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by fkfnz
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20255

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

I still think there should be rail connecting at least Queenstown to the rest of the country (Dunedin as originally planned), Wanaka should probably be included in that too. There used to be rail Dunedin-Cromwell. It wasn't that many years ago it was ripped out to Middlemarch, and just recently the...

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by fkfnz
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Took two months, but Visa have reversed my Virgin ticket purchase today. $1500NZ back in my account is very welcome.

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by fkfnz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 58652

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Has anyone had any luck with credit card charge backs for canceled Virgin Australia flights? and now that Virgin Australia is voluntary administration, would they be an better chance of these getting credited by the credit card providers? I've currently got a claim in with my CC provider, should he...

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by fkfnz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 58652

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Has anyone had any luck with credit card charge backs for canceled Virgin Australia flights? and now that Virgin Australia is voluntary administration, would they be an better chance of these getting credited by the credit card providers? I've currently got a claim in with my CC provider, should he...

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by fkfnz
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100731

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Virgin Australia Suspending All International Flights https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com/release/virgin-australia-group-update-response-covid-19 Key points: * Suspension of all international flying from 30 March to 14 June 2020 * Group domestic capacity reduction of 50 per cent until 14 June 2020...

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by fkfnz
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41952

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

zkncj wrote:
Virgin hasn't confirmed yet, thinking they will exit the Tasman completely.


That would solve my personal problem of rescheduling my upcoming Virgin flights, because hopefully at that point they'll just have to refund.

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by fkfnz
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41952

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

My speculative prediction: coronavirus will spread seriously in the USA, and NZ and other countries will impose significant restrictions on travellers from North America. Air NZ's Pacific services will be drastically cut, and the carrier will need a bailout to survive. When the virus is contained, ...

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by fkfnz
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77908

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

backfiah wrote:
Devil's advocate is that you have a choice to pay via a method that has no additional fees...


In which you give out your internet banking details to a third party, and is not recommended by banks. Can't win.

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by fkfnz
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7943

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Our local airport, Dunedin International, recently dropped the "International" from its name, even though we still have a single scheduled international route. (DUD-BNE on VA)

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by fkfnz
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33955

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111124 ... in-flights


Frequency was never enough. At 3x/wk JQ might as well have not bothered, and looks like the public agrees.
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a7ala wrote:
JQ shifting WLG-DUD 3/week to WLG-ZQN - which will operate 6/week

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111124 ... in-flights


Frequency was never enough. At 3x/wk JQ might as well have not bothered, and looks like the public agrees.

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by fkfnz
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38423

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Just booked my AKL-IVC flight for some time in late Oct - at the Grabaseat price of $59 couldn’t afford not to. Wondering how long this flight will last though. At the moment there are 186 seats out of IVC each morning before 8.15. The addition of an A320 is an increase of about 90%. Hmm . . . chal...

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by fkfnz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?

He is currently on EI-EJK, an A332 of Alitalia. AZ4000 is the flight number. It's on FR24.

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by fkfnz
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22803

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

LamboAston wrote:
I thought all weekday Q300 flights to DUD had stopped, but I saw a Q300 yesterday departing to Wellington just after 11am. Does anyone have an explanation for this?


I was on that one last week. Surprisingly better than the ATR's.

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by fkfnz
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NZ South Island must see's
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: NZ South Island must see's

If you're into scenery, solitude, wildlife and long white sandy beaches, you can't go past the Catlins on the south east coast. Be aware the weather can be pretty awful, even in mid summer - next stop to the south is Antarctica after all. However on a good day, it can be stunning. For something simi...

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