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by Kiwiandrew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 10 configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4249

Re: DC 10 configurations

eta unknown wrote:
Are we sure NZ DC-10's were ever 8 across?
I am pretty certain at least the initial ones were delivered as 2-4-2... how long that lasted is another matter. They definitely finished as 2-5-2

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by Kiwiandrew
Sun May 10, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1419
Views: 336337

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... r-alliance


Alitalia may be looking at Star... but are Star looking at Alitalia ?
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Ishrion wrote:
Alitalia's looking at Star Alliance: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... r-alliance


Alitalia may be looking at Star... but are Star looking at Alitalia ?

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat May 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14418

Re: United DC-10's

And don’t forget the 3 that CP air used in the mid 80’s. These birds made it to Europe. Believe it was a swap/lease with CP’s 742’s ..? Close ...if I recall correctly, CP took 3 UA DC-10-10 to operate YVR-YYZ/YUL in exchange for 3 of their own DC-10-30 sent to UA for their SEA/PDX-NRT route ( prior...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat May 09, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14418

Re: United DC-10's

And don’t forget the 3 that CP air used in the mid 80’s. These birds made it to Europe. Believe it was a swap/lease with CP’s 742’s ..? Close ...if I recall correctly, CP took 3 UA DC-10-10 to operate YVR-YYZ/YUL in exchange for 3 of their own DC-10-30 sent to UA for their SEA/PDX-NRT route ( prior...

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by Kiwiandrew
Fri May 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4018

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

It's closed now, but I had the absolute privilege of arriving in Tempelhof from Brussels in late 2005 . The terminal building definitely gave the feeling of travelling in the Golden Age of Flying (and it helped that SN parked underneath the canopy). I remember strolling through the terminal and feel...

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by Kiwiandrew
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Search Page Setup and Results
Replies: 12
Views: 7590

Re: Photo Search Page Setup and Results

dutchspotter1 wrote:



Have you tried the "advanced search" button?


Thank you so much ... I didn't even notice they had a separate 'advanced search' button - appreciate your help

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by Kiwiandrew
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Search Page Setup and Results
Replies: 12
Views: 7590

Re: Photo Search Page Setup and Results

I just tried using the photo search for the first time since rejoining the site after a few years break. Something has gone terribly wrong with the search options, there used to be so many more. It used to be possible to specify an aircraft type, airline, airport all separately ( eg DC10 / Air New ...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Search Page Setup and Results
Replies: 12
Views: 7590

Re: Photo Search Page Setup and Results

I just tried using the photo search for the first time since rejoining the site after a few years break. Something has gone terribly wrong with the search options, there used to be so many more. It used to be possible to specify an aircraft type, airline, airport all separately ( eg DC10 / Air New Z...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14460

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

Does anyone have any photos of the NZ DC-10 at MIA in BA service? The database has failed me. I remember seeing photos many years ago, but haven't been able to locate any. Just to add to the confusion, Air NZ also leased out a DC-10 (ZK-NZS)for a short period (April to October 1979) to National Air...

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by Kiwiandrew
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12327253 Another article on it which stats they will return to South America, doesn’t say where or when. I think you may have misinterpreted a badly written (it's the Herald so no surprises there) line : but the airline will r...

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by Kiwiandrew
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 51891

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I don't know very much about Virgin Australia, but why, prior to the corona virus, were they unprofitable? Hasn't every major airline that competed with QANTAS failed? I'm honestly asking, I don't know. Is there really room for two full service airlines in relation to the Aussie population? A valid...

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by Kiwiandrew
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Fair use excerpt : "An Air New Zealand 777-300ER is now flying a specialist team of five engineers from Frankfurt to Auckland, via Vancouver, to fix burst pipes under the Mount Albert volcano." Interesting use of the return leg of the repat flight https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/04...

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by Kiwiandrew
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Fair use excerpt : "An Air New Zealand 777-300ER is now flying a specialist team of five engineers from Frankfurt to Auckland, via Vancouver, to fix burst pipes under the Mount Albert volcano." Interesting use of the return leg of the repat flight https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/04/...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14460

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

Could bring in that there were also a few french DC-10s flown in world colours by the subsidiary Air Liberté 0553160 Actually just the one and, at the time of picture above bonds were cut with BA and was in fact linked to SAirGroup. 0061681 Interestingly, perhaps, two of Air New Zealand’s DC-10s wo...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116296

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

All the tickets are going through BSP, so would be subject to those regulations. Could you please explain what BSP is, for those unfamiliar with the term? V/F Bank Settlement Plan ... it is the central "clearing house" used by IATA airlines for the distribution of ticket revenues/governme...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Emirates latest updates Both DXB-AKL and DXB-SYD-CHC will return 1 Jun 20, both with A380's DXB-DPS-AKL cancelled till 1 Sep 20, previously was to return 1 Jul 20 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290747/emirates-planned-01may20-31aug20-operations-as-of-0300gmt-11apr20/ Hmm, they sa...

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by Kiwiandrew
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Air New Zealand -200 / -400
Qantas -200 / -300 / -400 / SP
Cathay -200 / 400
Singapore -400
Thai -400
Malaysia -400
Air France -400
KLM -400/-400M
Lufthansa-400

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25280

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

In relation to provincial fares, I think many kiwis have in their heads a figure of what a flight "should" cost, regardless of what the costs are of providing the service. I wonder how well I would get on if I insisted that I ought to be able to purchase a house in Auckland for the same pr...

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by Kiwiandrew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1419
Views: 336337

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I keep seeing reference to a "Comair scenario" but I'm failing to make the connection? Comair was a regional carrier owned by Delta operating flights under the Delta Connection brand. At one time they had a fleet of 170+ regional aircraft. When Delta emerged from Chapter 11 they began the...

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by Kiwiandrew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1419
Views: 336337

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I keep seeing reference to a "Comair scenario" but I'm failing to make the connection?

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by Kiwiandrew
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

Kent350787 wrote:
Emirates does SYD-AKL and SYD-CHC, both bookable in their own right.
QR does SYD-CBR, but only bookable on a CBR-SYD-DOH intinerary.

Emirates still do SYD-CHC but dropped SYD-AKL (as well as MEL and BNE - AKL quite some time ago.

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by Kiwiandrew
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1419
Views: 336337

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Alitalia is getting rid of 4 A320, 2 A321, 2 A330 and the B77W this 2020 and 9 A320/321 in 2021 https://www.corriere.it/economia/aziende/20_gennaio_02/02-economia-documentoicorriere-web-sezioni-6c5b18a6-2da1-11ea-af94-9dcececd831c.shtml Hmmm, how close is this to the fleet reduction LH wanted befor...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

Here's something interesting, I just found a NZ timetable (in outstanding condition, btw) that I hadn't seen in a year or two; it's from Oct-Nov-Dec 1976. The timetable shows the 'Orient Route' (New Zealand-Australia-Singapore-Hong Kong-India-Middle East-Europe-UK), Trans Tasman (New Zealand-OZ), '...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.
Replies: 17
Views: 1471

Re: Qantas Fiesta Route in the 1970s.

Thanks to you both for the great information. I tried the QF website for some information, so I'm curious how you found it! UTA had a lot of routes like this. I wonder if there's a business case to be made for a return of these routings, or a ROW service that if not daily, a few days a week. Do you...

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by Kiwiandrew
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64425

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

The Boeing 717 has the range of 3,815 km. While the route of Auckland to Hobart is 2,422 km. Qantas could launch a service if they could equip their 717s with life rafts etc for over water flying. The size of the 717 would be well suited for this route. Qantas could do this...but bearing in mind th...

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by Kiwiandrew
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines for YYZ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3769

Re: New airlines for YYZ?

While I think it would be several years away, I think NZ may eventually turn up at YYZ. A few months ago, I would have laughed at the idea, but they have actually mentioned it as a potential future destination... I suspect they will give ORD and the recently announce EWR services some time to bed in...

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