Search found 36 matches

by wawaman
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41760

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

OKT departed early this morning as NZ6019 to TPE. Is it being returned to the owner?

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13880

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

It is worth looking at the decision of the court here. This is not about a bunch of green protesters. It is about the court of appear ruling that the expansion is illegal. i.e. against UK law made by parliament. You don't get around that by rubbishing the protesters. Therefore you can only assume th...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13880

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I think the only question left now is what will the UK do instead. It seems clear that to continue to fight for the 3rd runway is just to delay alternatives. The news here is not that the court ruled against, it is that the UK government basically set it up that way. There is zero political will for...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16949

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I believe it is time for all to recognize that LHR R3 is unachievable, and to plan for a future where LHR is not the default option and look at expansion elsewhere. To keep going with groundhog day is to just delay other options. It is time to move on now.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28185

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

aerorobnz wrote:
OKC is due back in AKL around 0830 as NZ31D.


OKC looks to be heading back to EZE on Flightradar24

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28185

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Whoopeecock wrote:
NZ31 (OKC) just diverted into PUQ after flying for about 5.5 hours. First time ANZ has been here? Assume medical?


Does anyone know when OKC is likely to continue the journey to AKL. Assume it should be soon if it was indeed a medical stop.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125159

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

It is clear that for some regions FlyBe is providing a public service and the government is (rightly) supporting that via subsidy and other methods, but if you look at the entire domestic transport strategy then I can't help wondering if HS2 is money well spent. If the trade off is £100b on a single...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines for YYZ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3832

Re: New airlines for YYZ?

There has been some chatter about Air New Zealand over on the New Zealand Thread. NZ have added ORD this year and EWR in 2020. YYZ is a possibility I guess.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9142

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

That sure is an interesting route. Is this to far for the A321 or do they use the A332?

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58980

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Surely whats happening here is that NZ are telling us that NZ1/2 is really 2 markets. AKL<->LAX and LAX<->LHR. You can see this when you try to book AKL to LHR. They do a lot to convince you to go via Asia. So if we accept that they are 2 different markets, then what they are saying is that LAX<->LH...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77654

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Anyone know whats happening at AKL? Looks to be closed to all flights.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45267

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Interestingly, BA's website shows tonight's BA32 and BA28 as still operational: Yet the HKG airport website shows a sea of red cancellations, including BA's two flights: I wonder which is correct? Notice BA32 just departed, but both tonights flights show cancelled. Surely they are not both returnin...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7552

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

I'm not going to express an opinion on LHR expansion, but even though Mr Johnson has said he will lay down in from of the Bulldozers, the reality is that this does not get around the facts that this will be an almost impossible project to deliver. Politics is just a small part. - The funding model i...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3395

BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

I was at LHR on Saturday and noticed a flight departing to TFS. I was not aware this was a route and checked it out. Seems BA fly the route just once per week only. Why would BA run this service just once a week when all TFS flying is out of LGW? Anyone know the answer?

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12749

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

I agree with Lightsaber and par13del... The reality (as I see it) is that this project is pretty much undeliverable for all the reasons already discussed. I wonder what happens when the government and Heathrow Ltd realise this. We could be 10 years from that point, and then we are back at square one...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33782

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I have a slightly different view on the NZ BusPrem seat. I fly BA most, NZ second and SQ third, always in Biz. The BA seat i hate. If you are in the rearward facing window seat you just can't get in and out of the thing. If you have the bed in lieflat mode and need to visit the lave then forget it. ...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 15235

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

Surely the question here is 'and what will Airbus do next'. What is the market opportunity created by removing the a380 at the top of the lineup, and how will they see the future. In that context we can judge the A380 decision. I guarantee you Airbus will be well ahead of us in this thinking, and no...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35542

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Changing the subject... slightly.... But there has been recent discussion here about the long haul replacement announcement in 2019. No secret that ULH flying out of Auckland is important to NZ. But pacific flying isn't going away. If an Airbus deal was on the table would the A330NEO addition to any...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

This vote is clearly an important step, but the barriers remain really substantial. I see 3 things that will be really issues. - The legal challenge(s) will be huge, very costly, and lengthy. It is very likely we will have multiple changes of government during this time. The outcome is far from cert...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22738

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ? I could be wrong, but one of the flight tracking companies I follow on Twitter showed AF1 stopping at Ramstein, not Crete. It flew Bagotville > Souda Bay > Paya Lebar. Info from i...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

@LupineChemist As far as the London Area, there's plenty of capacity for growth that aren't nearly as problematic. Gatwick is pretty much at maximum possible capacity but Stanstead could easily end up with a huge amount of growth and it already has a train line, so a terminal redevelopment would be...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

The UK parliament can just pass a new act for rhe new runway which means just about all the previous legal routes to try and stop the runway will be closed. I don't think it is quite that simple, although I suspect there will be an act of parliament. This will aid the planning process, but at the e...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

The challenge with the LHR proposal all along was that it was undeliverable. And I mean this on many grounds. Political/Legal/Environmental... and I would even extend this to possible protests. (This will be a huge construction project and just protecting the sight will require a small army). This i...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 44098

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Does anyone have any knowledge on how long these 777 leases might be for. I would assume they can be rolled over, but I assume the RR issues will end one day... Is there a chance NZ will keep them around beyond the arrival of the next 2 789's... This would allow them to use the new 787's to be used ...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 130
Views: 17565

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

It will pass the political hurdle no problem. The unions are all for it, and that means labour support. And after the consultation LHR is the only real show in town now. The real hurdle is legal which will come next year.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 12727

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

VNAP is just re-positioning MAN -> LHR. So I assume she returns to service tonight/tomorrow.

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 30045

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

I know BA used to have an arrangement where NZ DC-10's were swapped in the US somewhere, but did BA ever serve AKL with there own metal, and if so what was the route to/from London?

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Estonian Airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

RE: New Estonian Airline?

So what has happened to the EMB fleet of 5 then?

Jump to post
by wawaman
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Estonian Airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

New Estonian Airline?

With the demise of <acronym title="Estonian Air">OV</acronym> a few weeks ago, the Estonian Government is quoted in the WSJ as saying they will being setting up a new airline based out of <acronym title="Tallinn - Lennart Meri (Ulemiste) (TLL / EETN), Estonia">TLL</acronym>. Assuming they will use t...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The Baltics?
Replies: 23
Views: 4771

RE: BA And The Baltics?

I am pretty sure <acronym title="Estonian Air">OV</acronym> used to fly <acronym title="Tallinn - Lennart Meri (Ulemiste) (TLL / EETN), Estonia">TLL</acronym> -> <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, but that was a long time ago. Probably when <acronym title="...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 150
Replies: 205
Views: 20486

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 150

Does anyone know how the transit arrangements now work for <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> -> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> flights now <acronym title="Air ...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146
Replies: 217
Views: 32184

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 146

Is there any chance at all we might see some <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> order for 777X at Farnborough. What might the strategy be beyond the 772's, The 789's don't cover all of them. Is it logical to assume <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> will end up with -8 and the ...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri May 10, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Transport Committee: LHR Needs A 3d/4th Runways
Replies: 36
Views: 8807

RE: UK Transport Committee: LHR Needs A 3d/4th Runways

Clearly it will take years before anything happens. Why don't they just lift the curfew at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and operate one of the runways though the night. This would give immediate benefit, and it is a lot less disruptive than 2 new runw...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri May 10, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127
Replies: 212
Views: 17591

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127

I have to say the entire booking process with respect to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> and <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acron...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Lauch 5th Daily LHR
Replies: 54
Views: 13914

RE: CX To Lauch 5th Daily LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NZ107" class="quote" target="_blank">NZ107</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kon...

Jump to post
by wawaman
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 123
Replies: 215
Views: 27132

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 123

I have to admit that I don't understand what AirNZ is doing with respect to alliances related to Hong Kong. I know the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND O...

Jump to post