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by mrkerr7474
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

QF171 operating MEL to WLG today 16/11 operated by VH-VZU tried landing around 2.30pm before diverting to OHA, with the return service QF164 WLG to SYD indefinitely delayed as a result.

Anyone know why this flight was diverted?

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

SQ A350 first commercial service operated by 9V-SMM due into Wellington today at 12.55pm for those who are in the region and are able to head to the airport. I'm gutted I can't be there due to work, so looking forward to photos of today's first arrival / departure :D

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

EVA Air flight attendants have gone on strike. All BR flights have been cancelled through 30 June so far. Has been good seeing the BR 77W in SYD lately. I didn't know that BR flew into SYD, I thought they only have services to BNE As far as I know, that aircraft is on lease to Air New Zealand to co...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It appears that QFs change to the Frequent Flyer program is dynamic reward pricing, with some rewards going down in price and some increasing (peak international flights). Its been leaked and people are now reporting on Australian Frequent Flyer. Although not seen any changes to note and reading up...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

That's a fair question and something I've honestly never thought so much about. I've had QF membership for 19 years now, almost ever since moving to NZ as a kid it was something my parents signed our family up to as they seemed to offer the best prices back in the day for where we would travel cons...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

They'd have major runway length issues even if it did have the range, right? Although I don't know the exacts, I came across this article albeit from March 2016 which if you scroll down to page 38, it gives an example of WLG-SIN in a A359 with a takeoff weight 141600kg, 100kg each PAX with 5% fuel ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Although a Qantas FF, if SQ did operate a direct service WLG-SIN I would look to switch airlines as it offers a direct long haul service and avoids another stop in Aussie enroute to Europe. Whether that came at an extra premium, I'm not too sure. Out of interest, why do you Opt for the 3-hour narro...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

They'd have major runway length issues even if it did have the range, right? Although I don't know the exacts, I came across this article albeit from March 2016 which if you scroll down to page 38, it gives an example of WLG-SIN in a A359 with a takeoff weight 141600kg, 100kg each PAX with 5% fuel ...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31928

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Just looking at flightradar and found a Virgin Australia flight flying AKL-WLG anybody know the reason behind it? https://www.flightradar24.com/VOZ9942/20e216f2 No idea, but at a guess was there a diversion at some point given all the fog this week? just a repositioning flight perhaps? If you have ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46733

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

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 eve...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu May 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46733

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Wind causing some havoc in WLG today with majority of the afternoon international arrivals diverted to AKL. Notably VA171 and QF161 attempted landing before choosing to divert. QF171 from MEL made it in at 4pm with the other flights due to land between 2-3pm. Some domestic cancellations were in pla...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu May 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46733

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Wind causing some havoc in WLG today with majority of the afternoon international arrivals diverted to AKL. Notably VA171 and QF161 attempted landing before choosing to divert. QF171 from MEL made it in at 4pm with the other flights due to land between 2-3pm. Some domestic cancellations were in plac...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat May 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85453

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

First one isn't due to go in until July, probably back early-mid August. From that diagram think 3L is still in place with a single toilet behind, although it's possibly got a false wall - maybe for self-serve refreshments Just 3R seemingly plugged which adds room for 6 PE seats and a new toilet be...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56415

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The oldest 77W is 9 years, the youngest 4 years. Is now the time to make a decision on replacing them? I thought this latest fleet update is to replace the 77E's. which range in age from 17 years to 12 years (still not that old relative to some fleets)... with some expansion. These new aircraft ord...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri May 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 10731

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

I know what you experienced is pretty bad, but that is probably not the way you should have gone about it. Good review otherwise. Yeah, no kidding...jerk move. I disagree. Not having the room ready when promised and then not giving him the room he reserved is a big f--k up. If I had to wait three h...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: HKG-WLG & a trip on the Queen in premium economy with Qantas (Part 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 3443

HKG-WLG & a trip on the Queen in premium economy with Qantas (Part 2)

After a rather hectic few months, I finally have the time to write up part 2 of my journey from October 2018 between Wellington and Hong Kong. You can find part 1 here: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1) https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1406935 ...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?
Replies: 22
Views: 5134

Re: VH-OQA flying to Abu Dhabi, but why?

What made them choose AUH for major check / refit?

Have they had aircraft sent there before for major checks as I would have assumed DXB / EK partnership would have been chosen for this?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 27648

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

Merry Christmas all and best wishes for the year ahead too! On Wellingtons runway extension (which I don't really see happening or it would have been processed way before now in my opinion), but they talk about needing longer safety areas at either end of the runway. If they aren't in favour of exte...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ / CX & EDI
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: SQ / CX & EDI

Does anyone know why they haven't picked up on routes like this? The answer is frustratingly simple: They don't see the combination of traffic+yield to be sufficient to overcome the opportunity cost of using an appropriate aircraft elsewhere, while continuing to connect pax to EDI. ......yet. That ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ / CX & EDI
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

SQ / CX & EDI

Hi all, apologies in advanced if the topic has been raised recently, however I couldn't find anything, but if someone knows of somewhere for me to see, please do point me in the right direction. I had always wondered regarding SQ & CX flying direct to EDI. Not specifically needing to be a daily ...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

Re: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

767747 wrote:
The food looks great - Wow, what an impressive looking menu/meal on the 737 flight.


Very impressed by the catering on the 737 these days, not only awesome choices to choose from, they always taste delicious!

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

Re: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

I had an interesting couple of experiences on Qantas this week, myself. 1. A380, SIN-SYD. Grouchy and just plain unpleasant Cabin Crew took TWO HOURS to do an economy meal service, which consisted of a drink, a single plastic container of food, and a dessert-in-a-cup. 2. 747, SYD-LAX. FANTASTIC cre...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

Re: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

Thanks for putting together that report - really disappointing the service let QF down! Catering looks great however- impressive no tray was offered on the 737 that’s impressive and ours most other carriers meals to shame on a narrow body! It was disappointing, considering I have never once had a d...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

Re: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

Thank you and congratulations for this very nice trip report. I took the same early morning Qantas flight WLG-SYD six months ago with my family and loved it, from the remarkable architecture of Wellington Airport to the quiet flight and the views of the little islands and bays off the north coast o...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

Re: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

Did you expect the crew to put a bib on you and feed you? I mean seriously.... Of course I don't and I wouldn't want that, who would. What I am getting at is, I have flown Business and PE many times before with this flight being the first time I have been handed everything to me over my seat mate a...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 8104

WLG-HKG & a trip on the Queen in business with Qantas (Part 1)

Hello all, finally after many years of flying & reading trip reports, I decided that its time to post my first one, so I hope you do enjoy & all comments are welcome! A few months back, my friend & I were planning to meet up in Hong Kong, her flying in from Germany & I from New Zeala...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

@vhqpa

Thanks for the reply. I would assume they would too, but a bit of a same they prioritize BA via LHR, as would be nice to book directly with QF with ease to likes of EDI in future.

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 39597

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I think WLG is more likely to see the regional 787-10 from Singapore Airlines than an older 333. The 359 to have PE inside, where I just don't see WLG justifying the need for PE class. Correct me if I'm wrong of course. I used to work at WLG Airport when that photo was taken of the QF 333. It was he...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49696

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Slightly off-topic to the above (which I too am speechless as to what has happened there at Canberra), but I was wondering with the new Emirates Dubai to Edinburgh flight, would you think QF will code-share on this flight? Or no due to the fact QF have an agreement with BA on domestic flights within...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62821

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

How come Qantas don't offer a PE offering on the international configured A332 or A333? Although the flights aren't as long as those to UK or US, surely there must be a case to have a few rows (3 even) of PE in a 2-3-2 configuration to go against competitors as well as have that in between Economy a...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF48 Problems In Wellington Tonight (4/4/12)?
Replies: 2
Views: 3484

RE: QF48 Problems In Wellington Tonight (4/4/12)?

Thanks for providing me with the known info.

Wonder what the cause was as I see it left 19.35 local time in the end.

Is there a specific way to find out such information?

Mrkerr7474

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF48 Problems In Wellington Tonight (4/4/12)?
Replies: 2
Views: 3484

QF48 Problems In Wellington Tonight (4/4/12)?

Hello all, Was just looking at some Qantas flights and came across QF48 Wellington - Sydney that has been delayed since 15.55 (local time departure) and time keeps currently being pushed back but seems to be still on the ground as of now, 19.55 (local time). Was just wondering if there was anyway th...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Flights SYD - BKK ... No A330?
Replies: 19
Views: 9248

RE: Qantas Flights SYD - BKK ... No A330?

From what I see it is changing from 744 to 330 on the 10th June.

Looking at the timetable the flight leaving Sydney on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun will be operated by 333 and Mon, Tues and Wed will be operated by the 332.

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar NZ, Would Smaller Aircraft Help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Jetstar NZ, Would Smaller Aircraft Help?

Hello all, I'm not sure if this have been previously talked about before but if it has, any information would be greatly appreciated. I was just wondering in regards to Jetstar operating within New Zealand, would it help them if they were to operate smaller aircraft such as ERJ-145/170/175/190/195 o...

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