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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

NZ pilots face tighter border rules in Australia, which has hit NZ's schedules. The airline is ... working to minimise the impact of new rules in Australia requiring crew to get Australian Border Force clearance when doing round-trip flights across the Tasman. They have to get off the aircraft and ...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

I see VH-OQL has been doing a couple of laps around SYD today. How much longer before this bird re-enters commerical service? She is due to retun this weekend on the SYD / HKG / SYD flights operating 7 days a week. She is still in the old config with the skybed Mk II J seats. It will only be sold a...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

I see VH-OQL has been doing a couple of laps around SYD today.

How much longer before this bird re-enters commerical service?

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 17, 2023 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Or that too, would make more sense. However, just like the WLG masterplan with taking over the golf course, that design also makes no sense there so it must be an airports designers skill to design things that don't make much sense. Whats the issue with WLG's design? Isnt the plan to extend the air...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Surely the green space next to that top international wing in the photo (I believe that was AIAL masterplan extension and second runway up there originally etc), could have been utilised for a large domestic pier including the props instead of what the new plan would be? [quote="Or they could ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae20386t.png


A rather dumb Q but I'm assuming that is the aircraft prior to entering repaint?

If so, looks it good nick still!
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas 787-9 VH-ZNL LN1019 entered paint for repaint on 12 March

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae20386t.png


A rather dumb Q but I'm assuming that is the aircraft prior to entering repaint?

If so, looks it good nick still!

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 17, 2023 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Auckland Airport has unveiled a $3.9 billion redevelopment project, which will see it combine its domestic and international terminals. The airport said the project would reaplce the 57-year-old domestic terminal, at a cost of $2.2b and it was set to open between 2028 and 2029. https://rnz-ressh.cl...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Auckland Airport has unveiled a $3.9 billion redevelopment project, which will see it combine its domestic and international terminals. The airport said the project would reaplce the 57-year-old domestic terminal, at a cost of $2.2b and it was set to open between 2028 and 2029. https://rnz-ressh.cl...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 10, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

Looks like SQ222 SYD-SIN is currently returning to SYD after an hour and a bit in the air

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 10, 2023 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Could a 332 do HNL-WLG-HNL? Yep - should be able to do a full pax load and a couple of tonnes of cargo outbound, and full payload inbound. HA is also getting B787's which would be much better. Remember the outbound WLG will have no headwind enroute to HNL so A332 can go further than towards Asia in...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 04, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023
Replies: 585
Views: 48506

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2023

Changes or schedules for AKL NS23. A few I’ll miss, maybe some errors. NZ LAX 7x 77W, 10x from July IAH 6-7x 77W (currently 789 x5) SFO 5x 789 (77W from May 15th, currently 77W) ORD 3x 789 JFK 3x 789 HNL 3x 789 5x from July YVR 5-7 789 NRT 7x 789 HKG 7x 789 PVG 7x 789 SIN 7x 789, 7x 77W, 14x 789 fr...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

The issue is whether the recline impinges on the person behind; that is the real issue with the current "revolutionary" seat which had increased recline that just meant the person behind is stranded when the seat in front goes back. VA had 41" in W on its 77Ws which was a very comfor...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 02, 2023 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023
Replies: 532
Views: 74492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2023

With the upcoming design realese this year with PE class on the Project Sunrise aircraft for QF, they're looking to make this with 40inch pitch. Not overally revolutionary is it when you have Air NZ and JL with 40inch pitch currently in PE. Surely if they could make it work a 42inch would be better?...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 01, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas European routes
Replies: 66
Views: 13182

Re: Qantas European routes

Qantas last year started seasonal flights to FCO and are looking at making this year round with additional aircraft coming on board Once the project sunrise flights begin and they potentially look to add additional aircraft, there's talk of returning to FRA and CDG as well. They have a good network ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 25, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

EK413 wrote:


Former VH-OQF


The A380 to the left is VH-OQE. There was a photo on here during the week doing the rounds showing both together

Crazy how quickly they've been stripped of parts.

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Feb 24, 2023 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

QF A380 OQI currently positioning LAX-LHR then onto AUH for maintenance https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oqi I notice it's been in LAX for around a month before flying out and it would have been receiving back to service maintenance. Can the maintenance that gets done in AUH not be do...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 21, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

I think QF Syd J is related to expansion of the terminal I to the former freight bays. Equally in MEL, QF will be taking over the former CX space in the basement. Where did the freighter flights move to? It's a pity QF couldn't find room upstairs at MEL to create a new lounge with at least a single...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Feb 19, 2023 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Over nighted in NTL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There is an article in the SMH about it. They say on the plane until 2am when they were let off and spent the rest of the night in the terminal. They got given Macca's. Lucky there is one within a few minutes of the airport lol. Pretty awful ex...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 18, 2023 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

QF28 is scheduled to position NTL-SYD at 2010 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA28/history/20230218/0900Z/YWLM/YSSY Still in NTL by looks of it.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Similar with QF164 CFS-SYD, meant to have gone an hour ago. Must be have to do some kind of refuel in this situat...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 18, 2023 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

qf789 wrote:
QF104 HNL-SYD now diverting to CBR


Unfortunate, as if they could have stayed around SYD for 10more mins, they could have landed

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 18, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Sydney currently being hammered with heavy rain and thunderstorms. QF28 SCL-SYD diverting to NTL QF136 CHC-SYD diverting to BNE QF164 WLG-SYD diverting to BNE QF470 MEL-SYD returning to MEL QF104 HNL-SYD holding QF648 PER-SYD holding QF190 TBU-SYD holding QF545 BNE-SYD holding QR908 DOH-SYD diverti...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 18, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Sydney currently being hammered with heavy rain and thunderstorms. QF28 SCL-SYD diverting to NTL QF136 CHC-SYD diverting to BNE QF164 WLG-SYD diverting to BNE QF470 MEL-SYD returning to MEL QF104 HNL-SYD holding QF648 PER-SYD holding QF190 TBU-SYD holding QF545 BNE-SYD holding QR908 DOH-SYD diverti...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 16, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

Saw T1 @ JFK is closed due to a fire and NZ 2 turned back to AKL....nearly 16 hour flight to nowhere. Surprised they didn't go to LAX makes zero sense why they didn't divert to LAX, IAH, or ORD. every other carrier aside from KE was able to make it to the US, whether diverting to another airport or...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 16, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

I wish I had read this earlier, I could got some very close up pics from the aircraft. She took off using like a 3rd of the runway according to FR24 and at only around 130kt. I guess the fuel load over to Aus would have been minimal; I reckon between 55,000kg and 65,000kg (Based off MZFW) Unless th...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Feb 15, 2023 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

Just heard CHC hit by a earthquake 6.0 magnitude Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 70km Northwest of WLG. Magnitude 6.1 It’s as though New Zealand don’t have enough on their plate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Was 6.3 in the end. A good shake here in Wellington but otherwise I believe everyt...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Feb 15, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement
Replies: 251
Views: 44310

Re: Qantas Launches Contest for A330 Replacement

QF A333 has 297 seats (28J+269Y) and the A332 has 251 seats (27J+224Y) - are they looking at similar capacity? Is Premium economy a priority at QF for new aircraft? If so, the B789 may be too small as it currently has 236 seats with PY, unless they cut down on the huge galleys and remove a few J se...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Feb 15, 2023 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

qf2220 wrote:
mrkerr7474 wrote:
A380 VH-OQJ operating QF143 SYD-AKL as I type this


Send pics back across the ditch pls.


I'm hoping someone up in AKL will be able to grab some as sadly I am in WLG

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 14, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

A380 VH-OQJ operating QF143 SYD-AKL as I type this

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 14, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

HA445 HNL-AKL is diverting to SYD I wonder why it couldn't divert to other ports in New Zealand? Latam's SYD-AKL did the same the other day. It circled above AKL and decided to return all the way back to SYD rather than diverting to CHC or WLG. I’d say SYD is an existing port for HA and LA and shou...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 14, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

... I guess CHC and WLG are all full. Are they the only options in NZ? HLZ? CHC is not full it's got heaps of ramp space. It took 9 wide bodies last time and several 737/320s and still had spare unused spots. It's probably more a fact that SYD deals with HA on the daily basis so will have staff the...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

HA445 from HNL to AKL looks like it's heading across the Tasman to presumably SYD!

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 14, 2023 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Considering the interior of the ex VA 77Ws are still/left in in VA config in DOH (and are relegated to regional short/medium haul services of no more than 8 hours). I can't see why they may get rid of them if the short/medium haul routes need the capacity. With these birds having PE class, assuming...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 13, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 146
Views: 33973

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion - 2023

I think its convenient these routes are axed as they announce that new routes will be launched once they join ST in a couple of weeks. Not understating the problems mentioned above by the way, probably a question of lower hanging fruit elsewhere. I wouldn’t be surprised if new routes are announced ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 13, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Agreed. Those AC views are great.. Where is the potential to get an extra 30% space from for the upgrade on current SYD lounge? Quite the U-turn on the HKG lounge that's for certain! I thought about extra space when I was in the Lounge last week. I'm not sure of how the structure is strengthened be...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Looks like QF will announce SYD international lounge upgrade and reopen the HKG lounge: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-sydney-international-business-class-lounge Much needed. Curious how much they invest in the SYD lounge, I’d it’s a new lounge space or reconfigured it’s got a great...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 11, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 116
Views: 32503

Re: Emirates News and Discussion - 2023

Any news on EK apppying for slots back at EDI? And when they may look to reinstate this service?

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Feb 11, 2023 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

Velocity7 wrote:
Flyerqf wrote:
There are 3 A330’s to return (EBB, EBD and QPG)


I see QPG just departed BNE for what appears to be its second test flight


Looks like it is tracking south for Sydney

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

? A 90% average load factor doesn't mean every single flight goes out with empty Y seats. In fact it means the opposite, the majority of flights would be 100% full in Y with only a selection of off-peak flights at lower demand times at lower numbers. If Y is full on most flights then the revenue op...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Feb 08, 2023 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

... The "terrible" express model that was introduced under Ralph Norris, but implemented by Rob Fyfe, has survived But will it continue to survive and thrive into the future? It was developed in a different era - multiple factors have changed, such as NZ's greater focus to target Australi...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Feb 08, 2023 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

... a 236 seat plane won't be that hard to sell with AU connections and AKL originating traffic. Not to mention the large AA FF base in NYC. Totally agree. :thumbsup: I was doing a dummy booking the other day on AAs website (even Google Flights brought up the same) from AKL to EDI, and it interesti...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023
Replies: 709
Views: 84501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2023

A fair bit of holding outside of SYD this evening a few flights diverted to CBR like QF164, QF136 for example.

The weather causing issues and the use of cross runway operation and therefore congestion that's causing the holding / diverts?

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

Express is fine on domestic NZ routes. How much do they ‘need’ to compete for passengers for trans pacific services though? The 0900 ex AKL and 1700 arrivals to SYD/MEL/BNE are wide bodies and have been particularly to MEL/BNE for a long time. These are the ones that connect to the US services. Yes...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

What's the reason that Air NZ don't have some form of business or PE in the 321 fleet for Tasman and Pacific flights? If QF can maintain it surely there's something there for NZ too. The fact that NZ don't, it would be a huge surprise if they got LR versions of the 321 and put a different layout in ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

Going all a321, could give NZ a excuses to axe international ex-WLG. To focus more on International ex AKL/ZQN.. And that would be a good idea? Also it doesnt make sense. Why would an all A321Neo fleet mean no WLG international services? The aircraft isnt payload restricted to BNE/SYD/MEL. It would...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023
Replies: 554
Views: 53422

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2023

I'm not really sure how committed NZ is to International ex-WLG? it seems to be a after though of what ever resource is left over. WLG International NZ lounge is pretty poor and has had very little attention over the last 20 years. Same as CHC - will do the minimum they need to keep relevant and no...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 61421

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

Looks like QF137/136 SYD-CHC-SYD was operated by A332 today, and a very late running service as well.

That to help with stranded passengers from the last few days or due to another reason?

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

I feel like the 787-10 (with the potential MTOW increase) would be a better fit to replace the A330’s, at least the 300’s. This way the 789’s would be for premium heavy routes, and the 7810 for the routes that warrant more economy seating. I feel a 789 order top up is imminent, albeit without tappi...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Combining a few recent questions 1. What will QF do with all the A380s it has? 2. When does QF's slot leases by BA at LHR come up for renewals? 3. QF9/10 is often oversold. Any chance that QF would reinstate a second A380 to LHR ex SIN using the likely A380 from MEL-SIN once they all come online? P...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

When are the A380s due to be replaced now that they're back in the fleet? From the initial x12 A35K or are these purely growth aircraft?

Or will it take a top up order for A35K to replace the A380s in 5-10 years time?

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 94234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

Personally doubt it. They were always trying to find routes for the last two frames. It never really worked on DFW-SYD due to limitations (and that effectively used two frames). Using dual 787s on SYD/MEL-DFW is much better. And I'm not sure if HKG will develop the need for holiday 380 services eve...

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