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by mrkerr7474
Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 39
Views: 2542

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Anyone know what Vietnam Airlines is doing heading to AKL today? With another scheduled tomorrow before heading to WLG a couple days later before back to AKL then Hanoi on the 7th

Assuming a charter or something for an event but quite interesting really!

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40106

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

I noticed 5 times this month that QF162 WLG-SYD has left at least 1hr if not up to 3hrs late in the mornings. Would this be crew related issues or does anyone have info on how to find out that type of information? That's very strange could it be mechanical issues perhaps. The QF departures ex CHC s...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54361

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

The other option potentially could have been taking up those QR A350s that have become available but the same issue still arises for most airlines who could take them. You'd still need interiors and crew to fly them and there isn't a quick resolution to even that

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40106

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

I noticed 5 times this month that QF162 WLG-SYD has left at least 1hr if not up to 3hrs late in the mornings. Would this be crew related issues or does anyone have info on how to find out that type of information?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 54361

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Yeah you are very much right. Death by thousand cuts. Which is such a shame as I truly believe we can have it all, great service, comfortable aircraft, on time - with well payed employees and very profitable airlines. I just feel it take a bit more balance and accountability in leadership. \. Not s...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 08, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40106

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

Has there been any further updates or news regarding the safety zones for WLGs runway? I'm not talking about extension for long haul flights to potentially happen but from when the pilots association raised concerns that the safety zones weren't long enough and they want them extended to 240mtrs eac...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40106

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

Weather must be a little windy in the capital just now, as I note NZ272 BNE-WLG attempted landing once and then diverted straight to AKL, with NZ360 CHC-WLG doing some nice holding before heading back to CHC, but not long after NZ246 SYD-WLG made it in first attempt. Would NZ272 not have enough fuel...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47048

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

The SQ service into WLG obviously was doing well for them to upgauge to long haul configured A359 along with going from 3 services to 5 per week pretty quickly. I do wonder if covid hadn't came along, we probably would have seen a daily service sometime in 2020 and who is to know, the business case...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47048

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

On paper the A359 such as the one SQ operated into Wellington can already do Singapore and similar destinations non-stop with full pax. I still have my doubts about this. While dry runway performance might be OK, wet takeoff will be well short. Plus is 100% pax enough of a commercial case? Dunno......

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47048

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

NZ seeing good interest for Japan. I wonder if we could see NH come to AKL, in a tie-up/JV with NZ? It could be a logical way for NZ to address its reduced fleet availability (if NH had availability). https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air-nz-seen-surge-interest-travel-japan/ Possible, although bo...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 46157

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any thoughts/updates on what QR plans to do at AKL? DOH-AKL is one of those unique routes in QR's network at the extreme, which can really only be flown by a 77L or an A380. EK will resume non-stop A380 DXB-AKL flights from December, and QR continuing to route DOH-AKL via ADL will soon make QR a lo...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47048

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

Just a curious question regarding NZ services out of WLG to Aussie. I can't remember pre covid what it was like, but I've noticed the afternoon departure only heads to BNE. Is there any reason as to why it's always BNE in the afternoon and not a second MEL or SYD service for example to follow the mo...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh (EDI) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 47
Views: 9159

Re: Edinburgh (EDI) Aviation Thread - 2022

Great news for EDI, they are doing an incredible job there.

If only they could somehow work getting an Asian carrier directly next, that would be awesome!

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 65933

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

NotDengXiaoping wrote:
Is Virgin Australia set to operate flights to multiple cities in New Zealand later this year? I saw that bookings are open to Queestown but I didn’t see other cities in NZ available.


I believe they won't be recommencing any other cities for the foreseeable future here in NZ

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7280

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

Having watched the show today, I find it incredibly interesting that airlines (and most likely other industries) can get away with hiring crew on different subsidiaries (2 alone in Australia from what was said) and they have different pay scales and other benefits yet doing the same job. Absolutely...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7280

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

Having watched the show today, I find it incredibly interesting that airlines (and most likely other industries) can get away with hiring crew on different subsidiaries (2 alone in Australia from what was said) and they have different pay scales and other benefits yet doing the same job. Absolutely ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 318
Views: 37362

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022

The A220 is a different type rating. Would that be big enough to make it a deal breaker though? Genuine question - am keen to understand. IMO, the A220's lower capacity would serve a useful role at NZ in-between the ATR and A320 family - useful enough to justify the different type rating though, I ...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand aviation thread - August 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 31409

Re: New Zealand aviation thread - August 2022

Hey, a couple months back we had a conversation about EK potentially coming to WLG with their 777-200LRs, and we kind of concluded it's extremely unlikely for them to come, atleast with their current fleet. Is there any chance that they could fly to WLG with their 787s or A350s when they get delive...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 35315

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-reopens-auckland-wellington-lounges QF is reopening there AKL and WLG lounges this month. Apparently the AKL has had an modest refresh, which doesn’t sound too promising. Seems like they reopened yesterday according to the article. Modest refresh proba...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Why? People connect from around the country and that need to connect isn’t a barrier given loads from the oncarriage. Correct the requirement to connect isnt a barrier when that is the only option. I would argue that both ports can support profitably services to RAR, but the airline has decided the...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 379
Views: 64287

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

Just looking at the schedule for SYD - LAX next month, I've noticed that the A380 isn't showing at all. All B789 With PER - FCO also starting up, how will there be enough 787's to cover the entire schedule (even with A380 on QF1/2)? I'm booked on PER-FCO next month and it seems that there will be n...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

This happens from time to time when they lose ETOPS120 status due to equipment problems. It won't be heading to NLK but staying within 60 mins of NLK as an alternate, then 60 mins of BNE, then 60 mins of SYD. Will be interesting to see if they go all the way to MEL or end up at BNE or SYD. https://...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

This happens from time to time when they lose ETOPS120 status due to equipment problems. It won't be heading to NLK but staying within 60 mins of NLK as an alternate, then 60 mins of BNE, then 60 mins of SYD. Will be interesting to see if they go all the way to MEL or end up at BNE or SYD. https://...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Anyone got an idea what's happening with QF172? It didn't leave WLG to MEL last night and was scheduled to leave 9am today which it did take off but seems to be head to Norfolk Island instead?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

55 mins is not short at all - in fact rather generous for a 737 which usually has a 40min turn time for QF domestic services . Could you please provide some data to back this up? I understand that a 40 minute turn for a 737-800 is possible, but you used the word "usually" and I wouldn't t...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

[twoid] [/twoid] I wonder if NZ will at some point as demand grows look to reinstate the second daily WLG/CHC-SYD at least? Or if they will quietly leave it at a single daily, maybe an A321 instead although they are likely better used ex AKL. QF are 10 weekly WLG-SYD now I think? And there is a sec...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

It’ll be back to the 6am’s from later this month as the ramp up to the July holidays continues. CHC is the same. Indeed I see from CHC that BNE, SYD and MEL are all daily in July. Plus NAN 3 pw and OOL 4 pw as well. So in effect they are using two A320s permanently on two daily flights each out of ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

In regards to NZ out of WLG to Aus, will they be keeping their 9am departure times or will they revert back to the early morning times to try capture business travel once that comes back?

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34305

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Hey ZKaviation! Any updates on the rumour about EK coming to WLG? Would really love to see them here. Have a good day. Thanks. Are you from WLG out of interest? You seemingly ask for an update on this once a fortnight. EK to my knowledge haven't openly talked about any imminent or even pending / pl...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 31, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Qantas VH-OQJ is about 40mins from touchdown in Sydney bringing the A380 fleet back to 4. Good to see another big bird in the skies once again

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by mrkerr7474
Wed May 18, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

From a reliable source OQF is the 1st A380 to be parted out, OQE is the next one which starts next month. The aircraft in Korea is being repainted. Another one to follow suit That confirms OQE is getting parted out and second to be scrapped? Which is in Korea, OQH? EBG is in South Korea (PUS) QPG i...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 17, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

grh wrote:
From a reliable source
OQF is the 1st A380 to be parted out, OQE is the next one which starts next month.
The aircraft in Korea is being repainted. Another one to follow suit


That confirms OQE is getting parted out and second to be scrapped?

Which is in Korea, OQH?

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by mrkerr7474
Sat May 07, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81566

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Fantastic news. I hope to someday utilise the service. If it’s successful and helps grow traffic, perhaps even BA might consider a similar route eventually. Maybe… I doubt it. It's a very niche service and they already codeshare with Qantas as a OneWorld partner, so it's more likely to have a codes...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 03, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Does anyone think when the new narrow body aircraft come onboard, QF will offer a more private business experience? I've often thought comparing to other airlines internationally that have narrowbody J class, those airlines seem to offer a much more private experience (some form of block out between...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 03, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

There is more than one airline operating through SYD. QF management are the root cause of a lot of their problems. Instead of throwing their party yesterday, maybe some of them should’ve been next door throwing some bags around and keeping the present customers happy Yes, it was a weird juxtapositi...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 03, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Been keeping tabs on the QF11 A380 service lately and noticed it seems to depart over an hour late everyday. Any particular reason for this? I’d say one reason would be holding for domestic connections. I have no idea why QF is still selling 60 minute connections via SYD. It just doesn’t happen. Th...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon May 02, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 73384

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Been keeping tabs on the QF11 A380 service lately and noticed it seems to depart over an hour late everyday. Any particular reason for this?

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 30680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022

ZK-NBT wrote:
Sprite8806 wrote:
So a Nauru Airlines 737-300 came to WLG today. Any chance of Nauru doing scheduled services to WLG?


No. I am guessing this was a freighter? They would service AKL first.


I'd probably say they were used as a charter by the Wellington Phoenix coming back to Wellington today from Sydney

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Qantas is also under investigation from the ACCC after Choice put in a formal complaint regarding Qantas customers facing many challenges trying to use flight credits. Choice also alleges that Qantas flight credit redemption policy is potentially misleading and deceptive conduct https://australiana...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 795
Views: 207248

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Has anyone ever flown 789 last row in economy class? Just wondering what personal experiences may be in those seats being so close to galley / toilets as I'm considering them as option flying Sydney to London and vice versa Thanks in advance That's a long way to travel sitting back there, but the l...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 30680

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022

The company I work for supplies goods to construction firms and one specific firm are starting a new project in WLG, basically on the opposite side of where the Z station is / down the road a bit which from what I've been told is getting turned into a bus station and a new car park for long haul car...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 795
Views: 207248

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Has anyone ever flown 789 last row in economy class? Just wondering what personal experiences may be in those seats being so close to galley / toilets as I'm considering them as option flying Sydney to London and vice versa

Thanks in advance

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

The call centres are horrendous. Not only are the wait times long to speak to someone but when you do get in touch they are pretty incompetent. After finally getting through it took over an hour and a half just to cancel an award ticket with the agent (Got put on hold while they took a look). Thing...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 66737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

As most of us are aware, Qantas has been copping a hammering with the beyond significant wait times with the wait times of six, seven hours, if not longer. A few days ago Stephanie Tully (Chief Customer Officer) of Qantas had a phone in interview with 2GB radio Ben Fordham. https://www.2gb.com/appa...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 221
Views: 32520

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2022

I see Etihad's version faces the window, not the aisle - has NZ not learned anything over the last 10-15 years in this regard? Clearly not. :D :D :D :D They refuse the idea of people wanting more privacy especially their highest paying clients. It's a pity they continue down this path of seats faci...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 52398

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Is this a fleet availability decision or does the long haul configured plane cater for a different market out of BNE vs the regional config? Not sure why some are long-haul whilst others are the regional fleet. The biggest issue currently with the mixed fleet is that Premium Economy is not availabl...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 118992

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Has there been any indication if/when EK will return to Edinburgh? Not as yet, I suspect it won't be before late this year at the earliest. Wasn't that one permanently withdrawn as opposed to 'covid withdrawn' ? I'm not entirely sure. I know it was covid withdrawn but never heard anything about per...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 118992

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

Has there been any indication if/when EK will return to Edinburgh?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56653

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

Does anybody know which particular A380s have been refurbished? If Qantas sticks to its previous statement that two of the 12 A380s will be retired, it'd hopefully be the most problematic ones. Having a look on QF website and the seat map for the A380, it looks like the following birds have had a r...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 56653

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

OQB has had the landing gear work and probably a major check done in DRS. OQC has been in AUH for 6+ months now, presumably getting landing gear and checks (and possibly Refurb done) So you'd think both will be kept given the $$s recently invested. OQL being one of the youngest you'd expect to be r...

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