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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023
Replies: 782
Views: 89654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2023

QF1 SIN-LHR on VHOQJ 3rd of January has diverted ATH due to medical reasons not engineering issues according to news reports. It was due to a critical medical issue with a passenger. Crew hours timed out unfortunately. A very unfortunate event where hopefully the passengers health improves It notes...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57933

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

Given what NZ are doing and sending the 77W to SIN and the way they are filling them, then some talk of adding a leased 1-2 makes me wonder what they will do, IAH will get them back in March to, the 781ER would need to be a hell of a plane to match the range of the 77W, the 789 can do IAH easily bu...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

If NZ had the aircraft, I feel they would probably look at it being a Star connection. However, it will probably be EK (by end of next year perhaps when all their A380s are back in service)

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

From what I gather QR can add PER-ADL or any other regional city in Australia via SYD/MEL/BNE/PER, I don’t think a Tasman leg cuts it, it would use up landing rights still in the main Australian cities and effectively halve the capacity on the city it’s tagged to if that make sense. I’m not sure if...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

Re QF to HKG I think they should leave it to CX with codeshares on all their flights to AU. CX have a better coverage of Australian ports (pre COVID) to HKG anyway. I don't think, sadly, HKG will be what it once was. QF lounge also, permanently closed in HKG with their PAX using CX's lounges anyway...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

It shows how tight NZ must be for staffing at the moment. Looks like cabin crew on International services ex AKL are now scanning boarding passes at the gate. Like what has been done for a while on the a320/1 services domestically. Interesting… they’ve tried that before and found that it slowed dow...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Dec 25, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Inside information from VA - BNE-DUD is going to return in 2023. It was the most profitable route in the VA trans tasman network. Also, whispers QF is considering DUD as well. Wow, that's interesting, although "most profitable" could just mean best of a bad bunch. I'd be surprised if QF d...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Dec 24, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

QF1 now on the ground at Baku, according to QF's flight status they will be on the ground for 55 minutes so perhaps a medical emergency, ETA to LHR is 900 QF1 in Baku, the passenger will be spending at least a night. The emergency was a fire warning in the cargo hold. Engineers will need to inspect...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

EK413 wrote:
JQ2 HNL-MEL on VKH has diverted CBR after being placed in a holding pattern and not even attempting an approach…


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Same thing for NZ265 ZQN-MEL before diverting to SYD today.. anyone got the reasons why?

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

What are the chances VA return to AKL/CHC/WLG next year? Or have they given up on the trans tasman? I reckon they will return to AKL next year perhaps once they get more 737s spare from new 737 max deliveries from Boeing. Yeah I could see them starting AKL next year first on that basis as you menti...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

If QF were offered a good price for the A330-900NEOs, i could see them going for it. Lighter frame for the shorter Asia runs and transcon domestic etc, enough range for LAX-BNE if required, same flight crew pool at the A350. RR engines are also used on the A330NEO as with the upcoming A350. What is...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

My 16:10 qantas flight from BNE to SYD got cancelled this afternoon after they said that my original 16:40 flight could be delayed so I changed to 16:10 and now after they cancelled 16:10 I got put back to even later 5pm flight and was given a middle seat with no other options. Wonderful customer s...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Anyone know what was up with QF121 SYD to ZQN diverting to CHC today and then that aircraft operating CHC to BNE while a MEL to CHC aircraft then operated CHC to ZQN to SYD as the delayed QF122?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

It would make sense seeing more 789s or 350 to fit alongside 350K. I suppose aside from price it may come down to who could deliver them first more importantly I doubt that availability is a huge concern yet, as I doubt we will be seeing deliveries before 2026-2028. The oldest A333s will be around ...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 534
Views: 72381

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

QF have started looking at A330 replacements... But based on history the will probably order just 12 to replace the existing 28 A330s. Probably. I would see 789s, I wonder about A359s? So a fleet of 789/35K/359 which can do any route with the 35K on the very long routes. It seems a little surprisin...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

What's up with the Vietnam Airlines 787 parked at Wellington International terminal this morning? Quite a pleasant sight Vietnamese government delegation most likely. And a rumour I heard, is that part of that delegation includes the Vietnamese tourism minister. It could be that we might start to s...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/130664971/auckland-airport-warns-of-delays-this-summer-with-many-jobs-unfilled Travellers are warned to prepare for delays and queues this summer with thousands of jobs going begging at Auckland Airport. Big employers at the airport tried to fill about 30...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

It is an inconvenience to those booked on the affected services obviously, but if there is no spare aircraft with a hub airline, then it would make sense in this case that people are routed through AKL. On the subject more flights are cancelled today with 559-570 and 565-588 which were both 321s NN...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Noticed a number if Trans Tasman flights have been cancelled impacting Wellington and Christchurch. Seems A320N ZK-NHD hasn't flown since around 20 November. Do they have a problem or if it's on a check why didn't they keep OJM a little longer? Sums up Air NZ atitude to WLG and CHC. What attitude w...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Anyone know what Vietnam Airlines is doing heading to AKL today? With another scheduled tomorrow before heading to WLG a couple days later before back to AKL then Hanoi on the 7th Assuming a charter or something for an event but quite interesting really! Government charter isn’t it? Oh yeah must be...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41646

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

Anyone know what Vietnam Airlines is doing heading to AKL today? With another scheduled tomorrow before heading to WLG a couple days later before back to AKL then Hanoi on the 7th

Assuming a charter or something for an event but quite interesting really!

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 41558

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

I noticed 5 times this month that QF162 WLG-SYD has left at least 1hr if not up to 3hrs late in the mornings. Would this be crew related issues or does anyone have info on how to find out that type of information? That's very strange could it be mechanical issues perhaps. The QF departures ex CHC s...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

The other option potentially could have been taking up those QR A350s that have become available but the same issue still arises for most airlines who could take them. You'd still need interiors and crew to fly them and there isn't a quick resolution to even that

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 41558

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

I noticed 5 times this month that QF162 WLG-SYD has left at least 1hr if not up to 3hrs late in the mornings. Would this be crew related issues or does anyone have info on how to find out that type of information?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 322
Views: 56320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Yeah you are very much right. Death by thousand cuts. Which is such a shame as I truly believe we can have it all, great service, comfortable aircraft, on time - with well payed employees and very profitable airlines. I just feel it take a bit more balance and accountability in leadership. \. Not s...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Nov 08, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 41558

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

Has there been any further updates or news regarding the safety zones for WLGs runway? I'm not talking about extension for long haul flights to potentially happen but from when the pilots association raised concerns that the safety zones weren't long enough and they want them extended to 240mtrs eac...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 41558

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

Weather must be a little windy in the capital just now, as I note NZ272 BNE-WLG attempted landing once and then diverted straight to AKL, with NZ360 CHC-WLG doing some nice holding before heading back to CHC, but not long after NZ246 SYD-WLG made it in first attempt. Would NZ272 not have enough fuel...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

The SQ service into WLG obviously was doing well for them to upgauge to long haul configured A359 along with going from 3 services to 5 per week pretty quickly. I do wonder if covid hadn't came along, we probably would have seen a daily service sometime in 2020 and who is to know, the business case...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

On paper the A359 such as the one SQ operated into Wellington can already do Singapore and similar destinations non-stop with full pax. I still have my doubts about this. While dry runway performance might be OK, wet takeoff will be well short. Plus is 100% pax enough of a commercial case? Dunno......

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

NZ seeing good interest for Japan. I wonder if we could see NH come to AKL, in a tie-up/JV with NZ? It could be a logical way for NZ to address its reduced fleet availability (if NH had availability). https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air-nz-seen-surge-interest-travel-japan/ Possible, although bo...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54617

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Any thoughts/updates on what QR plans to do at AKL? DOH-AKL is one of those unique routes in QR's network at the extreme, which can really only be flown by a 77L or an A380. EK will resume non-stop A380 DXB-AKL flights from December, and QR continuing to route DOH-AKL via ADL will soon make QR a lo...

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

Just a curious question regarding NZ services out of WLG to Aussie. I can't remember pre covid what it was like, but I've noticed the afternoon departure only heads to BNE. Is there any reason as to why it's always BNE in the afternoon and not a second MEL or SYD service for example to follow the mo...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh (EDI) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 48
Views: 9504

Re: Edinburgh (EDI) Aviation Thread - 2022

Great news for EDI, they are doing an incredible job there.

If only they could somehow work getting an Asian carrier directly next, that would be awesome!

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 406
Views: 66404

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2022

NotDengXiaoping wrote:
Is Virgin Australia set to operate flights to multiple cities in New Zealand later this year? I saw that bookings are open to Queestown but I didn’t see other cities in NZ available.


I believe they won't be recommencing any other cities for the foreseeable future here in NZ

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by mrkerr7474
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

Having watched the show today, I find it incredibly interesting that airlines (and most likely other industries) can get away with hiring crew on different subsidiaries (2 alone in Australia from what was said) and they have different pay scales and other benefits yet doing the same job. Absolutely...

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by mrkerr7474
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas
Replies: 45
Views: 7357

Re: 4 Corners investigates the shortfalls at Qantas

Having watched the show today, I find it incredibly interesting that airlines (and most likely other industries) can get away with hiring crew on different subsidiaries (2 alone in Australia from what was said) and they have different pay scales and other benefits yet doing the same job. Absolutely ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022
Replies: 318
Views: 37821

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2022

The A220 is a different type rating. Would that be big enough to make it a deal breaker though? Genuine question - am keen to understand. IMO, the A220's lower capacity would serve a useful role at NZ in-between the ATR and A320 family - useful enough to justify the different type rating though, I ...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand aviation thread - August 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 31620

Re: New Zealand aviation thread - August 2022

Hey, a couple months back we had a conversation about EK potentially coming to WLG with their 777-200LRs, and we kind of concluded it's extremely unlikely for them to come, atleast with their current fleet. Is there any chance that they could fly to WLG with their 787s or A350s when they get delive...

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by mrkerr7474
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 35644

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-reopens-auckland-wellington-lounges QF is reopening there AKL and WLG lounges this month. Apparently the AKL has had an modest refresh, which doesn’t sound too promising. Seems like they reopened yesterday according to the article. Modest refresh proba...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Why? People connect from around the country and that need to connect isn’t a barrier given loads from the oncarriage. Correct the requirement to connect isnt a barrier when that is the only option. I would argue that both ports can support profitably services to RAR, but the airline has decided the...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 379
Views: 64722

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2022

Just looking at the schedule for SYD - LAX next month, I've noticed that the A380 isn't showing at all. All B789 With PER - FCO also starting up, how will there be enough 787's to cover the entire schedule (even with A380 on QF1/2)? I'm booked on PER-FCO next month and it seems that there will be n...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

This happens from time to time when they lose ETOPS120 status due to equipment problems. It won't be heading to NLK but staying within 60 mins of NLK as an alternate, then 60 mins of BNE, then 60 mins of SYD. Will be interesting to see if they go all the way to MEL or end up at BNE or SYD. https://...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

This happens from time to time when they lose ETOPS120 status due to equipment problems. It won't be heading to NLK but staying within 60 mins of NLK as an alternate, then 60 mins of BNE, then 60 mins of SYD. Will be interesting to see if they go all the way to MEL or end up at BNE or SYD. https://...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Anyone got an idea what's happening with QF172? It didn't leave WLG to MEL last night and was scheduled to leave 9am today which it did take off but seems to be head to Norfolk Island instead?

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by mrkerr7474
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

55 mins is not short at all - in fact rather generous for a 737 which usually has a 40min turn time for QF domestic services . Could you please provide some data to back this up? I understand that a 40 minute turn for a 737-800 is possible, but you used the word "usually" and I wouldn't t...

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by mrkerr7474
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

[twoid] [/twoid] I wonder if NZ will at some point as demand grows look to reinstate the second daily WLG/CHC-SYD at least? Or if they will quietly leave it at a single daily, maybe an A321 instead although they are likely better used ex AKL. QF are 10 weekly WLG-SYD now I think? And there is a sec...

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

It’ll be back to the 6am’s from later this month as the ramp up to the July holidays continues. CHC is the same. Indeed I see from CHC that BNE, SYD and MEL are all daily in July. Plus NAN 3 pw and OOL 4 pw as well. So in effect they are using two A320s permanently on two daily flights each out of ...

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by mrkerr7474
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

In regards to NZ out of WLG to Aus, will they be keeping their 9am departure times or will they revert back to the early morning times to try capture business travel once that comes back?

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by mrkerr7474
Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 34587

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2022

Hey ZKaviation! Any updates on the rumour about EK coming to WLG? Would really love to see them here. Have a good day. Thanks. Are you from WLG out of interest? You seemingly ask for an update on this once a fortnight. EK to my knowledge haven't openly talked about any imminent or even pending / pl...

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by mrkerr7474
Tue May 31, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 74073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Qantas VH-OQJ is about 40mins from touchdown in Sydney bringing the A380 fleet back to 4. Good to see another big bird in the skies once again

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