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by 777ER
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 17688

Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

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by 777ER
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 50
Views: 6845

New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

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by 777ER
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO
Replies: 25
Views: 6684

Re: The Qatar blockade, ICJ and ICAO

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Not much in aviation news lately but here is a few items that might be of interest to some: More Nelson to Wellington flights with Sounds Air http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2020/07/sounds-air-ups-nelson-flights.html Perhaps origin Air will get another Jetstream: http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2020/...

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by 777ER
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Major international airlines Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines are planning a return to New Zealand, resulting in five additional passenger aircraft arriving in the country each week. The flights come as the New Zealand Government works to add capacity to its managed isolation facilities, which a...

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by 777ER
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Major international airlines Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines are planning a return to New Zealand, resulting in five additional passenger aircraft arriving in the country each week. The flights come as the New Zealand Government works to add capacity to its managed isolation facilities, which ar...

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by 777ER
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

On another topic however, I believe 777-300ERs will begin to re-enter service with ANZ from next week. We have a flight to LAX scheduled on NZ 1006 with a 77W on Tuesday evening, with more services to follow. On Instagram I believe I saw a post from the past couple of days showing ZK-OKQ being move...

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by 777ER
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Anyone know the reason why NZ is currently using G27/28 at WLG for there a320/320 services at the moment? Along with sharing an AVSEC screening point with JQ. AVSEC have centralized the screening point due to the number of A320 flights currently by both JQ and NZ. International customs/duty free ar...

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by 777ER
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

I wonder if Air NZ will seek compensation from lost ticket sales due to the new restrictions: AIR NEW ZEALAND HALTS INBOUND INTERNATIONAL BOOKINGS Air New Zealand has temporarily halted all inbound international bookings after a request from the country’s government to help it manage capacity in qu...

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55044

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Indeed looking more likely now. Without wanting to get into the politics, i cant help but think the feds position on suppression was the wrong one now, with this type of situation becoming common in different places on a recurring basis with essentially a two tier system in different states of elim...

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55044

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Some serious rumors that a wider lockdown will be reimposed in Melbourne later today - 191 new cases today :-( Indeed looking more likely now. Without wanting to get into the politics, i cant help but think the feds position on suppression was the wrong one now, with this type of situation becoming...

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by 777ER
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33024

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by 777ER
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14051

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

There are two main international cabin crew groups all consisting of different contracts - mainline (330/744) and QCCC (380/789). I assume the cut will be across the board of both divisions. Wouldn't Jetconnect be a group to consider? Non Ozzie crew... Why Jetconnect when its a lower cost mainline ...

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by 777ER
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68351

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Thanks QF789 for the note about linking to paywalled sites. A shame that so many new sites are paywalled these days but I suppose they gotta make their money somehow. As somebody who tries to share news and links I will do my best to either not link to paywalled sites or provide a decent summary of...

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by 777ER
Sun May 31, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Been seeing on TV over the last 2 days South Australia advertising a fair bit. First overseas adverts since March A lot of New Zealanders aren't wanting an Australian bubble and would prefer a Pacific Islands bubble instead due to new cases daily in some Australian states Ummm - where does this com...

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by 777ER
Sat May 30, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Been seeing on TV over the last 2 days South Australia advertising a fair bit. First overseas adverts since March

A lot of New Zealanders aren't wanting an Australian bubble and would prefer a Pacific Islands bubble instead due to new cases daily in some Australian states

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by 777ER
Sun May 17, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27760

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Christchurch Airport is having a doubling of flights from 12 departures today and going to 25 departures tomorrow. Demand must be taking off literally. This is a good start to the recovery hopefully it will continue going up every bit helps. Given NZ are required to serve all ports it's likely more...

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by 777ER
Sat May 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here is what a 737, A320 and even an A332 would look like in REX colour's, time for a new paint job perhaps? https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/97579174_2754389371500730_1184152604112846848_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=7eUgdHxaIEUAX-2hg-4&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx...

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by 777ER
Wed May 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27760

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Just been looking at WLG departures for the morning and Sounds Air have 12 departures between 6am-12pm. Two NSN services at 6am and two BHE services within 5mins of each other at 7.20am! Sounds Air put out a facebook post on Monday with a request for info and it looks like they have had a good respo...

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by 777ER
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39284

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Saw an article somewhere today that quoted Cam Wallace (Air NZ) saying that engineers are working on a way to convert a 772 into a pure cargo aircraft!

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39284

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

I noticed Fiji Airways sent 2 of their A332s to AKL yesterday. Similarly they sent 2 to SYD and another 2 to BNE. And i think their A350s are at LAX. Is this for storage or maintenance - if anyone can shed some light? FJ have said on a FB post BNE, SYD and LAX are for cyclone storage and AKL and II...

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99198

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41390

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39284

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by 777ER
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Looks like another VA ATR departed NSN bound for Australia today for repainting into new colours

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by 777ER
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I know VA aren’t in the financial position to be ordering shiny new aircraft right now (personally) the A350/B789 is a better fit for their International Ops. The A330/B77W doesn’t provide the same flexibility as say the A350/B789. (I know this topic has been discussed) Sent from my iPhone using Ta...

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by 777ER
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25352

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

I had been avoiding NZ recently - just flying on NZ734 BNE-AKL tonight, is it normal for them now to take over an hour after take-off to start the dinner service on an smooth flight? Feels like the service has gone down hill, maybe been using QF/VA to much on the Tasman now. Found the same on AKL-R...

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by 777ER
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12708

Re: F50 Questions

This topic has been active for 7 months and been bumped several times. Topic is now locked

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by 777ER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25352

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Air Chathams today posted on their Facebook page advertising for AKL based Saab and ATR cabin crew. Hopefully this could mean increased Saab and ATR services a) Or is 3C just looking at AKL for a larger pool of candidates? Hiring the 'right person' in the regions can have its challenges. b) Or with...

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by 777ER
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25352

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Air Chathams today posted on their Facebook page advertising for AKL based Saab and ATR cabin crew. Hopefully this could mean increased Saab and ATR services The Wellington to Nelson route is.interesting with the return of Origin Air in February will make it a 3 way battle again. Along with Sounds A...

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by 777ER
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15397

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

I would suggest that there are two options on the table when it comes to their replacement, either go Boeing and order more 787s to replace the A333s, and 777-9s to replace the 777s. The advantages this presents are ease of integration, they already operate types from both families, and the 787 is ...

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by 777ER
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL
Replies: 38
Views: 7643

Re: 3 Red Lines: AC YVR-BNE/SYD/MEL

SeaDoo wrote:
x1234 wrote:
Also don't forget SYD, AKL & BNE have Hawaiian Airlines for a cheap 1 stop to the US Mainland.


Unless timings have changed, HA doesn't time these for connections to/from the US Mainland.

HA often advertise their AKL services with convenient connections to the mainland

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75957

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Just a prediction/thought/wild guess (I have no involvement with or connections into NZ or anyone else related to this, so take it with a kilo of salt): Given the news is NZ launching EWR, and Stephen Colbert recently spending 10 days or so in NZ to tape content for his show, and the Prime Minister...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75957

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

American Airlines relaunched LAX-AKL last night for the season... ...and announced DFW-AKL and LAX-CHC. Lol. I posted this a couple of hours ago but it appears to be deleted. Guess the mods don't think a new airline flying a new unserved route into New Zealand is anything to do with New Zealand avi...

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by 777ER
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75957

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Thanks NZ1 very long gap between MZE and MZF delivery dates over a year. Just wondering which -500 will stay on the longest. As not always the youngest one that they decide to keep on going it's usually by number of cycles. A few months back someone had a list that they are all available for sale a...

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75957

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

hic787 wrote:
Is MVA the official last aircraft to be delivered to Mount Cook Airline before the consolidation?

-MVA is the All Black 72-600. -MZA is the one your thinking off and yes its the last Mt Cook delivery

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by 777ER
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Ewan Wilson (Kiwi Air) is standing for Hamilton City Council and is running on a proposal to make HLZ landing fee free for 2 years for all new international carriers. He is using pictures of a Kiwi B752 outside HLZ in his campaigns.

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by 777ER
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

FJs leased Miami Air B738 ended last month and now a Malindo Air B738 is being used on the same routes.

FJs first A350 is out of final assembly

Source: Fiji Airways

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by 777ER
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

NZ6 wrote:
Another entitlement change coming up shortly... will be unpopular.

My money is on making it harder to reach Gold/Gold Elite. If it is then its to help relieve the pressure on the AKL Intl lounge

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Maybe CHC-PPQ then? Totally forgot about PPQ-CHC! Yes PPQ-CHC was the last domestic route that wasn't launched as a trial/seasonal I hadn't thought about it either until I saw your post, easy to forget about that one. CHC-PPQ-CHC operated between November 2013 - February 2016 when another AKL-PPQ-A...

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know? Either AKL-Masterton with the 1900D or AKL-PPQ with the Q300. Pretty certain it was AKL-PPQ. Maybe CHC-PPQ then? Totally forgot about PPQ-CHC! Yes PPQ-CHC was the last domestic route that wasn't lau...

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by 777ER
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

jimmyah wrote:
With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know?

Either AKL-Masterton with the 1900D or AKL-PPQ with the Q300. Pretty certain it was AKL-PPQ.

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by 777ER
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

"Speculation is swirling that Jetstar may stop regional services, including Hawke's Bay, after it was revealed the carrier is making a loss on provincial services." So no confirmation - just speculation and rumour, at this stage. See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/artic...

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by 777ER
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

There’s 2 sides to that coin... 1) Qantas (Kangaroo) isn’t a natural choice for kiwis being obviously Australian vs Jetstar which is more neutral despite being owned the same and having the appearance/appeal of looking cheaper by being a LCC. 2) Conversely, JQ doesn’t appeal to business travelers o...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Hey guys, Jetstar is pulling out Hawkes Bay Airport, they say, New Plymouth, other services they have for domestic airports could be possibly affected. Source for this rumour? "Speculation is swirling that Jetstar may stop regional services, including Hawke's Bay, after it was revealed the car...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

tu2130 wrote:
Hey guys, Jetstar is pulling out Hawkes Bay Airport,
they say, New Plymouth, other services they have for domestic airports could be possibly affected.

Source for this rumour?

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