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by jetkid
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 170
Replies: 220
Views: 15046

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 170

I know when I lived in Wellington and family went to the UK the hassle factor of transferring in Auckland with such a long trip just made it that much worse. It’s a mental thing in some respects, anxious about the long trip ahead or exhausted after a 24hr plus trip with the need to get on yet anothe...

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by jetkid
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16313

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

Hi all, I rarely post comments on here (as you’ll be able to tell) but I thought with talk about Wellington and international flights you might like some historical info. From the Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> ‘Worldwide Timetable’ 27OCT85 – 29MAR86 – featuring a 767-219ER on the...

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by jetkid
Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Almost Empty Flight Experience
Replies: 127
Views: 11671

RE: Almost Empty Flight Experience

Hi, <acronym title="Wellington - International (WLG / NZWN), New Zealand">WLG</acronym>/<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym> on an Air New Zealand 733 with 7 other passengers onboard, July 2001. We had been delayed from a 2030 departure, finally leaving a...

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by jetkid
Fri Nov 08, 2002 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland And New Intl. Airport...hmmm...
Replies: 45
Views: 3478

RE: Auckland And New Intl. Airport...hmmm...

I guess as another Kiwi member I should put my 2 cents worth in! I can’t see any need for another airport – crazy idea. I like the International terminal at AKL, expect I agree there seems to be a bit too much emphasis on the shopping side of things. I’ve traveled through at all ho...

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by jetkid
Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Topics You'll Never See Posted In This Forum
Replies: 133
Views: 6754

RE: Topics You'll Never See Posted In This Forum

Qantas CEO admits to anti-competitive behaviour.

Former Air New Zealand CEO admits "I was stupid, SQ should have had the other 50% of AN".


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by jetkid
Fri Nov 01, 2002 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Express Commences Nov 1
Replies: 33
Views: 2193

RE: Air New Zealand Express Commences Nov 1

Heres a question for anyone that's used the self check-in system, can you pick the seat you want, or do you have to take what the machine spits out at you?

Jetkid.

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by jetkid
Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ Earnings Fly But No Qantas Deal Yet
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

RE: Air NZ Earnings Fly But No Qantas Deal Yet

From this mornings NZ Herald Qantas a done deal? Not quite 31.10.2002 By CHRIS DANIELS Is Air New Zealand's talk of actively exploring alternatives to a deal with Qantas mere empty bluster or sensible strategy? Aviation industry analysts are divided on the significance of the revelation at the airli...

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by jetkid
Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And Air NZ Ready To Partner.
Replies: 40
Views: 6429

RE: Qantas And Air NZ Ready To Partner.

Could Virgin Blue spoil their party and say they dont wan't to move into Trans-Tasman and New Zealand domestic operations 'at the current time'?



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by jetkid
Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

RE: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!

Yeah sure, but it would be nice if they reported facts rather than their opinion as fact.

The lay person takes them at their word, which can also have a negative impact on an airlines financial performance.

Jetkid  Smile

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by jetkid
Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

RE: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!

Starflyer - Did you really have a booking with NZ for February, I am doubtful, how much did it cost you to change airlines? Anyway why change on the basis of an engine failure? What about the SQ 744 accident not so long ago, did you change from SQ to another airline after that? Incidents/accidents c...

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by jetkid
Wed Sep 25, 2002 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Goes Daily To Brisbane And Auckland
Replies: 30
Views: 5280

RE: MAS Goes Daily To Brisbane And Auckland

Why would anyone wanting to get from AKL to KUL or beyond want to go via ADL? It's bad enough having to stop in BNE, wouldn't the trip be even longer if they sent it via ADL?

It's like the old BA flights that use to go via PER to get to SIN from AKL, grief!

Jetkid.

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by jetkid
Wed Sep 25, 2002 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!
Replies: 24
Views: 4042

RE: Air New Zealand 747-400 Lhr!

And this stunning peice of reporting from www.stuff.co.nz I'll let you draw your own conclusions.... Air NZ flight forced to land 25 September 2002 An Air New Zealand jumbo jet which earlier this month lost a section of wing flap taking off at Auckland Airport was today turned back an hour into a fl...

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by jetkid
Thu Sep 19, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Strangest Reservation Call?
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

RE: Your Strangest Reservation Call?

I'd say you got someone other than a call center rep, maybe a cleaner or the like? It does happen, I worked in a call center for 2 years, often in the evenings and at night, we had a cleaner who did it quite a few times, even when told not to! As for the wrong number, when I was a kid our phone numb...

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by jetkid
Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF AKL/MEL/SYD/MEL/AKL - Biz Class
Replies: 7
Views: 5965

RE: QF AKL/MEL/SYD/MEL/AKL - Biz Class

I think you meant QANTASpower AJ  Smile

The crew were new at Sydney, of course, they were doing QF2 that morning, then QF 9 the following day to SIN, then QF 9 onto LHR the day after that.


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by jetkid
Tue Sep 10, 2002 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF AKL/MEL/SYD/MEL/AKL - Biz Class
Replies: 7
Views: 5965

QF AKL/MEL/SYD/MEL/AKL - Biz Class

Hi everyone A quick trip report for those of you interested. Sat 30th AKL/MEL QF 34 0625/0820 B767-300ER (VH-OGE) Arriving at AKL airport about 0515 I checked in at Qantas checkin area dedicated to P, J and QF club passengers, check-in was quick and efficient and I was given 3A for the flight to Mel...

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by jetkid
Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Gives Employees NZD $500
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

RE: Air New Zealand Gives Employees NZD $500

The NZ Government will always step in and save Air NZ F27, the political fallout of them not would be to great. The Oz Government had the option to save Ansett and didn't, the Minister for Qantas saw to that. I too would like to see your reply to Oz777's very good post on the Airways post please. Je...

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by jetkid
Thu Jul 04, 2002 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ To Announce New Aircraft Type Today (4Jul)
Replies: 64
Views: 6243

RE: Air NZ To Announce New Aircraft Type Today (4Jul)

It does seem odd to me they need to get new planes with the way things are at the moment. Whats wrong with the 733's, they are far more comfortable than the QF 733's over here. Still, I wont mind flying on them if they do get them! Jetkid  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">

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by jetkid
Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN Coverage Of Mid-Air Collision
Replies: 61
Views: 5934

RE: CNN Coverage Of Mid-Air Collision

I saw a piece last night on CNN where the camera-person had found a tiny gap between a door and wall and was filming a man with his head in his hands, obviously a family member of one of the passengers. The picture then zoomed in on him closer still, it went on so long I was able to change the chann...

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by jetkid
Wed Jun 05, 2002 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Longest Flight Have You Been On?
Replies: 85
Views: 4115

RE: What Longest Flight Have You Been On?

AKL-SYD-BKK-LHR, with stops (and aircraft problems) over 40 hours from start to finish. Longest single flight would be the last leg of that trip at around 13.00hrs, although LHR/SIN is about the same.

Jetkid

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by jetkid
Thu May 30, 2002 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF To Possibly Take Up To Half Of NZ
Replies: 27
Views: 4153

RE: QF To Possibly Take Up To Half Of NZ

Is there any legal reason NZ couldn't stay in Star if QF took a stake in them? What would the rules be there I wonder, anyone know? I wonder if QF and NZ could offer points on each others FF schemes for flights on each airline? I guess the other members of * and OW might have words to say on that ma...

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by jetkid
Wed May 29, 2002 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'New Look' Air NZ To Be Revealed Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5149

RE: 'New Look' Air NZ To Be Revealed Today

I'll miss the in-flight meals on NZ, as they were streets ahead of QF in J or Y, even when you compare them to the trans-tasman offerings QF provide. That said I hope someone takes up the opportunity to provide some decent food at a reasonable price at the domestic terminals, so we can get something...

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by jetkid
Fri Apr 05, 2002 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF, NZ And SJ Domestic Services
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

RE: QF, NZ And SJ Domestic Services

Hi B-HXB I've flown QF at meal times AKL/CHC/AKL (down on the breakfast flight and back on the dinner flights) and you get a snack box on both flights. They have 'an' item of food in them, a coffee cup and some sort of desert item, like a mini chocolate bar. With QF on weekends (at meal times) again...

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by jetkid
Thu Mar 21, 2002 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett: Air NZ Stripped Assets
Replies: 36
Views: 3508

RE: Ansett: Air NZ Stripped Assets

From this mornings New Zealand Herald. Asset-stripping claims vanish in hasty retreat 21.03.2002 By JIM EAGLES business editor The Australian assault on Air New Zealand took an even more bizarre turn yesterday as Ansett's administrators repudiated comments in their own report to creditors. Mark Ment...

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by jetkid
Thu Mar 14, 2002 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compo Offer By Air NZ Infuriates
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

RE: Compo Offer By Air NZ Infuriates

What I don’t understand is what’s in it for QF buying 50% of NZ? They would have to get commerce commission approval to do so, and there are some people in that organization that do not like even the thought of a QF/NZ tie up. To get approval QF would need to prove there was competition ...

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by jetkid
Thu Feb 14, 2002 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air NZ CEO Appointed
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

RE: New Air NZ CEO Appointed

Who would you of suggested then Oz777? I'd be interested to hear who you think is out there that would have been interested in the role, based on Air NZ's size and shareholder structure.

Does anyone know who else applied?

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by jetkid
Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air NZ CEO Appointed
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

RE: New Air NZ CEO Appointed

I agree with you Aerokiwi, give the guy a chance!

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by jetkid
Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Longest Flight In The World?
Replies: 25
Views: 5749

RE: What's The Longest Flight In The World?

How bout Auckland NZ (AKL) to LHR, via LAX, about 27 hours if memory serves. As a flight it might not be the longest non-stop but it must be one of the longer ones with the same flight number. NZ2 is the return service, also about 27 hours, again via LAX.

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by jetkid
Fri Dec 21, 2001 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF To Expand NZ Services.
Replies: 44
Views: 2863

RE: QF To Expand NZ Services.

Hi Al, In answer to some of your questions, It would seem that the Labour Government we have here is looking pretty good to win the next election at the moment, which is next November. Certainly I think most NZer's would agree the National party have a way to go to if they want to win the next one, ...

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by jetkid
Mon Dec 17, 2001 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Buy Stake In AirNZ?
Replies: 24
Views: 4026

RE: Qantas To Buy Stake In AirNZ?

I was lucky (unlucky?!) enough to have a couple of day trips last week, the first akl/chc/akl return on QF, the second akl/wlg/akl on NZ. The service standards between the two are incredible. On QF I got a cardboard box given to me on both flights, even through they were peaktime services. Both flig...

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by jetkid
Tue Dec 11, 2001 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Launch New Airline Today
Replies: 16
Views: 3568

RE: Qantas To Launch New Airline Today

I'd say (hope!) that it was a printing error and they ment to say 767-300's, even then 270 in one of those would be a bit cramped.

Jetkid

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by jetkid
Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Tribute To The Great Qantas 747-SP....
Replies: 20
Views: 3238

RE: A Tribute To The Great Qantas 747-SP....

I remember as a kid many years ago standing at my kitchen window watching the ‘SP’ as we called it head towards our house (in Wellington). It came over so low it shook stuff of the sideboard and TV, and we ended up on the TV news that night because it caused so many complaints! It was qu...

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by jetkid
Thu Nov 01, 2001 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quantas To Fly Auckland To DFW In 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 3206

RE: Qantas To Fly Auckland To DFW In 2002

I thought it was AKL-HNL-DFW-LGW, but no stress. I could check in my timetables from the era if anyone was really interested? (I've got Air NZ timetables back to 1984, sad hu!) As the QF service will be nonstop it might do better. Air NZ started their services to DFW if I remember with a big carry o...

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by jetkid
Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Air NZ Fleet News
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

RE: Big Air NZ Fleet News

Heres hoping they do put the 762 on a few AKL/WLG sectors! Anyone know if this will be the case?

Living in Newlands as a kid I remember one QF SP that went so low over our house it made the stuff on top of our TV fall over!

Jetkid

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by jetkid
Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Goes With 737-800
Replies: 57
Views: 4505

RE: Qantas Goes With 737-800

Wirraway, I assume your kidding! QF's service in New Zealand to date has been shocking, traveled with them last weekend and I wont be going back, regardless of price. Also Air NZ are in a similar situation to that of QF in Oz, they have effectively got the vast majority of the domestic business mark...

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by jetkid
Mon Oct 15, 2001 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra 737's In NZ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1628

RE: Extra 737's In NZ?

Hi all,

I thought that it was going to be a Polynesian B737-300 not a -900 aircraft that QF is going to wet lease for NZ domestic operations?

Will it be here by this weekend, anyone know? I'm traveling with QF over Labour weekend.

PS I'm and Aucklander too (dont hold it against me!)
Jetkid

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by jetkid
Wed Oct 10, 2001 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Movements!
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

RE: NZ Movements!

Just out of interest if anyone knows can they tell me what the QF loads look like at the moment AKL/WLG on October 20th (0935) and WLG/AKL October 22nd (1515) and if they know if it will be QF metal or another carriers aircraft. (Labour weekend). I travel down there about once a month, always with N...

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by jetkid
Fri Oct 05, 2001 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air NZ Rotes Are At Risk?
Replies: 36
Views: 2796

RE: Which Air NZ Rotes Are At Risk?

My guess, for what its worth - AKL/LAX back to daily with the onward sector to LHR (I think there are 10 non-stops AKL/LAX at the moment). At least one of the 762's grounded/sold and some of the 733's taken off domestic NZ operations and placed on Trans-Tasman services to maintain frequency. ie inst...

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by jetkid
Thu Sep 27, 2001 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ: A Conflict Of Interest?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

RE: ANZ: A Conflict Of Interest?

It was written by an ACT MP, (Right wing) I'm suprised they printed it, he raves on a bit.
Jetkid

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by jetkid
Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Longest Possible Route?
Replies: 36
Views: 4464

RE: What Is The Longest Possible Route?

Yep Airbus did fly an A340 Paris - Auckland - Paris a few years back.

I don’t know how long it is distance wise but for a regular scheduled passenger flight Air New Zealand’s daily AKL-LAX-LHR (and return) service is pretty long. 24hours plus traveling!

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by jetkid
Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

RE: AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)

Yep I do indeed.
Jetkid

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by jetkid
Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Unions Stop Ansett Sale
Replies: 52
Views: 2421

RE: Australian Unions Stop Ansett Sale

Hey thanks for that, very interesting. If Air NZ do survive, and I am guessing they will, (I cant see the NZ Govt. letting them go under, even if it means voluntary receivership etc) it means they will still need some sort of feed/partnership from an Australian based airline. I suggested Freedom bec...

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by jetkid
Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Unions Stop Ansett Sale
Replies: 52
Views: 2421

RE: Australian Unions Stop Ansett Sale

I’d agree, its great to read something on this situation without all the emotion and finger pointing we have had in recent days. I hope that in the years to come someone does a through investigation into the whole situation and publishes a book on the subject, it would make for a fascinating c...

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by jetkid
Tue Sep 11, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

RE: AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)

Hi Yep I've been on Qantas a number of times across the Tasman and often onto LHR, normally in Y class but sometimes in J. Some people aren't that fussed with the QF J class seating but compaired to Y its great and I for one appreciate it! The difference between a AKL/SYD/LHR trip in Y vs J at the e...

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by jetkid
Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

AKL/SYD/CNS/BNE/AKL QF J Class (long)

Hi all, my first go at this so here you go: Tuesday 28 Aug 2001 AKL/SYD/CNS QF 116 AKL/SYD 0645/0805 B747-438 VH-OJN QF 770 SYD/CNS 1135/1440 B767-238ER VH-EAN Up at 3.30am and some very kind friends picked me up an hour later for the ride to the airport. Checked-in at the dedicated QF P/J area off ...

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by jetkid
Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett And Air NZ To Collapse - Why? Full Analysis
Replies: 32
Views: 9290

RE: Ansett And Air NZ To Collapse - Why? Full Analysis

And from nzoom.co.nz Air NZ at crisis point Air New Zealand chairman Jim Farmer has confirmed the airline is likely to dump its Australian wing Ansett. Dr Farmer says the rescue package being developed by the board is for Air New Zealand only. He says the government is involved in the bail-out of Ai...

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by jetkid
Mon Aug 20, 2001 10:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTW Part 3 - Thai Airways And Air New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 6639

RE: RTW Part 3 - Thai Airways And Air New Zealand

Well I would of thought it would have been good with only 13 pax but for Air NZ it was pretty poor, by that I mean the staff were very curt and didn't make any effort to make eye contact etc. I guess they were tired too but then it would have been nice if they had made some effort to say sorry for t...

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by jetkid
Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RTW Part 3 - Thai Airways And Air New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 6639

RE: RTW Part 3 - Thai Airways And Air New Zealand

Nice report Lufthansa747. You might be interested to know that I too was booked on NZ478 WLG/AKL July 8th. At 8.00pm when I checked in they made no mention of the delay, in fact the flight status screens still stated a 2030 departure, I then spent some time with my sister (as she was leaving for the...

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by jetkid
Fri Aug 10, 2001 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Opposition Backs SIA In ANZ Saga|Politics. Tsk
Replies: 89
Views: 2813

RE: NZ Opposition Backs SIA In ANZ Saga|Politics. Tsk

Go Canada! how on earth can you say a combined QF/NZ is good for New Zealand consumers, you must be joking, I think if you asked people who live in New Zealand if they thought that was a good idea 8/10 would say no way!

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by jetkid
Thu Aug 09, 2001 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Opposition Backs SIA In ANZ Saga|Politics. Tsk
Replies: 89
Views: 2813

RE: NZ Opposition Backs SIA In ANZ Saga|Politics. Tsk

I'd agree, a 35-40% stake for SQ is more likely, how on earth can they expect SQ to sell their NZ shares without QF having to pay through the nose is beyond me.

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by jetkid
Fri Aug 03, 2001 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Gov't Supports QF/NZ
Replies: 36
Views: 2263

RE: Australian Gov't Supports QF/NZ

Qantas had 20% of NZ and it did nothing to improve NZ's lot, what would change if they had 25%? The only reason QF want NZ is because they are scared to death of the SQ/NZ/AN grouping, and as others have said, it helps to delay the final decision. NZ wont grow with a QF shareholding and competition ...

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