What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CASM advantage of the A350-1000 was that significant over the 777-300ER when you consider the purchase price disparity ...Jump to post
I can’t imagine that they would want to tag BNE to AKL. The SYD-AKL-SCL flights have been operating a long time and is probably why it has remained a tag for so long. It was only a matter of time before they delinked (noting also they went to MEL non stop straight away rather than via AKL). There i...Jump to post
Does LA have any plans to start BNE services? And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG. I do wonder and think there is a chance they could announce an AKL-BNE tag when they announce the SYD schedule, quite a few connect in AKL to CX I believe so k...Jump to post
Totally agree with the drop in tourist numbers. We’ve cancelled a large gathering there in August due to insurance issues and work vetoes. I’m sure many others are in the same boat. An incredible insult to injury following the tragic events of Easter. We’d really have liked to support the nation but...Jump to post
If you’re correct, then I agree, the 350 is in the box seat. There’s been a lot of discussion about possible future enhancements to the 789 and 78J but little solid info. But in my own mind I keep coming back to the fact that QF is apparently making PER-LHR work - a route that’s around 200 miles lo...Jump to post
It’ll be interesting to see if they eventually find a fit for the A350-1000 in their fleet now the 77W is obsolete. What? The 777-300ER is obsolete? You may want to tell that to United. You know, I'm sure they like their brand new, ridiculously discounted*, 777-300ERs. I would be shocked if the CAS...Jump to post
NZ are going to do what’s best for the airline, of this I’m certain, they’re a well managed business.
I just hope this also meshes with what’s best for the long-haul traveller which I believe is better served by the A350 having flown both options.
Lots of Indian nationals on the island, maybe MAA is not so far fetched. Indian nationals?! You’re clearly confusing Fijian Indians with people from the sub-continent. You may want to brush up on your Fijian history and knowledge before chiming in. Inbound visitor numbers from Fiji don’t even regis...Jump to post
I wonder what new destinations we’ll see in Asia? PEK, PVG, ICN must be options. TYO, HKG and SIN are already served. No doubt the A330 will be moved entirely to Asia (plus occasional New Zealand and Australia) while the A350 will focus on SFO and LAX. Maybe a new YVR service too? BTW, the FJ livery...Jump to post
https://i.imgur.com/zzYbUn7.png https://i.imgur.com/06Q6dIB.png https://i.imgur.com/5UFUSbn.png DL load factor figures for LAX-SYD (and vice versa) is just decent at 81%. (Look at United... they're definitely losing money.) How old are these data though? ....it's still listing VA as Virgin Blue/V-A...Jump to post
I have No Idea whether all those issues have been resolved but the fact that they had them might have restricted their ETOPS and EROPS limits and not ONLY on the A350 but the B787 Rolls Royce engines as well. Haven't you got it the wrong way round? My understanding is that it's the RR engines on th...Jump to post
Delta loses 2M per month on SYD according to the last employee round table. Why would they invest in a market that is a money hog. I’m actually surprised it has not moved seasonal or dropped over to VX fully. US$2-million? Year round? That’s serious. Where else could DL deploy their 77L’s that’s no...Jump to post
Utterly ridiculous. I don't care how upset the woman, Frontier needs to clean their planes properly. You shouldn't be deplaned and arrested for complaining about a serious and real cleanliness issue. Absent the pax throwing punches, spitting, hurling racial insults, etc., the seat needed to be clea...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 concer...Jump to post
par13del wrote:Where I am lost is with the A350 being so much more fuel efficient than the 777L why not use it, even if you have to block seats it should be more profitable, right?
* The A350-900 can fly SYD-LAX no problem. Surely it can with a significant amount of seats blocked. * Some of DL’s A359’s are limited on the route being of a lower weight variety. * The issue with those lower weight varieties that DL operates has been overcome with Canberra now being a diversion a...Jump to post
So to summarise from what I’ve read: * The A350-900 can fly SYD-LAX no problem. * Some of DL’s A359’s are limited on the route being of a lower weight variety. * The issue with those lower weight varieties that DL operates has been overcome with Canberra now being a diversion airport for SYD. * Rega...Jump to post
Seems shooting the messenger is a central theme too. Some times messengers deserve to be shot. Its not just a SC problem, its a Boeing problem. Given the quality of the reporting, there might not be a SC problem. I read the article and found it to be quite meticulous. I thought it good that they di...Jump to post
The 787-10 can fly 6000 nm with full pax and bags. ORD-NRT would be very feasible as would any West coast city to Japan, Korea, or northern China. ORD-NRT would be feasible were it not for that confounded variable, weather. Prevailing winds and wind variability make a mockery of stated ranges. And ...Jump to post
The article states the airline intends to commence services to Los Angeles and San Jose, not Los Angeles and San Francisco as many are saying. I’ve never been to San Jose and know little about it; are the attractions sufficient? It may be more of a convenience thing for people closer to SJC that do...Jump to post
I do not like the upholstery selection in Y.
Like a 1970’s family wagon that dog hair would be impossible to remove from.
PA515 wrote:Air NZ A321-271NX ZK-NNE (msn 8799) D-AVZF on 29 March 2019.
Yes well Iguazu airport was hearing completion of it renovations when we were there. And was just about to open to international flights. It was pretty chaotic in November. IGR has been international for decades now, AR used to operate AEP-IGR-CGH back in the 80s with 732 and 722 later. Eventually ...Jump to post
Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines. And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers? Not a big deal. (depending on what deal they have; 'power by the hour' kind of stuff usually ) RR support is nearest in SIN GE support is just across the ditch (QF and NZ have a long history of ...Jump to post
They each need a charter or constitution of some sort, agreed to by government for the benefit of the people, then to have executive teams given the means to achieve those precepts as set out.
With no government interference.
What I do think will be interesting is, down the line, whether we see NZ start to develop JVs with BR to TPE, and OZ to ICN, with BR and OZ 'topping-up' NZ capacity (like UA does on the AKL-SFO route). Agreed, and I think this is a strategically sound approach, particularly for destinations with si...Jump to post
Interesting that Munda airport in the Solomon Islands is looking to add AKL flights. You would imagine we would see Port Moresby and/or Honiara, before we see Munda. Cheers, C. Actually, Munda will be the route that will start AKL. The airline and country are investing heavily in tourism which is H...Jump to post
Looks great and hope this works well for them and doesn’t end up having to be too expensive for the leisure type of elite traveller HA attracts. Will they have a Y+/Y premium class too?Jump to post
I too am dubious about an all 787 long haul fleet, I think whilst simplistic, putting all ones long haul aircraft eggs in one basket does create vulnerabilities and in the past NZ were stung with the DC-10 grounding and recently whilst the fault doesn't lie with the aircraft itself, rather Rolls Ro...Jump to post
Wow that's a nice increase! I always wondered why AF is so big in Chile compared to Argentina. Already had a 77W SCL while EZE has long been on a 772. Having just spent a month in both countries, I can attest to the spectacular health of the Chilean economy, particularly in comparison to neighbouri...Jump to post
Les the delay of the two longhaul aircraft to coincide with the replacement announcement of the 77E fleet bode well for the A359? Sounds like it could to me. I’d say the opposite and had nothing to do with what they will order just a simple cost saving. I’d say personally 2 772 leases extended from...Jump to post
Presumably Boeing will have to first fix the problem and then convince all safety authorities etc of the fix. On top of this, LH will have to assess the damage done to public confidence in the plane and whether the presumably good price on offer is good enough on the balance sheet against the equity...Jump to post
I think the modification requirements of the FAA, EASA and airlines will determine the severity and timeline of the modification, but there will be a modification.If the MAX will be fine and a simple software fix will instantly be accepted? There's certainly a lot of hope out there. And there's cle...Jump to post
Their A330's are also relatively new and have plenty of life left in them, no need to replace them now. The 359 is not comparable to the 789, airlines like KLM are operating both types. I thought KL had chosen to stay with 787 only and that all the A359’s were now going to AF. But you’re right in t...Jump to post
YYZ is already a busy Chile-Asia stop and YVR-LIM-SCL was operated by CP I think. An Asia-YVR-SCL would have to compete with European, ME, Oceania and other north american airlines flying to SCL almost all offering a 1-stop routing all averaging the same travel time. Unless mining links between the...Jump to post
Looks like the CAA is joining the crowd to ground the MAX. https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/384616/caa-suspends-operations-of-boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-both-in-and-out-of-nz I’m surprised it’s limited to the Max-8 and not all models. I’m not saying that there are issues with them just that t...Jump to post