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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

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: 31833

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: 60163

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 31833

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: 70924

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: 70924

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: 70924

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: 79484

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: 70924

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: 70924

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: 70924

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: 70924

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: 29832

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: 65117

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: 540
Views: 126170

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: 29832

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: 540
Views: 126170

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: 65117

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: 65117

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: 31531

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: 51077

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: 250
Views: 55732

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: 250
Views: 55732

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: 55473

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: 55473

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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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55473

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
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 297
Views: 55473

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2022

a36001 wrote:
VH-OQD enroute to Sydney as QF6023 :-)


Exciting to see another QF380 head back downunder.

Does anyone know what the basis was for bringing VH-OQB back first and now VH-OQD, rather than the younger A380s first?

Thanks in advance

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 166
Views: 25562

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021

27,000 people have been effected by 120 Tasman flights being cancelled by NZ due to the Tasman boarder reopening delay. Would assume that that Qantas group probably has similar numbers booked to that have no had there plans changed. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/covid-19-omicron-at-least-2...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 110515

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Qantas shuts down on the 20th for Christmas period (not sure if that includes the entirety of the board/executive team). They also have a big meeting in two days time. I can see that being a good time frame for an announcement. Looking at the timing of the announcement of the sunrise decision. Expe...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 289
Views: 34005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2021

Finally some clarity after today's announcement which is very welcome. Will be interesting to see how long the 7 day home isolation lasts for but great news all round. I look forward to seeing what airlines add to their schedules and also what airfares will be like to try grab those travellers wanti...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 289
Views: 34005

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2021

One way travel is now available from New Zealand to Australia which started today November 1 apparently. Qantas today flew into Wellington with a Airbus A330 for a change from Melbourne. https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/10/one-way-trans-tasman-bubble-reopens-on-1-november/ I was intrigued by ...

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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: 46043

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: 46043

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: 46043

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: 46043

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: 46043

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: 46043

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: 46842

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: 46842

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: 32367

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: 32367

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: 32367

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: 46842

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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