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by mariner
Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

My point being, why open WLG when you can use AKL? If you want to grow NZ open CHC. It depends on which way you think New Zealand should grow. In my ideal world, WLG would be opened tp nearer Asia and CHC would have more. As it stands at the moment, everything is going be shovelled through AKL unti...

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by mariner
Fri May 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

It's not about AKL 'getting everything' It's about what WLG needs vs what WLG wants. New Zealand, generally, can go one of two ways - with either everything centralised in Auckland, or stuff shared around the country. Air New Zealand has made a clear decision that AKL shall be the main hub for the ...

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by mariner
Fri May 18, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10365

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

joeljack wrote:
I’m super curious what seasonal means? I would have guessed the start date coincides with the start of low season for SAT. Hmmmmm....


I take "seasonal" to mean that they're not intended to last a full fifty two weeks, whatever the season might be.

mariner

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by mariner
Thu May 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10365

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

mtnwest1979 wrote:
The reason WN never picked up TUL/ OKC-SAT is because it is a weak link, IMO. All of these new routes are lousy.


Since all the new routes are announced as "seasonal" it doesn't really matter, does it?

Some will have seasonal good loads, some won't.

mariner

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by mariner
Thu May 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I think it has, airlines aren't making any commitments, they're not trying to make intermediate stops into WLG. Many have come into AKL via AU over the years yet WLG hasn't seen that (I'm not just talking about EK). I hope you're taking about Singapore as well. But if the market has already decided...

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by mariner
Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I'm not criticizing posters here, it's the topic in general. WLG airport is not and will never be a long haul airport. I honestly can't stand the debate. They've been saying for years the issue is WLG's runway length, extend it another 5km I still don't see foreign carriers lining up let alone maki...

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by mariner
Sun May 13, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 6311

Re: Air Koryo speculations

Interflug didn't "fold", they were shut-down by the state de-nationalisation agency despite a bid by Lufthansa and interest from British Airways. There were protests against the decision but it was final. The airline was losing money but had pared down to 3,000 employees and was switching...

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by mariner
Tue May 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7390

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

flyguy84 wrote:
F9Animal wrote:
So many darts... But.... Is Frontier profitable? That's what is most important!

Im sure Frontier hack @mariner will be here soon enough to answer this very question...


If you don/t follow your airlines (a) why should I do it for you and (b) why do you post here?

mariner

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by mariner
Sun May 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

it looks like an glass box which an large around will face west... I personally like the extensive use of glass and high ceilings, which will allow for lots of natural light - whether or not this is what's built though, is ... questionable. :lol: Anything's an improvement. https://s31.postimg.org/j...

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by mariner
Wed May 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

While nothing too significant, they're also increasing ISP-MYR frequency from 3x a week to 4x A new, untried (by that airline) destination gets a bump up in frequency before service has started? It's good. IAD was met by an army of a.netters all pronouncing its doom as soon as it was announced. It ...

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by mariner
Wed May 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

The fact that RSW and MIA (along with the others I mentioned) were suspended in the first place so quickly isn't a good sign For while there it seemed as if everything people said about ISP was true. On the other hands there were the routes that had not been cut. Still if you want to look on the da...

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by mariner
Wed May 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Frontier has put in a good effort in trying to expand ISP, but so far it has been pretty unsuccessful, DTW, MSP, MIA, MSY, and RSW cut or suspended within 6 months And just this very week we get news that ISP-RSW is coming back for the winter season and probably ISP-MIA as well. But what matters, s...

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by mariner
Wed May 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

If the pricing is so low for many flights just days ahead, it's often been the case, the route gets cut as it didn't perform to expectations. Yes, TTN-DTW has been there for five years, but it's seasonal, and run at different times each year. It's also 4x weekly while ISP is less. Thanks for buildi...

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by mariner
Tue May 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3538

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

I wish WN would've bought Frontier instead of AirTran Why? There wouldn't be a Frontier. It wouldn't be as much fun as it is now and a.netters would have nothing to cheer/comnplain about. The point is that Southwest could have easily had Frontier but they didn't do their homework and tried to get F...

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by mariner
Tue May 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

That said, TTN-DTW seems marginal at best and likely isn't a big money-maker currently. Friday 5/4 fare on TTN-DTW is offered at $29 Discount Den, $39 standard fare. DTW-TTN is same price on Friday and Saturday, and arrival back is close to midnight. Whether it's a big money maker or not, it's stil...

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by mariner
Tue May 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3538

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

Hmmm... I'm an old Midwest Frequent Flyer (I miss them); and of course my FF program converted to Frontier and I used them for a year or so... But Frontier changed their product, service, and destinations. It has been years since I have taken a flight with them. Frontier used to good service to Den...

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by mariner
Tue May 01, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37696

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

With it now being more than a month since the Obama visit, is it naive to ask what NZ actually got out of its sponsorship of the event? AFAIK, Obama didn't tweet about New Zealand to his 100 million or so followers, wasn't included in the NZ ORD launch, and wasn't part of the new NZ safety video - ...

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by mariner
Tue May 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3538

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

jbpdx wrote:
You mean a 11.5-hour layover in DEN when flying PDX-TPA is unreasonable? :spin:


You don't have to take it. It isn't a law. :-)

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9025

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

What a cock-eyed thread - it is entirely subjective.

I think its in the wrong forum, but each to their own.

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I said NW, sure there is Christmas NY in the Northern hemisphere but overall being winter there international flying is reduced a little bar the few NZ/OZ and Africa South American routes where it’s summer. If by NW you mean Northern Winter, you're being more pessimistic than most. Most people beli...

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by mariner
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

ZK-NBT wrote:
There is plenty of options for NZ with several JV partners they can hopefully get to cover or lease from, more so probably NW season.


Coming into the high season when every plane is packed? Good luck with that.

mariner

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by mariner
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Kashmon wrote:
the fact is when CX has the terrible A340- they were flying 10 times a week all year round.....


The 340 was not "terrible."

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by mariner
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

wnflyguy wrote:
Would the new ULCC Frontier model work at LGB?


As much as Spirit or Allegiant would work. But reading the thread they all want Southwest, Delta or Alaska - mostly Southwest.

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by mariner
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Perhaps, though that could also be a draw-card - think French food, for example. It's also noteworthy that tourism to New Caledonia has been growing strongly (for example, up ~9% from Australia in 2017). You think CHC-NOU is a good idea, go for it. I'll still think it's odd, no matter how successfu...

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by mariner
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

[I wasn’t quoting you, I was making a general point My mistake. F9 seems to be setting a lot of these less than daily markets up for failure by prioritizing utilization over revenue potential. On the whole, the less-than-daily markets have been key to Frontier's financial success. A few have gone d...

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by mariner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

RL757PVD wrote:
6am is not nearly as bad as 9pm departure on a Saturday


Did I say that it was???

But if comes to that, 9pm isn't as bad as some of the departures from SJU, which have caused some derision here but which don't seem to be affecting the loads.

mariner

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by mariner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

... not quite as odd as CHC-NOU Would this route be overly odd, even on a seasonal basis? It's another beach / holiday destination, not quite as popular as NAN or RAR, but an alternative nevertheless? I think the language - French - limits it more than the other Pacific resorts. However, it is a ca...

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by mariner
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I mentioned awhile ago that the ISP-DTW schedule was crappy. 6am departure out of ISP. Arrival back to ISP is close to midnight (5/6 - 5/10 as an example). 6am might work for MCO and if it's a secondary frequency, but a 3x weekly DTW - I doubted it. It figures that F9 is calling it a low demand pro...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

On the subject of Pacific flights in the recesses of my mind I recall that one year way back NZ ran a summer seasonal CHC-NOU service. Always struck me as an odd one at the time given NOU was one of the smaller Pacific destinations - presumably it was not successful as it was not repeated the next ...

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by mariner
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Okay calm down everyone. You're not going to see a A388 here. It's multiple 789 frames, they're not going to double or triple the capacity on single sectors especially long haul to substitute them. Probably not, but it would be very interesting. At some point in their lives airlines have to get ove...

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by mariner
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

DeltaB717 wrote:
Wet leasing to cover maintenance etc is exactly what HiFly is there to do.


They are ready and they are available. This means they're leading what is a very small pack.

As for those Kiwis, fair weather friends, who say "Air NZ could've done better" - they should try.

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Hi Fly to help again - according to Grant Bradley: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12037430 "Portuguese charter operator Hi Fly is heading back to this country to help cover for Air New Zealand, which faces more disruption because of problems affecting Ro...

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by mariner
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to Puerto Rico
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Frontier to Puerto Rico

UA and B6 also operate very early morning arrivals that turn right around and head back to the mainland. I think the current difficulty in RONing crews there but wanting to continue to offer capacity is resulting in these overnight flights with a turn in the middle of the night. Jetblue does it, to...

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by mariner
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 57824

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not about to fly to DEN and either sit in the airport overnight or get a hotel room for flights to/from BKG. I can't imagine that the connections will be used very often. There are some connecting cities from BKG where you wouldn't have to sit in the airport ...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

The NZCC can indicate to the airlines, and indeed the general public, what it would like to see, encouraging the inclusion of such routes in such applications. As has already been stated, a law change can be made to facilitate direct power, in limited circumstances, if need be. That's not the Commi...

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by mariner
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Kiwirob wrote:
It’s written on the side of a lot of 787’s.


It was a rhetorical question.

mariner

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by mariner
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

So neat to see Sounds Air's high-quality marketing now on YouTube - see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg1VrW80ks. It's more than Youtube - they've now done done a deal with Sabre: https://www.eturbonews.com/182708/sounds-air-counts-on-sabre-for-domestic-growth Sounds Air counts on SABRE for dom...

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by mariner
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I've read the Herald - why do they still call them Dreamliners?

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I wouldn't think SQ's views has changed since then for them to change their mind and strip VA back to being a entirely domestic carrier. Thus VA still remaining independent in the unlikely case of a SQ takeover. Unless there is stuff going on behind the scenes which I don't know about - as there wa...

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by mariner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

So, you're saying that HNA might try to oust JB, because HNA is suffering losses and wants VA to make more money for it? Luxon tried that - it didn't work. It never has Since John Borghetti took over in 2010, he turned an essentially profitable airline (Virgin Blue) into an essentially unprofitable...

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by mariner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 34
Views: 5376

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

Hi all, I'm an aviation enthusiast from England stationed in Cambodia for business; I follow the industry a lot, including the forums, safety news and the famous tv series, and have become quite conscious/nervous/(paranoid?) about flying (I'd always choose a BA than a EZ or FR, which may have reduc...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 9228

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Before their JV on the kangaroo route from the late 1990s BA/QF started codesharing on LAX-AKL to offer one-stop through service to New Zealand - BA998/BA999 was QF100/QF101 - although the codeshare only covered AKL even though the QF flight operated LAX-AKL-MEL. Does that fit in with my experience...

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by mariner
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

They're planning to reinstate the Norfolk Island route, too. More on Air Chathams and Norfolk Island: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354827/air-chathams-may-fly-to-norfolk-direct-from-auckland "Air Chathams may fly to Norfolk direct from Auckland" Assuming it all hap...

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by mariner
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

If NZ sells the seats and does FF and interlined baggage, how does that differ from Air NZ Link? Also if NZ put their brand on it, then said small airline can start affecting the brand safety image. https://s32.postimg.org/b6wzkd32d/checkmark.gif If NZ sells seats on it, and worse puts its branding...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

NZ will be happy and so should the public, for small regional commuter services to operate where there isn't a requirement for a full scale commercial operation. Which has been my point all along. If you ask again why should NZ interline wth Sounds, my answer is they shouldn't necessarily. I'd just...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

For the small fry, the ability to interline with Air NZ gives them an advantage (even though one mayor tried to spin it in the media as giving Air NZ a competitive advantage) - not to mention the status symbol of being "an Air New Zealand affiliate" - and the improvement in public awarene...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I do understand what you're saying and were you're coming from but it sounds like a moral obligation than a commercial one. Be very careful that you don't shoot the messenger. At no stage have I espoused "interling" but in answer to your question I have presented the case for it even thou...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

[I'd imagine this would largely go unnoticed by many of those in PPQ, WHK, KAT etc On the contrary, I think it's very much at the forefront of the minds of people concerned with civil aviation in those areas - there's been enough hoo-haa in the press about "interline." Campbell devoted an...

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by mariner
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

My guess is this would suit S8 nicely but offer NZ nothing, hence my comment why would NZ do it. I think NZ's shown it's here to operate as a commercially viable business and isn't too worried in making hard decisions which upset some if it's not favorable to their bottom line. That's precisely my ...

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by mariner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36831

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Why would NZ waste their time interlining with S8? What exactly is the benefit to them? Not a great number in terms of passengers - some, perhaps. However it would cost them sixpence and they would accrue a huge amount of good will, from much of the business community, a lot of the community at lar...

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