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by aerorobnz
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 163
Views: 27571

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

If they are ex Lion Air, the airframes have had a reprieve from being written off before their time in dodgy circumstances :lol: Good on DL for sharp business acumen and taking advantage of what has been a negative time for airlines and leasing companies alike, I am sure it will pay off in the not t...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

I wonder if they have been filling them well we might see the A321 domestic order brought forward somewhat. When's it due for first delivery now? 2023? If they can shift slots maybe, but I don't think so. For the most part, fleet flexibility is more important in this fluctuating and unpredictable d...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

I notice the A321 seems to be doing lots of domestic flying, would this be intentional or due to positioning flights to do intl sectors? A combination of things including maintenance on domestic fleet but mostly just best aircraft utilising They use A321s as scheduled peaks, disrupt recovery and al...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Timing on when to take the Covid PCR test before US Departure
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Timing on when to take the Covid PCR test before US Departure

Be aware that the 72h ahead is good, but the moment you get disrupted, a flight gets delayed, cancelled etc you can be denied uplift on the recovery flight if your test is over 72h old, so I recommend doing between 24 and 48h ahead to keep you current even with a 24h delay. In my experience in airli...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

I don't support or agree with the levi. But many European "backpackers" spend some considerable time here, months in many cases. $160NZD is around €94 Euro or thereabouts. Not a huge expense if you're spending 60-90 days in a country. Plan to buy a old beat up van and drive around for a m...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2590

Re: Peru new Airline "Capricornio Air"...is this for real..!?

I just booked a ticket from LIM-IQT on a Capricornio 747SP from a very nice Nigerian prince who is also sending me 10,000,000 dollars.

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by aerorobnz
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 50
Views: 3613

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

Museum displays Boeing 747-100 Boeing 707 Caravelle Concorde Convair 880 Lockheed Sabreliner aircraft at airport (private invitation) Bombardier Challenger 602 DC10 water tanker C130 water tanker IL76 C46 Commando Carvair DC6 DH5 Kingair Super Guppy Aircraft at airport (work) MH 772 (Inc both the il...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59272

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Well, I for one want them to succeed and take delivery. Commercial aviation needs something positive and new going for it.

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by aerorobnz
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Surely not another Ewen Wilson initiative? I'd hope not, any airline attached with his name is surely destined to fail as many people know of his previous failures - in this climate of low travelling consumer confidence that's a death knell for a startup. At least a totally new outfit would be free...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

CNS used to drop away every low season to loads that make HBA look good. This trend continued with PR when they operated AKL-CNS-MNL

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by aerorobnz
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 16875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Would an ATR HLZ-ZQN be that bad? Surely it would only be around 2hr30 flying time. Thats still faster than transiting WLG or CHC. What is really in question is possibly the specification of the flight catering domestically, not the aircraft type. Personally, I think a limited buy onboard option (t...

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by aerorobnz
Fri May 28, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9288

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

I liked the Aerion concept, and I liked the pursuit of advancing aviation. Sadly it is an expensive enterprise and the economic shock of governments globally devaluing their currencies by printing monopoly money has not yet been felt fully, which makes everyone rather bearish when it comes to invest...

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by aerorobnz
Fri May 28, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 43
Views: 8294

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

I think if it upped the range game as the 762ER or 342 did to the 763ER /343 .it might find a little more success in the current market but ultimately the 789 fits more to being a direct replacement for a wider range of popular previous models 333/343/772/763 vs 788 332/762 As with anything though, ...

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by aerorobnz
Sun May 23, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26788

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
But what really concerns me is how the government knew who was on the flight!

If there was a social media post or tweet by said individual it wouldn't be so hard, and that's without an espionage division that they would have at their disposal.

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by aerorobnz
Sun May 23, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I love these milk run routes, really hope it returns to that again, I think F27s used to operate WLG-WHK-AKL, I think that was a good way to provide air service to a place like WHK. The closest these days is the NZ478 DUD-WLG-AKL these days (WLG-PMR-HLZ too if still operating?). The 737-200 spiritua...

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by aerorobnz
Fri May 21, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I think the 732s tended to operate as through flights eg: AKL-PMR-CHC rather than AKL-NPE-AKL, so I would expect that the NPE operation might have been the same kind of thing. The F27s operated the same way.

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by aerorobnz
Thu May 20, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32941

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The fact that the market is already pretty saturated in terms of rail adoption seems that the French people have already chosen it themselves. without government mandate. With the exception for transits, it's still acceptable - and anyone else can still fly via elsewhere if they choose. Having said ...

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by aerorobnz
Sun May 16, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Even though Australia doesn't have a vaccine passport programme yet, vaccination records are stored in the Medicare account.d. Even with all that, the passport chip (or indeed the software used to process)may well not be configurable to that additional information ( also any info stored on pprt is ...

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by aerorobnz
Sat May 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

NZ321 wrote:
aerorobnz wrote:
I don't see any new Asian ports for NZ, but I do see EK continuing ex KUL/BKK/DPS with passenger operations to compensate


So you're saying no passenger ops to CAN, correct?


Can't see it right now unless CZ was to pull out.

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by aerorobnz
Sat May 15, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I don't see any new Asian ports for NZ, but I do see EK continuing ex KUL/BKK/DPS with passenger operations to compensate

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by aerorobnz
Sat May 15, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

I am loathed to predict 'post covid' routes because realistically we are already at a point where the world is waiting for the border to open so it can determine what market there still is. The longer the border remains closed the harder it is to predict what will happen, and the more chance the mar...

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by aerorobnz
Thu May 13, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

Further confirmation that Virgin will only be returning to Queenstown later this year. While all other NZ ports are on hold. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2021/05/virgin-australia-removes-auckland-wellington-and-christchurch-for-the-time-being-due-to-subdued-demand.html Makes sense. VA shou...

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by aerorobnz
Tue May 11, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 10575

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

Now I have watched videos of it being presented I feel a bit more used to it, The more I look at it the more I think it looks like a Bac 1-11 NG in overall proportions (esp the vert/hori stab). The nose also reminds me of two things 1) Cleopatra's nose (Asterix and Cleopatra) and also a Meerkat nose.

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by aerorobnz
Sat May 08, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

That article should read "NZ Govt trying to wean the country off tourism and air travel in general." Their interpretation of backpackers is outdated, long gone are the days of backpacker hostels for $10 a night and pot noodles from the supermarket, couch surfing and hitchhiking. The number...

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by aerorobnz
Fri May 07, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 60
Views: 10575

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

As a falcon 8x fan, It's a shame they didn't improve that format with better range and new fuselage width - it's not elegant anymore. The 3 engines were just as fuel-efficient as the 650 and 6500 competitors, and are not subject to the same edto restrictions, and the short-field performance was alwa...

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by aerorobnz
Thu May 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

The border is shut from NZs perspective, not NSWs. Hence passengers to SYD not from. NZ101 ccld, NZ103 full, but positioning back empty. CHC WLG ZQN all canceled.

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by aerorobnz
Mon May 03, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 34496

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

the RAR A321 schedule will be quickly recycled for trans-tasman frequencies to places that demand it, but don't warrant a 787. like ADL, OOL, CNS, HBA etc or to beefing up multiple daily frequencies to BNE/SYD/MEL Even if the 787 is not full, RAR would be most happy about the cargo hold space that w...

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by aerorobnz
Sun May 02, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8385

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

It is obvious from working throughout the pandemic at the airport that if it was allowed to, it would bounce back much more quickly than it has done the moment the government restrictions are eased. From what I can see there is still plenty of demand if given the chance to prosper, but little in the...

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by aerorobnz
Sat May 01, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

DUD is likely not a priority for any airline. I think when you compare other cities of the same size globally the cities that do have international services are seasonal/tourist markets like CNS/BGI or business centres/capital cities like LUX, and those which are neither are remote, like DRW. There ...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER
Replies: 50
Views: 14822

Re: Air Canada phasing out a 777-300ER

they just converted another 4 to upper deck cargo configuration (sans Y class seats), it surprises me they aren't going to do so for the whole fleet right now.

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by aerorobnz
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

If this is aimed at me, I think you're way off the mark.. It wasn't meant as an attack on you directly, apologies if that was the perception While your current post regarding your personal conundrum over flights vs emissions prompted my thoughts on the matter, I wasn't referring specifically to pre...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

I think it was always going to be WA that let the bubble deflate first, they were always the most cautious of the states and it took all of 4 days. Let us hope that it returns quickly. If it does extend, then it risks being left out in the cold completely. Humans in general not just kiwis are design...

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by aerorobnz
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

But also surprising that neither NZ or QF (or JQ) have come in with any special promotional fares to relaunch which is intetesting. Are they thinking that the initial pax are prepared to pay higher fares. I suspect we will see some promotional offers soon. low frequency and limited capacity do noth...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

PA515 wrote:

Saw a comment recently that A320NEO ZK-NHE, due for delivery in August, will be in the Star Alliance livery.

PA515


Makes sense now OJH has left the fleet and is flying in Pakistan these days. No point in having a domestic only aircraft painted as star alliance.

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by aerorobnz
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Part of the monthly storage maintenance regime, for the 777s.. There are 2 787s out of service with defects, so still plenty of spare capacity to cope at this stage. If the 777s haven't been restored by September they probably won't, is my understanding

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by aerorobnz
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 43
Views: 8647

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

That was worse than I thought it would be and he deserves everything he gets for that one. Everything he gets? He "resigned" from his role and continues to fly for Wizz. That's all he got. Well if he did that at an airline I know, that would result in at least a drop of salary in the orde...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 43
Views: 8647

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

I was expecting to come in here and read a pathetic tale of media overreaction and hyperbole. That was worse than I thought it would be and he deserves everything he gets for that one. Not surprised it was Wizz or an LCC, but it could have been any airline these days as they are all as bad as each o...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

As per Airport company passenger numbers for those flights they are still pretty light. QF166 XZB 33 JQ202 36 QF156 EBQ 58 QF126 QPD 33 QF146 QPI 69 QF148 QPC 11 QF158 QPF 2 Ouch. I'm amazed they didn't swap to 738 Would assume the Australia to New Zealand loads are strong? And the availability of ...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

zkncj wrote:
SYD/MEL are both getting 3x A330 service from QF tomorrow.


As per Airport company passenger numbers for those flights they are still pretty light.
QF166 XZB 33
JQ202 36
QF156 EBQ 58
QF126 QPD 33
QF146 QPI 69
QF148 QPC 11
QF158 QPF 2

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by aerorobnz
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Most people will not even ask the question of what type, the question is whether in the long term the repeat traffic returns once they experience it for the first time. I suspect that the general public is not so discerning in New Zealand. We have not been spoiled for jet services like the USA for e...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

I am not sure it is a full part out, just the relevant bits that regularly need replacing on the fleet, and some of the less common ones as they have happened on other members of the fleet. Same as NZE was a parts mule when it had the engine blowout and fuselage damage. It was stripped all sorts of ...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

The Convairs are brilliant. Comfortable well-padded seats, better legroom than a 787. Saabs are not, and they are noisier than anything bar an EMB-120.

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by aerorobnz
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

I'm sure this will shock people. :P https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/440536/mike-pero-grounds-pasifika-air-plan I would like to tell you "I told you so" re not getting off the ground but I'm not sure if anyone disagreed with me :rotfl: I think it is the one topic in this forum we unani...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

How does FedEx ship from Australia to NZ? I don't see any flights on their own metal so I assume they buy capacity on NZ/QF or the DHL bird. Haven’t they been using a toll 737? Or was that DHL? Who is using the Olympus 757? I can’t remember. Basically any trans-Tasman AWK flight number is FX. This ...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Are Air NZ currently offering inflight entertainment on their flights out of NZ? If so, have they been keeping the content updated or is it before pre covid times to miminise costs? I know on my domestic flights with IFE this year it seemed to all be operating as usual. There have been minor update...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 18872

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

the airline I work for is clear that the vaccine is highly recommended but they are not mandating it or even tracking it, and that's fine with me. Let's say I was allergic to a component that was present in all the vaccines, then what? Many people have had it at work (as we were first in the country...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

MCY was also 1hr 30m. This jogged my memory, the other thing that MCY and HBA share is that the aircraft holds are bulk loaded by hand which also slows things down. I believe ADL has also become a bulk loaded flight due to change of ground handler. (swissport) HBA isn't bulk load for NZ That's not ...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

PA515 wrote:
MCY was also 1hr 30m.


This jogged my memory, the other thing that MCY and HBA share is that the aircraft holds are bulk loaded by hand which also slows things down. I believe ADL has also become a bulk loaded flight due to change of ground handler. (swissport)

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by aerorobnz
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

Great news. But looks like Thu and Sun to me! Exceptionally long layover at HBA - 1h 30m - could there be a reason for this? Currently, travel requires delays to disembarkation until border agencies and MOH allow (even for RAR), cleaning cannot overlap with anyone including crew on board and the wh...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021
Replies: 231
Views: 29086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2021

QF is taking a calculated risk with CNS or indeed OOL, as previously they only served main trunk routes and business routes. This time they know that the money is not immediately in the business game, but the leisure market. Ultimately, however, CNS is easily integrated into their mainline domestic ...

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