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by 777ER
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

All of ZK-NZL future flights have been cancelled apparently. Hoping its nothing serious ansd its just as a precaution

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by 777ER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

VA will fire back against NZ's decision to dump it, by boosting capacity to New Zealand, including: - SYD - WLG (5x weekly) - MEL - ZQN (4x weekly) However, there will be capacity reductions on MEL - CHC and BNE - WLG, which is disappointing. VA's launch of SYD - WLG comes after SQ's launch of MEL ...

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by 777ER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

VA will fire back against NZ's decision to dump it, by boosting capacity to New Zealand, including: - SYD - WLG (5x weekly) - MEL - ZQN (4x weekly) However, there will be capacity reductions on MEL - CHC and BNE - WLG, which is disappointing. VA's launch of SYD - WLG comes after SQ's launch of MEL ...

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

WLG is closed due to severe weather after a lightning strick destroyed runway lights.

Was driving on SH1 after being called into work early and I couldnt see where the road was muitple times due to the severe hail and extensive downpours. Lightning totally blocked my vision muitple times

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Im really waiting now for the revised schedule from both NZ and VA to come out. Be interesting to see what happens with the DUD and WLG-BNE routes. Im expecting NZ to fly WLG-BNE. Suspect VA will also keep WLG, but reduce to 1x daily as I've heard it does well with their codeshares from DL. Could QF...

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 38794

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

One thing interesting about the announcement of VA/NZ divorce is any lack of word on current domestic connections. VA have said in their press release that talks are still happening on domestic code shares.

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by 777ER
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hoping someone from NZ can help me here. While looking at a long haul flight I've got booked with NZ/SQ, I noticed a really good deal to upgrade to either Y+ or J. If I decide to upgrade now (flight is in September), would I get the new class status points/airpoints earning or the original class ear...

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Regarding the entire PPQ/WLG debate. I want to raise a slightly larger issue that I would be keen to hear others thoughts on. Regional Routes around the greater WLG area will continue to difficult to introduce given WLG's jet operations and low entry level pricing as a result. Airlines wouldn't be ...

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Regarding the entire PPQ/WLG debate. I want to raise a slightly larger issue that I would be keen to hear others thoughts on. Regional Routes around the greater WLG area will continue to difficult to introduce given WLG's jet operations and low entry level pricing as a result. Airlines wouldn't be ...

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by 777ER
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42174

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

What we do know is that NZ said as recently as a few months ago that it was happy with demand, and, according to the former PPQ owner, "Air NZ have always said to me that if they're over 60 per cent loading they're happy — and last year it has been well over 80 per cent". Your snapshot is...

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by 777ER
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 38393

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

September:
WLG-AKL NZ A320
AKL-SIN NZ B789
SIN-HAN SQ A333 (new airline)
HAN-BKK TG B788 (new airline and model)
BKK-SIN TG B772
SIN-MNL PR A321 (new airline)
MNL-HKG PR A343 (new model)
HKG-SIN SQ A350 (new model)
SIN-MEL SQ B772
MEL-WLG SQ B772

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by 777ER
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38731

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

NZ continues its codeshare on SQ's WLG-SIN via MEL service. NZ3247

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by 777ER
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 58
Views: 16167

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

I've edited the thread title to reflect its the non ER model retired from service

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by 777ER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38731

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Very little info here or in the general media, about the 787/Trent situation. The wet lease seems to be going OK, but I'm surprised for such a big event there is no real info. Sad to see those planes parked there without engines. Who's got their ear to the ground on this? I completely agree. I'm al...

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by 777ER
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38731

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

What will happen with the current A320R's? Sold/returned to lessor or become A320D's for further expansions?

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by 777ER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 29580

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Wonder how annoyed NZ is with SQ switching routes!

Any bets on NZ blocking airpoints/status points earning from WLG - MEL - WLG?

Tempting to fly one way with SQ and return with NZ, but then again Ive got an SQ flight in September booked

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by 777ER
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27263

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Clearly someone has an axe to grind on JQ! JQ is my main domestic airline of choice and out of 20 odd flights the last 2 years, only had 1 delayed by 2 hours, 3 delayed between 30mins - 1 hour and 2 delayed by upto 15mins. The 15min delayed either arrived on time (AKL flight) or 8mins late (CHC flig...

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by 777ER
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26982

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

China Express has also signed a letter of intent to serve WLG. China Express currently operates 40+ CRJ900s but wishes to expand with a WLG service. - source stuff.co.nz facebook post G5 cannot serve WLG - its fleet largely consists of Bombardier CRJ900s. Further, I cannot find any evidence that G5...

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by 777ER
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26982

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

WLG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese construction firm to work as a partner on the proposed extension to its runway. See: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/business/343700/wellington-airport-signs-runway-extension-mou. https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/m/t/u/x/z/...

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26982

New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375131
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Welcome to the November edition of the New Zealand Aviation Threads

Link to the October edition viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375131

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by 777ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

bennett123 wrote:
The former ZK-DES, (latterly 5Y-CHD).

I think this was to be scrapped at Southend in August.

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 34213

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I don't think for a moment that will affect NZ's point to point traffic AKL-PER. Most of New Zealand has Airpoints, Many have Airpoints mortgages and Airpoints credit cards too and that does affect their choice of carrier ex N.Z. When faced with a decision between the same price most people will go...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

Love to see ZK-NQC come home too. Flew on her not too long before she departed on a replacement flight for NZ. Never flew NZC only NZD. So does this mean they will de-assemble ZK-NZC and put her on a ship and then reassemble when back in NZ? Can't imagine those engines will spool up again after 10 ...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

I really hope they pull this off! I've been pondering what could happen to that DC-8 for years, whether it could be saved and was really disappointed when Air NZ didn't take the chance for their 75th anniversary or when the 787-9 of the same registration was delivered. Unfortunately they don't seem...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 34213

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Qantas talking year round AKL-PER to connect PER-LHR. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plots-daily-year-round-perth-auckland-flights Darn. I was concerned this might happen. - No F class/Platinum lounge at PER - No F class on the 789 - Still prefer the A380 over the 789 in a general sense. Of course...

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by 777ER
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

The only remaining ex Air New Zealand DC8 (ZK-NZC) is currently located in Brazil in the Amazon, where it has been parked and abandoned for the last decade. A New Zealander launched a recovery programme earlier this year called Bring Our Birds Home https://www.facebook.com/bringourbirdshome/ . Bring...

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by 777ER
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

NZ have sent 1x B772 and 2x B789 to WLG so far with another flight due tomorrow (Friday) at 11am and departing at 1pm. QF and VA have sent at least 2x flights each to WLG daily for fuel before flying over the Tasman with JQ sending their MEL and/or OOL flights. SQ 'Capital Express' service celebrate...

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by 777ER
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41102

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

SQ marks one year on SIN-CBR-WLG Top 10 destinations to/from Canberra Top 10 outbound destinations from Canberra Bangkok Delhi Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong London Mumbai Phuket Singapore Wellington Top 10 inbound destinations from Canberra Colombo Delhi Frankfurt Hong Kong Jakarta Kuala Lumpur ...

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by 777ER
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

http://nyc787.blogspot.com has updated the 787 delivery schedule to L/N 769 The two Air NZ 789s for 2018 delivery and the first for Air Tahiti Nui are: L/N 749 (ZB012 c/n 38182) Everett -- due 10 Sep 2018 -- ZK-NZN? -- owned L/N 750 (ZB908 c/n 39297) Charleston -- due 18 Sep 2018 -- F-O??? -- lease...

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by 777ER
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28164

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

From the Australian thread......looks like Norwegian has applied for EZE-AKL-SYD...... Sydney 60) BUENOS AIRES – SYDNEY (MANCOMUNIDAD DE AUSTRALIA) y v.v.: TRES (3) frecuencias semanales; and 12) CÓRDOBA – BUENOS AIRES (EZEIZA) – AUCKLAND (NUEVA ZELANDA) – SYDNEY (MANCOMUNIDAD DE AUSTRALIA) y v.v.: ...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28164

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Can vouch for this, some of my contacts have confirmed this will happen at some point. Apparently PMR-CHC is also on the cards. I wouldnt be surprised if they chose to focus on CHC for some additonal CHC-WLG flying to fill out a schedule which is only 2/day A320. Really hoping for some extra JQ WLG...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28164

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any word/confirmation on JQ getting Q400s? Heard a rumour hat 3x Q400s have left the QF fleet and are joining JQ. All 3 getting painted next week apparently. ROT has appeared on the JQ destination page also in the last few days! Not in the near future. It takes 11 days to repaint a Q300. Also you n...

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any word/confirmation on JQ New Zealand getting Q400s? Heard a rumour that 3x Q400s have left the QF fleet and are joining JQ. All 3 getting painted next week apparently. ROT has appeared on the JQ destination page also in the last few days!

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by 777ER
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28164

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Any word/confirmation on JQ getting Q400s? Heard a rumour hat 3x Q400s have left the QF fleet and are joining JQ. All 3 getting painted next week apparently. ROT has appeared on the JQ destination page also in the last few days!

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by 777ER
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 175413

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

What routes do the Piedmont Dash 8 -100 currently operate? Really keen to get on one when I'm next in the USA which will be next summer

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by 777ER
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28164

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-r ... xtra-seats
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Air New Zealand adding 180,000 extra domestic seats for summer with AKL-ZQN getting an additional 60,000 seats!

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-r ... xtra-seats

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22307

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

ZKOXA wrote:
VH-XZB made an appearance today in NZ for what I believe to be the first time with the new inflight wifi. What happens in regard to the wifi Qantas installed during the hop over the ditch?

ZKOXA

WLG has been getting the wifi test B738 aircraft a fair bit on MEL services this year

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by 777ER
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22307

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

If EK was to drop Tasman flying entirely, including CHC-SYD, could CHC support a direct DXB flight? I'd imagine if so if would be with a 77L? But EK totally withdrawing from Tasman routes would be in breach of the EK/QF alliance unless QF upgrades all their competing services to larger aircraft or ...

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by 777ER
Sat May 20, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 45254

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

It will be interesting to see how VA proceeds with their APW flights from here... will they maintain their AKL/BNE/SYD-APW flights? I think the Samoan Government will regret making this decision, they think VA is holding them back but I can't see any other airline operating BNE-APW or probably SYD-...

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by 777ER
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 22221

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

What is on the market to replace them apart from ATRs? Only thing I can think of is the Q400 or RJs They already mentioned ATR42 as the likely candidate. Although I could see a reduction in their numbers vs the Q300, as by the time they would be needed (at least 3-4 years away) some Q300 routes cou...

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by 777ER
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

The EK aircraft could easily be wet leased by QF and this gets around the EK limits! Exactly what I have been trying to point out without success. Sadly some people have their heads so far in the sand they can't see even when its explained in simple terms! The EK aircraft could easily be wet leased...

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by 777ER
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

[ Re your coment about the SQ 777 service, do you know how well the cargo is on SQ? According to the BITRE cargo is basically non-existant on the flight SEP 2.7 tonnes WLG-CBR, none on CBR-WLG OCT 0.3 tonnes CBR-WLG, none on WLG-CBR NOV 1.9 tonnes WLG-CBR, none on CBR-WLG DEC 0.2 tonnes CBR-WLG, 0....

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by 777ER
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 22221

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Interesting story on stuff: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91684385/On-the-hunt-for-New-Zealands-lost-and-forgotten-airliners Been following this since the start of this year when the link to BOBH was shared on a WLG aviation page I'm on. There are problems over communication with Cuba over the ex...

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by 777ER
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

I agree and wouldnt discount that EK may be looking at that option. They have previously publically expressed interest in WLG and cited the runway being too short for their Australian fleet (300ER/A380). Bringing a 200LR down provides an aircraft which can presumably get into WLG (SQ's is a B777-20...

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

Why would they do this? Would be much easier for them to use Jetconnect on a 738. Talking of Jetconnect. Is there a contractual limit on how big they can grow? It's becoming increasingly common to see VH 738s and AU crew across the Tasman. Yes it would be easier but if EK have an aircraft sitting a...

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

With regards to EK capacity on Tasman, would it be possible if EK flew the route on behalf on QF? WLG-BNE comes to mind Why would they do this? Would be much easier for them to use Jetconnect on a 738. Talking of Jetconnect. Is there a contractual limit on how big they can grow? It's becoming incre...

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 22221

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

Thanks 77West and ZKpilot.

Had one checked in before and car seat went into a 'the big black bag' and dropped off at oversize luggage. Decided to buy the baggage option to be on the safe side.

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31450

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

With regards to EK capacity on Tasman, would it be possible if EK flew the route on behalf on QF? WLG-BNE comes to mind

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