planemanofnz
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NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:07 pm

Hey

Just having a look at NZ's Inflight magazine today and came across a few things that I thought were interesting.
Firstly, the Freedomair in-flight menu and info about hiring a DVD player was at the back of the magazine. Could this mean that NZ and SJ are merging the 2 magazines together? Also, I noticed this last month aswell, there is no listing for AVOD entertainment. Have NZ finally produced a seperate booklet for PTV IFE?

Thanks in advance,
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:27 pm

Could be otherwise just advertising what Freedom has on offer..
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:33 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
Firstly, the Freedomair in-flight menu and info about hiring a DVD player was at the back of the magazine. Could this mean that NZ and SJ are merging the 2 magazines together?

I noticed this as well, and see it as a natural progression towards the perhaps eventual dissapearance of the SJ brand. Can anyone at NZ/SJ shed any light on this?
 
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:36 pm

Actually, on second thoughts, as NZ and SJ A320s are being used for both SJ and NZ services - of course they wouldn't want to have to change all the magazines over between flights, so it would make sense to just have the one magazine.
 
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:56 pm

It's not fashionable to say this, but Air NZ and Qantas are now learning the British Airways / Go and Delta / Song lesson.

It's a dumb idea for legacy carriers to operate low cost carrier subsidiaries.

Jetstar Asia is bleeding money, while Jetstar yields are tiny and Freedom yields are worse. Even Virgin Blue is desperately trying (and failing) to replace its overall 30% market share with a decent number of high yield Business class passengers. If you offered DJ CEO Brett Godfrey the chance to swap his current 30% market share (and 0% Business market share) with an overall 5% market share (including 20% of Business flyers) he would bite your hand off with enthusiasm.

Qantas are smart using staff on lower Australian Airlines awards to operate Qantas flights, just as Air NZ will do with Freedom.

But Freedom operating as Freedom has zero future, and will be gone by the end of this year. After all, what exactly is the difference between flying Freedom and flying on a Smartsaver? The answer is a $1 pie and drinks.

Which is why Air NZ Tasman and Fiji flights will soon allow points earning on Smartsaver fares (to compete with Pacific Blue) but will offer an even lower category of fare, probably called "Freedom Saver", where even drinks cost money. And FreedomSavers will be all that survives of Freedom Air.
 
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:56 am

Quoting Koruman (Reply 4):
Jetstar yields are tiny

So are costs...

Quoting Koruman (Reply 4):
Qantas are smart using staff on lower Australian Airlines awards to operate Qantas flights, just as Air NZ will do with Freedom.

Australian Airlines is going... it'll be replaced by JQ. Much cheaper cost base, for a myriad of reasons.
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:45 am

Quoting Planemanofnz (Thread starter):
Have NZ finally produced a seperate booklet for PTV IFE?

NZ has a separate booklet with the montly movies, shows and music selection (about 6 pages). This info is also in the inflight magazine just more briefly.
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RE: NZ's Inflight Magazine

Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:38 am

Yes all NZ and SJ A320's will soon be operated by SJ ..So to save money the SJ uniform and magazine have been removed and replaced with NZ's product ..By the end of Oct all A320 flights for NZ will be operated by freedomair planes and crew.
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