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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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">Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!)
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post