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by NZ321
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 42
Views: 11213

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

?? I never heard that one before .... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1444755#p22160745 This is where I might have heard it from. I am not sure, if I was reading it right, and the poster meant 777 and 787 as unique fleets? or unique frames? That’s correct - NZ has three main...

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 42
Views: 11213

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

Phosphorus wrote:
What about their crews? I've read somewhere that NZ cabin crews are managed in a way, where a group of FA's and a specific airframe are "paired" (for lack of better word).


?? I never heard that one before ....

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 8655

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

How well could AKL handle an domestic only summer holiday period? Hopefully with not too much challenges the new lounge is now open and more gates are free now that the Q300s are gone. If Air NZ gets back up to 100% it will be interesting to see back to normal congestion in the terminal areas etc. ...

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19667

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Air New Zealand resumes San Francisco service from late-July 2020 Air New Zealand last week resumed Auckland – San Francisco service, after nearly 4 months of service suspension. Since 21JUL20, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft operates this route 3 times weekly. NZ008 AKL2230 – 1545SFO 789 246 NZ00...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19667

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Article on Simple Flying on an incident involving a 777 and 787 bumping into one another in the hanger at AKL and causing damage to both frames. I don't recall seeing this posted or in the media before now. Is this for real and if so, do we know which frames?

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19667

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122010088/air-new-zealand-scraps-idea-of-converting-aircraft-to-cargo-freighters?fbclid=IwAR3Qusk6IV7IpDth8p71MoSXG4pAPciHhwMKTLXw3pY0gXrt27hq6XZYRas Right so a few days ago NZ were still considering converting some 777s to Freighters and now they aren’t. W...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

DavidByrne wrote:
Presumably only those pax who live in Australia or who have already spent quarantine in Australia would be allowed. Then they could enter NZ without further quarantine. Means that we’d have to synchronise quarantine rules, that’s all.


Yes this is how I see it working too.

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mike Hosking criticised Greg Foran on the radio this morning for being visibly absent during this crisis. Not remotely surprising in my view. Foran was bought in to NZ as a hatchet man - and while Covid-19 has given him a wonderful scapegoat for his agenda; I wouldn't expect him to be raising his h...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45282

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Thai Airways only has one scheduled 787 route left - Bangkok to Auckland. Is it possible they haven't updated this route yet? The rest are on the 777s. Is it safe to say Thai Airways is truly getting rid of its 787s? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291638/thai-airways-internationa...

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by NZ321
Wed May 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27762

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

When do we expect passenger flights to reopen to Singapore /KL ? Any news?

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

The problem is that people infected in transit are not going to show up on any test for a minimum of several days after exposure. Any fast-tracked system therefore would have to avoid any chance of infection in-flight or at terminals. The only real way around this is to ensure that *everyone* they ...

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by NZ321
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121295428/quarantine-and-contact-tracing-what-the-transtasman-bubble-might-look-like But in the latest update, Jactina is hinting that on the New Zealand side the 14 day isolation period would still apply! It will be a progressive loosening, not j...

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15330

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

Even if it is hard to accept for us aviation enthusiasts, but I think we have to say goodbye to the air traffic we knew before Corona. Nothing will ever be the same again. The example of Air NewZealand will not be the only one. COVID 19 will occupy the world for a long time to come and will have a ...

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by NZ321
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Scratch LAS off the list: too close to LAX, little premium traffic, little LAS originating traffic, summer heat operating restrictions. I think we've been round this course before.... LAS too close to LAX, DEN can't sustain the traffic or yields year-round, SEA is possible but too close to YVR. Wha...

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by NZ321
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

If anybody has seen the latest UAL schedule update on Airlineroute it is very ambitious indeed and flies in the face of strategies being employed down under by QF and NZ, and many airlines overall, as does the latest from EK. Can anybody explain this?

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27816

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

Awesome photos thank you :)

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39286

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Initial LH Charter Flights info listed below. At this stage all flights preliminary, LH are waiting on NZ Government approval for the flights which has pushed back the entire schedule. I'm waiting on the latest update to come through. OS sending a B772 down our way as well, details at bottom. Also ...

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I think all these dates are provisional and would be very surprised to see all of them materialize as listed here in the stated time-frames. As I understand it, these schedules are now in the system but could be deferred depending on outcomes of multiple variables in play. To think we will see all t...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

LH 744 is enroute HND-AKL as LH9902 due in at 07:41 It’s definitely made good time - it is just crossing the coast at Maraetai and about to turn final now. V/F Given it left HND at 1614 local an 0741 arrival should be 10:27 air Bourne which is about right given a typical 11hrs block time, someone s...

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by NZ321
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I expect NZ to curtail flights pretty heavily come tomorrow. There'll still be some for freight and essential personnel movements. But probably no more than one or two a day between the main centres. And possibly less than that for the regions. Kiwirail are probably looking at upping their train le...

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by NZ321
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Singapore have just closed their airport for transit passengers. Unless you are a citizen or permanent resident you will not be getting on any flights through Singapore. I suspect this may be the end of NZ's Singapore service for the time being.

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

How long do we think NZ will keep AKL-SIN open?

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Seems all foreign airlines will exit by end of March

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I am hearing the last EK service operates into AKL around 28th but this is not announced anywhere that I can find. Certainly not on Airlineroute.

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12151

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

Does not look good. I have always wondered why AIrAsia was so rabidly pro Airbus. I guess now we know. Another thing many people living in the US don't know is that people in South East Asia don't earn as much as they do. Many have to do more than one job to make ends meet. The way of life is South...

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12151

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

As such, Tony Fernandes and all other members of executive leaderships are expected to manage the companies in the best interest of all shareholders, not theirs personally. Poor Tony, he is being investigated by Malaysia(citizen) and India(origin and overseas citizen, misnomer, just a lifetime visa...

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1957
Views: 341145

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The biggest winners if they give up SEA/MIA and BOS will be AA, AS and B6. But at times like this we tend to forget that everybody is more or less in the same position. Everybody is in a fight for survivial and everybody will be making cuts and retrenching. Not like DL will emerge smaller and nobod...

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by NZ321
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

There are no right or wrong answers. Here's my best case ⋅ Border restrictions lifted 28 April (post the Easter and School Holidays) ⋅ Government support, part loan part relief fund for core aviation/trade links to remain open. $500M to $1B ⋅ NZ removes numerous A320 C...

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by NZ321
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336795

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The HKG stoppage was planned a while ago as part of their RR 787 grounding. Cathay are flying services on behalf of ANZ with a CX flight number (albeit a 4 digit one) So ANZ has 30 long range aircraft and for right now the only long range destination they have is LAX. 8 Boeing 777-200 13.9 Years 8 ...

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by NZ321
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336795

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The HKG stoppage was planned a while ago as part of their RR 787 grounding. Cathay are flying services on behalf of ANZ with a CX flight number (albeit a 4 digit one) So ANZ has 30 long range aircraft and for right now the only long range destination they have is LAX. 8 Boeing 777-200 13.9 Years 8 ...

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by NZ321
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207577

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I would very much doubt that some of the new routes touted further up this blog to begin in October will be happening now. Indeed, we could see AA coming back after things ease off with a much more modest offering both domestically and internationally. Many of the announced new routes across the Atl...

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by NZ321
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The "herd" is fine as a theory but there are a few people who have reportedly caught it twice... so quite where that leaves us we don't know at this time. Quite a gamble perhaps?

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by NZ321
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years of the RR Trent
Replies: 42
Views: 6407

Re: 25 Years of the RR Trent

Now what RR needs to do is fixing the troublesome Trent 1000, as well as its brothers T7000 and the TEN. Then, I can't wait the introduction of the Ultrafan (on the nextgen A350, I guess). There may be another Trent version for the A330's descedant (some clean-sheet aircraft to replace the current ...

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by NZ321
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Yay this is seriously good news. I hope to fly on it soon. Never did on the all black machine. Is it a code 1 or code 2?

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Are rumours NZ have used the enforced downtime to change the interior / update IFE correct? Not 100% sure but I expect that some work would have been done on it over the last 11 months. Won't it be brilliant to see this fantastic black plane take to the air once more. There have been so many whispe...

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6967

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

CO 741s and 742s were primarily routed, LAX-HNL-AKL-SYD, LAX-HNL-AKL-MEL and LAX-HNL-SYD and IAH-HNL plus LGW and occasionaly to Frankfurt. I had the pleasure of flying on one of these tired old birds in 1992. DC0-10 # 98 N68048 from YVR to HNL and then 747 # 56 N17011 an ex People Express bird, to ...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13269

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

In Mauritius a few days ago it was due to a typhoon that flights had to be postponed, do you know more about this incident in C.V.? Not really an incident, more like a weather hazard. Cyclones are regular from November to April in that part of the Indian Ocean, and with a cyclone warning (class 3 o...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37941

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Why doesn't Virgin build a terminal at STN and target the north London market? Given slot constraints at LHR and LGW, there are after all, other opportunities.

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37941

Re: Virgin Atlantic's Expansion Options

To expand MAN ops, pehaps they should look at going into a partnership of kind with Transpennine Express? Feed the long haul flights using trains rather than FlyBe Perhaps a good option as the concern in the Flybe fleet was that their aircraft did not have the luggage capacity for connecting long h...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?
Replies: 15
Views: 5942

Re: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?

Frankly, Virgin should buy them and / or set up a sensible link service. I hope they are in the postiion to do so but have no idea whether they have the funds to put it into action. LHR and UK need a strong Virgin to bring diversity to the market. Without Virgin, what would it be like? Can you imagi...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15493

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

I think BA, AF, and Swiss are some solid contenders What BA needs now is A380s given the inevitable delays on LHR expansion. IMHO they screwed this one up so far. There were and still are opportunities. But IAG seems to be singing a different chorus. I think this is a flawed strategy. I know there ...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15493

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

:shock: Could someone elaborate on Indian planes and their maintenance history/record? :shock: We know it's not fabulous so the costs of integration into the fleet could be two fold or more. I have no idea about maintenance records in India, however. Maybe it is more about long time stored in hot an...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17760

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

The thing is, short domestic and regional routes are making tons of money around asia. They are really profitable mostly from quantity of their operations. It's soo big that those tiny profits each year from those cheap ticket actually made enough profit for their whole operations to be qualified a...

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by NZ321
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17760

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

How come the same people who were bullish on the Bamboo Airways 777x order are so bearish on the Air Asia X A330neo orders? The Bamboo orders and idea seems like a bad idea from start, unless they have a good backing. The South East Asian LCC market is over-saturated, it will grow, but not at the m...

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by NZ321
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces its Financial results for 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2897

Re: Etihad announces its Financial results for 2019

The cost cutting is necessary for Etihad such as removing free baggage, removing IFE on some planes etc. But hoping EY keeps this to return by 2022. And forget to say this: EY listed 3 star by tripadvisor now and I believe they are a so Budget airline now. There is no way Etihad is a budget airline...

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by NZ321
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45617

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread

I can't understand why the Q300 is not on offer. It is needed. In multiple markets. Why would they not biuld it? Update them and call them Q500 and Q600. There are so many communities saying goodbye to service or reduced to 1 flight a day on a regional jet that would otherwise be served by a Q300 or...

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by NZ321
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19182

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

If we are talking international to domestic, ORD was heavy going last June. It was 1.75 hrs in processing with the queues backed up along the feed from international arrivals, and I nearly missed my domestic flight, only it was delayed along with heaps of other inbound. Like 2 hours due to crew layo...

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by NZ321
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Love to see a new seat map.... including Y+ but suspect we have a while to wate. Anybody know what B789 config is currently being used to and from Singapore?

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by NZ321
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182713

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

After 9/11, U.S. airlines reduced service by getting rid of in-flight meals. Do you think due to this coronavirus outbreak, airlines will reduce service again by getting rid of snacks, charging for drinks, increasing checked bag fees, etc? Before we get to crazy with comparisons, this can get ugly ...

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by NZ321
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41393

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

So what is the change to the AKL schedule over what was previously planned / scheduled? What has been dropped to this point ?

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