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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3224

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779 That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 34...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 15393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I can't see the NZ public accepting the purchase of specialist VIP aircraft for Defence Chiefs or Diplomates. I cannot think of anyone important enough in NZ to use a private jet like this, the PM flies frequently on commercial services with members of the DPS. Foreign leaders who need this type of...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 6155

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

I wonder if this what bearing this will have on upcoming fleet purchases? VS has order for 787, A350 and possibly A330neo families. VA must be some way through an assessment of what their fleet is going to look like.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3224

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

speedbird52 wrote:
A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779


That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 15393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

They should split the transport plane from the VIP. Just get a second-hand Global express ot G550 for around 15mill and configure it to your own requirements. If they still want a second use of the VIP, make it configurable as a MediVac aircraft at short notice I can't see the NZ public accepting t...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 15393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

This stuff article gives a good account of the battle for New York between QF and NZ. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/113341362/air-new-zealand-and-qantas-neck-and-neck-in-race-to-new-york At the announcement of the new Dreamliner order Air New Zealand chief operations integrity and stan...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 15393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking passengers to HKG? Or would they each take turns operating the entire route? Each carrier operated the entire route (actually not sure if PX operated the route ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I would imagine that the version ANZ is getting is just a limited production run made for ANZ, much like the A359ULR was made for SQ. The cost of modifications is small and did not need a big order to get them built. When you say one thing be sure do not use word "imagine !" There is no c...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23174

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Air NZ has NOT said the 78X/J/1 or whatever the -10 is called can do all the existing 77E routes for them. It will not be able to do YVR, IAH, ORD to NZ’s spec. The airline has said it will use them on Asia routes and W Coast US.

Stop spreading misinformation.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10694

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Always thought it weird, all those years ago, that Abu Dhabi didn’t invest in EK rather than starting EY. How much money has been lost by this airline and their various acquisitions?! Rhetorical and actual question.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12150

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

BNE-ORD/SFO would indicate that NZ is getting some, perhaps significant, Australian traffic on their AKL-SFO and AKL-ORD routes.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 157
Views: 28045

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

I wonder if the Trent and MAX issues have focused minds on not having all one's eggs in the same basket, as opposed to the "single type for simplicity" mantra that has become common currency in the recent past. This is what helped drive NZ’s GE choice with the 78J choice according to the ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 157
Views: 28045

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The Reuters article says reporting was from Seoul. The IATA ‘future of the industry’ meeting is currently underway there so the report may have been informed by a high level source at VS or DL.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6693

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 157
Views: 28045

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

So wait, the A350-1000, 787-9 and A330Neo. What does this mean, if anything, for the 787?

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6693

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Asia-Pacific airlines that fly to LAX… NZ TN FJ VA QF SQ PL CA CZ MF MU HU 3U CX HX CI BR KE OZ JL NH (21) To SFO… NZ FJ QF SQ PL HX CX CA CZ MU CI BR KE OZ JL NH (16) Probably a couple missing but not a huge difference between the two West Coast cities. No doubt LAX has more frequencies/larger airc...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?

Passengers can choose not to have seat-back IFE and complementary meal and (alcoholic) drink service trans-Tasman, it costs less.

Domestic, not sure if complementary Koru Hour is still running in the evenings, my work has been putting me on JQ lately.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

A320’s still leaving WLG, clearing the backlog. Not sure whose the last one was.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

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

This could be the end of the A350 program. The ER version of 787-10 has a range of about 7600 nmi but burns at least 10% less than A350-900. Really impressive. Are you posting from a coffee shop in Amsterdam? This kind of flamebait silliness degrades any thread in which it appears. He’s changed his...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The B787-10 is the king in the Atlantic and maybe will be a fantastic plane in the pacific too......¿AKL-SFO?...yes...because UA is flying from IAD-PEK....LAX-NRT...etc.... King of the Atlantic? Only UA, BA and KL fly it of that pond. Also, when comparing sector lengths routes over the Arctic do no...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

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

There will definitely be 787-10s in the fleet, how many depends on how capable the aircraft becomes. The 787-10s could be good on some of the busier flights between AKL-BNE,SYD,MEL,NAN free'ing up the 77W fleet to have an schedule shack up and find some more room for long-haul flying. The 77W’s are...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

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

They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. If they wanted the 359, they would order it :roll: A conundrum for NZ. Maybe consolidating thee fleet around the 787 and 77W at this stage presents more advantage than introducing a new type, despite it offering more of what you require. NZ ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

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

okay... smaller than what? Smaller than then the 778. They don't want all that extra weight. They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. I’ll wait for firm confirmation but I won’t be surprised at all by this decision. What do you mean they want the A359? I mean they want a plane that...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53238

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

FlyHappy wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
But the clues have been numerous over the past months that NZ wants smaller aircraft and greater frequency is key.


okay... smaller than what?


Smaller than then the 778. They don't want all that extra weight. They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

So Reuters is reporting a leak and that the 77E replacement order has gone to Boeing... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-newzealand-aircraft/air-new-zealand-picks-boeing-for-wide-body-jet-order-sources-idUSKCN1SQ03U Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources PARIS (Reuters) ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 34
Views: 9734

Re: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like YVR-SEA

SQ 787-10’s are not configured for longhaul. And in reality, couldn’t do a route like that with a meaningful load.

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

PE is always full when I’ve been in it lately, to a variety of destinations. Long haul needs Y+ too. Good on them. Good way of extracting further value from pax or rewarding FF’ers.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 13, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

zkncj wrote:
Does anyone know whats NZ's max range is for their A321NEO's with their configuration?

Airbus publishes it as 7,400km with an 2 class 206 seat configuration.


214 pax in NZ's configuration. No idea on range sorry.

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7991

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

The point of NZ flying to NYC is… SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/CNS-AKL-NYC as well as all of New Zealand. NZ has great Australian connections at AKL where transiting is very easy. There are a lot of other places to connect to get to Australia No one wants to sit on a long flight like that to connect. This f...

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5640

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

QF’s capacity decrease will hopefully be good for FJ on SYD-NAN-SFO and NZ on SYD-AKL-SFO.

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7991

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

The point of NZ flying to NYC is… SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/CNS-AKL-NYC as well as all of New Zealand.

NZ has great Australian connections at AKL where transiting is very easy.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12441

Re: DL, why no B77W?

What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CASM advantage of the A350-1000 was that significant over the 777-300ER when you consider the purchase price disparity ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 7962

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

I can’t imagine that they would want to tag BNE to AKL. The SYD-AKL-SCL flights have been operating a long time and is probably why it has remained a tag for so long. It was only a matter of time before they delinked (noting also they went to MEL non stop straight away rather than via AKL). There i...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 7962

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Does LA have any plans to start BNE services? And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG. I do wonder and think there is a chance they could announce an AKL-BNE tag when they announce the SYD schedule, quite a few connect in AKL to CX I believe so k...

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 7962

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Does LA have any plans to start BNE services?

And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG.

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 14
Views: 4662

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Totally agree with the drop in tourist numbers. We’ve cancelled a large gathering there in August due to insurance issues and work vetoes. I’m sure many others are in the same boat. An incredible insult to injury following the tragic events of Easter. We’d really have liked to support the nation but...

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

If you’re correct, then I agree, the 350 is in the box seat. There’s been a lot of discussion about possible future enhancements to the 789 and 78J but little solid info. But in my own mind I keep coming back to the fact that QF is apparently making PER-LHR work - a route that’s around 200 miles lo...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12441

Re: DL, why no B77W?

It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete. What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CAS...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

NZ are going to do what’s best for the airline, of this I’m certain, they’re a well managed business.

I just hope this also meshes with what’s best for the long-haul traveller which I believe is better served by the A350 having flown both options.

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15066

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Lots of Indian nationals on the island, maybe MAA is not so far fetched. Indian nationals?! You’re clearly confusing Fijian Indians with people from the sub-continent. You may want to brush up on your Fijian history and knowledge before chiming in. Inbound visitor numbers from Fiji don’t even regis...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42666

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

NZ6 wrote:
Any final guesses of which way it'll go?


My guess is 8 x A359 as 77E with 10 x A350 options which can include all variants as a future replacement for 77W. There will also be a few 78J orders for Asia growth.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15066

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

I wonder what new destinations we’ll see in Asia? PEK, PVG, ICN must be options. TYO, HKG and SIN are already served. No doubt the A330 will be moved entirely to Asia (plus occasional New Zealand and Australia) while the A350 will focus on SFO and LAX. Maybe a new YVR service too? BTW, the FJ livery...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12441

Re: DL, why no B77W?

It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete.

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54899

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

https://i.imgur.com/zzYbUn7.png https://i.imgur.com/06Q6dIB.png https://i.imgur.com/5UFUSbn.png DL load factor figures for LAX-SYD (and vice versa) is just decent at 81%. (Look at United... they're definitely losing money.) How old are these data though? ....it's still listing VA as Virgin Blue/V-A...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines

Jakarta and Denpasar would both be domestic hubs for GA, supported with its international flights.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54899

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

I have No Idea whether all those issues have been resolved but the fact that they had them might have restricted their ETOPS and EROPS limits and not ONLY on the A350 but the B787 Rolls Royce engines as well. Haven't you got it the wrong way round? My understanding is that it's the RR engines on th...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54899

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

Delta loses 2M per month on SYD according to the last employee round table. Why would they invest in a market that is a money hog. I’m actually surprised it has not moved seasonal or dropped over to VX fully. US$2-million? Year round? That’s serious. Where else could DL deploy their 77L’s that’s no...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 8919

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Utterly ridiculous. I don't care how upset the woman, Frontier needs to clean their planes properly. You shouldn't be deplaned and arrested for complaining about a serious and real cleanliness issue. Absent the pax throwing punches, spitting, hurling racial insults, etc., the seat needed to be clea...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

My recent NZ flight (PVG-AKL, 787-9) differed somewhat in service quality to what I recall from when I used to do a lot of flying on NZ (2014-16), albeit typically on US routes, and I'm wondering whether this is the new normal or unusual and therefore worth passing onto Air NZ. These were my concer...

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