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by mariner
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$

If I see a woman about to light up a crowd of people, or drown a child, or cause any life-threatening harm to myself and I happen to be within punching distance, you can bet she's gonna get a broken nose. I'd do the same for a man too. As far as we know and as s someone else said, this woman didn't...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service
Replies: 40
Views: 4361

Re: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service

MIflyer12 wrote:
Agreed. DEN isn't a logical hub for the markets (upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast that chooses not to drive) that want to go to PNS.


A lot of people (well, a.netters) were quite negative when Frontier started DEN-RSW all those years ago, too. Odd.

mariner

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by mariner
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Man Punches a Woman In The Face During Flight, Only Fined 17$

HeerTweerWood wrote:
What is your thought? Is this kind of punishment acceptable?


Not to me. I have no time for men who hit woman, I don't care what the circumstances are.

mariner

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by mariner
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Do Sounds Air currently operate their aircraft with 1 or 2 pilots? From what I remember the B1900 was 2 pilots (altho wikipedia indicates "Crew: 1 (2 for airline operations)"). Both the Caravan and the Pilatius are operated with one pilot, as in: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/97952001/...

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by mariner
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Presumably serving WLG as well given the number of aircraft. Somewhere, certainly, given the number of aircraft and WLG seems an obvious one. Assuming it happens - assuming the board signs off on it - it will be a quantum leap for a small airline. It changes the business model of Sounds - bigger pl...

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by mariner
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

It says something (and I don't really want to know what) that your autocorrect defaults to "meow" :) It's your assumption that it's my autocorrect - LOL. I've had an identical experience with the Chinese crews in J on NZ, and I'd also suggest that "giving Emirates crews a run for the...

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by mariner
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Of course it'll still be possible to fly AKL-SYD-SIN-LHR; but you'll probably have to go through a travel agent to do it and it'll cost more. Be a far better service/offering then NZs Seat to Suit and give NZ a run for their money I've been flying for meow than seven decades on a multitude of airli...

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by mariner
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Does QF have the rights (or reason) to make MEL-PER-LHR into a round the world flight, similar to what NZ offer? Perhaps MEL-PER-LHR-LAX-MEL? You'd have to wonder why they'd bother. NZ get away with it because LHR-LAX-AKL and LHR-HKG-AKL are similar distances. NZ dropped HKG-LHR some time ago. It n...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4492

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Read post 15 by the TOPIC Author. If it did not use the name from day one to today it does not count. I've read that, and while British does not fit within the very narrow confines of the OP, it counts as the predecessor of British Airways. My father worked for Imperial, then BOAC, and then British...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4492

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

BA was created in 1974 after a British Airways Board was established by the British government to manage the two nationalised airline corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways, and two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways from Cardiff, and Northeast Airlines fro...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Yes, definitely - in particular, I would like to see what non-traditional incentives Argentina and New Zealand might develop, such as coordinated visa policies for Chinese tourists. Do you have any proposals for additional incentives? I wouldn't try to guess, it isn't what I do. I prefer strategy t...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

The article does not really tell us anything that we already do not know. It says that there is an opportunity to " work together " - but, doing what though? Clear arguments in support of the strategy (aside from seasonality) would have been good. I fail to see how NZ can really gain trac...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Argentina - the government - wants to work with Air NZ, Ramiro Alem, the assistant Minister for Tourism (Argentina), said in Auckland. https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/argentina-seeks-boost-air-connections-china-through-nz-b-208785 Unfortunately, the article won't let me copy and paste, but essentially...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 5749

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

- Tourists who are able to visit the region may become ambassadors for Antarctica. - There has been no conclusive evidence that tourism so far has disturbed breeding patterns of wildlife. - Tour operators have codes of conduct to minimise impact, like not going within five metres of wildlife. (a) I...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

IMO, government should have some role to play, if not by compelling airlines to fly to the regions (in exchange for a benefit to the airlines, like sustained access to first-tier cities), then by incentivising them to do so. For example, the Australian and New Zealand governments could co-ordinate ...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 5749

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

AirlineCritic wrote:
(And yes, responsible tourism... not damaging the environment or turning it to a new Ibiza. But just wondering ... )


The more people that go, the more the environment is affected, starting with waste removal.

mariner

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

It wouldn't worry me but it would be a concern for a lot of people. I tend to think the ERJ135/145XR would be more acceptable for more people, however, it is relevant that with smaller aircraft still come with higher costs per seats, and the load factor wouldn't have to be very high before the cost...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

With Silver Airways (USA) now replacing its fleet for 22 late 90s Saab 340s could some of these end up in New Zealand? Air Chats currently has an single Saab and Sounds Air has publicly said there we're looking for something larger like the saab. Could an Saab 340 be used to re-open the AKL-NLK rou...

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by mariner
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 5749

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

ugh. I don't like it. "boots on the ground" is damaging, a spiritual violation of the agreements against commercial exploitation of the continent, and furthers the slippery slope condition which will inevitably bring more nations/interests in to grab their share. I know, I know - a guest ...

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by mariner
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

To what extent do people think that some of the Trans-Tasman routes to secondary New Zealand cities might be make a come-back in the near future? No chance! . Sadly, I'm inclined to agree. I don't think Air NZ would be interested as (a) it would dilute the main centres and cost money and (b) been t...

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by mariner
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I think AA has got it right with a seasonal service, most of their passengers would be Americans and AKL is a seasonal market. QF operating AKL-LAX would require passengers connecting from Australia and with QF already operating to LAX from SYD, BNE & MEL the flight will lack feed. AKL-LAX? As ...

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by mariner
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

well there's a heck of a lot of parked MD83s ex-AA and soon DL that would be perfectly suited (tail stairs anyone?) or Fokker 70s ex KL RJ70s/100s ex LX/SN/WX. The 733 is also a good candidate. I always felt the 717 was ideal for the NZ market before Boeing scuttled it in favour of the 737. I'd lik...

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by mariner
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4813

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Boeing blew David Neeleman off, Airbus made him an offer he couldn't refuse - and the rest is history. It was more than just JetBlue. Frontier was fully determined to replace their Boeings with Boeings, but Boeing wouldn't give them any kind of a deal, they wanted full price all the way down the li...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

So we're back to LIM or GRU. Don't rate the chances of BOG or PTY. Agreed - not BOG or PTY. But I'd give a big quid to see MEX on the route map - one of the most extraordinary countries I've been to. I've said before, I like the idea of LIM. It's a great jumping-off point for the rest of the contin...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I do not work for NZ, and I never said anything to suggest that I do - I would be grateful if you stopped suggesting otherwise. There was an earlier exchange between us at the end of your post #156: mariner wrote: "I disputed your statement that it had not been checked because I don't know how...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I am talking about the maps in the "Kia Ora" inflight magazine of NZ. About 350,000 copies of this magazine are published each month, for distribution on NZ flights. It's remains only a magazine, free to the public, although I assume at least partially financed by advertising, maybe even ...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13590

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

The States shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia, as for the time being are parts of the Commonwealth, and such colonies or territories as may be ad...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

EK pulling out of AKL-Australia is very bad news indeed. Apart from the fact that it was great to have the odd A380 flight across the Tasman, if there's one thing we know about NZ and QF it's that when there's just the two of them on a route they don't exactly bring the knives out in terms of prici...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13590

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

It hasn't really been said what great news this is for QF. With EK out of the picture on the tasman this opens the possibility for QF to build or should I say rebuild their AKL hub with onward flights to North America. With no definite announcement on what QF B787-9 frames #7 and #8 are being used ...

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by mariner
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss

Being there. I think the old saying is true; you learn who your real friends are when you are in your time of need. They show up. No words necessary. Showing up is an ultimate sign of respect in this day and age, when we are all so "connected" and "busy." Just show up. There is ...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

This non-existent island destination has been dotted in the sea (above Singapore) - quite appalling on the part of NZ, if you ask me:. I don't know what map you've found. I've just - again - been to the main NZ route map, available on the website and this mysterious Pulau isn't there. https://www.a...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Why is this important? Liability. New Zealand's Fair Trading Act makes it an offence for companies to make misleading claims about their goods and services. For example, NZ faced a hefty fine in 2006, for misleading customers about the price of its airfares - it used a headline price which was not ...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

With the airline dropping its trans-Tasman services, the Emirates situation has become a fair ol' brain teaser: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11931831 "Emirates cans A380 superjumbo flights from Auckland to Australia Emirates is also evaluating potentia...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

"Grant Bradley thinks..................." doesn't really clinch terribly much I'm afraid. No. but it was mildly droll in the circumstances. Perhaps you need a sense of humour. As I've said many times before, I don't believe any route is happening until the airline announces it. The discla...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Glass half full, not half empty! Always, mate, always. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif Grant Bradley thinks ORD is still on the cards in his piece about the bump up at IAH: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11931733 "The airline also flies to L...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Surely the point is - it's just sloppy practice. That in itself is enough to irk some people; but there is also a bigger picture here. I often use those route maps to conjure up travel possibilities for the future, many of which have progressed into a reality. For that reason, a degree of accuracy ...

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by mariner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

It irks me because, through the disclaimer, NZ purport to have checked that all routes represented are accurate as the printing of each edition (that is, monthly) - in reality, they have not done this, and they continue not to do this month after month. Any half decent lawyer will urge caution in t...

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by mariner
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

IFurther, the magazine even includes this disclaimer: " Routes shown operated by Air New Zealand and key codeshare partners were correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. " It seems like a perfectly standard legal disclaimer to me, boiler plate stuff, and I'm n...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

A somewhat facile statement - you're better than that. I doubt anyone here is arguing a blanket policy of airlines flying non profitable schedules or routes. It was intended to be facile - LOL - but if you want me to be serious (why?) I'll say that I don't think Air NZ should be flying non-profitab...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Some interesting facts in this article about people, not so much about things with wings - the way Air NZ is run: http://www.hrmonline.co.nz/news/what-business-success-means-at-air-nz-242055.aspx "What business success means at Air NZ The business world is littered with companies that are just ...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

That's easy. Because the practice on every level is profit focused rather than customer focused. I don't see a lot of point in an airline flying to places when few people want to go there. The more infrequent, or (worse) intermittent a service is, the less likely it is to be convenient to the custo...

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by mariner
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 55358

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Rumours arising, and discussions on Perth local radio this morning that Air New Zealand interested in operating AKL-PER-LHR. Would certainly make things interesting... That happened a few weeks ago. Can't see it, and I'll eat my words if they do. Goes against NZ's current strategy and why would the...

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by mariner
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39943

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

LAXintl wrote:
Obviously, per-capita income has a correlation with spending power and the propensity of travel by consumers.


Air travel is only for the well-to-do?

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5089

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

The only problem that could be with F9 is that most people are accustomed to taking Allegiant to Florida since it is so well established in the market, like when F9 tired to go up against G4 to LAS. But Florida seems to drive more people than Vegas, plus MCO is a different airport than SFB, so we w...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 30251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

So, what then are the loadings AKl-LHR via LAX? How many passengers continue through? While I understand that there is a body of STAR alliance flyers in London and Los Angeles who like to use NZ over other carriers, I find it hard to believe that the vast proportion of traffic LAX-LHR would be LAX ...

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by mariner
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 22630

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Capacity might have jumped, but what about actual ticket numbers sold? I've no idea. I don't have access to these things, especially when they haven't happened yet. Samoa doesn't start flying until November and whether all three airlines can fill their aircraft is beyond my ability to correctly pre...

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by mariner
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32392

Re: The Future of ISP

I have some business friends who occasionally fly NK or F9, but the issue for me in addition to the unbundled fares, which are in many cases a ripoff, is the lack of a plan B if irregular ops happen. They provide no accommodation or other assistance, and if a flight is cancelled they usually don't ...

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by mariner
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39943

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

LAXintl wrote:
Personally, hate to see the yields on this flight. Its one thing to attract ethnic VFR, another to get premium biz corporate traffic.


Are they looking for premium biz corporate traffic?

I would think that high end traffic would go to LAX, leaving this route to VFR/Leisure, etc.

mariner

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by mariner
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 22630

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Does anyone know why the Samoan government chose not to invest in Polynesian Airlines' brand as the platform to re-start flights to Auckland and Sydney? Why are they using "Samoa Airways?". They think they Polynesian Airways is not specific enough to Samoa. The basis of the exercise is th...

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by mariner
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 New Zealand election
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: 2017 New Zealand election

I've never liked MMP. I've always believed that the Parliament is made up of representatives elected by the people, but MMP and its "list candidates" gives the lie to that, allowing people for whom no member of the electorate has ever cast a vote, to become an MP. Now the system reach's it...

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