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...Jump to post
Where will the 772s be sent now?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
And Godfrey simply got lucky with Ansetts collapse. Had NZ put in another $50m i doubt DJ would have lasted beyond 2002.
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 ...Jump to post
777ER wrote:I know the Q300s are based in AKL, but isn't the JQ A320 fleet rotated through New Zealand ops?
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:[/quote]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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 -...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post