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by aerohottie
Mon May 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110459

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

A re-enginining of the 767 has been looked for more then 15 years. Boeing IMO should using the modifications developed and certified for the tankers and latest 767F's. New wings would be nice if lead time & funding weren't an issue. They are. The 767-200 as a basis seems short / heav0y. the 400...

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by aerohottie
Sat May 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52279

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I think we can merely conclude that QF might the entirely right decision with Alan Joyce and not going with John Borghetti. Who were the other candidates for VA CEO at the time? From looking at media at the time there were only three candidates for Virgin CEO that were considered to replace Brett G...

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

LCC specialist Indigo Capital tried to take over Virgin Australia in late 2018, got rebuffed and is now back in the ring again. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/virgin-suitor-indigo-partners-made-play-for-airline-18-months-ago-20200427-p54nmm.html Very interesting, Indigo's LCC airlines ar...

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by aerohottie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Been told there is going to be a VA announcement this afternoon.
Any ideas?
I don't have any details, just told there is to be an announcement...

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by aerohottie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Yes I have seen the news, the Government has refused to inject money into VA, lots and lots of talk about VA gong under, but do you think they rely will go bust and never fly again? Do you rely think that the Government would QF be the only airline where you can bet QF will charge like a wounded bu...

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by aerohottie
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41390

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Wishful thinking, but NZ could reduce economy abreast seating on the 777s from 10 to 9, and on the 787s from 9 to 8 :-)
That would reduce capacity in the short-term

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by aerohottie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41390

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The government is to offer Air NZ a $900 million loan to counter virus impact. - RNZ Not enough, unless there is other undisclosed assistance. -Cancelled dividend- approx 120 mil -600m at an interest rate of 7-8% -300m at 9% Full announcement- https://www.nzx.com/announcements/350298 It seems like ...

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by aerohottie
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30626

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

My guess at this stage is that they will kill off their domestic operations Why do you think that? I would think that without their domestic ops, they're dead in the water. All their domestic routes are loss making. Supply outstrips demand and our domestic flights are short, no need for a full serv...

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by aerohottie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155170

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I agree with you on the China not going outside if it has a viable alternative inside (C919) - that is why Boeing can't produce a me too aircraft if they want any chance to sell them inside China or to China's Silk Road Partners. It must be substantially better and more efficient. China will not be...

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by aerohottie
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25350

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

With this in mind, do you go for option A, burn a few points, surprise / delight a few people but have 14 less seats to sell, arguably 24 less or option B and have more bums in seats and generate more money?? https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Aircalin/Aircalin_SB_Airbus_A320-200.php https://www.sea...

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by aerohottie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Quick question

Are there still rumours of VA's shareholders looking to offload their holdings?
The usual suspects were that EY and HNA were keen to exit. Is this still the case?

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by aerohottie
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29189

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Things have been very quiet with the new Business and Premium cabins.
Has there been anything announced and rumours swirled lately?

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by aerohottie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

19hrs 19 min flight time for QF7879 LHR/SYD.
Doesn't seem to bad...

Interested to read some reviews of the pax onboard

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by aerohottie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29189

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

NZ should be hoping that JFK-SYD is in fact a viable option for QF. Because without it, AA could well commence JFK-AKL, which would suck in a lot of QF traffic as well as NZ customers who would prefer to travel through JFK as opposed to EWR. I dont think AA would have any appetite for JFK-AKL. DFW-...

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by aerohottie
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q3 Results
Replies: 47
Views: 12123

Re: AA Reports Q3 Results

Yes it does. From the article: They lost money on passengers solely. It's not unless cargo revenue is included that flying was profitable for them for the quarter. Those numbers don't even match what was reported in AA's own release. Pax Revenue was was 10.995 billion Cargo Revenue was 208 million ...

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by aerohottie
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q3 Results
Replies: 47
Views: 12123

Re: AA Reports Q3 Results

Yes it does. From the article: They lost money on passengers solely. It's not unless cargo revenue is included that flying was profitable for them for the quarter. Those numbers don't even match what was reported in AA's own release. Pax Revenue was was 10.995 billion Cargo Revenue was 208 million ...

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by aerohottie
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75944

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Any idea why Air New Zealand's credit card policy is "Card payment fee of $4.00 per person per one way journey may apply."? I understand covering merchant fees, but why per person - it's a single transaction - so surely a percentage added to the final total would do this. When we're booki...

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75944

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

I read a rumour somewhere—can’t remember where—that the new yet-to-be-delivered B789 ZK-NZR has been fitted with the new Business class seats. Does anyone know anything about this? Highly doubt it. If anything the 787-10's will be the first to have the new seats I think he means the slightly revise...

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75944

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Jamso wrote:
I read a rumour somewhere—can’t remember where—that the new yet-to-be-delivered B789 ZK-NZR has been fitted with the new Business class seats.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Highly doubt it. If anything the 787-10's will be the first to have the new seats

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by aerohottie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80690

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA's proposed AU-HKG-LHR JV with VS has been green-lighted by ACCC, As route is currently dominated by CX, it is not surprising it got waved through. link to the story https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/09/virgin-australia-gets-accc-approval-for-virgin-atlantic-partnership/ Somewhat surprised a...

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by aerohottie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80690

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Good article today about VA and Scurrah’s challenges to rebuild. AFR is paywall but for some reason I was able to view it all so hopefully it’s unlocked for all: https://www.afr.com/companies/transport/unwinding-the-borghetti-experiment-20190903 I'm really fascinated watching how Scurrah plans to t...

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qf789 wrote:

First impressions.... Boring!
I'll stick with QF, NZ and SQ lounges thanks

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by aerohottie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80690

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

You are technically correct, but the most accurate answer to the question asked (MEL/BNE-DFW) is that they will not be launched unless Qantas orders more 787s and/or the Sunrise aircraft arrive and shuffle some other routes around to the larger aircraft freeing up 787 capacity. The remaining 787 de...

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by aerohottie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37030

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Going by Virgin Australia's recent financial announcement, it looks as though NZ made the right call to bail when they did.
Also, Luxons comments that VA need to refocus their business on domestic and get their financial performance sorted seems on the money.

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by aerohottie
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82811

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

It would be a surprising partnership but it would not solve the dilemma VA finds itself in, i.e. too many interested parties. Despite being in the same alliance, I don't think TK has a very friendly relationship with SQ and other SA members outside codesharing arrangements. Agree... VA would be bet...

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by aerohottie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64704

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Where QF is concerned passengers flying to SFO are going to SFO and not beyond, sure there would be some connections however it wouldn't be like LAX or DFW. The argument of a lost day is well debatable, departing earlier from MEL means you loose a day here so whether its a early or late departure b...

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by aerohottie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 36625

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Video 1, references CHC and LAX, Video 2 references YVR and KKE and video 3, EZE and WLG. In all 3 videos, they're comparing weather in one international and one domestic NZ destination as a 'conversation starter' (except in L.A it's the notorious LA traffic)... a In video 2 there's a line "th...

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by aerohottie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 18024

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Is it heading to BA?

Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song.

That's what I was thinking. BA may be able to get their hands on a bunch of very cheap "end-of-life" A380's from QR, EK, AF, SQ and others

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by aerohottie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71302

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

musman9853 wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes?

One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max.


probably around -50 million a plane.

Closer to $30m would be my guess.

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by aerohottie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31417

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Regarding CHC and North America. I agree the 787 is a well-suited aircraft for this route. I agree there is a market here. I'm also pleased with the QF/AA approval and I hope this offers broader competition and options between NZ and the US.. Are we just back to drawing lines on a map though? -Why ...

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by aerohottie
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 55924

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

1- nothing has been confirmed relating to a 6t increase 2- there is no major fuel burn difference between the A350 and 787. 1 - Yes, but multiple sources point to this increase; it is very likely to be confirmed in very near future. 2 - At their respective max range maybe the fuel burn difference i...

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by aerohottie
Sun May 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46316

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

That's, a lot of plane including the options. O_O “The 787-10 is longer and even more fuel efficient. However, the game changer for us has been that by working closely with Boeing, we’ve ensured the 787-10 will meet our network needs, including the ability to fly missions similar to our current 777...

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by aerohottie
Sun May 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6436

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Luxon also said that NZ had been working with Boeing to give the 78J more range, but didn't give specifics.
I wonder if Boeing will come out with more details on this.
They have mentioned that the 78J ordered can do AKL-NYC, so that would be quite a range boost

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by aerohottie
Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65209

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

You've made this allegation a few times, and I don't believe it to be true. Do you have any source for this repeated allegation? My understanding is that Luxon resigned from the board due to frustration with JB's performance on profit (which is what NZ wanted JB and the board to focus on). The sour...

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by aerohottie
Thu May 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65209

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I suspect JT may have met the same end as NZ's Luxon. Many board members reportedly happy to see the back of him. Although Luxon did take a risk by bringing it on himself (the alleged demand from Luxon for VA to give up all international flying was reportedly very much the deal breaker for the enti...

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by aerohottie
Tue May 07, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288029

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise Close to a Go

So you've already determined that if Airbus wins, they're selling it at a loss? No, I am not necessarily making that assumption. What i am saying is I believe the prestige of winning Project Sunrise means more to Airbus than Boeing, hence Airbus will not be as concerned regarding the bottom line. I...

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by aerohottie
Tue May 07, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288029

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Well maybe because the 77W and 77L won't be in production and aren't being offered may have something to do with that. As for the 787, it isn't big enough for the task specified, so why does anybody mention it ? I was responding to the poster that was saying the the A350 doesn’t do anything differe...

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by aerohottie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57638

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

At least Delta CEO Ed Bastian is not unhappy with the A350's range: "We have Airbus 350s, which is our ultra long haul widebody aircraft. [...] it's got all the range capability you'd ever want in an aircraft." https://twitter.com/YahooFinance/status/1096082726887710720 (at 5:26 and 6:34)...

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 57638

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

Also I looked up the longest flights currently on the DL A359 and they are both DTW-PVG and ATL-ICN westbound averaging 14-14.5 hours so the A359 can clearly do almost 15 hour flight with reserves: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl583 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl27 You ...

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by aerohottie
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 31036

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

I've got a MD-90 flight booked for late May ATL-IAH that i'm looking forward to.
Is the MD-90 likely to still be operating this flight?

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381759

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

antoniemey wrote:
wn676 wrote:
FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.


Oooh, my birthday...

My birthday too...

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11692

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

tonystan wrote:
It’s all very underwhelming. I actually prefer the BA Club Suite.

Agree, except for the cross stitch things on BA... yuck.
But in all honesty, if this is the best VS could do, they should've just gone with DL's suite and swapped out the Blue/Navy for Red

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by aerohottie
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11692

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

I'm sad to say this, but i'm really quite underwhelmed.
Not sure what I was expecting, but it was better than this...

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by aerohottie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27414

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

Very excited about ICN. Now only major international carriers that can fly to ICN nonstop that's missing is probably QF. Finally, an option for Asiana loyalists to Auckland. Me too... now all I want is EWR, BKK and WLG-SIN* nonstop and i'm good. *don't care if this is NZ or SQ, but A350 would be ni...

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by aerohottie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27414

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

Very excited about ICN. Now only major international carriers that can fly to ICN nonstop that's missing is probably QF. Finally, an option for Asiana loyalists to Auckland. Me too... now all I want is EWR, BKK and WLG-SIN* nonstop and i'm good. *don't care if this is NZ or SQ, but A350 would be nice

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by aerohottie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33199

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

There will be a revision of Business Premier. From stuff.co.nz "An enhanced version of its existing business premier seat will be fitted to the long haul widebody fleet towards the end of this year with the rollout expected to be completed by December 2020". And from Air NZ press release:...

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by aerohottie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Can any commercially viable route not be flown non stop after QF starts SYD-LHR direct ?

StudiodeKadent wrote:
AKL - LHR will still likely be out of the range of the Project Sunrise jet. Probably anything LHR - South Pacific (other than Australia) will remain out of range.

If SYD-LHR is viable, AKL-LHR is also viable

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by aerohottie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 9063

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

While that is certainly an impressive load factor, I am thinking if that is because the route is served by only a single flight. If another flight is added ( by QF or another airline), then LF would drop to half of that if demand stays the same. I know, demand should increase if more flights are ad...

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by aerohottie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

So tomorrow is Paul Scurrah’s first day in the CEO chair at VA, what are we expecting more of the same with gradual changes, or something a bit quicker? I’ve heard some rumours of expansion into Asia That would be a colossal mistake IMHO. I strongly believe the focus needs to be on reducing loss-ma...

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by aerohottie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 288029

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Sorry to go off topic, but would such an aircraft from either manufacturer be capable of doing Auckland or Wellington to London? Only with much less payload or several PIPs or both. I would go so far as to say the A359 only in a lighter VIP configuration. The 778 would still have to be a VIP aircra...

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