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by mrkerr7474
Wed May 19, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Cannot relate to having to call JQ as of yet but I have used the chat function which works wonders. Always answered promptly, agents who are on the ball and every query or issue fixed within minutes of starting the chat. They do seem to currently offer a much better customer service experience and ...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 18, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Speaking of JQ, I had to ring them last week to change the return leg on a holiday flight after the outbound leg had already been taken. To my surprise (after the ordeal of calling the parent red roo), the call was answered immediately by a very competent and professional agent who sorted the chang...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 18, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

They should have taken a leaf out of Jetstars book from the start with how they are working flight credits because it's worked wonders multiple times and incredibly simply to use. Speaking of JQ, I had to ring them last week to change the return leg on a holiday flight after the outbound leg had al...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon May 17, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

I have used several flight credits with Qantas. The starting point isn't very intuitive, but once you find the right page, it's quick and easy. The trick I found is NOT to start on the normal booking page and then try to use the voucher as payment - that's what I tried at first, but it doesn't work...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun May 16, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Been looking at trying to book flights using our flight credits with Qantas, has anyone else been having issues where it won't allow you to book online using the credit and says you have to book over the phone instead? There are a couple of credits we are trying to book via online and we always get...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat May 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 43750

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Been looking at trying to book flights using our flight credits with Qantas, has anyone else been having issues where it won't allow you to book online using the credit and says you have to book over the phone instead? There are a couple of credits we are trying to book via online and we always get ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

] I'd be very surprised if QF would redurb the lounge in AKL (even though it's needed as you say) before they upgrade the lounge in SYD and MEL. With the ability to use the Air NZ AKL lounge, that's definitely a bonus and upgrade as mentioned by yourself. I think WLG lounges are a bit on par with o...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-frequent-flyers-can-now-access-some-air-new-zealand-lounges QF has come to agreement with NZ to use there AKL,WLG,CHC,ZQN lounges from Monday until Qantas is able to bring its AKL/WLG lounges back online. Hopefully Qantas uses this as chance to refurb ...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Are Air NZ currently offering inflight entertainment on their flights out of NZ? If so, have they been keeping the content updated or is it before pre covid times to miminise costs? I watched an entire movie once while on a INT 320 ZKOJH going AKL to CHC. As the flight was delayed before take off I...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Are Air NZ currently offering inflight entertainment on their flights out of NZ? If so, have they been keeping the content updated or is it before pre covid times to miminise costs? I know on my domestic flights with IFE this year it seemed to all be operating as usual. There have been minor update...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Are Air NZ currently offering inflight entertainment on their flights out of NZ? If so, have they been keeping the content updated or is it before pre covid times to miminise costs?

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 270
Views: 45121

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2021

What would we expect QF to do entertainment wise across the Tasman? I know it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, was just curious to see if they would strike a deal with providers to have some content (wouldn't need to be in depth like it is with full international flights going pre cov...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29690

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

QF is taking a calculated risk with CNS or indeed OOL, as previously they only served main trunk routes and business routes. This time they know that the money is not immediately in the business game, but the leisure market. Ultimately, however, CNS is easily integrated into their mainline domestic...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 21282

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

Look at booking some WLG-AKL flights tomorrow, noticed that there is an ATR 72-600 service as NZ5402 departing at 8pm. Very out of the norm to have an ATR on WLG-AKL. Potentially hazard a guess, is using the ATR to bring more passengers who will go into managed isolation here in WLG. They did that ...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 12298

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2021

Two other notes of interest. QF: Reported $1.08B loss https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/qantas-halfyearly-results-airline-announces-one-billion-dollar-loss/news-story/18dc2fbfdb3f7afa127cd9f6c2cc2ee6 New Zealand and Australia both received their second batch of the pfizer ...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 12298

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2021

Two other notes of interest. QF: Reported $1.08B loss https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/qantas-halfyearly-results-airline-announces-one-billion-dollar-loss/news-story/18dc2fbfdb3f7afa127cd9f6c2cc2ee6 New Zealand and Australia both received their second batch of the pfizer ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 74848

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

With direct JFK services I can't see LAX-JFK continuing (plus QF will likely need the 789s) JFK direct would also reduce DFW demand, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it downgraded to a 789 as well (which will alleviate the weight issues on the westerly routes as well). agre So you'd have 35K to JF...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 19898

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021

It wouldn't surprise me if there was no two way bubble until both Australia and NZ was completely vaccinated, of which Australia hopes to be the whole country by October this year. You'd like to hope if that was the case that NZ would get vaccinating quicker as well when the vaccine arrives. But I c...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 19898

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021

Looks like normal domestic operations set to resume at WLG from 4Feb, with NZ jets operating again from the South-West pier, and the regional lounge re-opening (weekdays only). I've heard NZ's domestic capacity at WLG will be back to 90% of pre-Covid for the month of Feb. I read that earlier on as ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 19898

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021

Looks like normal domestic operations set to resume at WLG from 4Feb, with NZ jets operating again from the South-West pier, and the regional lounge re-opening (weekdays only). I've heard NZ's domestic capacity at WLG will be back to 90% of pre-Covid for the month of Feb. I read that earlier on as ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 19898

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021

Looking at NZ’s current International Flights numbers, take it there is some logic to them? NZ1XX eg NZ104 - Quarantine Free Flights NZ7XX- 9XX eg NZ723- Quarantine Required Flight NZ1XXX eg NZ1006 - Cargo Only Flight Basically correct, add in NZ6xxx for positioning and NZ19xx for Jet and NZ595x fo...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 677
Views: 64941

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

It does look very nice what EK has done with PE. The wood finish is perhaps just a little too much for my personal taste but I wouldn't hesitate to fly PE with EK. The fact they also offer 40inch between the seats, is a step above most airlines PE class which is a bonus! Hopefully the price point is...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 33955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

First pic of Rex 737 VH-VOP https://www.instagram.com/p/CJCzyvQhCMX/?igshid=1vsg8h2d62bqg Note the location Which country is their heart in again? I find it weird they are using that slogan on the 737 domestic jets. Flying domestic trunk routes and saying your heart is in the country is not really ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 199
Views: 33955

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300183286/travel-bubble-with-australia-coming-in-early-2021-prime-minister-confirms Released not too long ago here in NZ, some good news that a travel bubble between NZ and Australia will look to be open within the first quarter of 2021, with dates to be confirmed i...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - Christmas 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12826

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - Christmas 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300183286/travel-bubble-with-australia-coming-in-early-2021-prime-minister-confirms Some good news that a travel bubble between NZ and Australia will look to be open within the first quarter of 2021, with dates to be confirmed in the new year Fingers crossed the cur...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - Christmas 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12826

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - Christmas 2020

It would seem that almost all Air NZ A320's and A321's are now active including the regional A320ceo's. The exceptions seem to be OAB (Black livery) A320neo NHB and A321neo NND. OAB and NHB have flown in the last month but NNC seems to have been out of service since Sept. Is NND in 'deep' storage? ...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 51352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2020

Alan Joyce says When QF resumes international flying all passengers will be required to be vaccinated for Covid, in other words no jab, no flight https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-mandatory-covid-vaccination-for-international-flights Was actually discussing this with a family member wh...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 12094

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2020

SelandiaBaru wrote:
Raglan Sector unavailable. Likely due to Airways staffing issues. Aircraft re-routed around the airspace.


That's interesting to note its likely because of that. How did / do you find out a specific sector was unavailable?

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 12094

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2020

Was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what's going on in the airspace over the New Plymouth and even up to Hamilton area? Aircraft leaving AKL seem to be tracking well over the water above the Tasman Sea and going to AKL they are tracking almost in the middle of the North Island. Quite interestin...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 25542

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

NZ has been operating AKL-WLG flights with an ATR 72-600! https://twitter.com/CamWallace_NZ/status/1296187014367162368 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Efz7N3hU8AAElPG?format=jpg&name=900x900 That has to be along time since an prop has operated that route on an regular service, Maybe OriginPacific d...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20989

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Would be interesting to see which airlines take up the opportunity aside from Air NZ to offer flights and also where those flights would go from. Of course AKL, would be nice if possible to have other services from WLG / CHC also, a big wait and see though

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20989

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

This will be some welcome news for tourism reasons for the Cook Islands and NZ. Hopefully, this can go through safely and sooner rather than later. I know I would be one of the first to book a trip there to experience what the Cook Islands has to offer https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/122122342/pac...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20989

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

The change in scheduling with more ATRs passing thru WLG is the reason as more north-south stands are required at peak times, with the northern pier and the rock being underutilized at the moment there is capacity over there to accommodate the Jets comfortably and the Turboprops have taken over the...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 57571

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

The 2nd QF A380 VH-OQJ to be moth balled is about to depart LAX. Flight QF6007 from Los Angeles to Victorville https://fr24.com/QFA6007/24e06bba Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Assuming, if down the line QF brings back the A380 fleet, VH-OQJ would have to be one of the first given it has had the...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 27169

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Light rail to airport officially dead again for now: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300041249/governments-flagship-transport-policy-axed Disappointing isn't it. It wasn't "shovel ready" but it could have been a great project to kick off for the economic rebuild. Maybe they don’t think “...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 30050

Re: Some QR B777-9s to get first class

Interesting they are not going for Premier Economy route. Even Emirates is considering it. Not considering. Emirates’ first aircraft with Premium Economy is a new A380 “ready to go” at Toulouse. I've often thought that if QR introduced PE, this could potentially take a lot more customers their way....

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by mrkerr7474
Sun May 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 14376

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

I do realise that, again that's why I said, this could all change at any moment. We are in uncertain times and EDI is handling only a few flights a day which is expected. I just hope we see some sort of recovery over the next few years. A good bit of positivity in otherwise a current negative world...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri May 08, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 136368

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

CX will soon announce the brand consolidation, the brand "Cathay Dragon" will be retired. Just like SQ then! The A330s will obviously be integrated easily, but the A321neos will be new for CX. When did CX last operate narrowbodies (if they ever did)? The link above when translated into En...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157673

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

Ufsatp wrote:
mig17 wrote:
Great idea from Boeing, the 737MAX, A330NEO and 777-X being tremendous succes, lets also revamp 757.


Except that Boeing never said they were going to revamp the 757.


Also except the A330NEO has nothing to do with Boeing..

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 120458

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

qf789 wrote:
SQ is currently positioning 4 A388’s to ASP for storage


First one landing at this moment with other 3 on the way at different time blocks.

What is ASP airport like in terms of storage space after these x4 388 arrive?

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 120458

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

789's will be used though not seat back entertainment will be available, basic food and service will be provided, no FF points or status credits available, set fare so only economy seats can be booked, no business or premium economy You’d hope they would provide an proper meal on LHR-PER? Otherwise...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 42991

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Check 5 posts above your one and you will see the article Article has been updated now (It quotes another article which is what i was referring to). Mis-interpretation as I thought. VA hasn’t decided if they will come back or not. No, the article says "Virgin Australia says it intends to resum...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 42991

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I can’t find the article where va says they are pulling off the Tasman. All I can find on the website quoted is Scurrah saying the NZ base won’t return. That’s not the same as no Tasman operation. I wonder if the stuff article has come to the wrong conclusion? Check 5 posts above your one and you w...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned? I don't know how to post links here but t...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 42991

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Not surprised by VA news not returning to NZ.

Wonder if this would be a chance for QF to pick up and go against NZ on the WLG - BNE route? (obviously once demand starts coming back)

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I see QF are ferrying x2 A380 SYD-LAX this evening. Is that due to bring Australians back or would it be to store the A380s in LAX for the time being?

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't call them, just wait for the automatic cancelation credit to be processed and then book for your new dates online. The cost of your new dates later in the year is only going to drop over the next few months anyway. The call centres have enough to be dealing with at the moment without stuff th...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don't call them, just wait for the automatic cancelation credit to be processed and then book for your new dates online. The cost of your new dates later in the year is only going to drop over the next few months anyway. The call centres have enough to be dealing with at the moment without stuff th...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 102465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just in response to QF and the flexibility they are offering going forward, I have an existing booking for late April which obviously will be cancelled due to no international flights going until end of May, I don't want to cancel and rebook at a later time, I simply just want to change my dates to...

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