If that had been done. Cook Island flgihts could be flown now with much less "risk" as they would be completely seperated from other international crew/passengers etc etc. They can already do this. Send PI flights to Wellington, others to Auckland. Aucklanders would have to connect, but s...Jump to post
The first excuse was transit in Singapore, but that was impossible because of arrangements and the fact that maximum transfer time is 4 hours. It is impossible to be infected in Singapore and a swab 10 hours later in Korea to be positive. Now New Zealand and South Korea are trying to figure out wha...Jump to post
I try to avoid airlines such as FR or W6, but please do elaborate. What do I need to know, on how to fly them? Check in at the time they tell you to check in, the way they tell you to check in. Only bring luggage that matches the dimensions and weights you have paid for (or that is included with yo...Jump to post
I have seen one suggestion that someone made which was NZ should just turn any credits into Airpoints dollars for those that wish it. Would improve flexibility and also reduce the amount of call centre use etc. And then we can all go spend those points at Mitre 10, which presumably means AirNZ are ...Jump to post
From what I can gather they mean 772s when they say 777.
Some are repatriation flights. About 10 days ago Vancouver saw as many as 3 B777's of NZ on the ground at the same time all routing AUK YVR FRA YVR AUK As another poster had said, NZ6xxx flights are cargo or positioning flights - never have pax. Repatriation charters will be NZ19xx They’re due to r...Jump to post
NZ has just flown 4 planes LAX-AKL too - 2 just arrived, 2 a few hours away. 3 77W and a 789 This is confusing. Did they not on April 7 announce longhaul staff layoffs, and on April 9 clarify that all 777 pilots would be among them? Has that been delayed, or when was it supposed to take effect? I b...Jump to post
NZ has just flown 4 planes LAX-AKL too - 2 just arrived, 2 a few hours away. 3 77W and a 789. The 789 may have pax on it, but the rest are purely cargo I believe.Jump to post
Based on the aircraft types given (A320: 171 seats, ATR: 68 seats, Q300: 50 seats) and the frequencies we get the following weekly flying: A320: 34 sectors AKL/CHC, 14 sectors AKL/WLG. 48 sectors total. 8,208 seats ATR: 4 sectors WLG/CHC, 4 sectors CHC/DUD. 8 sectors total. 544 seats. Q300: 20 sect...Jump to post
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has canceled all flights to the United States for the duration of the ban. Got a source for that? This is the first domino in the line to trigger a bunch of cancellations/refunds for me. SAS have been slow to update E: They’ve finally announced stuff. CPH-ORD, CPH-NYC, A...Jump to post
The aircraft size isn't determined by the slot but it's not like all routes can just be flown by small planes. Good luck making LHR-AKL on a Dash 8. The destination isn’t determined by the slot either, right? If SQ canceled some of their A380 flights could they just pay a UK local flight school a f...Jump to post
BTW, people are quoting the Wuhan metro area population as being around 19 million. The information I have seen is that the metro population is 7-8 million. What am I missing? Wikipedia says Urban 8.9m, Metro 19m. Per https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/oecd-urban-po...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:In a country where 1 out of 3 is obese, seat width does matter when it comes to safety.
That means that on a B787 with 3-3-3 seating, you have 100% chance of an obese person occupying a set of three.
How about AIT? They were talking of expanding the runway and customs to take International flights, AKL is realistically most likely I think as a seasonal NS destination 1-2 weekly A320s to start, stunning place AIT is, the less people the better. According to http://www.ck/aituthot.htm there’s abo...Jump to post
https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/ Well this is interesting, as the 737MAX200's name has just been updated to match Ryanair's naming for it (B737-8-200) on the specification information website. 737 MAX 8 Seats (2-class): 162 – 178 Maximum seats: 210 220 230 Range nm (km): 3,550 (6,570) 3,5 ...Jump to post
Ahh, Thanks. I think the regulatory authorities do not allow the Aus/NZ airlines to use twins to South American destinations due to lack of diversion airports. Latam operate similar routes (SCL-MEL) though. AKL-NYC would be possible with some blocked seats I guess, an MTOW increase of 2.5T would ce...Jump to post
What's weird is why didn't they divert to Dunedin instead? 2.5 hours drive and all pax were destined for ZQN anyway. Perhaps that's the better contingency. Try more like 3.5. 4 in a bus. And again, the time to get hold of 4-5 buses + drivers, and get them to the airport. IVC might’ve been a better ...Jump to post
Just calling someone ugly or black in an argument doesn't make him a racist. Absolutely. It's being racist that makes him call someone black in an argument. Seriously, pull your head in. If the best two insults hr can think of are "ugly" and "black", it's pretty clear what he th...Jump to post
Another benefit of having flights to Turkey for example is the 777-8 would have room for extra cargo. The 777-8 to London would likely have blocked seats on a day with bad weather. The passenger bags could go via Turkey allowing the London direct flights to leave full year round. Apart from that be...Jump to post
Because, as I said upthread, they have to work around the standard rear galley fixtures. The rear part of the cabin was not designed to accommodate the sort of configuration SQ is fitting so compromises have to be made. The alternative is spending millions of dollars designing, manufacturing and ce...Jump to post
JBusworth wrote:Depending on how you count it, the Qantas Group could have more than 5 airlines.
All the Jetstar Brands
All the QantasLink Brands
Aren't those times good for Dunedin people going on holiday, to maximise time in BNE? Separately - I assume the crew overnights in DUD (kinda cool). Do you know where at? I think they’re pretty good times. Far better than, for example, JQ’s MEL-CHC overnight flight. Not 100% sure but I think the Sc...Jump to post
aeropix wrote:Whenever fuel is removed from an aircraft it cannot be used in aviation again, but is commonly used in GSE vehicles instead.
Let us compare the two scenarios - with exactly the same plane, the same weather, the same route (incl. the same altitude change), etc. so that the only difference in the scenarios is the weight (15 lb less weight in the second scenario). Are the fuel pumps (or whatever is responsible for injecting...Jump to post
I think is correct. A true W pattern is usually short haul, with the whole rotation completed with a single crew. examples in the might include MEL-SYD-CNS-SYD-MEL, with timings: MEL 0700 - 835 SYD 915 - 12.25 CNS 13.00 - 15.55 SYD 16.30 - 18.00 MEL Surely that couldn't be completed by a single cre...Jump to post
Until late last year WLG-NSN had 4 airlines serving it. Air NZ, Jetstar, Sounds Air, Origin Pacific. Origin is now gone, but the other three remain.Jump to post