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by concordianSYD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 15407

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

The new safety video is much more palatable. But it makes me curious, will an All Blacks Jersey ever have a big fat Koru on it? I’m surprised it never has (or has it - I don’t recall). Does NZ want to be the principal sponsor of the AB’s? maybe not, who knows. I don’t even know if NZ is a minor spo...

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by concordianSYD
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 15407

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

The new safety video is much more palatable. But it makes me curious, will an All Blacks Jersey ever have a big fat Koru on it? I’m surprised it never has (or has it - I don’t recall). Does NZ want to be the principal sponsor of the AB’s? maybe not, who knows. I don’t even know if NZ is a minor spon...

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by concordianSYD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Over the last few years I’ve wondered if BKK will ever show up again on NZ’s radar, especially in the expansion mode we’ve seen of late. IIRC it flew to the now-superseded Don Mueang airport in the early-to-late 90’s. Bangkok is one of the world’s most visited cities, if not THE most visited city. I...

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by concordianSYD
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31124

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I agree that NZ’s J bed is comfortable to sleep on, but that’s about the only thing going for it. The associated J soft product is good, but not great. I feel like NZ is caught in-between trying to be a full-service carrier but behaving more like a LCC, something VA was accused of. VA was (by some) ...

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by concordianSYD
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33761

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Situation still ok mid 1990's. https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/set/item/204 Absolutely loved this marketing era. Agree with you both Gasman & NZ6, these were good days for NZ’s brand and profile. Another period of marketing brilliance was the early 90’s around the time of this piece of work: https...

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by concordianSYD
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36826

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Two regional NZ flights that stick out somewhat as being ripe for cutting are PMR-HLZ and PMR-WLG. I don’t know the loads on these sectors but PMR-HLZ is fairly unique being non-hub at either end, and PMR-WLG, while further distance and not as well served by road is ‘similar’ to the old HLZ-AKL. Pal...

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by concordianSYD
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37235

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Could we maybe see Obama make an appearance on a new TV advertisement campaign for NZ? I know his time doesn’t come cheap but he’d turn heads on commercials in New Zealand (for outbound to the US), the US (for inbound traffic) and Australia (for connecting traffic). I think it’s a long shot but NZ a...

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by concordianSYD
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

Correct, no-one will book solely WLG-AKL. But pax could buy NZ WLG-AKL and then MH to KUL, QR to DOH, KE to ICN etc, J all the way. Although that assumes NZ interlines with those carriers which I suspect they mightn't, which would mean collecting bags in AKL, re-checking in and doing customs again,...

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by concordianSYD
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

Correct, no-one will book solely WLG-AKL. But pax could buy NZ WLG-AKL and then MH to KUL, QR to DOH, KE to ICN etc, J all the way.

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by concordianSYD
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

and last but not least WLG gets it's own NZ widebody service which from a marketing perspective would be a big deal I would have thought.

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by concordianSYD
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

Now that you mention it aerokiwi I think you’re right this might have been attempted previously with a 733 as far as AKL. I was thinking a same-plane widebody service to SIN through AKL could be attractive though because – - it would be as good as (if not better than?) SQ’s WLG-CBR-SIN service - it ...

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by concordianSYD
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

To appease Wellington flyers en-route to Asia / Europe, and to counter SQ’s CBR/SIN initiative, could NZ offer (say) a 789 WLG-AKL-SIN or WLG-AKL-HKG whereby pax clear customs in WLG? This could also help win back some pax lost to QF through SYD?

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by concordianSYD
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Set To Announce New USA Destination(LAS/IAH/ORD
Replies: 203
Views: 26805

RE: NZ Set To Announce New USA Destination(LAS/IAH/ORD

First post on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>.net ever. My idea is premature at this point in time, bearing in mind establishing one new destination is enough of a big deal let alone establishing two.....but eventually? How about <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / ...

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