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by NZ321
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

But aren't they putting these birds in a high density layout?

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by NZ321
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

I have to say I'm a little sad that NZ has gone for the new flex door arrangement on the A321 considering when they were initially slotted for delivery they would have received the old arrangement. Carriers who received aircraft with the original arrangement of doors are still taking delivery of suc...

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14089

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

EY has not done well and lost a lot of money on investments in failing airlines. But we don't know the status of their current network particularly load factors and yields. While we know there is obviously a significant loss on investment we don't know the full picture in terms of the likely viabili...

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6925

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

I too loved the A310. But the A321 is making so much money for Airbus they are not likely IMHO to proceed with an A310 NEO. A downsized and lighter version of the A330-800 (perhaps A330-700) with modifications to the wing (to reduce weight and span) could be an option I suppose. Engines are not in t...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad
Replies: 78
Views: 14089

Re: Emirates is exploring to take over Etihad

How many planes will EK have parked during the runway resurfacing? It's got to bight. Many routes reduced. EK and EY working closer together makes sense particularly with QR striding ahead as it is.

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

I'd like to see HND go daily alongside NRT :)
I'd like to see IAH go daily year-round

Both of these seem to have more potential, frankly.

Let's see how TPE does.

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 3884

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

A change isn't necessarily bad. If there was not a good fit it's best to clean it up sooner rather than later for obvious reasons for all concerned.

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board
Replies: 12
Views: 3334

Re: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board

Garuda is an interesting beast. I don't doubt the intention in the reshuffle but will believe the intent when I see it in action. Much the same at MH. I have flown them a number of times and most times it has been... lacking. The last, 2 years ago. Since then, I can't summon up the courage any more ...

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Frankly, I think if DL is serious about the pacific then they need to be in HKG. And I am not sure that SEA is the answer. Better that they use LAX. I know there is a lot of competition from LAX but, frankly, it's also a source of high yield traffic and LAX can better support the premium product DL ...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Nice shots thanks :)

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ 777-300ER to IAH during Holiday Season
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: NZ 777-300ER to IAH during Holiday Season

This has been discussed in the NZ forum. Not likely as this will be new build with Trent-Ten engines

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Saw an article online today that says the A350 is in the lead for NZ and that it is 50:50 for the QF order. Both manufacturers have apparently made some big improvements for QF with the engines for the Boeing looking to come in better than thought. On the Airbus side they have apparently offered to...

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

What are these Virgin planes at Nelson? I haven't heard anything about this to date.

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 125
Views: 24746

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Latest is that MH370 may have been spotted in the Cambodian jungle

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

How can the results be conclusive when the weather didn't perform as anticipated? Surely some barrels of water on the runway doesn't constitute a fair test? I am most intrigued about this one.

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 6934

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

It feels like LH has its hands quite full at the moment with the integration of all these airlines. I suspect we will see further developments also affecting OS routes from VIE. Might be a while until we know what the fleet plan is with regard to further A330s (NEOs) or other types.

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

Will sure be interesting to see what both TG and LA do at AKL going forward. Be nice also to see VN turn up at AKL. Say, 3 x weekly 789 or 359 from SGN.

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

I'd be surprised if AKL can sustain a daily LA service without tag-on. Will be interesting to see. Also will be interesting to see what happens to TG with the review currently underway. Sure hope they don't cut AKL. They have a very solid European portfolio compared to many carriers and nothing wron...

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16402

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

My pick is that this livery will not stand the test of time and we will see further update in due course. it's just "plane" awful. It won't be under the current instigators but I predict we will see a correction over time. For an airline claiming to be 5-star and one of the major world car...

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 20123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

I'm very sad about the news of Mariner. Rest in peace Mariner. I agree fully we will miss your input in this forum.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29343

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Gas guzzling 767s are okay at the moment but may not be in the near future with fuel edging up. For Boeing to rely on this seems a risky move to me. They could offer a package-freighter conversion on the 737-9, but we are still well short of the mark. While 77F remains too big. And freighters don't ...

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29343

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

There are competing interests here; some airlines have the need for a high capacity short haul mover with appropriate performance and others are looking for an MOM aircraft with range; can't do both with one wing design with performance to meet all customer needs, obviously. I imagine this needs som...

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by NZ321
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3183

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

My way of thinking about things ecologically with Air NZ is to choose to pay carbon tax on their website which they use for a whole raft of environmental initiatives. I wish more airlines offered this. I guess that is one of the reasons they keep winning awards in that regard. I wish more airlines o...

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by NZ321
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

What happened to NZO? (Obviously NZP won't be used).

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Given Spohr at LH has just said a fix for PW issues on the A320 neo family is months away, where does this leave NZ? Is it in fact a case of NZ is getting new build aircraft that already contain the fix or are NZ in for another bout of trouble with the intro of the new frame? Keen to here thoughts o...

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the 787-10?
Replies: 21
Views: 4176

Re: Air Canada and the 787-10?

I have no idea about AC's profitability or debt equity ratios or any of that. I can only say that yes, I would have thought the 78J would have been logical but it may be just too much capacity for Air Canada at the moment, given previously reported comments. Seems they may need to trim the unprofita...

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Is there any information about what if anything Wanaka are planning?

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

I would have thought that the SQ aircraft offer a slightly improved travelling experience for economy and business passengers over the current layout offered by NZ. The downside, of course, is the absence of premium economy. I wonder how long these leases will go on for and if NZ will extend them ov...

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by NZ321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL plans high-density Dreamliners for new long-haul LCC
Replies: 50
Views: 1573

Re: JAL plans high-density Dreamliners for new long-haul LCC

9 abreast entirely appropriate for this operation

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by NZ321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Yes well... I felt sure it would be a 772 when I saw the tail from a distance on boarding a flight at KUL the other day and was surprised to discover it was a 789. Nice publicity. Was parked up at the charter terminal for quite a while in full view of all departures.

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by NZ321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7955

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

They have to be very careful with the tweak. Don't want to do a Lufthansa. What ever it is needs to be subtle. I'd like to see the male cabin crew feature a little more prominently in marketing but I don't think the Singapore Girl image will die easily. I am sure they will come up with the goods.

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by NZ321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

I see that 789 ZK-NZH is in KUL at the moment (taxied past it on my way out today). Anybody know what it's doing there? I see it's next destination is Singapore. Operated AKL-KUL as NZ1941 and then will operated KUL-SIN-AKL as NZ1942... per FlightRadar24... pretty sure NZ uses that flight number se...

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by NZ321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 8777

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

My understanding is that the reason for the split was structural / weight related. The new business premier herringbone seats were much heavier and the upper deck floor in the 744 couldn't support a full cabin of them. Like to have this confirmed.

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by NZ321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

I see that 789 ZK-NZH is in KUL at the moment (taxied past it on my way out today). Anybody know what it's doing there? I see it's next destination is Singapore.

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

We still don't have any delivery dates.... 320/321 NEO

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by NZ321
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Based on Mon 10 Dec to Sun 16 Dec 2018 from the 'Book' function of the Air NZ website. NZ used to publish a planner that showed how aircraft were utilised, and this made “gaps” in utilisation instantly obvious. Would be keen to know how you got this info from the “Book” function on NZ’s website - c...

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by NZ321
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Looks like just maybe ZQN could support a once weekly seasonal from FJ.

Frankly, I hadn't kept pace with there is no direct flight to NRT. How strange? Or is it seasonal?

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by NZ321
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do we have a delivery date for UA's first 787-10?
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Do we have a delivery date for UA's first 787-10?

I am aware that there were rumours of delays due to engine icing issues on the GE aircraft. Any updates?

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q400 stolen from Seatac?
Replies: 1
Views: 1300

AS Q400 stolen from Seatac?

I am hearing reports that a Q400 bombardier aircraft was stolen at SEA airport and the thief took off and the plane somewhere crashed near Seattle. Any updates?

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by NZ321
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

How many crew on a delivery flight of this nature? It sure is a long journey ! Imagine being a passenger :)

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 to Islamabad
Replies: 20
Views: 4839

Re: Emirates Announces A380 to Islamabad

With three airbridges who notices the people? It's faster getting on and off an A380 than many other jets. Particularly when you are in business. Cabin comfort unbeatable. Quiet too. I've come to love it and it's my preferred means of air travel by a country mile - next up would be A350 then 787. 77...

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by NZ321
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 125
Views: 24746

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I can't possibly see a connection between the two MH incidents. One has been proven to be a missile by independent investigation. I'm not accepting there is any evidence of connection.

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27342

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. I remember leaving NRT one night in 2009 and counting 16 DL aircraft at the gate. I remember ...

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 125
Views: 24746

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Wasn't there something about an influential passenger group from a notable American IT company on board? Has this ever been investigated?

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Would be nice to see the BR 77W on an extended lease.... nice to see, finally, a Star Alliance livery widebody operating for NZ at AKL. Unfortunately ZK-OKT (B-16717) is not EVA's Star Alliance 77W. PA515 That's too bad indeed :) Would have fitted in perfectly. Why does NZ not paint a widebody in S...

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

The EVA 77W B-16717 (L/N 863) is now on the New Zealand register as ZK-OKT. Also, Air NZ may be leasing a second ex SQ 77E from Boeing. Same source as the news of ZK-OKI and ZK-OKT. Air NZ 77W ZK-OKR has been out of service for 34 days now, and 789s ZK-NZC and ZK-NZF are also out of service due to ...

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22239

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

I see that MU have downgraded AKL to daily A332 for the coming northern winter season (quite a capacity shift from 77W). I wonder why? Yields under pressure?

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by NZ321
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 125
Views: 24746

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I suspect the controversy around this incident will be at play for quite a while. It's inevitable with so many unanswered questions.

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