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by Jetstar315
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airlines To Offer Business Class
Replies: 38
Views: 11981

RE: First Airlines To Offer Business Class

I seem to recall it was Qantas in around 1979. I was working in a travel agency in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> at the time and they parked a caravan outside our office with the business class seats in it and invited us to come outside to experience the business class seats for the ...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168
Replies: 213
Views: 19203

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168

NZ used to do <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym>-<acronym title="Hobart (HBA / YMHB), Australia - Tasmania">HBA</acronym>-<acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> years ago with B732s and it didn't work t...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Orders 15 ATR72-600
Replies: 33
Views: 5328

RE: NZ Orders 15 ATR72-600

In reply to PlanesNTrains, yes there is - and what more perfect replacement for the Q300s! From a maintenance and operational point of view (the tech crew could operate both the ATR72 and ATR42) the ATR42-600 would be the perfect fit.

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by Jetstar315
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And The B789
Replies: 24
Views: 10989

RE: AA And The B789

I read somewhere that AA will use 787-8s at first to Auckland, NZ, then change to the 787-9 a fews months after commencing services to NZ.

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by Jetstar315
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class
Replies: 71
Views: 19933

RE: SQ: No Amenity Kits Or Pajamas For J Class

If you travel Business Class on a train, you just get a bigger seat. If you upgrade on a ship you just get a bigger cabin. When you travel business class on an aircraft you should just get a bigger seat and more room plus an upgraded meal. If a pair of cheap pyjamas and a tiny bottle of au de toilet...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 131
Replies: 217
Views: 25239

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 131

In reply to IndianicWorld: Either put the B777Ws on <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>/<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - B...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes
Replies: 17
Views: 4872

RE: Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes

Air Florida used a very diverse fleet as follows: 3 x Lockheed L.188C Electras 2 x BAC1-11s, G-AXOX and G-AXBB both leased in short-term from British Island Airways 10 x DC-9-10s B737 - 6 x 100s, 4 x 200Cs and 44 x 200s 3 x B757-200s 5 x B727-200s 1 x B727-100 1 x DC-8-60 1 x B707-320C 2 x B707-320(...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF DC-4 Staffing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

RE: QF DC-4 Staffing Question

There's a pretty good history of flights between <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Norfolk Island (NLK / YSNF), Australia - Norfolk Island">NLK</acronym> and <acronym title="Auckland - Internationa...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017
Replies: 131
Views: 28740

RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017

I think a <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> service would capture good numbers with connections from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</a...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017
Replies: 131
Views: 28740

RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017

In reply to BoeingVista (first post above) - you are surmising 9 abreast in Economy. What if it was 6 abreast, all business class a bit like <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> used to do <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="New York ...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope's AA 777
Replies: 60
Views: 25166

RE: Pope's AA 777

In Nov 1986 I worked as cabin crew on an Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> B767-200 flight from Christchurch <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> to Canberra Australia, carrying Pope John Paul <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> (and an entourage of a...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess Made Over $1m Sleeping With Passengers
Replies: 87
Views: 36968

RE: Stewardess Made Over $1m Sleeping With Passengers

I think usscvr's post with picture above should be removed from this website. It is demeaning to female cabin crew irrespective of the airline. I'm sure the women in this photograph would be horrified if they knew that a picture of them was associated with the theme being discussed!!

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by Jetstar315
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165
Replies: 220
Views: 24684

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

In reply to zkncj the Air New Zealand lounges no longer take 'walk-up' customers in their lounges. The airline has decided that their Gold Elite, Gold and Koru customers come first and therefore customer space in the lounges for their high value customers cannot be compromised.

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by Jetstar315
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 128
Replies: 206
Views: 25142

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 128

I thought the CASA regulation was one flight attendant for each 36 seats. Four flight attendants would equal 144 seats but the B738s of QF have more seats than that! Interesting!

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by Jetstar315
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scanning Your BP At Airport Shops
Replies: 36
Views: 9333

RE: Scanning Your BP At Airport Shops

At Melbourne, Australia (so I guess other Australian cities too) anything you buy landslide (i.e.in the check-in area) has the standard 10% GST built into the cost. Anything you buy in the stores airside (i.e. after having cleared customs) does not have the GST added/built in. Also if you do not liv...

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by Jetstar315
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 163
Replies: 202
Views: 25383

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 163

In reply to Sunrisevalley re possible <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> B787-9 seating on <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>, I'd expect someth...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket
Replies: 56
Views: 15671

RE: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket

In reply to Mavedrick623 - well, box-cutters let through security for a start!!!!

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by Jetstar315
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket
Replies: 56
Views: 15671

RE: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket

It's certainly the only way in Australia where I live. Security is taken very seriously here, as it should be.

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by Jetstar315
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket
Replies: 56
Views: 15671

RE: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket

In reply to copter808, a number of "mistakes" were made in the USA on the morning of 9/11 - let's not forget that and ensure that these mistakes are not made again! That's why I say fire them!!

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by Jetstar315
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket
Replies: 56
Views: 15671

RE: Man Boards Plane At DFW Without A Ticket

The answer is simple - FIRE those responsible for allowing this to occur!!!!!
Do these people not know that they are hired as SECURITY AGENTS to protect the travelling public and they obviously were NOT doing their job on this occasion. Get rid of them and hire staff WHO CARE ABOUT SAFETY!

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by Jetstar315
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22654

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

I'm wondering if ZK-NGJ just might end up at the Boeing Museum in Seattle??????

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by Jetstar315
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 125
Replies: 208
Views: 23518

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 125

Bangkok is great value for a number of reasons:
*Small time change from the East Coast of Australia
*Always good fares available
*Frequent flights
*Top rate hotels at giveaway prices
*Great food
*fantastic shopping
It all adds up to a great experience in my opinion.

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by Jetstar315
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22654

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

Especially <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NGJ - it was the last 737-300 built by Boeing and was delivered new to Air New Zealand at <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> on 19 Nov 1999. Theoretically I guess it should be the m...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22654

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

ZK-NGB has been fitted with winglets and is current with Canadian North as C-GCNU, and <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NGC is C-GCNK also with Canadian North. <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NGH is with Nauru Airlines as <acronym title="Aeropostal (V...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22654

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

Re: <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NGN - sorry guys - you're absolutely right - don't know what I was thinking about!! It's called a 'senior moment'. Here's <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NGN's history: 1998 Built by The Boeing Company, Renton, <ac...

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by Jetstar315
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22654

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

SJ was Freedomair's 2 letter code. <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-FDM only operated with Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> from 16-25 Oct 2005 and did so in Freedom livery without titles for that short period. <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No First Class For Cathay A350-1000
Replies: 62
Views: 20972

RE: No First Class For Cathay A350-1000

First class cabins these days are full of passengers who normally travel business class and are using points to upgrade.
Points don't make a profit for the airline concerned and first class seats therefore take up valuable real-estate on-board.

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai To Cancel Los Angeles And Rome
Replies: 80
Views: 22329

RE: Thai To Cancel Los Angeles And Rome

In reply to irishayes, Thai also fly twice daily to Melbourne, Australia.

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Licence
Replies: 222
Views: 25615

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Licence

Don't forget that Jetstar's model is a "user pays" one and it's things like extra charges for checked-in luggage, overweight hand luggage, food and beverage, inflight entertainment, extra leg room seats etc that make the routes they fly profitable. But that's what it's all about - giving the public ...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Planning To Launch SYD And MEL Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 15055

RE: TK Planning To Launch SYD And MEL Flights

What would really be wrong with <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>/<acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-Maldives-<acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (I...

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by Jetstar315
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3597

RE: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes

The 717s operated by Qantaslink within Australia won't come to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. They have just obtained a few more as they needed them for the <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acron...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3597

RE: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes

I don't believe there is any question of Q400s in the short term (if ever!). The Q300 will do a good job for Jetstar and enable them to determine whether or not the regional routes of <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> are a viable proposition, without going to the expense of new aircraft...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3597

RE: Jetstar Adds Q300s For New Zealand Regional Routes

IMHO I think the Q400 is way to big for the cities <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> is looking at serving. With the Q300 (same as operated by Air Nelson), I think the opportunity has just come about by the withdrawal if the 5 Q300s by Qantas Link which gave <acronym title="Jetstar (...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Westjet Takes 5th Ex-QF 763ER
Replies: 82
Views: 18513

Report: Westjet Takes 5th Ex-QF 763ER

VH-OGV is currently registered as such to OGV Leasing Limited, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands as the Registration Holder (since 6 March 2006) with Qantas Airways as the Registered Operator. The aircraft is till in storage at Victorville where it has been since Nov 2013. Maybe the owner wants too much ...

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by Jetstar315
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Westjet Takes 5th Ex-QF 763ER
Replies: 82
Views: 18513

Report: Westjet Takes 5th Ex-QF 763ER

Here are the details of the 5 x B767-338ERs that are earmarked for Westjet: <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OGI msn 25246 <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> 12 Aug 91 Handed over to <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> at Seattle 29 Aug 91 WFU by <acronym ...

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by Jetstar315
Tue May 26, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 With Special Livery
Replies: 77
Views: 33740

RE: First Airbus A380 With Special Livery

EK also had an A380 adorned with special stickers for the Cricket World Cup in Australia/New Zealand about 2 months ago.

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by Jetstar315
Sun May 10, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals/Departures Victorville And Mojave
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Arrivals/Departures Victorville And Mojave

Does anybody out there track the arrivals and departures of commercial aircraft at Victorville and Mojave. I'me trying to find the arrival dates at Victorville of some ex Qantas aircraft, and their subsequent departure dates to Mojave. Any help would be very welcome please!

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by Jetstar315
Sun May 10, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Outlines 787-9 Service From Houston
Replies: 122
Views: 21461

RE: United Outlines 787-9 Service From Houston

United's new B787-9 routes just announced out of Houston will be great news also for Air New Zealand. With <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>'s newly announced routes (also on B787-9) from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-Houston and <acron...

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by Jetstar315
Sat May 02, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158
Replies: 209
Views: 18795

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158

NZ could take all 6 A380s and use them on <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acrony...

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by Jetstar315
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16681

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

IMHO I don't think Wellington Airport will ever be anything more than a Domestic/Tasman/South Pacific Island operation. The greater urban Wellington area population according to Wikipedia is only 472,760 people and that takes in all towns from Otaki southwards on the west, and Masterton southwards o...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Flight Before 'official' First Flight?
Replies: 18
Views: 8092

RE: 787 Flight Before 'official' First Flight?

Boeing 787-8 ZA001 Reg,N787BA was rolled out on 26 June 2007 and had its first flight on 15 December 2009. Hope this helps!

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by Jetstar315
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Lodestar N796G
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

RE: Lockheed Lodestar N796G

Thanks KPDX - appreciate your reply. I'm a regular contributor to that website so know it well. I'm trying to find the aircraft as I know a man, who as a small boy aged 6 years, flew on this aircraft from Indonesia to Broome, Western Australia with his father as the pilot, to escape the advancing Ja...

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by Jetstar315
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Lodestar N796G
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Lockheed Lodestar N796G

Does anyone out there have any information on this aircraft please? It was current on the US Aircraft Register as late as 1977 with the register showing - 'Sale Reported - not for sale'. In 1977 it was registered to Omni Investments in the Washington DC area. I'm very keen to find out what has happe...

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by Jetstar315
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156
Replies: 198
Views: 17404

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156

I understood the A321s were being purchased especially for Trans Tasman routes and that the order had been increased to five airframes. With VA installing J class into all their B738s I would imagine the A321s will be J class capable as well??

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by Jetstar315
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Most Extreme Runways
Replies: 29
Views: 11160

RE: World's Most Extreme Runways

Wellington, NZ in a strong northerly wind!!

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by Jetstar315
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156
Replies: 198
Views: 17404

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156

I just can't see Polynesian ever making a success of their business on their own - traditionally they have been underfunded and you only have to think of the number of times in the last 20 years they have changed aircraft types, management contracts, route networks etc etc. IMHO Virgin Samoa has bee...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic 757 Diversions Feb. 21
Replies: 254
Views: 29783

Atlantic 757 Diversions Feb. 21

How good would a B757NEO be?? I think the A321NEO is already making such headway into the B757 market - maybe it's time Boeing responded!

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by Jetstar315
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 153
Replies: 215
Views: 18664

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 153

Sad about no retro scheme for a 787-9! Quoting <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> spokesperson Jodi Williams: "But we are right in the throes of our brand new livery, the black and white fern, and so we are already committed to ensuring that we upgrade our existing aircraft in the new pai...

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by Jetstar315
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Open Letter/complaint To United
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

RE: An Open Letter/complaint To United

Both flight attendants and the travelling public have a right to privacy! I for one don't want anybody's camera in my face when I'm travelling. You never know where those photographs can turn up! It would be much better if you asked first and photographed after instead of the other way round!

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by Jetstar315
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Melbourne Tullamarine Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 3650

RE: Melbourne Tullamarine Spotting

To auroraborealis - the spot airimage suggests is good for watching aircraft arriving from the north and landing to the south, but there's a road runs right along the western side of the north-south runway which is fantastic for photography. You enter this road from the southern end of the airport n...

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