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by USAOZ
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 6497

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

Maybe some Canadian stargup is using ts spare capacity in northern winter to operate flights to Australia with 1 stop somewhere ?

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18721

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

YUL/FLL flights are for cruise market I believe. Some of those ships now take 5,000 people each. Cruises are part of it, but Quebeckers love Fort Lauderdale. When you're there, the Quebec license plates are everywhere and you hear French in every restaurant. wow how long does that take to drive YUL...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18721

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

I took a quick look at the AC schedule for YUL up to Jun.3 like one of the posters above. I noted a few other notable changes. YUL-YYZ starts 8 x daily 7M8 on March 11. I guess it replaces A320 service. YUL-NRT (Tokyo) starts on Jun.1. YUL-YYG (Charlottetown) gets Rouged with an A319 starting in Ju...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Re: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

How about YYZ-(seasonal DEN stop)-IVC. with narrowbodies based in IVC for Australian connections. Could pick up a parked A340-500 or I hear EY has 77Ls available :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: OP has a history of making up bizarre and questionable things. USAOZ has been on a.net under various names over t...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7181

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

According to their FY2017 earnings, their average one-way fare is $146.95, which certainly seems to bear out them losing a bit of their low-cost edge. OK, and B6's average fare in 2017 was $157.07 -- does that make them more of a legacy carrier than WN? Or does that simply reflect their somewhat hi...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Re: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

there's a growing glut of relatively new widebodies being parked all over the place. Lease rates must be plummeting. Any smart long haul startup should be able to get a great deal on any number of these aircraft.

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Re: new long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

I agree. Can't find anything about this anywhere... OP has a history of making up bizarre and questionable things. OP is effectively a troll on this forum who makes up rumours to start a discussion. Would not give this any credit. WTF ? Let me guess, you work for that dodgiest of airlines, the big ...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Re: new long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

Maybe one route will be YYC-DEN-AKL-SYD. For all the ski traffic. Nevermind DEN. YYC-YVR-SYD already covers the ski traffic. We don't have the kind of long haul oversaturation there is in europe and asia. There isn't any market for a "lower" cost Canada/Australia long haul airline. Its al...

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by USAOZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Rumor: New long haul LOWER cost airline Canada/Australia

told it would be flying from Canada to Australia later this year. Rather than a long haul LCC, it would be a lower cost airline, not a low cost. Apparently this means, with cheaper fare, you'll will get checked baggage & some basic meals & drinks with meals & water at other times. Alcoho...

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by USAOZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

AVENSAB727 wrote:
drerx7 wrote:
ORD....got to be!

I wonder how this could affect IAH though.
still think DEN will get 2-3 services a week in DEC & JAN at least

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by USAOZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 4767

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

not an extension but BNE is getting a whole new runway. Will help greatly in peak periods.

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by USAOZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

thinking about it, isn't AKL/DEN about the same distance as BNE/YVR ? & much shorter than SYD/YVR & MEL/YVR ? AC seem to manage those 3 sectors nonstop without much hassle. Are you aware about how elevation influences flights? Not to mention YVR is a rich source of J traffic. DEN isnt. Sure...

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by USAOZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

thinking about it, isn't AKL/DEN about the same distance as BNE/YVR ? & much shorter than SYD/YVR & MEL/YVR ?

AC seem to manage those 3 sectors nonstop without much hassle.

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by USAOZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7181

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

flew Southwest 2 weeks back LAXDEN for USD$27. Could have got a frequent flyer ticket on AA for pile of points + fees + USD$25 for bag. Southwest are a much better airline than AA, so think that frequent flyer programmes are dying & playing into Southwests hands. Also flew back to LAX on ff poi...

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by USAOZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY
Replies: 24
Views: 6416

Re: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY

The A340s will not go to the scrapyard: EA MD Trevor Whetter told ATW: “We plan to get the aircraft back in the air again. We see all of them going back into service.” Whetter said two may be converted into executive layouts—typically with 100 business-class, lie-flat seats. http://atwonline.com/ai...

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by USAOZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7181

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

flew Southwest 2 weeks back LAXDEN for USD$27. Could have got a frequent flyer ticket on AA for pile of points + fees + USD$25 for bag. Southwest are a much better airline than AA, so think that frequent flyer programmes are dying & playing into Southwests hands. Also flew back to LAX on ff poin...

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by USAOZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7181

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

The other Southwest effect - where pax will drive up to 2 hours to save a few dollars, is definitely still working.

BNE & OOL(low cost airport) are 90 mins apart, as long as don't drive in peak hour. A large % of OOL mid-long haul pax live in Brisbane.

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8177

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

JQ: AVV and MEL JQ/QF/QFLink and VA: BNE, OOL (100km south) and arguably MCY (109km north). there was also some talk recently of some international airline that already flies to MEL, flying to AVV as well. FYI-MEL is virtually full most of the time, whereas AVV is very close, mainly used in past fo...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57036

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

QF seeks to expand codeshare with Air Niugini http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/qantas-seeks-to-expand-codeshare-with-air-niugini/ Some of the arguments in this article are bs. "“Further, Qantas said Air Niugini was unlikely to maintain Boeing 767-300 wide body flights on Brisbane-Port ...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57036

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

re Jetgo's new E175 ................. News back in Dec that jetgo adding larger aircraft to their fleet of ERJ135/40/45's & getting an 88 seater to flying BNE/SIN via Karratha in Western Australia. Where else will this aircraft be used ? BNE/ABX/BNE on busy days like Fri & Sun ? Know someone...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Not necessarily. NZ & FJ do very well Australia to North America & some of their connections aren't great. They might do "very well" but that doesn't mean that they are doing as well as the nonstop services offered by QF, UA etc. ah no. No one does nonstop BNE/SFO & until QF s...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Why though? The market is demanding the exact opposite which is what is driving brand new routes like SYD-IAH, MEL-SFO, BNE-ORD/SFO/SEA and AKL-ORD/DEN/NYC all launched or (most likely) being launched this year. A big part of VA’s problem is that they keep trying to be what QF was 5-10 years ago......

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved

They should really rationalise their wide-body fleet, that's a "IF" their financial situation improves. In addition to wide-body rationalisation, it also means going in with 1 seating config. If it means dropping the "business class bar" in favour of savings on the SYD/MEL-PER T...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways revival ?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

World Airways revival ?

am sure I read about someone trying to revive World with some 787's.

Can find thread.

How many aircraft minimum could such an airline start with ?

2 ?

3 ? (3rd aircraft mainly for backup ?)

or more ?

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 5067

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

EGE ? Just there & very busy with corporate jets + AA, UA + AC from Canada etc.

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 24
Views: 2029

Re: Visiting the cockpit

if on a charter flight, think the rules are a little different, but might depend on which country the aircraft is registered in & where flying to & from

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved

Isn't there already a thread on VA and it's fleet and financial woes? different slant Not really. But go for it. VA INT need more capacity mainly at peak times like northern summer & southern summer. Just maybe they could get an extra long haul aircraft for 3 or 4 months a year, so they could c...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved

AAvgeek744 wrote:
Isn't there already a thread on VA and it's fleet and financial woes?

different slant

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

Goodyear wrote:
They are also starting a "Hopper" division using E145s. I'm sure this will all end well with record-breaking profits.
apparently there are so many E135/140/145's & similar aircraft parked in USA that leasing rates are incredibly low. Can anyone shed any light on this ?

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved
Replies: 7
Views: 530

could VA INT aircraft/crew problems be solved

It appears VA Int needs more long haul aircraft in peak periods. By getting aircraft in, in peak periods on an ACMI or wet lease basis, wouldn't that solve the problem ? Not much use getting just the aircraft, if don't have enough crew. ACMI can be over a short period, but leases are generally over ...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Delta don’t have the aircraft to fly more than they are, just 18 777s. Even with the A350 coming in there are more important markets for them. Delta has about 40 A330 and 60 767 they use to fly to cities all over the world from about 10 US gateways, 18 777 says nothing about their long haul fleet o...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

As far as Canada, at least YVR, we're pretty saturated with Canada - Australia service of late, AC does YVR-BNE YVR-MEL and YVR-SYD, QF ( seasonally but increasing ) YVR-SYD. Wasn't long ago that we barely had YVR-SYD on AC. monopoly routes like YVR BNE & YVR MEL are always going to be high yie...

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by USAOZ
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

So if, VA could free up or find an A330 (maybe from one of their partners), then they could do BNE/LAX "direct" ie. one stop, with that stop being very quick, say 90 minutes or less & there would probably be no weight restriction west bound. I think all nonstop from USA mainland to Au...

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by USAOZ
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

What about VA doing a one stop bne or mel to lax via somewhere in the Pacific like nz or fj with an a330 ? Why though? The market is demanding the exact opposite which is what is driving brand new routes like SYD-IAH, MEL-SFO, BNE-ORD/SFO/SEA and AKL-ORD/DEN/NYC all launched or (most likely) being ...

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by USAOZ
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

Here's an idea out of left field ... apparently the used a330.market is flooded especially after air berlin demise. What about VA doing a one stop bne or mel to lax via somewhere in the Pacific like nz or fj with an a330 ?

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by USAOZ
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?
Replies: 48
Views: 3851

Re: Would Virgin Australia expand its current network to places as South America, Canada or JNB in the near future?

I think VA need more long haul aircraft, so they can go daily from BNE & MEL to LAX to better compete with the big red rat to USA. Alternatively, DL could possibly fill in the gaps, meaning perhaps the VA don't fly to LAX from BNE/MEL perhaps DL could & provide a daily(codeshare ser

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by USAOZ
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Whatever any of us think about the merits or otherwise of skiers going to Colorado or Canada from Aus/NZ is irrelevant to what we do know: 1 NZ has previously indicated strong interest in DEN as a destination; 2 NZ has recently indicfated that it is interested in a new USA port; 3 Local media in NZ...

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by USAOZ
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Forget the payload, the 777 more importantly is tire speed limited at DEN. Thats why UA never could launch NRT with the 777 and its short attempt at seasonal DEN-LHR was also restricted. The payload hit is directly related to max tire speed on departure. Who said 777 ? What about 787 ? Slghtly bett...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Just heard rumour that nz will fly akl den nonstop from end of year codeshsring with ua but no idea of frequency Out of curiosity, does anyone know the group of people the hope to serve on this route? From experience, most Coloradans looking to go international would fly United and connect at LAX o...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

QF flies SYD - YVR in the NW largely for ski traffic. This is despite Australia having a multitude of ski resorts and NZ just being a few hours flight away. It's not just NA either - there are now lot's of Australian's skiing in Japan as well. Skiing in Australia is ridiculously expensive for a var...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

QF flies SYD - YVR in the NW largely for ski traffic. This is despite Australia having a multitude of ski resorts and NZ just being a few hours flight away. It's not just NA either - there are now lot's of Australian's skiing in Japan as well. Skiing in Australia is ridiculously expensive for a var...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 6497

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

C-GTSD is the plane to fly on if you can - it's the only airplane in the fleet that is configured at 2-4-2, all others are 3-3-3. GTSD has similar range to the A332's because it's MTOW is 233T. The other -300's are either 215T or 217T MTOW. A 230-233t A332 (which is what TS has) should have more ra...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 6497

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

C-GTSD is the plane to fly on if you can - it's the only airplane in the fleet that is configured at 2-4-2, all others are 3-3-3. GTSD has similar range to the A332's because it's MTOW is 233T. The other -300's are either 215T or 217T MTOW. A 230-233t A332 (which is what TS has) should have more ra...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Starting this route for ski traffic is beyond idiotic. There would have to be more to it then that. Nope. A lot of ski traffic is very high yield especially from Australia .Many hnw individuals don't csre what it costs to get to Colorado from PER, ADL, MEL, SYD, OOL, BNE& CNS with only one stop...

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by USAOZ
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 6497

Re: Air Transat's plans with their A333 fleet?

Maybe ts should fly to Australia seasonally in northern winter only. Ac seems to be making a killing on yvr bne (monopoly on nonstops ) + daily yvr syd & now yvr mel flights. A one stop strategy would work. Plenty of pacific nations would kill for a nonstop north american service even if only tw...

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by USAOZ
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Who said 777 ? What about 787 ?

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by USAOZ
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Makes perfect sense to.me say 2 or 3 times a week in dec-jan. Just like qf did syd yvr.

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

This is one of those that has been rumored/speculated for a while. It still seems like a stretch to me even on the backdrop of DEN's recent international explosion. source who can't reveal implied it's more than a rumour & will start later this year. Only question was when & how often. Sure...

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by USAOZ
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12189

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Didn't nz start yvr with around 3 per week initially?

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