Speaking of Air NZ's schedules, does anyone know how they work?
I've been following the 777-300ER's for the last few months and put them on a spreadsheet but there is no identifiable pattern. I thought they would be on an 8 week cycle or something but it appears random.
While there isn’t an exact pattern the 77W fleet is relatively easy to follow compared to the 772 day which is the same said fleet assuming 8 77W and 8 772. The 77W long haul only regularly does and it does vary depending on heavy maintenance, but typical NW is something like
LAX-LHR x7 3 aircraft
LAX x7 2 aircraft
SFO x7 2 aircraft
IAH x3 1 aircraft
Short haul they generally go to MEL/NAN daily with BNE most days and SYD some days all in the morning returning evening between long hauls sometimes they will pull them from those routes and go to APW/RAR/TBU
Typical 7 day cycle could vary a little but something like
Throw in an A check every 4 weeks or so where an aircraft might spend from 0530-2150 on the ground or be on the ground for 2-3 days usually Monday morning till Wednesday or Thursday.
The leased aircraft OKT when fully used usually does NAN-AKL-LAX every 2 days sometimes goes to BNE or SFO instead.