|Quoting Koruman (Reply 40):|
If JAL is so bothered about NRT/KIX they can fly the routes themselves......
Anyway, it's nonsense because comparable routes like Brisbane are flown by JALways with ANCIENT 747-200 classics with no MAGIC or any other sort of in-seat entertainment. How likely would they be to insist that Air New Zealand treat the same passengers to 777 AVOD luxury?
Yes, but here will be a contract involved here and NZ
will not want to breach the contract but let it run its course before doing whatever it does next - including, possibly, renewing the arrangement.
|Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 43):|
But i say and say again NZ do not advertise the PER-AKL flight, it is just as easy for many people to go to Auckland and connect to LAX etc yet its not advertised! Im sure NZ would see even better load factors on the route, but they seem to go out pretty full most nights out of Perth though.
timings in and out of Perth would need to change dramatically in order to make AKL
a viable connection to/from LAX
. The forthcoming summer schedule has the arrival from PER
at 0515, and the departure to PER
at 1400 - neither of which are effective connections. How about a revision thus:
(a) [Connecting from LAX
, plus YVR
some days] then AKL
1105, returning PER
2325, returning PER
1825 [then connecting to LAX
, plus YVR
This does pose serious logistical problems, though. Unless you ran 10 or more flights a week (five a week on each of (a) and (b) there would be no flights at all in one direction on some days but two flights on others (do the math, check my logic). NZ
would have to bite the bullet and go for a significant capacity increase by promoting the service heavily as WA
's US/Canada connection, with 10 flights a week giving connections five times a week in each direction. The morning service ex AKL
could be (say) daily except Mo/Th, returning daily except Mo/Th, and the evening service ex AKL
daily except Tu/Fr, retuning daily except We/Sa, allowing at least a daily AKL
service in each direction. However, to increase PER
services to 10x weekly NZ
might run into capacity problems. Then there's the problem of what to do in the low season, when current capacity is down to 5x weekly - to double that might be quite uneconomic in winter.
I recall reading a year or so ago in the press that NZ
was trying to figure out how to make PER
connections to the US via AKL
. So far, they've not done anything. Maybe the difficulties above are why.
The heretical solution (I can feel Koruman's bile already . . . ) might be to give up on the 763 and go for a double-daily all-year round service with a 73G or A319 .
Another heretical solution could be to extend the service from PER
and have a daily summer, 5x weekly winter connection to and from NZ1/NZ2 - but this would also require an extra aircraft. I don't think
the aircraft could get back in time to connect to SFO
services ex AKL
, though. I await the stones being thrown in my direction . . .
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