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Air New Zealand Express Commences Nov 1  
User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1522 times:



Kiwi travellers are about to step aboard one of Air New Zealand's ten new-look Express Class aircraft that are launched on November 1, 2002 and one of the first things they will notice is the streamlined single-class interior.

As a new era in domestic aviation begins, the new Express Class concept sees the disappearance of Business Class and the start of a low fare, one-class service.


Reconfiguring the Air New Zealand domestic fleet interiors into a single class has been a mammoth undertaking for the airline's Christchurch engineering base.

A team of 41 design and engineers have reconfigured the ten aircraft over the past two weeks - with each only being out of service for 32 hours. More than 5,000 man hours have been spent on the redesign and engineering project for Express Class.

The tight turnaround involved stripping out the existing eight Business Class seats, installing 14 new Express Class seats and laying new cabin carpet in the forward section of the aircraft.

The are now 23 seat rows onboard, up from the former 21 rows, and seat pitch has been marginally decreased from the standard 32" on the old domestic craft to between 30" and 32" with Express Class.



Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

FYI, the last Air New Zealand National domestic service will be flown by ZK-NGM as NZ559, departing Auckland at 2100 tonight (31 October) and arriving in Christchurch at 2220.

The first Air New Zealand Express service will be operated by 767-200 ZK-NBA as NZ501, departing Auckland at 0650 tomorrow (01 November) and arriving in Christchurch at 0810.



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User currently offlineFreedomair737 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Will Air New Zealand be applying 'Express' titles to the outside of these aircraft or will they remain the same?
Also, got a sneak peek on Wednesday of the new seating layout on ZK-NGK. Certainly looks different without the J class seating, just like a big bus!


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Came to A.net to post about express....but 767er has on ready! saves me from typing LOL .....Its going to be awsome....Hopefully us kiwis and everyone will enjoy express ! Good Luck and God Speed PS TG992 thanks for the details I was trying to find them on airnz.co.nz but was a little lazy to dig deep  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
also how bout a timetable ....i would love to get one....saves me and my printer to get one ! will there be one issued & when ?

nzjet100


User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

TG992: Is the 762 being converted to J class only????????? Quite frankly I won't really miss the meals in ANZ. They were nice but the since the flights are relatively short it doesn't really matter that much differnace.


Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

I'm guessing you mean 'Y class only'?  Big grin

Yes, it will be converted to a 220 seat Pacific Class layout.

No paper timetables will be issued from now on.



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User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

LOL...
It is weird cause on Holmes last night, they showed the interiors. of one of the new cabins on a 737..
and guess what..they had IFE onboard. the had two TV's in the front section of the aircraft. and the rest Y class serats...

Are these going to stay? And if so..will they be turned on during the flight??

Cheers
Mike


User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Mike

No they probably won't turn them on. I have never ever seen IFE on a domestic flight.

Brent



Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
User currently offlineJetkid From New Zealand, joined Jun 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Heres a question for anyone that's used the self check-in system, can you pick the seat you want, or do you have to take what the machine spits out at you?

Jetkid.


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

You can choose to keep your existing seat assignment or change it if you wish using the ExpressCheck machine.

The IFE screens on the 733s have been there ever since Gary Toomey's plans to screen special news broadcasts during flights. They were never utilised.



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Today i saw NGB (idle at akl) NGF,NGJ,NGK and a whole bunch of 733s none in any new paint scheme.....so there aint are new c/s ?? i thought there was or is it still comming ???

nzjet100


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

IF there is a new paint scheme, it will be applied during each heavy check, afaik.

First flights went off without a hitch, by the way - public loved it!



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User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Will the Atrs, Saabs and Beechs get the new express class or is it only the 733s and NBA?

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Do the ATRs, Saabs, and Beeches have business class to remove?



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User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

TG992, Air NZ's regional fleet do not have business class seats, they have been operating an all economy service ever since.

Regards,
Falko



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1310 times:

Thanks for that Falko, but, as a staff member of the aforementioned airline, I knew that already.

It was sarcasm, dear boy! (unsuccessful sarcasm, obviously)



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

No paper timetables will be issued from now on.

NO??? This means I lost another airline to get timetables from.  Sad


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Yup another airline without a timetable...looks like i will have to fix my printer and start printing it off...lol

nzjet100


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

sorry I saw I asked the wrong question (it was one of those days) after I posted it. What I meant to ask was are the ATRs, Saabs and Beechs getting the same type of seat as the domestic 733s and NBA

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I thought there was an IATA regulation about having to have available a published paper timetable? Or is this no longer the case?

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Im after an ....
*Air New Zealand Domestic Timetable
*Air New Zealand International Timetable
*Origin Pacific Timetable
*Qantas International Timetable
*Qantas Domestic (NZ) Timetable

i will have to cross of the top two now....

nzjet100


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

Qantas have too stopped printing paper timetables since last year if i rememebr right...

Jimmy


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I thought there was an IATA regulation about having to have available a published paper timetable? Or is this no longer the case?

well, since there's online/offline version, I doubted such rules even exists anymore.

IMO, ANZ's timetable looks nice and different.


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Which 73s have got the express class? as I saw NGA do a international flight today

User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Yeah, which 733's have the new express layout???

25 Kiwi dave : my mate works on the ramp at CHC for AirNZ was telling me that NGA, NGB, NGC, NGD & NGE are still have business class. so NGF, NGG, NGH, NGI, NGJ, NGK
26 Megatop747-412 : I thot NGA-NGE were in international fleet of Air NZ's B733, and they they would still have business class on them?? Can anyone confirm this??
27 AirNewZealand : Hye Megatop.. Long time no see on the forum...Gosh..thought your comp had brok or something...good to see you back in action! Mike
28 Post contains images Megatop747-412 : Hey Mikey: Well, I've actually been snooping around all the time - just that I lay quiet with no posts... Glad to hear from someone "familiar" too tho
29 Mr AirNZ : Im guessing Air NZ used NGA, NGB, NGC etc. on domestic routes sometimes because my uncle flew NGB from CHC to AKL a few months ago. This must be going
30 767er : Mr Air NZ My theory is they wil use the A320 on the trans tasman routes first. However, they may have to use them on domestic so that crews can get th
31 VirginFlyer : Mr AirNZ - NGA through to NGE are used primarily on international routes, however if they can be used domestically if needed. I imagine this will prob
32 Kiwi dave : NGA was tranfered to the domestic fleet but was used on trans tasman flights from time to time but is now back on international flights
33 TG992 : NGA has also been reconfigured back to the International 733 config of 12J/102Y.
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