Search found 16 matches

by zkanz
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 36295

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

As far as the article is concerned - of course it has nothing to do with NZ (directly) but it highlights again the Herald's pro NZ and anti everything else bias. This article almost demonstrates that when there isn't a "real" anti AA/JQ/QF story to write, the paper invents one. The angle ...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN
Replies: 32
Views: 9310

Re: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN

The crew told pax it was fan blade related according to a friend who was on it. Any chance NZ would rescue or will it for sure be UA metal? Why NZ? Destination is Melbourne Australia NZ is their alliance partner in this part of the world, although I don't think there is enough slack in the widebody...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41759

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Nouflyer wrote:
And I still think the pre-9/11 Pacific Star / Australian Star model is the best one for Air NZ.

I’d set up Pacific Star flying from SYD/BNE/MEL to LAX and SFO and HNL and to HKG. And extend NZ SFO to LHR.


Pardon my ignorance, but what is this Pacific Star thing?

Jump to post
by zkanz
Mon May 28, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37795

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12059947 I've said this before.... does anyone disagree? 1) After seeing this tagged as breaking news on the NZH website, I finally came to the realisation that Hosking and HDPA are the actual owners of NZME and are the only o...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance inside politics
Replies: 8
Views: 3636

Re: Star Alliance inside politics

Well I am not sure about other airlines, but I know that NZ will for a JV/codeshare with just about anyone, even those outside Star (CX, VA, AR TN, and VS are just the major ones). They do have solid relationships with many airlines within Star, having extensive agreements with SQ, UA and CA, and sm...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30322

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Bringing over the V8 Supercars for the Pukekohe round this weekend. Umm, I have just got back from the Gold Coast, and it was the V8 supercars THERE last weekend, not Melbourne . . . Not that I'd want anyone to think I was a fan - real racing vars are open-wheelers. But I did just happen to be on t...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L
Replies: 152
Views: 20202

Re: Emirates announces Fort Lauderdale daily B77L

Look at what you've gone and done EK! Now we are going to be stuck with the "When will EK start MIA?" or "Will MIA be EK's next US destination?" threads for even longer. I do agree with OP that this is a wise decision given the large B6 presence in FLL, congrats to FLL and EK. I'...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22137

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

great news. As long as it is free like EK, not like SQ which charges a heap for it. I would argue that while it would be nice if it were free, it'd also mean it'd be slower. Whilst passengers on a long overnight flight to LAX, SFO, YVR, etc... may be more inclined to sleep or watch a movie rather t...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Time to drop the parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Time to drop the parts?

I think it is ridiculous to lock a thread at only 5 pages long when clearly one of the intentions of the new site was to remove the need for so many threads to be split into parts. Sure, maybe lock it when it gets to 20 pages or so, but locking at the usual old 200-220 replies (now 5 pages) seems li...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 28870

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

"Air NZ soars - Jetstar dives in TripAdvisor poll" Air New Zealand has been rated one of the world's top three airlines by TripAdvisor. The travel review website recently gave its users the option of rating their flight as well as accommodation. Britain's Telegraph newspaper drilled down ...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23812

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

This ones becoming to long No need, new site splits the thread into 50 reply pages so is very manageable. Also, I have been hearing talk around this site and various others about NZ introducing a new (premium-heavy) configuration for upcoming 789's. Can anyone confirm this? IMO it'd make sense, but...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that benefitted from new/first Int'l service
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Airports that benefitted from new/first Int'l service

What about the non-stop flight to AKL, although not a new destination it's an interesting development, specially the way EK did, just few days after QR announced the intentions. I don't agree with this being of any more benefit to AKL than previous services already operating. Yes, it was a logical ...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that benefitted from new/first Int'l service
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Airports that benefitted from new/first Int'l service

I would say that WLG and CBR will benefit from the new SQ SIN-CBR-WLG service which isn't too far away from commencing. While WLG would need the runway extension to get a direct service to Asia, if SQ increase service and there are enough passengers traveling WLG-SIN, then the extension project may ...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's UA SFO-AKL doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4399

Re: How's UA SFO-AKL doing?

The route is also starting in the slow season in NZ. A good portion of the traffic to/from NZ is high-end leisure, so not the best time to start the route. Considering the partnership on both ends, I think the flight will do great! Add to this the fact that NZ and UA have a JV on pacific routes now...

Jump to post
by zkanz
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22995

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

http://www.flightradar24.com has 789 ZK-NZE in WLG for 8 hrs tomorrow. AKL-WLG NZ1911 0610/0715, WLG-AKL NZ1912 1515/1620. Is something happening in WLG?




Maybe an new route launch?


Does anyone know the reasoning for this visit? Did it even end up happening?
-->

zkncj wrote:
PA515 wrote:
http://www.flightradar24.com has 789 ZK-NZE in WLG for 8 hrs tomorrow. AKL-WLG NZ1911 0610/0715, WLG-AKL NZ1912 1515/1620. Is something happening in WLG?




Maybe an new route launch?


Does anyone know the reasoning for this visit? Did it even end up happening?

Jump to post
by zkanz
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179
Replies: 208
Views: 22995

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 179

Pardon my ignorance, but has there been news regarding MNL that I have missed?

Jump to post