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by zkncj
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 37336

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Final decision on QF/CX codeshare deal has been handed down, the proposed deal has been rejected https://www.iasc.gov.au/determinations_decisions/2019/2019iasc204.aspx Ironically the NZ/CX deal got approved and is operating, would have thought the NZ/CX deal would have had an lot more conflicts tha...

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by zkncj
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to deploy the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route once again
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: NZ to deploy the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route once again

smi0006 wrote:

Where will the 772s be sent now?


Most likely into short-haul pool, makes sense to use the 77E on shorter routes when the 789s fuel savings don't matter as much.

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Notice the local Caltex now has signage saying you can earn Airpoints from 1 August....

Maybe it’s just an re-hash of airpoints, and using the All Blacks to try take away from some negative changes?

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Why would they use a 77W? It is a very capable plane, PR/CX/EK use them on 16.5 hr services weight restricted for sure however EWR-AKL would be over 17. The 789 is in the fleet for a reason. Just not yet in the right configuration for a route like EWR. Because its what they have available right now...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

My thought was CHC-LAX on the blueprint one That's the most likely. Though, there was a reference to an "apple" e.g. New York maybe? Also, the blueprints are only showing business class, with the rest of the plane left blank, so maybe the unveiling of the new business class seats? Also th...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

[Also, the blueprints are only showing business class, with the rest of the plane left blank, so maybe the unveiling of the new business class seats? And if you look carefully it almost looks like the J seating layout is slightly different to normal e.g. seats facing the window (that or someone in ...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Some interesting clues being dropped by NZ on facebook at the moment in a series of short videos featuring Steve Hanson. Reveal date to be 1 August So, anyone got any ideas? Special scheme on 77W for RWC? Yeah, has to be an All Blacks livery for the RWC on a 77W. Otherwise, why involve Steve Hansen...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

My thought was CHC-LAX on the blueprint one Maybe seasonally dropping AKL-LAX to 11x weekly, and CHC-LAX starting 4x weekly? Could make better use out of the current NZ5/6 rotation at the moment which see the aircraft sit in LAX. Currently NZ6 arrives in LAX at 12:45pm, then doesn't depart as NZ6 u...

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by zkncj
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Some interesting clues being dropped by NZ on facebook at the moment in a series of short videos featuring Steve Hanson. Reveal date to be 1 August This is the first one talking about blue prints https://www.facebook.com/AirNewZealand/posts/10156363544570777?sfnsw=cl Second talking about having a l...

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by zkncj
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

It was year round in 2007, went back to a 763 before being dropped and then came back seasonally around 2016, so better loads given its seasonal. Everything else over NRT. We've seen NZ dump seasonal Asian routes (SGN), while expanding the season of others (DPS) - it will be interesting to see whic...

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7199

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Is there a chance that FJ will launch NAN-YVR if PPT-YVR is successful? NAN-YVR is a rather long flight just a bit shorter than Australia-YVR. Do FJ have suitable aircraft to fly the route? They have a couple of leased A350s coming on board this year that could do it, there a330s make to LAX/SFO so...

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7835

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Immarsat is capable of providing free wifi for all passengers halfway across the pacific on NZ, getting about 20mbps which is good enough to use Netflix.

The service quality seems to be the same between the 320/321NEO and the 777s. So if an airline is willing to pay to make it make it happen wel.

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 37336

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Don’t forget VANZ.. they do all the flights between NZ, Australia, Vanuatu, Samoa etc on the internationally configured 737’s. Aussie crew only do these flights if somebody goes sick mid duty. There is no such thing as VANZ, nor are there any international configured 737's, the difference is relate...

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7199

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

YVR could make for an better transit experience than LAX for the passengers.

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by zkncj
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5753

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Air New Zealand should acquire the A350-900 ULR with a few in their fleets so they can launch flights from Auckland to Newark. That boat has already sailed, NZ/Boeing have public said they are working together to get more range out of the 787-9/787-10s that will meet there requirements. NZ just pur...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5753

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

The 787-9 could fly NY to AKL today. Just not with NZ current business model for the 789, which high density over-priced Y with an bunch of cargo below deck. Wonder why NZ is flying to LAS tonight. NZ1954 - charter? Mostly an flight centre staff conference in LAS, NZ does charters for flight centre...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 37336

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There's three: Domestic and Short Haul International (VAA) - B737 and A330 Regional (VAA) - ATR72 Long Haul International (VAI) - A330 and B777 Basically an identical setup to what QF have in terms of crew resource groups. I'm sure VA (and QF for that matter) would love to merge the cabin crew reso...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5753

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

Simple reason none of the aircraft in there fleet are not currently configured to allow this route to operate with an reasonable payload. AKL-ORD is currently the max reach of there current 789 configuration. Both on NZ’a 789 configuration are high density and focus on Y. Once the 781 start rolling...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5753

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

Simple reason none of the aircraft in there fleet are not currently configured to allow this route to operate with an reasonable payload. AKL-ORD is currently the max reach of there current 789 configuration. Both on NZ’a 789 configuration are high density and focus on Y. Once the 781 start rolling ...

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by zkncj
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 37336

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

moa999 wrote:

And Godfrey simply got lucky with Ansetts collapse. Had NZ put in another $50m i doubt DJ would have lasted beyond 2002.


Would have been interesting to know what NZ would have done with DJ, if there bid to buy in them 2001went ahead.

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by zkncj
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

There’s so many JQ A320s, but I think it’s 9 based in NZ at any one time these days? Usually the Tasman aircraft start their day in NZ as it allows better timing of flights ie, 2 return trips a day a morning and afternoon service. Probably leaves 5-6 aircraft on NZ domestic routes on any given day ...

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by zkncj
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

777ER wrote:
I know the Q300s are based in AKL, but isn't the JQ A320 fleet rotated through New Zealand ops?


Correct the a320s are all Australian based although there’s is about 10 of them that like to call New Zealand home and get live here’s for a couple of weeks at time.

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by zkncj
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 19759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

I'm hearing rumours that JQ are planning to pull out 2 aircraft from New Zealand. Not sure whether they are both A320's or one of each. I presume the CHC-SYD cancellation is part of that. Anyone know any more? Well didn't they say with then dropped CHC-SYD that the aircraft could goto better use wi...

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by zkncj
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

NZ ditched there In-Flight mag like 5-10 years ago on flights with PTV’s which is now all of there International service, they did it for the weight saving.

Most newer dual airline headphone jacks will work in stereo to if only using an single pin set of headphones

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5408

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

william wrote:

You can pack 3x4x3 into an A350 ? Yep, a 777-200 replacement.


You can pack 3-3-3 into a 332/332 or 2-4-2 into a 763 so anything is possible these days.

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

As I said a number of times, AIAL had 'a vision' when I attended the 1991 Air Show at AKL, it included a second runway and on this version a new dedicated domestic terminal onwards the north... we're almost 30 years on... we don't have any. If they had that new domestic terminal in play, they could...

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by zkncj
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

It’s still years away. Wouldn’t surprise me if AKL does it’s usual half-arse job and just builds a few new gates first and puts JQ over there freeing up a bit more space for NZ at the existing terminal while they slowly build the rest of the new terminal. I’d guess NZ won’t be in the new terminal f...

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by zkncj
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11131

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Forr the -200, in a typical 2class layout, for sure. But the demand for cargo will be the problem... Otherwise, will PY keep the SQ interior? Could be a real game changer, compared to the A340. They did keep the interior of all their previous aircraft. So far they've had: Several DC-8-50 and 60/70,...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
Since then the Pacific Rim strategy sees Everything hubbed through AKL with services to LAX/SFO/HNL/YVR/IAH/ORD/EZE, anything else from anywhere else would seem to go against the current strategy including WLG-RAR-LAX.


WLG-(Pacific Islands)-LAX is probably best left to FJ via NAN.

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61040

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Luxon to step down as NZ CEO by September. One of his last tasks was to integrate his FF program with QF's in light of recent QF FF news. On a related note, it would at least open the door for NZ and VA to have at least a cordial relationship once again (At least on an interline basis) now that bot...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Out of interest, why do you Opt for the 3-hour narrowbody flight to SYD or MEL then connect to long haul vs a 1-hour narrowbody to AKL and take SQ from there? Ironically being AKL based I've switched allot of my flying over to Qantas over the past 12months mostly due to better earning opportunities...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

WLG-SIN would have been an good route for the up comming SQ 737-9MAX if only they had the range.

It would be prefect size to allow the route to go daily, in say an 120Y / 12J configuration.

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

All it would take is 1 photo of a medevac passenger being loaded in and theres your justification to the public. Think of the recent articles about people stuck overseas in hospital with no travel insurance, you could easily play off that. I think a C40 of sorts would be better, however. But in the...

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

With EK now launching an Business Basic fare (https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424705) whats the chance we could see NZ follow suit with introducing an SeatOnly Business Class fare?

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

The 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide for almost 3 months now; why did it take so long for Norwegian to ferry one of their planes back? Sounds like poor planning on their end. All depends on the situation, e.g. originally it might of just been an simple software fix that could be done in remote l...

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by zkncj
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight where same aircraft turns around in the same calendar day?
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Longest flight where same aircraft turns around in the same calendar day?

NZ26 AKL-ORD is 15hrs same day departs AKL at 2210, and arrives at 1705 at the same day.

Ironically on the ORD-AKL sector which is 16h30m you arrive back in AKL two days after you left e.g leave Friday night and arrive Sunday morning

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27993

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
Mainly military but still NZ related.

The C-130J-30 has been chosen as the preferred replacement for the C-130H. With the B757 replacement down the road a bit.

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Wonder if the 757s could be replaced by a couple of ex-NZ 77E's by then?

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61040

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas talks up 787 ops to both SCL and JNB https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-paves-the-way-for-boeing-787-johannesburg-santiago-flights?utm_source=hero The 787 has the ETOPS for it but whether or not CASA will allow it. Eg. LATAM can fly SYD/MEL - SCL non-stop with the Dreamliners no problem. NZ had...

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61040

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Not sure I can answer the question "why", other than it's a simplification. Ok so i can see that this probably makes things easier (eg passengers) and aircraft subs won't lead to flight number changes etc. This is how QF operates now right - a 737 flight upgrading to an A330 for example d...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53866

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

But it is individual airframes that have been "grounded" awaiting parts to fix a known problem. That is NZ's experience with their (early) RR789s. . It’s worth nothing that it’s not just NZ’s oldest 789s that have been effected and grounded at times, it has been the entire fleet that has ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2726

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

Good to buy its shares????LOL If the airline is makeing an profit, I believe Qantas, Air New Zealand and RyanAir are all few of the airlines that are ranked investment grade. While it’s worth noteing NZ has an large government shareholding, under New Zealand law the Government has very little influ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2726

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

Are there plans of the NZ govt. to go for further disinvestment by selling off their shares and getting it more into the hands of private investors? Unlikely with the current Governent, the current party in control is anti selling of state assets. The New Zealand government gets an very health retu...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43446

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Unless it's for something like a ULH beast. Can anyone suggest otherwise what might have been in mind? It cannot have happened by accident, surely. ? Thinking it’s simply just keeping the options open for the future, eg short-haul growth 5 years down the track might start needing something larger t...

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by zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43446

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Will NZ actually buy any 260t 789s? If they can do New York with the current fleet in a QF-style “Code 3” configuration (presumably those with Trent 1000-TENs) they might prefer to use their capital for the 78Js. If they were to increase the chances of profit, then could be chance e.g the current 7...

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by zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66606

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up? I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round. :-) The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improved the 787s they are buying; of course a.netters are hotl...

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by zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4382

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digit...

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by zkncj
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66606

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

787-10ER authority to offer will be announced by Boeing. Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up? Made up at this stage, but an watch this space thing. Boeing/NZ have said as apart of the three recent 787-10 order. That we’re working on range for the -...

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by zkncj
Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43446

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Given three years ago Whanganui was 1900s on Air NZ then Metros on Air Chathams, they’ve definitely done a fine job growing the market. What will really be interesting is to see what happens to the capacity when the ATR becomes needed for the charter work again in September. V/F Could be testing th...

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by zkncj
Wed May 29, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43446

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

An issue which I don't think has yet been explored about NZ's re-equipment decision is the possibility of the 787-8. Various reports, including Flight Global's, have mentioned specifically that the -8 is included as a possible choice for the exercise of the options NZ has taken on the 787. From wha...

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53866

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

So if the B789 will be the aircraft for Auckland to New York, and if these birds get the rumored 2.5T MTOW increase, what type of seat capacity would Air New Zealand have? Currently they have two type of seat layout in the B789 C18W21Y263 and C27W33Y215 My thinking is the current code 1 (C18W21Y263...

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