Originair touches down to reconnect North Island's two river cities ... https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123137447/originair-touches-down-to-reconnect-north-islands-two-river-cities Good to see regional services expanding just hope it is a success for them. Another ex Air NZ route taken up. I admit...Jump to post
Curious as to what it might be given they are getting someone from Boeing over. It’s not that hard to remove the seats and use nets. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/121966703/exemption-for-essential-boeing-expert-converting-air-nz-aircraft-to-freighters indicates "The family have l...Jump to post
Has anyone tried using NZ credits yet? I got the email about them this morning and had a read through the FAQs and I remain a bit confused about how I might select the flights/options I want, especially when the site says it might be up to 14 days until they get back to me if I use the form - fares...Jump to post
NZ6 wrote:It seems like a very amateur way of conducting market research.
Has anyone tried using NZ credits yet? I got the email about them this morning and had a read through the FAQs and I remain a bit confused about how I might select the flights/options I want, especially when the site says it might be up to 14 days until they get back to me if I use the form - fares ...Jump to post
Does anyone know what's happening with air traffic control with so few flights about? I'm thinking particularly airports like HLZ, PMR, and IVC with no passenger flights left (although they may have a few freight and private flights). It'd be quite weird sitting in the tower all day doing absolutely...Jump to post
With respect to the QF diversion to OHA - it sounds like a lot of mixed decisions, and differing accounts from QF, Customs, and MPI: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/117496461/no-clear-answers-about-decision-to-leave-qantas-passengers-in-a-plane-for-hours None of the organisations cont...Jump to post
With all this talk of NZ leasing extra aircraft this summer I started thinking about airlines in the Northern hemisphere whose prime season is their summer. Are there any airlines anywhere who have a regular program of sharing and/or leasing aircraft during their annual slack season? I have a vague...Jump to post
Surely its time that some base staff get basic customs training, to at-least be able allow passengers off the aircraft (based on remote assitaintance from New Zealand Customs) :checkmark: This or having a customs 'go team' ready to position to non international airports (DUD, OKA, TRG and NPE would...Jump to post
Let's hope there is some aggressive pricing. Just came back to New Zealand for the first time this year. Good god this place has got expensive! Throw in the extra $45pp the government now charges for the eTA - expect a reciprocal response by other countries by the way - and wow, you gotta wonder wh...Jump to post
Wow - LAX/LHR was often touted as the highest yielding route on the network.
Having done AKL-LHR via LAX a couple of times though I can safely say it was a horrible way to travel as transit at LAX is annoying (thanks to immigration queues) compared to going via SIN or HKG.
Devil's advocate is that you have a choice to pay via a method that has no additional fees... Poli is against bank rules: https://www.asb.co.nz/help/Poli-account2account-asb-support.html Whether the banks are worried enough to take steps to restrict it is another issue, although I can imagine it ma...Jump to post
Any idea why Air New Zealand's credit card policy is "Card payment fee of $4.00 per person per one way journey may apply."? I understand covering merchant fees, but why per person - it's a single transaction - so surely a percentage added to the final total would do this. When we're booki...Jump to post
Any idea why Air New Zealand's credit card policy is "Card payment fee of $4.00 per person per one way journey may apply."? I understand covering merchant fees, but why per person - it's a single transaction - so surely a percentage added to the final total would do this. When we're bookin...Jump to post
Someone on reddit has produced an interesting graphic of passenger numbers to/from New Zealand airports in 2018:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/commen ... ealand_by/
Karlsands wrote:bluefltspecial wrote:UARNO88 wrote:Sounds like just another way to eliminate jobs.
and eliminate aircraft damage...
Or create damage in the event of sensor failure
Air All Blacks is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C24vrbrKxo
Should be massively less controversial than the last one
Big government is a bad thing. Government is necessary but only if it is completely accountable to citizens. The problem with increasingly large government, is that it begins to exempt itself from citizen oversight. Right now, you can't really do anything against the FAA if their actions cause harm...Jump to post
Further issues today at WLG due to the weather with reported windsheer at 500ft above Evans Bay. Both international and domestic flights diverting. QF171 again from MEL attempted x2 landings before heading to CHC and JQ261 attempted landing twice before returning to AKL. NZ5370 CHC to WLG didn't ev...Jump to post
We had friends experience something similar with United from SFO-AKL where, because they hadn't paid to seat select, they had three random seats and their seven year-old was thus separated until other passengers offered to make swaps. To me this kind of behavior from the airline is tantamount to bla...Jump to post
And, assuming there were software problems in the future, is the FAA really set up to regulate a high technology industry such as software? One day the problem really will be software and the FAA will not be adequate to regulate something it has no idea about. This isn't about just the FAA. We have...Jump to post
Something that puzzles me in the preliminary report is: "At 05:43:11, about 32 seconds before the end of the recording, at approximately 13,4002ft, two momentary manual electric trim inputs are recorded in the ANU (aircraft nose up) direction. The stabilizer moved in the ANU direction from 2.1 ...Jump to post
For the folks who are asking whether X happened, the preliminary report is available here: http://www.ecaa.gov.et/documents/20435/0/Preliminary+Report+B737-800MAX+%2C(ET-AVJ).pdf It includes a number of FDR parameters and a timeline. In response to a recent post, the report does not mention the auto...Jump to post
Ilyushin Il-96 all the way, what with Winston and his determination for trade deals with Russia :D Failing that.... I'd like the 359 just for the little bit extra space as really I don't enjoy the 787. So I'm going with 359 and 35J to replace the 772 and 773 respectively, and 787 to continue on eith...Jump to post
My recent NZ flight (PVG-AKL, 787-9) differed somewhat in service quality to what I recall from when I used to do a lot of flying on NZ (2014-16), albeit typically on US routes, and I'm wondering whether this is the new normal or unusual and therefore worth passing onto Air NZ. These were my concern...Jump to post
Could the fleet review include any hints of the Q300s which are now approaching the 10 year old mark... I'd imagine they'll want to keep the Q300s for as long as possible given the lack of alternatives out there. Do they have a longer lifetime given they're presumably designed with short trips in m...Jump to post
Ethiopia wanted to send the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders to the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch to recover the data, causing U.S. investigators to hold intense behind-the-scenes talks to bring the remains to America, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with...Jump to post
PMR-HLZ That is the only route in the NZ domestic network not connected to one of the hubs (AKL, WLG or CHC), right? I wonder if a) the route will last, and/or b) other non-hub routes may develop (e.g. ROT - ZQN or HLZ - DUD)? It's been going since the Eagle Air days (earliest I have a timetable fo...Jump to post
https://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/NZ/airnz-press-release-domestic-fares-table-nzonly-ptpo-2100x1100__ScaleMaxWidthWzIwODBd.jpg https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-release-2019-airnz-shrinks-some-domestic-fares-half Awww.. Little ole PMR-HLZ doesn't make the chart. Although if WLG/PMR is $49 and WLG/...Jump to post
We were once threatened with a bus replacement from CHC-DUD due to various wind related delays. It was just before Christmas so I'm guessing not a lot of spare capacity to handle all the cancellations. Thankfully, the bus capacity was less than the ATR it replaced, and handily my wife was seven mont...Jump to post
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainmen ... d=12199374
It seems the rap 'safety' video is gone. Personally I'm thrilled I won't be subjected to that on a forthcoming flight.
So it's not going to get to this https://youtu.be/HMqCnHq2-q8?t=523 right?.... right?Jump to post
Is that really only GBP 2.2 million? That's like buying a country house or something! I haven't been following, but something must have gone down since their half-year report from 30 September, because that has net assets at 118m and some profitability, albeit in the summer months. Market cap of 35m...Jump to post
Looks like the strike is called off https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/109310141/air-nz-says-strike-action-called-off-negotiations-were-successful Jacinda and Labour getting involved in non-political matters again I see - their job is to balance the govt ledger, manage national debt and state-owned A...Jump to post
What does PANC mean? Its the ICAO code for Ancorage's airport. I initially wondered if an 'I' had been missed out, as panic doesn't seem like an unreasonable reaction in a severe earthquake. VAS was up with ATC pretty quick - https://youtu.be/o80cNJ_XhX0 - sounds like the folks in the tower did a s...Jump to post
New NZ safety video is out https://youtu.be/dYu8kkD0Gy4 I couldn't get through a minute of that. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable being subjected to that on a flight, and I'm not sure it clearly communicates the safety messages (at least in the first minute before I couldn't stand it any more) - b...Jump to post
I'm assuming NZ's first A321 made it safe and sound: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nna
Was there any snaps of its late night arrival into AKL?
Air NZ would know exactly how many people are already doing IVC/AKL via intermediate points, and it would certainly fend off any moves by Propstar to enter the market. I imagine it would also allow some IVC ATRs to be pulled and put onto shorter routes. If they've got the A320 capacity it may end up...Jump to post
Could you imagine if NZ demanded Australian airlines started labelling the Antarctic Ross Dependency as part of New Zealand in their in-flight magazine and/or website route maps? At least Australia and NZ mutually recognise each others' Antarctic claims. The real problem would come where Britain, C...Jump to post
... especially if Singapore does send down a bunch of fighters for training. Yeah - I didn't realize that the Singaporeans were actually " in talks with the New Zealand Government about setting up a permanent training base at Ōhakea ." See: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105405775/mayor...Jump to post
Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airport’s main terminal building - the largest upgrade since 1999! The work will be carried out progressively over the next 12 months. Once completed, visitors will have expansive views across the termina...Jump to post
My only concern is the gap between Jets and regional is growing. I agree. New Zealand's biggest airports outside of the existing ports served by jets are NSN, NPE, PMR and NPL - looking at NZ at each: AKL - NSN: 7 to 10 daily frequencies AKL - NPE: 8 to 10 daily frequencies AKL - PMR: 7 to 10 daily...Jump to post
Air NZ is adding five DUD-AKL flights eff. 29 Oct 2018. The new flights are timed to help Dunedin business travellers get more out of their day in Auckland as well as enable connections via Auckland to Air New Zealand international destinations including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Fiji....Jump to post
They also flew with children on a NZ 77W. They were horrified with the seating capacity of the departure lounge given the size of the plane. Hard to argue with that point either. To be fair, I don't think I've been to any airport where departure lounges have enough seating capacity for wide-bodies,...Jump to post