28 ZKSUJ: I think it's just like the new domestic terminal. AKL really need it but it's on the back burner for 'later'. I know the domestic terminal is getting
29 ZK-NBT: Which flights? International or domestic? Not to many use the same gate I wouldn't think not sure these days. SQ285/6 often uses Pier B and the US bo
30 Kaiarahi: This has been one of my pet peeves for a while, but now it looks like NZ is absolutely gouging PE pax on N.American connections. I was looking at PE f
31 NZ107: Well they kinda need it if they're going to start building the new domestic terminal - they need to coincide the opening of the new runway with the n
32 ZKSUJ: That would make sense to me aswell. Bit strange having the 2nd runway primarily for domestic traffic to the north of the airfield when most flights c
33 NZ107: Probably more resource consent issues too.. Although the noise issue would be less of a problem and they shouldn't be restricted to the length either
34 aerorobnz: PR have just announced MNL-DRW-BNE with A320. I think this opens up a very interesting possibility for AKL if PR are game (though several Reps told m
35 mariner: That's the sort of route I was talking about. DRW is the obvious choice for 'nearer Asia' flights, although CNS would work for some - eastern nearer
36 Andrensn: Ideally international but domestic would also be helpful. I know AKL doesn't show gates on their website like at CHC but is there really no other sou
37 777ER: I know what your talking about! When I was booking my USA flights for December/January last year I decided to book the WLG-AKL-LAX sector using airpo
38 Kaiarahi: I haven't looked at the mandate of the NZL Commerce Commission, but if this were happening in Canada (400% markup on connections to a long-haul secto
39 Kaiarahi: I probably should clarify, as my previous post became garbled: The NZ PE fare for YOW-AKL-YOW is $5144, almost $2000 more than the same flights in the
40 aerorobnz: Me. lol It changes on a daily basis based on overall capacity, number of A380s on ground, overall widebody/narrowbody. some aircraft types can't go o
41 cchan: Is there a list of these somewhere? Thanks.
42 777ER: Interesting post in 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 13 (by iowaman Jan 14 2013 in Civil Aviation) about the first B787-9 Back to the 787-9, the li
43 777way: Uzbekistan airways are to fly two charters to CHC http://airlineroute.net/2013/02/19/hy-chc-apr13/
44 zkojq: Looks like us Aucklanders will get to see Fiji Airways' A330s five times a week. Details here: http://www.airpacific.com/about-us/n...ease-flights-wit
45 ZKOJH: ''Auckland Airport earnings jump'' Auckland International Airport, the nations busiest gateway, posted an 11% increase in first-half profit and lifted
46 777ER: Just read an e-mail from NZ about the NZ/CX alliance as its now 'live' regarding airpoints/status points earning. Heres a bit from the e-mail Regardle
47 xiaotung: As long as you book the flight with NZ flight number even if it's operated by CX, you will earn based on the NZ earn table and Status Points. This is
48 777ER: Cool, thanks. Seems theres also a bit of confussion with the VA codeshares as it was also talked about in the Airpoints e-mail