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by a7ala
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 210
Views: 29380

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Probably not a surprise to anybody who was monitoring loads from well before Covid-19: "Singapore Airlines drops flights to Canberra, Wellington" https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/singapore-airlines-drops-canberra-wellington-flights Presumably you are talking about CBR? They had jus...

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by a7ala
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12894

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12364308 SQ to suspend WLG and reduce staff in NZ. I would say the first of many International route cuts for WLG, hopefully they can bounce back in the next couple of years. Well other than FJ and NZ to NAN everything is Tran...

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by a7ala
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24148

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

This may have been asked previously but does anyone know why domestic A320 services out of Wellington were shifted to the international terminal? It's a pain in the butt for pax. It’s an covid saver idea brought to you by AVSEC/WIAL, far cheaper to run the smaller and less socially distanced domest...

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by a7ala
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24148

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

I'd love to see a Manawatu Regional Airport near Levin, pull in PMR, PPQ and all the surrounds like Foxton and Levin itself. With State Highway improvements you could get the trip down to 30mins from both major centers and both are on the same main trunk rail line which goes directly through all ma...

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by a7ala
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24148

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
Wellington - Nelson and Wellington - Christchurch should still be operating I'd think. Level 2 does allow for inter-regional travel.


And Wellington-Queenstown which is daily. There is no JQ Wellington-Nelson.

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by a7ala
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24148

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

NZ has confirmed it is planning flights from AKL, WLG and CHC to RAR once the Cook Island Bubble is open. Great to hear that the A320Neos give a capability for WLG-RAR which wasnt possible previously with the A320's as I understand. Potentially opens up the opportunity for a WLG-APW in the future m...

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by a7ala
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19929

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Really starting to wonder if QR is simply using this service as a way to re-enter a market and allow two flights for one service - similar to EK with their Australia-New Zealand services to overcome the Australia and New Zealand entry limits Good on them - makes sense to combine multiple markets on...

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by a7ala
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19929

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Really starting to wonder if QR is simply using this service as a way to re-enter a market and allow two flights for one service - similar to EK with their Australia-New Zealand services to overcome the Australia and New Zealand entry limits Good on them - makes sense to combine multiple markets on...

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by a7ala
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

New capacity restrictions today - SYD flights now capped inbound at 30pax aligning with BNE.... things get tough for the internationals. Do these caps only apply to pax getting off at SYD or would they apply to transits as well? If not it would probably make sense for the remaining carriers to link...

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by a7ala
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26016

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

What I’m saying is that SQ for example run a freight only SIN-MEL and then have cabin crew effectively based in MEL that do the MEL-WLG-MEL leg with pax and then MEL-SIN is freight only again. So no mixing of bubble non bubble pax but using the aircraft to carry freight into NZ, EK would maybe be t...

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by a7ala
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26016

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

There are very strong rumours coming out from Air NZ staff that even with a Trans Tasman bubble in place Air NZ will not be resuming TT in or out of Wgtn. Apparently you will have to transit thru AKL or CHC. Not sure how much truth you can attach to these rumours or what Qantas will do. Historicall...

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by a7ala
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost

Have a look at this website. https://www.iata.org/en/publications/economics/fuel-monitor/ As you can see transportation costs are included in the price. If you look at Mid East vs. North America you can see the difference. Hi there, it says at the top of the webpage: "The index and average pri...

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by a7ala
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Re: Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost

What I was wanting to get a sense of is what the lower Jet A1 refinery costs really mean for an airline in practice. It wasnt so long ago we were at $80/b and now we are at $17/b - however even if airline wasnt hedged at all I presume they wouldnt be getting the full benefit of the lower refined cos...

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by a7ala
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Jet A1 Fuel Prices vs into plane cost

Hi there, Im interested in getting a sense of how the cost of Jet A1 for airlines is changing in the current low price per barrel environment. I note from the IATA fuel monitor price paid at the refinery is currently around US$17/bar but I presume the costs airlines face will be far higher than this...

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by a7ala
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39387

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Hi, does anyone know whether Jetstar are storing their New Zealand aircraft in New Zealand or Australia?

Thanks.

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by a7ala
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I can’t find the article where va says they are pulling off the Tasman. All I can find on the website quoted is Scurrah saying the NZ base won’t return. That’s not the same as no Tasman operation. I wonder if the stuff article has come to the wrong conclusion? Check 5 posts above your one and you w...

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by a7ala
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

mrkerr7474 wrote:
Been posted in the NZ forum, VA are not going to return to NZ after the virus is gone. Not surprised with this move


See my post in the NZ aviation forum. I think it’s a wrong conclusion made from closing the NZ bases. Unless someone has the quote mentioned?

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by a7ala
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I can’t find the article where va says they are pulling off the Tasman. All I can find on the website quoted is Scurrah saying the NZ base won’t return. That’s not the same as no Tasman operation. I wonder if the stuff article has come to the wrong conclusion?

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by a7ala
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Awful, but utterly predictable and, actually sensible. QF have cut international capacity by 90%. We'll get through this. It will take a while perhaps to regain early 2020 glory; but this very dark period is going to turn out to be a blip. Does anyone know where to find QF full cuts across the tasm...

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by a7ala
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

VA exiting AKL-RAR from 21JUL, AKL-TBU from 1MAY, and further reducing AKL-MEL and AKL-SYD. https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200313/pdf/44g0hhl26jsdrj.pdf I thought VA were doing quite well on the Raro flights... the times i flew them they were full. Sad about Tonga though.... VA just couldn't compe...

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by a7ala
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200313/ ... 6jsdrj.pdf
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VA exiting AKL-RAR from 21JUL, AKL-TBU from 1MAY, and further reducing AKL-MEL and AKL-SYD.

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200313/ ... 6jsdrj.pdf

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by a7ala
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Apologies for not being clear. I'm well aware that ADL is being discussed in the article. I can't personally see that going to TR, and to be clear what I meant re WLG was will WLG survive? I can't see it going to TR but I do wonder if there may be enough local MEL-WLG traffic for WLG to survive for...

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by a7ala
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I wasn’t suggesting TR fly MEL-WLG what I meant was would WLG survive? I'm confused on what you are getting here. It is SIN-ADL that was discussed in the article of moving from SQ to TR. Are you thinking the same could happen for SIN-MEL-WLG? Apologies for not being clear. I'm well aware that ADL i...

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by a7ala
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28060

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Wellington Airport has installed 9 runway sensors to report real-time runway conditions (first airport in Southern Hemisphere apparently). At this stage the sensors are collecting information and used for monitoring, but its hoped in the near future the condition will be available directly to cockpi...

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by a7ala
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66299

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I don't think the traffic to Europe via CN is significant. CN is a difficult country to transit through which makes it a poor choice. Compared with SIN, HKG, DXB etc, the share of transit traffic to Europe held by ports such as PVG and PEK is miniscule. The Wuhan flu is an overall drag on the entir...

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by a7ala
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66299

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I can't see SQ adding extra flights to cover CA/CZ/MU reductions as most of the Chinese carrier flights are filled with ex China tour group pax who simply won't be travelling here. There as a significant amount of Europe-AU/NZ traffic that connects via China that will be looking for alternative way...

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by a7ala
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66299

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

I can't see SQ adding extra flights to cover CA/CZ/MU reductions as most of the Chinese carrier flights are filled with ex China tour group pax who simply won't be travelling here. There as a significant amount of Europe-AU/NZ traffic that connects via China that will be looking for alternative way...

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by a7ala
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: One-engine operable climb gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: One-engine operable climb gradients

Thanks very much for your responses :)

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by a7ala
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: One-engine operable climb gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

One-engine operable climb gradients

Hi,

Novice was hoping for rule of thumb on what climb gradients airlines would use for normal and then 1-engine operable operations for the B787 and A350 variants.

Thanks

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by a7ala
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25493

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

haggis73 wrote:
The runway at AKL currently closed for all arrivals & Jet departures due to a FOD issue (Concrete) so the alert says. Plenty of aircraft in a hold at the moment.


Looks like Air Calin A330 diverted to WLG, and SQ A380 to OHA.

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by a7ala
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Just read on another forum. I’d say this is a BA/QR Joint Venture? ACCC receives application for authorisation from British Airways and Qatar Airways Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) received (16-Jan-2020) an application for authorisation from British Airways and Qatar Airways ...

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by a7ala
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25493

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Looks like Jetstar are increasing WLG-OOL from 3pw to up to 6pw during northern summer. According to their website all months apart from Jul/Aug getting an increase. New flights look to be operating at a much better time for the returning WLG market dep OOL at 14:35 rather than the current 06:20. G...

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by a7ala
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25493

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Looks like Jetstar are increasing WLG-OOL from 3pw to up to 6pw during northern summer. According to their website all months apart from Jul/Aug getting an increase. New flights look to be operating at a much better time for the returning WLG market dep OOL at 14:35 rather than the current 06:20.

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by a7ala
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Not very secure thought is it? 2 hours on a bus with some minimum wage employee. Fruit being thrown out the window or left on the bus, the potential for unlawful residents to gap it during a 'toilet' stop etc. I mean we're talking about stuff impacting our national security. You cant usually open w...

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by a7ala
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

I thought OHA was now set up with equipment for customs: https://www.beca.com/what-we-do/projects/defence/ohakea-air-movements-terminal It would seem prudent to have some Air Force personnel equipped to perform some customs duties, perhaps just leaving anything requiring escalation to an on-call te...

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by a7ala
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Surely its time that some base staff get basic customs training, to at-least be able allow passengers off the aircraft (based on remote assitaintance from New Zealand Customs) :checkmark: This or having a customs 'go team' ready to position to non international airports (DUD, OKA, TRG and NPE would...

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by a7ala
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Agree, if non stop services Australia to JFK commence and are economically viable; there is no discussion. But it's far from a foregone conclusion on the basis that BNE-JFK is only 500NM longer than PER-LHR. 500NM is still 500NM; and we're talking totally different winds. But if they *don't* commen...

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by a7ala
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

No thoughts that I heard, but I would think entirely possible. CZ did consider a CAN-DUD-CHC-CAN route, but Dunedin airport decided that the stand 1 modifications would be too expensive. Could you elaborate where you heard this? Seems completely fanciful - if they were prepared to operate triangles...

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by a7ala
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Does anyone know the latest on if Dunedin will ever get a Sydney flight back? Haven't heard anything in a while. Not sure if they're even trying at the moment. No thoughts that I heard, but I would think entirely possible. CZ did consider a CAN-DUD-CHC-CAN route, but Dunedin airport decided that th...

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by a7ala
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29607

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

VA haven't done well on the tasman, probably from no IFE. Ironically, Dunedin has been one of their best performing routes. You're spot on, there's a lot of competition and two main carriers offer very reasonable prices over their 3 brands. So poor VA is left stuck in the no-mans-land, yelling out ...

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by a7ala
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 with a twist...
Replies: 2
Views: 4294

A350-900 with a twist...

Hi there, I understand that Airbus have made improvements to the A350-900 which involves a twisting of the wing, new winglets, reduction in operating empty weight. Reading media suggests Iberia was the first airline to receive the improved aircraft back in June 2018 (MSN 219). 1. Does anyone know wh...

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by a7ala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

It rains in Wellington 44 days out of 100, and you are assuming a headwind for takeoff whereas (very strong) crosswinds are fairly common in Wellington. I have my doubts that the aircraft could even do it on paper in perfect conditions (I would be interested in seeing some actual data either way) b...

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by a7ala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

a7ala, 1. Please use commas to bring up your sentences. We're adults. 2. There is no bigger fan of the 777 than me, but no, it cannot do WLG-LAX (Capital Letters) with any meaningful payload. I'm sorry, but that just isn't correct. I wish it were, but it's not. Thanks for the advice. Boeing's Airpo...

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by a7ala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

That's a good question and one I admittedly hadn't thought of. Perhaps that's why they don't have any TPAC flights. Runway is actually long enough for a DL 77L wlg-lax no problem And while it’s a small city its New Zealand’s second largest population, economy and out bound market to the US. And as ...

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by a7ala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

A Christchurch to LAX 788 at 3 per week won't be too hard to fill as the city is well connected to 15 cities in New Zealand to help with feed and the single terminal transfer experience is a breeze compared to the Auckland terminal change. Regarding the idea of a 777 flying WLG to LAX non stop with...

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by a7ala
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

[Michael, im just using the datasets/information you referred me to: - Wind/Wet - As I said wind is a positive at WLG, wet runway of course a negative how much who knows as its not in the boeing airport stuff. How often is WLG's runway wet? Maybe 10-15% of the time. - RTO break performance - should...

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by a7ala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Do you even bother checking the performance sheet before posting? Because your post clearly showing that you don't. If you ever bother going to Google, type in 777 airport compatability chart, and actually read the payload range chart, you'll know your answer right away. The defence that 777 has su...

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by a7ala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Do you even bother checking the performance sheet before posting? Because your post clearly showing that you don't. If you ever bother going to Google, type in 777 airport compatability chart, and actually read the payload range chart, you'll know your answer right away. The defence that 777 has su...

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by a7ala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Runway is actually long enough for a DL 77L wlg-lax no problem Only if you try and load with any meaningful payload. Fully loaded 77L can easily use 2800-3000m runway from sea level. Going WLG-LAX non-stop is only possible if you have zero pax/cargo on your plane. Michael Nope. Easily full pax load...

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by a7ala
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24059

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

NZ theoretically shouldn't have been able to support three US airlines flying there but look at it now. I'm sure if DL entered it would be less than daily and only seasonally. Whoever enters WLG-LAX first will be smart. With a similar strategy as CHC and only 2-3x weekly seasonally they'd be sure t...

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