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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
antoniemey wrote:wn676 wrote:FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.
Oooh, my birthday...
tonystan wrote:It’s all very underwhelming. I actually prefer the BA Club Suite.
I'm sad to say this, but i'm really quite underwhelmed.
Not sure what I was expecting, but it was better than this...
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...Jump to post
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 niceJump to post
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:...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Crazy how a few of the Q300's still carry the old livery, IMO - what's the reasoning behind that? Cheers, C. I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. This will provide an excellent chance for JQ IMHO to pick up some additional Q300s or get some Q400s from QF ...Jump to post
But what does it look like on the CRJ-550... https://i.imgur.com/RhGCKu6.png I absolutely love it! IMHO I think it looks a bit too much like a LCC. Although it wouldn't take much of a tweak to smarten it up a bit. I'd extend the blue tail and globe down the fuselage. And i'd incorporate the new pur...Jump to post
moyangmm wrote:I wonder if the new MTOW can be applied to 787-10 as well. With this increased MTOW 787-10 will dominate A350 both in terms of payload-range and fuel economy.
So the half-year results are out. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-release-2019-air-nz-announces-interim-profit-211-million Now, as expected compared to QF (This is why I asked Gasman) I believe it's disappointing. On the positive, operating revenue was up 7.1% however, fuel, operational costs...Jump to post
SeaEagle8 wrote:Air Canada to launch YVR-AKL in December.
4 times weekly on 787-8s
AC051 YVR23:45 - 11:05+2AKL 788 1246
AC052 AKL14:40 - 06:40YVR 788 1346
Expect official press releases soon.
Air NZ are dropping domestic fares in New Zealand.
Presumably, this to ward off Virgin/Tiger from entering and to apply pressure on Qantas/Jetstar
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110843 ... tic-routes
Air NZ is dropping domestic fares.
I wonder how much of this is to ensure Virgin/Tiger don't enter the NZ market, and to apply pressure on Qantas/Jetstar
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110843 ... tic-routes
I think there is certainly room for the 787 with Alaska Airlines.
I've been thinking this lately, that a 787-8 or -9 with a similar layout to WestJet could be very well served on HNL and East Coast routes.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282843/hong-kong-airlines-closes-auckland-reservations-may-oct-2019-/ Someone mentioned before the bookings being closed off, not sure if anything further was mentioned - so sorry if its a repost Just noted that HX posted a further update and have c...Jump to post
If you're running an offshore airline, where do you operate to? The largest city which is also the major long haul gateway or a 2nd tier airport? Surely you'd put all your efforts into the main centre. If you're NZ, surely you would want to HUB into your main centre (AKL) and drive long haul demand...Jump to post
Air NZ cuts it's 2019 pre-tax earnings forcast by about NZD115 million. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12198445 PA515 So not *good* news - but arguably not bad news either. Taking this item in isolation, we really can't say. While there's plenty about NZ's ...Jump to post
After the decision to replace the 772s is made, NZs next fleet decision will likely be to replace the Q300s. Probably the most likely option would be to acquire 20-23 more ATR-72-600s. However, would aquring 10-12 A220-100s be an alternative? These A220s could operate: CHC to ZQN, DUD, IVC, PMR, WL...Jump to post
BITRE domestic figures for November have been released at https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/domestic_airline_activity-monthly_publications.aspx . MEZ-SYD had an 89.4% load factor - you've got to be kidding me! In fact, the lowest load factor of the top nine routes was ADL-MEZ with 85.0%. I'...Jump to post
It's 2019 and time for some future gazing. 2019 Predictions: 5- The QF/AA JV will be approved in Australia, QF and AA will announce new routes including AKL-DFW The QF/AA JV was approved in Australia last year. Did you mean in the USA? Gemuser Ummm sure :-P I thought it was the other way around for...Jump to post
It's 2019 and time for some future gazing. 2019 Predictions: 1- NZ will choose the A350-900 as the 772ER replacement, and signal the A350-1000 for future 773ER replacement 2- Economic recession will hit before New York or other ULR routes are announced 3- NZ will launch a new business class seat, an...Jump to post
flight152 wrote:Kiwirob wrote:N14AZ wrote:Correct me if I’m wrong- this is the year 2018. And they are still producing the IL96?!?!
Buy that token why are Boeing still producing 737’s and 747’s designs which are considerably older?
Apples and oranges. Ridiculous argument.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1812/S00185/air-new-zealand-to-operate-christchurch-singapore-services.htm NZ to operate seasonal CHC-SIN With 789. Didn't see that you had posted this as I hadn't refreshed my page. My apologies. All good. I can’t say I saw that coming but it will replace the secon...Jump to post
Interesting the article also mentions FJ may send another 330 to AU. I hope we see it in Melbourne Their 11:30 departure arriving 06:30 could do with lie flat beds in business! Similar schedule to suggest QF, only QF will accommodate SYD curfew. It's unlikely to be FJ930/931 as the timings do not e...Jump to post
Not really sure I understand what you're asking... At the risk of being blunt... um, how the heck do you THINK new international-capable gates in a new concourse will help the nation's 2nd busiest international gateway airport? If we're missing something, that you're trying to get at, perhaps clari...Jump to post
For me, you'd need a bloody good deal. Let's not forget the 789's where originally due for 2009ish (please correct me as I'm most likely wrong), then it was delay after delay after delay until they finally arrived in 2014. We're still receiving the fleet but we've already had a chunk of the fleet g...Jump to post
It seems simple. If you hang into another seat then you pay for two be it your gut, shoulders or whatever. Your problems aren’t other people’s problems. Nice in theory. I'm 6'4" and 210lbs, a former olympic swimmer and low body fat, and yet it is my shoulder width that makes modern economy sea...Jump to post
NZ may well be able to get good deals on more 787’s given the issues and the fact they were the launch customer for the 789. Either way they likely aren’t going to launch ULH NYC/GRU etc .before 2022/23 and an initial ULH order for 4-6 frames they may be able to hold off a little and get delivery s...Jump to post
Qantas own 4 daily slot pairs at Heathrow. After communication with Qantas, they stated the desire was to use all 4 pairs and launch: LHR-SYD LHR-MEL LHR-PER LHR-SIN-BNE The Singapore service needed to be timed for other connecting Qantas flights but operating 3x daily non stop Australia to London ...Jump to post