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by zkncj
Sat May 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 44123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it time that New Zealand/Australia look at better regulations like the EU to protect passengers when the airline is at fault? Currently New Zealand and Australian airlines aren’t really accountable to psssengers for delays caused by operational reasons etc, compared to say the EU. With NZ’s slipp...

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by zkncj
Sat May 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 44123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Has anyone else noticed that the a321NEO's lack seat recline on NZ, and NZ has quietly gotten away with it so far.

Although the free WIFI appears to be allot better than on the 777s, was able to get 18mbps download tonight across the Tasman and able to use Netflix seamlessly.

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by zkncj
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

- If AVSEC can't expand to cater for the number of passengers needing to be processed due to the building space provided and available to them, then I call that an AIAL issue. Don't think AVSEC screening space is currently the issue at AKL domestic - it more seems to be a staffing issue - e.g. I've...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

People missing there flights due to AVSEC lines? Isn’t that an AVSEC issue not an AIAL issue? They always seem to be understaffed with not all equipment being used. If they were to fit the new auto processing from International and increased staffing that problem would go away. Having recently down ...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 68098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

A bit of a Segway, if the rumours of the 788 being moved to QF are true, and I personally remain skeptical. Could they work on domestic only? Replace the 767 on the golden triangle. Or is the refuelling slow too like the 330s was claimed to be? Are they too heavy? I’m sure it would be a common pilo...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

With domestic, why not introduce a development levi/tax.. aka the KK tax for international pax, or seen at PMR, ROT... there are ways to raise funds, why not privatize a terminal? My main beef is AKLD which is horrid. AKL already up there with taxes/fee and doesn't need to get any more expensive (p...

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Could understand taking on the 2x 77E in the short-term if the price was right (e.g. they are probably otherwise scrap metal). You could probably happy getting 3-4 years out of them if they have an cabin refit, and could be tied to short-haul etc.

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

[quote="Kiwirob“] Don’t thay have a hanger that could fit a 747? Wouldn’t that also fit a 777 or 787.[/quote] It also because the A321/320s don’t fit into the old 737 hangars from the NAC days, NZ handed these hangars back to AIAL an few years back. It’s not uncommon for around 20 A320/320s to ...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AKL-NLK on an CV580 - only International CV580 route?
Replies: 0
Views: 821

AKL-NLK on an CV580 - only International CV580 route?

https://www.airchathams.co.nz/library/files/directflightstonorfolk.pdf Air Chathams (CV) is launching AKL-NLK on 6/9/2019 with an Convair CV-580(Passenger) with the service being 2hours mainly over water. Is this now currently the only passenger scheduled International CV-580 route out there?

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’d kind of forgotten about this, now that they outsource heavy maintenance. I guess the fleet is growing however and I don’t think a 772 or 789 can fully fit in hangar 2? Or can they? They sort of fit in on an angle... Guess this hangar is going in the space recently free'd up from the old 767/747...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
however NZ haven’t had any issues with the 787 itself bar RR.


Apart from it being over 5 years late...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8491

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

Meanwhile on another planet, NZ uses jetbridge + rear stairs for many gates in both AKL and WLG, weather and ops permitting. The schedules tend to slip when they can't. Typically done for all domestic NZ/JQ a320/321 at AKL,WLG,CHC its also done in most Australian domestic flights with JQ/VA. With d...

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by zkncj
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 169
Views: 35735

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Interesting - got a link/source for this? What this means to me is that AerCap will hang on to the deposits, and if they so choose, apply them towards future business. But Jetlines isn't getting the money back. Ouch. Well AerCap now has two a320CEO's sitting around in CHC waiting for someone else t...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Canada Jetlines announced today that they are not taking AerCap A320s ZK-OJN and ZK-OJO as they are delaying the launch of commercial operations until 17 Dec 2019. .... Jetlines and AerCap have mutually agreed to terminate the leases of the two Airbus A320 aircraft, and Jetlines has entered into a ...

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 169
Views: 35735

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Assuming these two A320s will get an complete cabin config and new seats? and the Panasonic eX2 system removed?

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Kiwijason wrote:
Quick question.
How long has NZ1 been scheduled to land at AKL @3;30am? I always thought they were scheduled for 5-5:30am? Did they lose the later slot at LAX? Is AKL going to turn into a 24/7 airport?


AKL is already an 24/7 airport, what dates are you seeing at 3:30?

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17860

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

The two leased bird should be CS-TKR AND CS-TKS. Both are in 262 (C16Y246) configuration, ex-KQ birds. Aren't those planes the ex trouble maker at LOT Polish Airlines, with delays, cancellations and unhappy customers? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1409535 I think the same ...

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17860

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Are there still any other 767-319ER’s ex NZ still sitting in ASP waiting for new owner?

All of there currently 767s are 319ER’s ex NZ.

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by zkncj
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anyone know what is up with the JQ 788 in AKL this morning? Was it an diversion or are they operating it back to AKL again?

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by zkncj
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8443

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

So after GARUDA the next airline to drop the MAX8 from its fleet... So will they keep the NEOS B738 longer? That or they will pickup something else. NZ is currently off-loading it’s 2003-2006 build A320CEOs, so there is some local availability of aircraft around that they could go for. Believe the ...

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by zkncj
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. Do you have some actual knowledge on this, or is it just speculation? Apart from the 744s being replaced by the 77W, NZ’s strategy over the last 10 years seems to have been upscale to simplify and strength growth. Exam...

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

777ER wrote:
Interesting the domestic A321s start arriving from July, thought they were next year


Think that be referring to FY, rather than 2020?

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could the fleet review include any hints of the Q300s which are now approaching the 10 year old mark...

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by zkncj
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

AirAsia X is considering other routes to AVV after its successful launch, loads have been 80-85%, 100,000 passengers have flown the route since launch https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airasia-x-ponders-new-avalon-routes-after-summer-success/ Adding an AKL or CHC tag to replace the loss of OOL-AK...

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by zkncj
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 8813

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Wonder how an 3x weekly tri-angle route would work for them? eg YVR-AKL-SYD-YVR.

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111124 ... in-flights


Probably an route that would of been more ideal for JQLink to operate, hopefully they will get some of QFLinks older Q400s at somestage.
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a7ala wrote:
JQ shifting WLG-DUD 3/week to WLG-ZQN - which will operate 6/week

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111124 ... in-flights


Probably an route that would of been more ideal for JQLink to operate, hopefully they will get some of QFLinks older Q400s at somestage.

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by zkncj
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: AC soon to fly to Auckland...what about ANZ?

airzim wrote:
UA is now year round to AKL from SFO.


NZ has an joint venture with UA, all that has change is the additional peak services NZ used to operate e.g. second daily services are now operated by UA and NZ opened up IAH/ORD with the resources freed up.

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by zkncj
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Clearly the core weakness is on the New Zealand side of things, which isn't surprising given the ending of the NZ relationship, which had funnelled pax to VA through its far more established sales channels - though clearly far less than that speculated in the media and asserted on here. But definit...

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by zkncj
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Today's Australian business section (paywall) writing VA's DEC trans Tasman NZ flights had lower load factors compared to same time last year. VA did increase there total seats post the NZ breakup, so it would be expected that there load factor wasn’t instantly going to be great, but would need to ...

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by zkncj
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?
Replies: 29
Views: 5106

Re: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?

AKL - EWR is doable on a standard A350-900. You'd need the ULR and a high-premium config to even stand a chance at getting to LHR from AKL. While the A359 can do AKL-EWR, the ULR would be able to give an more costaint service. For example the standard 350 is going to be more limited in weather disr...

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by zkncj
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

jrfspa320 wrote:
The Jetstar 788s would struggle with transpac range also


It should be fine via AKL though, it could do what QF used todo with the MEL-LAX service an operate via AKL or even NAN.

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by zkncj
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

What is interesting is I think YVA is a BSI 738 rather than one of the older VO* and VU* types that have been transferred to TT previously.. Could they be looking at using TT for International again? while any of the 738s could do it (with the right MX and paperwork) assuming it would be allot simp...

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by zkncj
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

VH-YVA has exited the Flying Colours Aviation hangar in Townsville sporting Tiger Air livery. Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJA has arrived and entered the hangar for a repaint. ZK-OJA will be going in to be repainted either all-white or into an new operators colours - ZK-OJA-OJO are all getting replaced...

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by zkncj
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2811

Re: Air Canada announces direct Vancouver to Auckland flight

Its a joint venture with NZ, so really isn't a major benefit to the Public e.g. I wouldn't expect fares to drop by much....

More hopes would now be for WestJet to give it an crack 3x weekly with an 789, WestJets new CEO was ex-NZ and used to be in charge on NZ's long-haul network....

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by zkncj
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

What are the 3x A320CEO's that have moved to Domestic? or has that not happend yet?

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by zkncj
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

When AirNZ were mulling over the choice of 772 vs 343 the then '7E7' suddenly appeared out of left field. (and may or may not have clinched the deal for Boeing) Does anyone see the '797' popping up as part of this round? Wasn’t it an choice between the 77E and the 345 not the 343? Looks like NZ mad...

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by zkncj
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9313

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Going to a smaller-gauge A220 with all the range, short field performance, and ETOPS capability that it brings, but without the trip costs of a 737-800, could very well prove to be a great move for Air Vanuatu. Hope they can fill the extra capacity - certainly the region could benefit from better c...

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by zkncj
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33945

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wonder if there was hints of Westjet starting YVR-AKL once they get more 789s? hence AC/NZ are teaming up to protect the route?

Isn't WS new CEO an previous Executive at NZ.

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by zkncj
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 12113

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

JV won’t be a problem in NZ - NZ already have one with cX and SQ so not much competition there now either.... ThT The New Zealand Government - seems to have no problem approving any joint venture / deep code share agreement that NZ wants. Probably helps that NZ is around 50% government owned, so th...

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by zkncj
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9313

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

QF has never served Vanuatu with their own aircraft, they code share on the NF flights. NF serve SYD daily at the moment, so anything less than 10 weekly with C series would be a down grade in capacity. Its does allow NF to venture more out of AKL/SYD which is currently what they are really limited...

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by zkncj
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220
Replies: 43
Views: 9313

Re: Air Vanuatu orders 4 A220

Hopefully adds flexibility. I believe QF and NZ cancelled their services as the runway was damaged and not repaired to satisfactory state. Hope this has now been repaired but would be suprised if VA flew there and it was unsafe. NZ used to operate its own services a couple times a week, along with ...

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by zkncj
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Would we ever see Jetstar venture more within the Pacific? Currently only Fiji and Rarotonga (Via Auckland) are being served. Would be nice to see Jetstar in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu or even on flights to Papua New Guinea. JQ could probably do more back hour flights ex-AKL, but most likely have troubl...

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by zkncj
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33945

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Air NZ is dropping domestic fares. I wonder how much of this is to ensure Virgin/Tiger don't enter the NZ market, and to apply pressure on Qantas/Jetstar https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110843124/air-nz-to-slash-entry-level-airfares-by-up-to-half-on-up-40-domestic-routes How can they get any lower...

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by zkncj
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33945

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Why isn't AT promoting the Manukau rail service with a connection to bus at the Manukau Hub as a public transport means of travelling to the airport? I was aware of the 380 bus but I don't see that as a genuine airport option per se, more of a local bus that goes via the airport. It should be both....

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by zkncj
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33945

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

If BKK starts fleecing airlines and passengers, then SIN starts to look more attractive for the long haul carrier. If LAX gets any sh1ttier than it already is, more and more people will use SFO as an entry point (or IAH, DEN, DFW or ORD). But carriers wanting to enter NZ from long haul destinations...

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by zkncj
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 33945

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

\ Next step, the passengers.... $50-$55 to park at AKLD for a day now. HOW can anyone justify that? it's almost twice that of the CBD. It can unfortunately only be supply and demand. Rewarded by AIAL and AT for not providing a rail link between the CBD and the Airport. Or at a bear minimum providin...

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by zkncj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to Australia nonstop
Replies: 68
Views: 10282

Re: SEA to Australia nonstop

I don't disagree that they could strike a deal with AS for feed opportunities, but does that in any way change the demand side of the equation? I'm hard pressed to think of destinations over SEA that can't just as easily be covered over LAX/SFO. It's the same with saying do we really need flights f...

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by zkncj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to Australia nonstop
Replies: 68
Views: 10282

Re: SEA to Australia nonstop

? I do think NZ will beat them to the punch first. Without feed from either AS or DL that sounds like a tall order. Is there any sort of robust local demand to speak of? Nothing to stop NZ doing a codeshare with AS at SEA. They have gone outside of traditional alliance structures to get feed - e.g....

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by zkncj
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 71426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Would think there will be slowly bringing in more 789s in to Sydney to do the Chile & South Africa legs when the 744s head to the graveyard Or if the QF/AA joint venture gets up maybe LAX goes all 787 and Chile and JNB get the A380. It'll be interesting to see what they do. I doubt JNB & SC...

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