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by fqtv
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 22227

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Has been happening to me for the past 6 weeks, finally found this thread (via Google). I expect this is happening to thousands of people, only a fraction of whom will post here. It makes your site unusable and is very frustrating. You are serving up dodgy ads and it's your responsibility to take own...

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by fqtv
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 138
Replies: 221
Views: 20961

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 138

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/davidbyrne" class="quote" target="_blank">davidbyrne</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Quoting <acronym title="Great Lakes ...

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by fqtv
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Sun (Fiji) Grows ATR Fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

RE: Pacific Sun (Fiji) Grows ATR Fleet

Apart from Nadi, Suva and Labasa, are there any airports in Fiji that can handle the ATR? Does anyone know about Matei (Taveuni)? It's my local airport, would be great to be able to fly in on something larger than a Twin Otter  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smi...

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by fqtv
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 129
Replies: 218
Views: 25010

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 129

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777ER" class="quote" target="_blank">777ER</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>...

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by fqtv
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA 777 Off Runway In Munich
Replies: 56
Views: 47322

RE: SIA 777 Off Runway In Munich

Hi guys, Just spoke to my mum, so a bit more information to the above: - weather on approach was cloudy/foggy right to the ground, temperature just above freezing - the plane touched down hard, and initially exited the runway to the left (towards the taxi-way, where planes were waiting), before cros...

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by fqtv
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA 777 Off Runway In Munich
Replies: 56
Views: 47322

RE: SIA 777 Off Runway In Munich

My mum was on the flight, she just left me a voicemail. It was a very shaky final approach (wind shear? not sure what the weather conditions were), the aircraft landed hard, seemed to skid to one side, then exited onto the grass after a few seconds. It came to rest about 2/3 down the runway. No inju...

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by fqtv
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Lounge Access--Auckland?
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

RE: NZ Lounge Access--Auckland?

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by fqtv
Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific Update
Replies: 25
Views: 3738

RE: Air Pacific Update

Even though there is a large Indian population in Fiji, there isn't all that much demand for travel to India. The Fiji Indians have been there for about 3 - 4 generations now so most family ties to India have been lost, nowadays Australia, New Zealand and the US are the most popular destinations for...

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by fqtv
Thu May 13, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Business Class
Replies: 8
Views: 4285

RE: Air New Zealand Business Class

Hi there Moolies As people have pointed out, the service is where AirNZ excels (especially crew, food and wine onboard, check-in and the <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> lounge). To be honest, unless you regularly fly biz on the top Asian carriers (SQ...

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by fqtv
Fri May 07, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air To Vladivostok And Fiji - Since When?
Replies: 15
Views: 6747

RE: Korean Air To Vladivostok And Fiji - Since When?

> could imagine that some people go back to India with <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>, keeping in mind >that almost 60 % of Fiji's population is ethnically Indian, albeit bonds to >India might have vanished in the long process of time Actually, even though a good deal of Fiji's citizens ar...

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by fqtv
Fri May 07, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air To Vladivostok And Fiji - Since When?
Replies: 15
Views: 6747

RE: Korean Air To Vladivostok And Fiji - Since When?

The Nadi flight has been operating since 2000 or 2001 I think, actually Korean used to operate it in the early 90s as well but then stopped. You can still find faded old Korean Airlines promotional posters in many of the travel agencies in Fiji from this time. The flights all continue on to Auckland...

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by fqtv
Tue Jan 21, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ's New AKL-LAX Services - Details
Replies: 5
Views: 4104

RE: Air NZ's New AKL-LAX Services - Details

Thanks for the details, I was wondering which days these flights would operate!

Cheers, Zac

P.S.Are you related to airnzboy by any chance?! Big grin

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by fqtv
Tue Jan 07, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 744 Short-haul First Class
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

RE: NZ 744 Short-haul First Class

VirginFlyer's right - the only routes on which NZ sells F are AKL-LAX, LAX-LHR and SYD-LAX. They used to also offer F on AKL-NAN-LAX when a 744 operates, not sure if they still do this though (the route is usually 3x weekly with a 763 but occasionally is also scheduled with a 744). The cabin is usua...

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by fqtv
Mon Jul 15, 2002 2:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 19893

RE: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL

Sorry MattNZ, they don't give out amenity kits on the trans-tasmin flights, although if you ask the crew I'm sure they'll look and see if there are any on board. Why don't you change your flights? If you are flexible with the times, try for a lunchtime or dinner flight - the breakfast flights don't ...

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by fqtv
Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 19893

RE: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL

Hi MattNZ the upper deck is great, although it's usually pretty full (on some flights the upper deck J can be absolutely full, with only about 2 - 3 people in the lower deck J - on those the lower deck is better because you get fantastic service and it almost feels like you're in your own private ca...

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by fqtv
Thu Jul 11, 2002 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Your Airline Frequent Flyer Membership
Replies: 58
Views: 3060

RE: State Your Airline Frequent Flyer Membership

Air NZ Airpoints Gold Elite

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by fqtv
Wed Jul 10, 2002 12:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL
Replies: 23
Views: 19893

RE: Air New Zealand Business Class, SYD-AKL

Hi B-HXB great report, I've done that flight a few times as well and I think your observations are spot on. The 767-200 you were on on the way to Sydney is the only one they still have with the old seats, they really wern't all that comfortable I agree, hopefully it'll be disappearing soon. I've als...

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by fqtv
Wed Jun 26, 2002 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ AKL/SYD/AKL Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 2800

RE: Air NZ AKL/SYD/AKL Aircraft

AirNZ fly 737-300s, 767-200s, 767-300s and 747-400s trans tasmin. The 767-200s have basically the same interior as the 300s, except one of them has the old business class seats (and no in-seat PTVs, but on this aircraft the crew hand out Sony Video Watchmen to all J pax with a choice of movies). Che...

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by fqtv
Sun Jun 23, 2002 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Member Trips In Next 3 Months
Replies: 88
Views: 3211

RE: Member Trips In Next 3 Months

My next trip is London to Fiji in late August, returning late September, on Air New Zealand via LAX and AKL

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Fri Jun 21, 2002 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Camera On AirNZ (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

RE: Flight Camera On AirNZ (?)

Hi Crazyboi AirNZ's newest 744 does have a flight camera (I'm pretty sure that you're right that it's SUJ), as well as larger PTV screens in Business and First and flat beds in First. Unfortunately, the 744s are rotated around all routes that are served by 744s (AKL to LAX/LHR, to Japan, sometimes A...

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by fqtv
Sat Jun 15, 2002 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Last Trip On Ansett Australia.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2451

RE: Your Last Trip On Ansett Australia.....

my first (and last) AN flight was NAN - SYD on Sept. 12th (Fiji time) - the terrorist attacks happened while we were in the air

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by fqtv
Wed May 29, 2002 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'New Look' Air NZ To Be Revealed Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5201

RE: 'New Look' Air NZ To Be Revealed Today

VirginFlyer, you're absolutely right. 3 - 4 Business Class passengers per flight are not worth the extra space, extra flight attendent, extra catering, menus etc. that are necessary, and AirNZ will be saving quite a bit by removing biz class from its domestic fleet (obviously, otherwise they wouldn'...

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by fqtv
Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AKL Winter Schedule Changes!
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

RE: AKL Winter Schedule Changes!

NAN frequency is being increased by 1x weekly. In terms of capacity, it will be a large increase as all flights will be changed to 767 or 763 (currently NZ66 is 733, rest are 763)
Cheers, Fqtv

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by fqtv
Tue Jan 29, 2002 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sleeping On Planes
Replies: 17
Views: 1690

RE: Sleeping On Planes

actually it's more like:

In Y class it's possible, in J class it's easy, in F class none of us would dare miss a minute  Big grin

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by fqtv
Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How To Go About Getting Upgrades
Replies: 25
Views: 3662

RE: How To Go About Getting Upgrades

Using frequent flyer miles is the best and also most common way to get an upgrade. The "prices" (amount of miles you need) for upgrades depend on how far you are flying and which airline you are on. Usually, you can only upgrade on the airline whose ff miles you are using (in your case American). 8,...

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by fqtv
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Way To NZ, Nonrev
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

RE: Cheapest Way To NZ, Nonrev

Korean should be fine (especially if its free!), otherwise Air France fly to Tahiti and you may be able to get a cheap flight on Air Tahiti Nui or AirNZ to Auckland. Air France also fly to Noumea, which may be cheaper, but I think they fly via Asia which would make it quite a long flight. Of the pla...

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by fqtv
Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasty Humor :terrorist Annoyed By Delayed Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

RE: Nasty Humor :terrorist Annoyed By Delayed Flight

Someone actually asked if it was true! That's very funny, but the article isn't.

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by fqtv
Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrade?
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

RE: Upgrade?

I am upgraded on almost every flight I take with AirNZ, because I have a gold elite FF card and pay for the upgrades with points. This is basically the only way of being sure of an upgrade, unfortunately. Despite what some people have said about "you get what you pay for", airlines are usually happy...

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by fqtv
Sun Jan 06, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air NZ AKL-BNE
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

RE: Air NZ AKL-BNE

Hi mikey

I'll be flying AirNZ down to Nadi in March too, but probably closer to the end. How long are you staying? I'll be flying from London, first to Australia, then Auckland then Nadi, and should be there around the 27th or so.

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Europe-Sydney
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

RE: Europe-Sydney

Hi Jocke08 I would say that Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Cathay have the best biz classes on this route. I don't know anything about Emirates, but if their biz class is good they would also be a good choice because you can stop in Dubai, Male, Colombo and Singapore (at least when flying f...

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by fqtv
Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX´s New Business Class - 744 Config.
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

RE: CX´s New Business Class - 744 Config.

Hi Thomas

Almost all airlines have a 2-3-2 config in business class on the main deck of their 747s.

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Tue Jan 01, 2002 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To The South Pacific
Replies: 17
Views: 2691

RE: Airlines To The South Pacific

Hi VirginFlyer

last time I checked Air France fly to Tahiti (via USA) and Noumea (via Asia). A few cargo airlines stop in Nadi (eg Polar, Fed Ex). Otherwise, not many non-pacific airines excet AirNZ and Qantas fly to the South Pacific, unfortunately.

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Wed Dec 12, 2001 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

RE: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?

Hi mikey

could you look and see if the 744 is operating every week as NZ52/55? I'm flying to Fiji/NZ/Oz at easter, and might end up on the 744 (although I sort of prefer the 763s). I'll be travelling LAX-NAN on the 21st, 22nd or 23rd of March.

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Tue Dec 11, 2001 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petrified To Fly
Replies: 47
Views: 1924

RE: Petrified To Fly

Hi Smoberly, my mum has been an aerophob all her life, but over the last few years she's found a way to make it better. It's not the cheapest option, but this is what she does: she either buys a business class ticket, or upgrades from economy to business using frequent flyer miles. This is why she s...

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by fqtv
Tue Dec 11, 2001 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

RE: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?

Wow ZK-NBT thanks for the info! Nadi's basically my home airport (if I have one) so it's nice that there's a 744 flying there again

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by fqtv
Mon Dec 10, 2001 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

RE: Aircraft Types Into Auckland?

Don't Korean still fly their 777 in via Nadi?

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by fqtv
Sun Dec 09, 2001 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Famous Air Crash Photo
Replies: 72
Views: 30734

RE: The Most Famous Air Crash Photo

Does anyone know where to find the villager's photo of JAL123 minus its vertical stabilizer or the photo of the BOAC 707 over Mt. Fuji without its tail and engines?

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by fqtv
Sun Dec 02, 2001 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Update
Replies: 56
Views: 2674

RE: Air NZ Update

Hi B744, the upgrade voucher rules are a bit complicated  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Golds get 2 single sector, one class upgrade vouchers per year, which may be confirmed 72 hours before the flight Gold Elites also get 2 single sector, one class upgrade vouchers, b...

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by fqtv
Sun Dec 02, 2001 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Update
Replies: 56
Views: 2674

RE: Air NZ Update

Hi Singapore_sq I think I'm going to have to add myself to the list of 3 or 4 people who have already pointed out that you haven't got your facts straight. AirNZ do give free upgrade vouchers to Gold and Gold Elite Airpoints members (I'm Gold Elite), but it is only two per year, and they are only on...

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by fqtv
Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Update
Replies: 56
Views: 2674

RE: Air NZ Update

Hi everyone I fly AirNZ from Europe to the pacific/NZ about 3 times a year (usually in J). Air NZ J class is very good, excellent food and wines and even better service. The lack of electric seat controls really doesn't make any difference, and the seats are very comfortable. A bed would be better, ...

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by fqtv
Sat Dec 01, 2001 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Thought You Had ALot Of Frequent Flyer Cards
Replies: 54
Views: 3321

RE: You Thought You Had ALot Of Frequent Flyer Cards

I just have one, Air NZ Airpoints Gold Elite with about 70,000 points Cheers, Zac P.S. I think it's better to just have one or two FF cards and try to only fly with those carriers (and their partners) - you get to the elite levels much quicker, and that's when being a FF really gets fun  <img s...

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by fqtv
Wed Sep 12, 2001 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Else Had To Divert Yesterday?
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

RE: Who Else Had To Divert Yesterday?

Hi Udo I was booked on NZ14 SYD-LAX today (Sept 12th) but as it was cancelled I am stuck in Sydney...the Air New Zealand staff were very nice, they have booked me in business class on tomorrow's flight. I arrived this morning on an Ansett flight from Nadi, the pilot didn't mention what had happened ...

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by fqtv
Fri Jul 13, 2001 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA New Exec. Biz. Class Tested
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

RE: BA New Exec. Biz. Class Tested

Actually Singapore_Air your comments are kind of childish, I and SQ look forward to you etc. etc., lets try and keep these messages about airplanes and flying, and not get too obsessed eh?
Cheers, Fqtv

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by fqtv
Sat Jun 30, 2001 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Status In A FF Program
Replies: 17
Views: 2493

RE: Elite Status In A FF Program

I'm Air New Zealand gold

Cheers, Zac

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by fqtv
Wed May 09, 2001 10:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa/Air New Zealand/Ansett Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 3825

RE: Lufthansa/Air New Zealand/Ansett Australia

Greetings from New Zealand Hi Trentis I know what you mean about AirNZ's business class. I flew LHR-LAX-SYD last week, and SYD-AKL yesterday all in biz (free upgrades using airpoints, I could never afford an actual biz class ticket) and the service was absolutely superb. Did you try the desert wine?...

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by fqtv
Sun Apr 22, 2001 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Air Pacific To Fiji And Auckland.
Replies: 13
Views: 6014

RE: Question About Air Pacific To Fiji And Auckland.

Hi Murf I'm in Fiji about 4 times a year, so I hope I can help you a bit. Air Pacific is fine, nothing special, and your flight from LAX to NAN will be on Air Pacific's only remaining 747 (a -200). Mikey is right that they returned a 747-200 to Qantas due to the coup, but they had two so there is st...

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by fqtv
Sat Apr 21, 2001 11:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Experiences On Emirates?
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

RE: Experiences On Emirates?

Thanks for the info on Emirates' biz class KHI747. I've always wondered what it is like, especially as its by far the cheapest biz class product from Germany to many destinations. One example: Munich to Sydney (!) is DM3800 in biz class return (incl. taxes), that is about US$1850, and the trip is ha...

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by fqtv
Sat Apr 21, 2001 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: * Alliance Carriers On Intra-European Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

RE: * Alliance Carriers On Intra-European Routes

GOT means that you can't go to your travel agent and book a flight on Singapore Airlines from MAN to AMS, even though they fly this route. The same was the case with AirNZ's flights from LAX to HNL - you could only fly this segment if you were also booked on an AirNZ flight leaving or departing LAX ...

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by fqtv
Tue Apr 10, 2001 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett & Air NZ Update (April 2001)
Replies: 21
Views: 2549

RE: Ansett & Air NZ Update (April 2001)

Here's what I would like to see: - Ansett fly to LHR, using whatever aircraft they like, via Hong Kong - the Frequent Flyer programs of Ansett and AirNZ merged (or at least, AirNZ FFs allowed to upgrade on Ansett - I'd love to experience the onboard chef  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gi...

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by fqtv
Sun Apr 08, 2001 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett/Air NZ Linking Up With Thai! Breaking News!
Replies: 7
Views: 3369

RE: Ansett/Air NZ Linking Up With Thai! Breaking News!

Singapore owns 25% of AirNZ so you bet that they knew NZ was talking to Thai. Also, these arn't kids, they're businesses - they do what makes money, and if codesharing with Thai makes business sense then they'll do it.
Cheers, Zac

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