I guess it could be so. Singapore Airlines Cargo flies to (or they used to!) places such as Dublin in Ireland (I think code is DUB), Sharjah to name a few. They don't serve DUB and Sharjah on pax flights. They also used to fly cargo-only route to ORD before they started pax flights via AMS last year...Jump to post
TG992 - when did (or will) NZ and SQ's airshare agreement end? Any plans for renewal? Does that means that in future I can only use my Air Points on NZ-operated flights from now? As for a CHC-SIN flight were concerned over the last 15 years or so, I remember NZ has dropped it's CHC-SIN flight before...Jump to post
Well, I am also deeply saddened to see such a great airline go. Oh well at least I have had a chance to fly Ansett, altho in a rather "bizzare" circumstance, way back in Dec 98. I was originally booked on QF for BNE-SYD on Thursday 10 Dec 1998, but the QF flight was cancelled as the QF plane had a t...Jump to post
I think the "772" here is causing a bit of confusion - at least on my earlier post. What I mean by "...G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B772" should actually read "...G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B777-236ER"... I think the BA's Trent powered B777-236ERs are all using Trent895-17 engines...
I thot MAS flew to ADL longer than that - if I'm not mistaken it was somewhere in the 80s??...
Anyway I do agree how come no direct link to NZ? A colleague of mine recently had to fly into to ADL from WLG and the ticket cost more than one to SIN..!
I was near the fence at the south end of the runway, near the cargo terminal (I think it's the cargo terminals) coming in from Moa Point. Actually I saw it on Xtra's web page at about 8:30am (the page was updated at 7:50am) that say the Queen "has arrived" in the country! I thot she got it early and...Jump to post
BTW, just to add-on, remember there was a similar thread earlier on about the Queen's visit to NZ, and that discussion were gonig on about the range of BA's 772 coming direct from Jamaica, and that what series/engines would they be using? Well, it has been answered as G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B7...Jump to post
Just to add on, the regn is G-YMMO (msn 30317, l/n 361, delvd 17Sep01, info from <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b777_f_0.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b777_f_0.htm</a>). And yes it is a Union Flag jet, one of BA's newest 777. Touch-down time was approx 0925hrs NZDT, ...Jump to post
VirginFlyer: Just checked out Bill Harms Airliner Census <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm</a>, and BA have several variants of the B777-236s. The first 5 B777s that Ba received were the "non-IGW/ER" variants, all powered by GE90-76...Jump to post
I know this question is slightly off track, but I just wish to "tag on" to Docpepz's question for TG992?' TG992 - I have exactly the same question as Docpepz re the redeeming of AirPoints of SQ-operated code-share AirNZ flight to/from SIN, e.g. can I redeem AirPoints on NZ4285/4286 and/or NZ4297/429...Jump to post
I too wondered about the same question - why "?? Asia" for some airlines, e.g. BAA (British Asia), Qantas Asia, and Swissair Asia?... Don't quite understand how that works... VirginFlyer - your comment do seemed fair and valid, but then, what about heaps of other SE-Asian carriers like SQ, MH, TG et...Jump to post
Hi guys: Great to hear that NZ (AKL) seemed to getting some kind of a "product upgrades" from SQ... Anyway, as an answer (note - this is just my own opinion) to someone's question (I think it's JaseWGTN) abt why NZ (AKL) get "old" aircraft... Well, it's been pointed out that the first 8 SQ B744s 9V-...Jump to post
SQ did operate 3 743M Combi versions, in addition to 11 all-pax B743s. They did manage to sell off their B743Ms a couple of years ago. And according to Bill Harms Commercial Aircraft Census <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b747_f_0.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b747_f_...Jump to post
My home airport is Wellington, NZ. URL : <a href="http://www.wellington-airport.co.nz" target=_blank>http://www.wellington-airport.co.nz</a> URL for other (major) airports in NZ: Auckland International - <a href="http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz" target=_blank>http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz</a> ...Jump to post
Csavel: I think Kingsford-Smith is an aviation pioneer in Australia (I'm not 100% sure about this tho, just recalled I read is somewhere. Can someone confirm this?) Bangkok Don Muang - I think it's the name of an ex-Thai PM (Prime Minister). And "old" Kuala Lumpur airport in Subang - Sultan Abdul Az...Jump to post
My current "home" airport is WLG - Wellington, New Zealand... If only WLG had... - A longer runway, so that larger a/c can land/takeoff. Currently, the largest a/c that can land is a B767, that too with weight restriction. - More direct flight to Asia, i.e. HKG, SIN, BKK, etc - More airlines like SQ...Jump to post
You're both very welcome instead. I think a big thanks should also go to Bill Harms for his wonderful web site - I've posted the URL in my earlier post. His web site it truely remarkable - I suggest you sign-up to his mailing list if you're keen, you'll be kept up-to-date with changes.
Hi everyone: I recallred that SQ started 3 times a week SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ way back in 1991, and as Jubilee777 mentioned, due to some confilct with AC, it first bacame SIN-AMS-YYZ and later ceased altogether. For the record, the AMS-YYZ sector was the first scheduled all pax TransAtlantic flight by any...Jump to post
SQFFP: DeltaAirlines is right abt the planes - however, that was ALL the B757s that SQ ever operated. For the regord, their former regn was 9V-SGL (now N750AT), 9V-SGK (N751AT), 9V-SGN (N752AT) and 9V-SGM (N757AT). And as for Zizou's comments, well, SQ's actually DID operate some B737s (in the early...Jump to post
Well, I generally think that the "NG" and "Classic" designator is more of an "acronym" to refer to a "group" of a/c of slightly different models. Each a/c type in the "group" still has it's own -number designators. E.g., as mentioned, "NG" refers to B737-600/700/800/900 IN GENERAL... So, when someon...Jump to post
If I'm not mistaken, I think MH (Malaysia airlines) and SQ (Singapore Airlines) too have the following fifth freedom routes... MH: LAX-TPE (?? not sure) LAx-NRT (?? note sure) EWR-DXB (quite sure abt this) SQ: LAX-NRT LAX-TPE SFO-HKG SFO-SEL JFK-FRA EWR-AMS ORD-AMS (maybe, when they start in Sept/Oc...Jump to post
Just to add on to Hawaiian717's note, FL (or flight level) is the term used to denote the altitude above a certain number of feet - I think it is used to descript alt >10,000 feet. Basically, the FL number is the feet minus the last 2 zeros - e.g. FL310 would be 31,000ft...
Re Aduum's post... You're right the competition people would not allow it. That's why (perhaps - I may be wrong) NZ chose to have SQ on board as parent rather that QF, at the time when they offered to sell off 25% or them (NZ). I think, for some reason or other, the definitely want to hold on to AN,...Jump to post
Ceilidh... I think that you've got the winglet stuff mixed up too, as AC320 said. The certainly do reduce drag in cruise over long range, and AFAIK, "standard" B747-400s come with winglets, the only ones that does not (B747-400s) are the B747-400D Domestic variant for the 2 Japanese airlines (ANA an...Jump to post
Saw it on this morning NZ Herald Web Site & Papers <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=190037&thesection=news&thesubsection=general" target=_blank>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=190037&thesection=news&thesubsection=general</a> Actually, the story was about...Jump to post
Add to Jet_guys comments... Well, the NZ Govt is now doing all possible to stop the spread of diseases, such as the foot-n-mouth etc. If you've been in NZ, you'd have seen their ads - "Stop Foon-N-Mouth, by word of mouth!" Basically urging us to tell friends/relatives to stop bringing/sending food s...Jump to post
Should be isn't it? Yes it's a good nice spot. I remember on the opposite of the road/parkup area there's a field where you sometimes see cattle roaming around... And the parkup by the road side is on a tiny hill, so you actually get a good view over the airport apron as well. If you're armed with a...Jump to post
Hi Jimmy: TG992 is right abt the places... Anyway, if I'm not mistaken, the walk from the terminals to the outdoor viewing area should not be too bad - altho it could be a bit far. I think you'll pass by AirNZ maintenance hangar as you walk from the terminal, and if you're lucky, you could see some ...Jump to post
I think the correct URL shd be http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm, or as depicted in the link published by FBWless. Or you can just type http://www.bird.ch/bharms and it'll redirect. The mailing list option is an excellent thing - Bill will notify you (if you sign up) as and when he make chages ...Jump to post
Growly150: Well, the closest thing I've got to knowing the "status" of a flight with a/c regn is the Amsterdam Schiphol web site flight info. Now, this only gives you arrival/departure details of flight in and out of AMS/SPL, but it's the only airport flight info web site (so far that I've encounter...Jump to post
CX flybox - interesting indeed all the posts and info you provided... Anyway, I once (last Aug to be exact) I flew on a SQ B744 SIN-AKL, and after landing in AKL, the captain "announced" that the landing that he's supposedly just performed was an autoland and not him doing it (I posted the excellent...Jump to post