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by 777ER
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 43820

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

[quote="Unclekoru"] introduction of SQ through WLG, I've moved my business across. The only problem with SQ is actually getting a seat during busy periods of the year (they're selling out in Y for weeks at a time during school holiday periods) and they're not daily. The WB product with the...

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 43820

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Flightradar24 had a VA ATR doing a NSN - MEL today.

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by 777ER
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 72982

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

An agreement between TT and SIA Engineering Philippines for maintenance for TT has been terminated after a 737 had to be grounded for 3 weeks in MEL after maintenance at CRK. Engineers discovered the aircraft's cargo bay smoke evacuation system had been installed incorrectly. While this is the only...

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by 777ER
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 35285

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

First picture is on twitter of ZK-NNA sitting outside the hanger. Possibly going to wear the All Black livery

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by 777ER
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 35285

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

RIP to Bob Leask who has an extensive photo collection here on A.Net. Bob uptill last month was a Moderator on both the Wellington Airport Spotters Page and NZ Aviation Page on Facebook but due to declining health had to stand down. On behalf of the Moderating Team, Bob RIP and enjoy your landscape ...

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by 777ER
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 35285

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

thegrandvizier wrote:
I noticed on FlightAware a Qlink Q400 due YBBN-YSNF-NZAA tomorrow. For Jetstar perhaps?

Link please as I can't find anything on flightaware

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by 777ER
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 68051

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Im more interested in announcements of TT entering the Tasman routes. THAT will be a big shake up for the routes with competition (mainly AKL, WLG, CHC and ZQN) on routes TT serves.

I'm literally itching for announcements and getting inpatient now.

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by 777ER
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 34405

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Im more interested in announcements of TT entering the Tasman routes. THAT will be a big shake up for the routes with competition (mainly AKL, WLG, CHC and ZQN) on routes TT serves.

I'm literally itching for announcements and getting inpatient now

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 34405

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

What about the first A321n? Do we actually have an expected delivery date / entry into service? Are the aircraft loaded into NZ schedules from October? Certainly nothing loaded or announced. I wonder if NZ might see direct Taiwan service from Starlux? I guess we won't be high up the priority list, ...

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by 777ER
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 34405

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Fiji Airways is adding a 3rd WLG service every 2nd week on a Friday.

Source: Fiji Airways

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by 777ER
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

It seems that a decision on PPQ could be made soon: Air Chathams general manager Duane Emeny said they were hoping to decide whether they would pick up the service late next week . See: https://fisherbusinessnews.com/2018/06/19/air-chathams-to-meet-council-to-discuss-kapiti-auckland-route/. Cheers,...

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by 777ER
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

I don’t have a link but Air NZ have confirmed that they are going ahead with the building of Hanger 4. It will be the largest hanger able to completely take aircraft inside (currently tails often stick out) and will be able to jack up aircraft. Expected to cost $70m and be able to cope until 2035 I...

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by 777ER
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Does anyone know the CAA rules regarding passengers flying domestic under someone elses name? WLG. What do we know so far about Airbus testing/verifying the A350 for WLG op's? My strong opinion is that the FAA and EASA rules are so well established and universal that it would take an extreme example...

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by 777ER
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

OK, so in that case the solution would be to apply a requirement that JQ could not reduce routes or frequencies on any of the routes that QF codeshares with NZ on. I'm struggling a little to see that ComCom could impose conditions on a third party that was not part of the application, notwithstandi...

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by 777ER
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Still waiting for someone to tell me which aspect of the proposed codeshare is actually anti-competitive. I just can't see it myself - we tend to assume that any arrangement between airlines is to the detriment of the consumer, but I'm struggling to figure how that might be the case here. So Qantas...

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 50483

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Fiji Airways to become a OneWorld connect partner https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/oneworldnews/-/asset_publisher/QtTQ7EuCzxhd/content/introducing-oneworld-connect-a-new-way-for-airlines-to-link-to-the-world-s-premier-alliance/maximized?redirect=https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/one...

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Fiji Airways to become a OneWorld Connect partner https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/oneworldnews/-/asset_publisher/QtTQ7EuCzxhd/content/introducing-oneworld-connect-a-new-way-for-airlines-to-link-to-the-world-s-premier-alliance/maximized?redirect=https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/one...

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by 777ER
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 45388

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

VA didn't ever code-share domestically in NZ anyway, so no change for them. Actually, they do code-share on NZ's domestic flights - for example, VA7874 (TRG - AKL) and VA7682 (CHC - AKL).. Did not realise that. How many other sectors? I've never seen a VA code on a domestic ops departure board - or...

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by 777ER
Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 40857

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

One thing that has recently been grinding my gears is the talk on Aucklands rail to the airport. The majority of it has actually been low quality and off topic - more suited to the Non Aviation forum. Many posts about it have been deleted but some were saved by actually discussing real aviation in i...

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by 777ER
Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 40857

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Another crap piece of aviation reporting. I’m sorry, but surely a Head Moderator has an obligation to fact check something like this before throwing the link up? It is not our job as moderators to fact check links, comments etc. Our role is to enforce the forum rules of which there is nothing in th...

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by 777ER
Fri May 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 50836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Pacific Blue/Virgin Australia served BNE-HLZ with 73H equipment from September 2009 to October 2012. SYD-HLZ was also served but IIRC was pulled very quickly. http://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/2466023/Pacific-Blue-announces-Hamilton-flights https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&object...

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by 777ER
Fri May 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 50836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

How much demand is there to DRW from AKL? Same with TSV which some on here mention from time to time. NTL I kind of get, and CBR and HBT make sense. Interesting to look at the TransTasman routes that are currently operating, along with those which have operated in the past, but got canned. Running ...

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by 777ER
Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 40857

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Speaking of Air Chathams, AKL - PPQ has gone quiet recently.

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by 777ER
Sun May 06, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 50836

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:

Canberra
WLG - current but soon to be discontinued (SQ)


SQ ended CBR-WLG-CBR last Monday and launched the MEL-WLG-MEL sector on Friday

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by 777ER
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

All of ZK-NZL future flights have been cancelled apparently. Hoping its nothing serious ansd its just as a precaution

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by 777ER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

VA will fire back against NZ's decision to dump it, by boosting capacity to New Zealand, including: - SYD - WLG (5x weekly) - MEL - ZQN (4x weekly) However, there will be capacity reductions on MEL - CHC and BNE - WLG, which is disappointing. VA's launch of SYD - WLG comes after SQ's launch of MEL ...

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by 777ER
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

VA will fire back against NZ's decision to dump it, by boosting capacity to New Zealand, including: - SYD - WLG (5x weekly) - MEL - ZQN (4x weekly) However, there will be capacity reductions on MEL - CHC and BNE - WLG, which is disappointing. VA's launch of SYD - WLG comes after SQ's launch of MEL ...

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

WLG is closed due to severe weather after a lightning strick destroyed runway lights.

Was driving on SH1 after being called into work early and I couldnt see where the road was muitple times due to the severe hail and extensive downpours. Lightning totally blocked my vision muitple times

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by 777ER
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Im really waiting now for the revised schedule from both NZ and VA to come out. Be interesting to see what happens with the DUD and WLG-BNE routes. Im expecting NZ to fly WLG-BNE. Suspect VA will also keep WLG, but reduce to 1x daily as I've heard it does well with their codeshares from DL. Could QF...

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by 777ER
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40337

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

One thing interesting about the announcement of VA/NZ divorce is any lack of word on current domestic connections. VA have said in their press release that talks are still happening on domestic code shares.

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by 777ER
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 43586

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hoping someone from NZ can help me here. While looking at a long haul flight I've got booked with NZ/SQ, I noticed a really good deal to upgrade to either Y+ or J. If I decide to upgrade now (flight is in September), would I get the new class status points/airpoints earning or the original class ear...

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 43586

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Regarding the entire PPQ/WLG debate. I want to raise a slightly larger issue that I would be keen to hear others thoughts on. Regional Routes around the greater WLG area will continue to difficult to introduce given WLG's jet operations and low entry level pricing as a result. Airlines wouldn't be ...

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by 777ER
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 43586

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Regarding the entire PPQ/WLG debate. I want to raise a slightly larger issue that I would be keen to hear others thoughts on. Regional Routes around the greater WLG area will continue to difficult to introduce given WLG's jet operations and low entry level pricing as a result. Airlines wouldn't be ...

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by 777ER
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 43586

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

What we do know is that NZ said as recently as a few months ago that it was happy with demand, and, according to the former PPQ owner, "Air NZ have always said to me that if they're over 60 per cent loading they're happy — and last year it has been well over 80 per cent". Your snapshot is...

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by 777ER
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 40067

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

September:
WLG-AKL NZ A320
AKL-SIN NZ B789
SIN-HAN SQ A333 (new airline)
HAN-BKK TG B788 (new airline and model)
BKK-SIN TG B772
SIN-MNL PR A321 (new airline)
MNL-HKG PR A343 (new model)
HKG-SIN SQ A350 (new model)
SIN-MEL SQ B772
MEL-WLG SQ B772

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by 777ER
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 39900

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

NZ continues its codeshare on SQ's WLG-SIN via MEL service. NZ3247

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by 777ER
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 58
Views: 16472

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

I've edited the thread title to reflect its the non ER model retired from service

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by 777ER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 39900

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Very little info here or in the general media, about the 787/Trent situation. The wet lease seems to be going OK, but I'm surprised for such a big event there is no real info. Sad to see those planes parked there without engines. Who's got their ear to the ground on this? I completely agree. I'm al...

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by 777ER
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 39900

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

What will happen with the current A320R's? Sold/returned to lessor or become A320D's for further expansions?

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by 777ER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 30234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Wonder how annoyed NZ is with SQ switching routes!

Any bets on NZ blocking airpoints/status points earning from WLG - MEL - WLG?

Tempting to fly one way with SQ and return with NZ, but then again Ive got an SQ flight in September booked

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by 777ER
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27947

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Clearly someone has an axe to grind on JQ! JQ is my main domestic airline of choice and out of 20 odd flights the last 2 years, only had 1 delayed by 2 hours, 3 delayed between 30mins - 1 hour and 2 delayed by upto 15mins. The 15min delayed either arrived on time (AKL flight) or 8mins late (CHC flig...

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by 777ER
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 27850

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

China Express has also signed a letter of intent to serve WLG. China Express currently operates 40+ CRJ900s but wishes to expand with a WLG service. - source stuff.co.nz facebook post G5 cannot serve WLG - its fleet largely consists of Bombardier CRJ900s. Further, I cannot find any evidence that G5...

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by 777ER
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 27850

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

WLG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese construction firm to work as a partner on the proposed extension to its runway. See: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/business/343700/wellington-airport-signs-runway-extension-mou. https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/m/t/u/x/z/...

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 27850

New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

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Welcome to the November edition of the New Zealand Aviation Threads

Link to the October edition viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375131

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by 777ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6169

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

bennett123 wrote:
The former ZK-DES, (latterly 5Y-CHD).

I think this was to be scrapped at Southend in August.

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by 777ER
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 35263

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I don't think for a moment that will affect NZ's point to point traffic AKL-PER. Most of New Zealand has Airpoints, Many have Airpoints mortgages and Airpoints credit cards too and that does affect their choice of carrier ex N.Z. When faced with a decision between the same price most people will go...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6169

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

Love to see ZK-NQC come home too. Flew on her not too long before she departed on a replacement flight for NZ. Never flew NZC only NZD. So does this mean they will de-assemble ZK-NZC and put her on a ship and then reassemble when back in NZ? Can't imagine those engines will spool up again after 10 ...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 17
Views: 6169

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

I really hope they pull this off! I've been pondering what could happen to that DC-8 for years, whether it could be saved and was really disappointed when Air NZ didn't take the chance for their 75th anniversary or when the 787-9 of the same registration was delivered. Unfortunately they don't seem...

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by 777ER
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 35263

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Qantas talking year round AKL-PER to connect PER-LHR. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-plots-daily-year-round-perth-auckland-flights Darn. I was concerned this might happen. - No F class/Platinum lounge at PER - No F class on the 789 - Still prefer the A380 over the 789 in a general sense. Of course...

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