Also, just checked on NZ's website on bookings to other South American cities...
AR code-shares on flights between EZE and GRU, GIG, SCL, MVD and LIM but surprisingly (to me anyway) there are also code-shares with AC: between SCL-EZE; TK between GRU-EZE; AV between LIM-EZE, and; LA between GIG-EXE.
And NZ still hasn't found an adequate feeder at EZE. This flight could run daily year-round... It will eventually. NZ is building up the service incrementally. And Buenos Aires/EZE (just behind Santiago/SCL) is one of the closest major cities and ports to New Zealand in South America. It also provi...Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:Even the NEO is simply lipstick on a pig.
Love the use of the Green Sea Turtle in the 'Honu' livery. Great to see some Hawai'i wildlife on the jet. Guess it would have been too controversial to see the 'Kohola' or Humpback Whale on the jet in case it was seen as an anti-whaling statement but it too would have looked great. The Kohola's pect...Jump to post
All your arguments against Rio in terms of business volumes basically weigh twice as strongly against Buenos Aires, but at least Rio would have at least five times the tourist demand that Buenos Aires ever could. I think it's the wrong time for South America, and that Buenos Aires basically got the...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:787 actually has deceivingly high engine clearance, relative to some other widebodies.
travelhound wrote:It looks like it's sitting pretty close to the ground, just like the 737!
On the subject of more long haul flights into the capital, I've always been fairly ambivalent to positive about them but recently have become a bit of a NIMBY (I live on the hills at the NW end of the runway). The 77E that SQ flies in are still quite novel and, being at almost daily, are not an issu...Jump to post
aerolimani wrote:The Canadian public still remembers the Airbus scandal. Whether avoiding Airbus is intentional or not, it plays well to the public for AC to buy Boeing rather than Airbus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair
I found this website that posts a proposal. I really like the proposed livery, even if eurowhite, it looks really classy. http://flaviomcarvalho.com/projects/air-canada-livery Very nice! Clean and smart. Totally agree... this is evolution with a bit of revolution. Heritage with edge! http://flaviom...Jump to post
Does the passenger comfort make a difference in revenue? So far nobody has proven this for economy class. Most passengers probably look for the cheapest air fare and don't research seats or anything. Yes and most of us here would probably do the same, however when there are competing airlines on a ...Jump to post
Anyone know whether the SQ flight in/out of WLG today was a different engined 777 or an A330? Saw the tail of a large twin engine fly out but couldn't identify in the dark. The engine sound was completely different than normal; not the usual bass rumble.
Of course DL are not taking the 787, they ordered the A350 and A330neo quite some time back. The determination surely was just sorting out which 737 model and how many of them they would take instead. I wonder if they'll order any A338's eventually; long thin point-to-point routes from mid-west to A...Jump to post
There are rumours CX are looking at the 787-10, I would imagine for KA as the A350-1000 will handle regional missions once the 773s leave the fleet. Personally I'd much rather see the 787-10 at CX with the A350-1000s over at KA along with a NEO order. KA has no routes suitable for the A350-1000 whi...Jump to post
New HND service will presumably start with the new, premiere heavy interior, 789's. Re MNL, what airline would start a service there given the increasingly turbulent political times the country is facing with Duterte? The country is rapidly becoming decreasingly attractive as a destination. An airli...Jump to post
Inter-Samoa air traffic soars 1:05 pm on 20 December 2016 Polynesian Airlines has increased flights between the Samoas to 14 per day, almost double its normal schedule. The airline is operating three Twin Otter aircraft to service the inter Samoa route as well as flights to Tau and Olosega, Manu'a ...Jump to post
EK have an all long-haul fleet, although they do have some relatively short flights its flown on the same aircraft types. EK have two very different J products on the A380 and 777. F and Y are the same. Don't know why? Sandyb123 Mea culpa! I'd always thought, maybe expected, that the airline's infe...Jump to post
Richard28 wrote:crazy that they don't put the A380 biz class seat in the 777 and standardise their fleet.
So, we're about to see Boeing dumping themselves with a 787 almost the same as the 777... Despite the tech differences, don't know how far this is a good move... Given the Triple-7 focus is now on the -8 and -9 series, this is the perfect timing for a larger 787 which competes with neither model. T...Jump to post
Given that a quote from the airline in the link says...
The process will allow us to explore the full range of products and options of various size and range that can complement the airline's fleet development needs
Is it this product? http://www.businesstraveller.com/files/News-images/Emirates/Emirates-new-business-class-main-2.jpg https://www.businesstraveller.com/first-look/2016/03/09/first-look-emirates-new-business-class-seat/ I'd hate to be lying in that middle seat between strangers.Jump to post
Did a couple of things I haven't done for a while last week. 1/ Entered New Zealand via AKL. Have to say, what a shambles the International Operation is. Have heard others talk about it but had not witnessed it for myself in a while. Wasn't a particularly busy time of the day, arriving 14:45'ish on ...Jump to post
What aircraft is the product launching on?Jump to post
Our 777s almost never break down especially when compared to our A330s and I just love how the 777 functions as an airplane. Both Boeing and Airbus claim better than 99% despatch reliability for the 777 and A330 respectively. What's going on at DL that pits them so poorly against other airlines wit...Jump to post
Air New Zealand - NZ - uses elements of LCC carriers in their offering and have done so for quite some time. In Y across the Tasman and to the Pacific you can buy the basic 'seat only' with no meal, bag, IFE etc right up the 'the works' offering which is priced to include everything including lounge...Jump to post
ZKOXA wrote:Ignoring EI, could Iberia ever utilise them? Would that ever happen or are the chances as slim as EI?
Does anyone know why there is a Dutch Government Fokker F70 in the country at the moment? ZKOXA Something to do with the visit to NZ of the Dutch King and Queen? mariner It's quite a pretty orange Fokker. It's flown past my living room window a few times lately. Funny how the design looks quite ant...Jump to post
Perhaps, most impressively, at PER; http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3900nm%40PER&MS=wls&DU=mi Yes, as the image demonstrates, most impressive... http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=per-mru%0d%0aper-mle%0d%0aper-cmb%0d%0aper-nan%0d%0aper-sez%0d%0aper-mnl%0d%0aper-blr%0d%0aper-tpe%0d%0aper-can&R=3900...Jump to post
Great to see this happening. What is it that makes the route demanding? Is it the remoteness of the operational route? The Antarctic weather and the remoteness, suitable diversion airports not being suitable 24/7. The routing can change drastically depending on the time of year and the weather. Pro...Jump to post
The Cook Islands agreed to the higher subsidy, but the route RAR-LAX is unlikely o be profitable in the foreseeable future. Actually Mariner, the subsidy the Cooks has been paying in recent times has been far less than in previous years due to the success of the route with American passengers comin...Jump to post
77W/778/779 would cover it . I'm hoping that at the point in the future when they decide on the Nth America fleet replacement (77E and 77W) that NZ will be looking very seriously at the A350 family. The A351 for the 77W and the A359LR for the 77E. Having true competition on the routes now, the airl...Jump to post
why would the A321 in any variant be considered for AKL-PER-AKL ? In CY2015 according to BITRE average load per flight was 267 passengers and ~9t of cargo This something like a 88% passenger load factor for the 789. In fact better than the overall TT load factor through AKL. Oh use your imagination...Jump to post
When I worked at HA, we were told in training that if certain 767-300s (recently purchased from Delta and not yet refitted with HA's interior) flew to PPG, that NO passengers could sit in 3 center seats in the 2-3-2 configured 763 due to the floor not being able to support the weight. As the # of 7...Jump to post
You should set these maps up in ESAD. The westbound map would be more accurate if it was setup at about 3600 or 3700nm Here you go, 3600nm@AKL... http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=akl-per%0d%0aakl-dps%0d%0aakl-pom%0d%0aakl-ppt&R=3600nm%40akl&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* Bali is clear...Jump to post
IMO I don't see UA taking 35 A35J, maybe less or none at all. The airline's Asia/Pacific operations are perfectly suited to the A35J as a 744 replacement. The 779 is over-spec and probably too large for UA's requirement. The 77W is previous generation, a stop-gap and will be superseded by the A35J....Jump to post