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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 91
Views: 11437

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

They are only old technology once the 797 is launched and Boeing redefine the parameters. Until then it's open game and Airbus seems to be playing it well at the moment for minimal expenditure. I wouldn't define either the A321 or the A330 as a "pig". What's your point?

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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

If the current chat about the 789 is correct (a bit of weight reduction, a minor MTOW increase, a high-premium version for NZ for ULH...) is correct and if that sets the parameters for 787-10 improvements then we're only talking about the -10 having legs to do full pax on LAX/SFO-AKL. NZ will alway...

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by NZ321
Wed May 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I don't know. I think there is a case for something bigger than a 787-9, as NZ has a chunky presence to quite a few slot-restricted ports, which I can't see it being able to simply expand at, through additional 787-9 frequencies. I'm thinking of HKG, PVG, HND, LAX and others. Sure, JVs can help wit...

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by NZ321
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

The last SQ 772 leaves the fleet in 10 months, so the WLG route announcement will need to be made in the next few months Does it? This document - https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Investor-Relations/Financial-Results/presentation/slide-analystbriefingq4fy1819.pdf - has 1 777-200 and 1 777-200E...

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by NZ321
Mon May 20, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 90
Views: 20922

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I doubt we will see a decision about 778 or 9 in this order. Just a top up for 787s with flexible options is my guess. But the clues have been numerous over the past months that NZ wants smaller aircraft and greater frequency is key. So I doubt the 777-9 is on the list. We shall see shortly.

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by NZ321
Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7594

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

Probably turn the one A380 gate into two separate gates. The A380 has a wingspan of 262ft while an A320 is only 117ft. Less than half the wingspan of the A380. So converting one into two should work just fine. This is exactly the answer and many airports already provide such an arrangement for gate...

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by NZ321
Thu May 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

A small number of 789s (say 4) to replace the 77Es coming off lease might be a likely scenario for the upcoming order and some tweaking of cabin config to boot. Then when NZ orders the replacement for the balance of 77Es and 77W we could see an order for a mix of further 787s (if Boeing launches an ...

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by NZ321
Tue May 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

PA515 wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
This sounds to me like premium economy is dead. Or will we have 4 classes?


Four classes.

PA515


Wow - well that's a relief.

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by NZ321
Tue May 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 29330

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

If Airbus is going to go down this road, they'd be far better off with a clean sheet design, than an update. They probably need something on the smaller end too that can compete with the ERJ. Maybe a 4 member family with 2 optimized wings. Base - stretch, base - stretch. I think it will be tough fo...

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by NZ321
Tue May 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 29330

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

I think this is all madness. I don't believe a regional jet acquisition will happen. It is not Airbus core business. Would make more sense for ATR.

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by NZ321
Tue May 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

This in the NZ Herald at 1830 today. Air New Zealand reveals plans to change the shape of its economy cabin. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12230900 Cam Wallace said they are planning on 30 to 40 extra legroom economy seats in widebody aircraft and compares...

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by NZ321
Mon May 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14283

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

This is not good news folks, for Boeing or for anybody. It is going to complicate things immeasurably. Just think of the complications if this goes ahead. It is going to be much more difficult doing business for Aviation suppliers. I do hope this is sorted out before the effects start to be felt. Fo...

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by NZ321
Mon May 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9 exit doors
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

777-9 exit doors

Does anybody know what the capacity trigger is for the additional exit door on the 777-9x? I have searched but not found the required info. Thank you.

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by NZ321
Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17680

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

This is shocking and not good news. I can't imagine how the folks at Westjet are feeling right now. That is an airline with a high level of loyalty from crew IMHO. And I see diversity of service leaving the Canadian skies as a result of this. Why on earth was this approved? I think this is not great...

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by NZ321
Mon May 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3402

US carrier flights to IST

I am wondering: What are the chances of a return of US carriers to the new IST airport? Has the security been cleared for service? Surely this is market worth serving. At the moment TK has a monopoly. How long will this last? Any indications of a resumption of service possible in coming months with ...

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by NZ321
Sun May 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13799

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

I doubt that Airbus is eager to enter the mid sized market with a new aircraft. One of the arguments on why the Boeing NMA (797?) has taken so long is that the economic window is very tight - and that they have had to spend years with lots of engineers to apparently get an aircraft that can be sold...

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by NZ321
Sun May 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13799

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

A 6th A300 wing, significant lighter, smaller and optimized could be plugged. But to be honest, I never saw/ heard of any Airbus innitiative to "767" the "overwinged" A330, so it seems highly unlikely. There is this NB (more) laminar flow wing in the works at Airbus. I don't thi...

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by NZ321
Sun May 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11063

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Or failing to sign the check/cheque. More like a bounced check/cheque. :duck: I have seen many many posts over the years suggesting/claiming that airline ratings from skytrax and others are "bought," but where is the evidence for this? It's not that I don't trust you and the others who ha...

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by NZ321
Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

With all due respect, we could be facing a scenario here where NZ need to let go certain 772s and have decided, on the basis of latest financial info, to not commit to the complete fleet reorganization at this time but to literally buy time and order a handful of 787s to replace said aircraft, and t...

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by NZ321
Wed May 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7851

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

May have a hint of what is to come in NZ's upcoming order for 772 replacement. Due in next month. Rumored to be leaning towards 787 but we wait and see what emerges. I'd like to know why you think the 787 is going to be the replacement. It seems more likely to me that the A350 makes more sense for ...

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by NZ321
Tue May 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150967

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Also don't forget the possible transfer of lost deposits on the a380s recently cancelled from the order book. We wait and see. Gonna be interesting for sure. Also NZ decision looming next few weeks.

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by NZ321
Tue May 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150967

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Because that's the route a lot of customers with the cash for non-stops want to travel. This is purely an opinion, but I do not think it is a viable direct route. Perhaps, but (based on phraseology) it seems you're looking at the route in a vacuum, and not considering the opportunity cost..... i.e....

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by NZ321
Tue May 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7851

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

This topic has been discussed at length in the NZ aviation thread. The answer is simple. NZ don't have access to the right equipment at the moment (SQ A350 is low density config and high yield passengers). That more than wipes out the difference quoted above in air miles given the jetstream / headwi...

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by NZ321
Tue May 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7851

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

Avianca, Lufthansa, Air China, Austrian, Swiss all fly to EWR as well. Turkish is returning this summer, also we here at EWR have the direct to SIN and most UA flights often are seen on monitors as New York/Newark. Additionally, the connectivity to Manhattan is far easier from EWR than JFK. If NZ w...

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by NZ321
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 14860

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Will surely be interesting to see where these birds fly. JFK would be out of range in FJ config IMHO. DFW on the other hand? Or, KUL? Or on perhaps MIA? :) It is no more than AKL-IAH in real terms. But can the runway handle it? After all, it is direct feed into the primary Latin gateway for AA.

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by NZ321
Thu May 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2353

Re: DPS as a hub for Indonesian airlines

I sincerely hope Bali DPS doesn't become a hub. It is already overloaded on multiple levels. Just leave it as it is and look to a new airport in Surabaya.

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by NZ321
Thu May 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 28859

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

It would seem to me at first glance that FJ is growing fast for an airline of their size. A359 order today. Maybe that will be sustainable and maybe it won't. But what about the market that NZ has handed them in terms of the coral route. Are we really so sure that NZ has no presence on, for instance...

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10382

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

I sincerely hope you are wrong. What do you have to back up your highly dubious statement? Have you even flown TG? They are among the better Asian carriers for sure and they do very well down under thank you.

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Which 787s are in each configuration? Refer to the following thread for 787 configurations https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411915 I am well informed about the registrations and config, thank you, but my question referred to what is currently being utilized on a particular r...

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is PVG still staffed by PVG based cabin crew? That could explain the difference.

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by NZ321
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Does anybody know what config 789 NZ are using SIN-AKL at present?

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19170

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

This is indeed excellent news and I am not at all surprised that they have chosen CPT over JNB. Well done UAL.

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by NZ321
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

It would be interesting to do a similar study on NZ's narrow body jet fleet. I think this has grown significantly since the days of the 733s.

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?
Replies: 28
Views: 4380

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

I sure hope it is approved. NZ/UA/AC need some serious competition to keep things honest. Why wouldn't it be approved? What are the known issues or objections that have to be taken into consideration?

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by NZ321
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Wow. Still flying ancient airliners over a relatively long trans-ocean journey. How long realistically can the CV580 manage this reliably?

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Or perhaps an A350 order since the engines on this bird seem not to be subject to such problems.

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

If the RR engine is this flawed in terms of materials then why would you order more of these birds? This sounds like a serious melt-down for RR (i.,e.not contained to early build engines) and meanwhile airlines need to get on and manage their business. What does this mean if anything for the upcomin...

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by NZ321
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Yes this has to be potentially worrying for Air NZ at the moment. They will have their scrutiny caps on big time.

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by NZ321
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25614

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I too am excited about ICN but think it will only deliver well if OZ and NZ team up with code-share connections. OZ flies to a host of destinations in China (and ICN is infinitely preferable as a transfer point than PVG IMHO) while OZ also offers non-stops to Europe to LHR, CDG, FRA, FCO etc and fro...

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by NZ321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30527

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Is there any chance they take the current P seat in an updated version and place it in a reverse herringbone layout? If this is the nature of the change it would be welcome indeed. Similar seat, similar flat bed but facing the other way. They really got this one wrong IMHO. Time to fix it. Then the ...

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by NZ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 33988

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Can anyone summarise EK’s order book and expected delivery dates. Maybe I am being irrational, but could the 777x be at risk here and could the 350 become the biggest jet in the fleet? The A330-900 are scheduled to enter service in 2021 and the A350-900s in 2024. Emirates will likely be the initial...

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by NZ321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 858
Views: 150967

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

But neither airframe manufacturer is going to spend a tonne of money bending a current product for such few orders. So it's got to be a costmetic solution either way. NZ doesn't need the same range because they have no ambitions of launching nonstop to LHR and increased gross weight 789 or A359 will...

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by NZ321
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Rumour: Air China nears 15-20 additional A350s

Not a chance. Air China has unlimited state resource but they are not stupid. B77W is their work horse for long haul high capacity route, no way to replace them with A35K. Air China frequently use B748 on route it needed capacity. And they have priority from clogged air space from PEK. So it is not...

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by NZ321
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH an opportunity for IAG?
Replies: 27
Views: 4426

Re: MH an opportunity for IAG?

Honestly, I see that MH needs to take a leaf from the book of an airline like Air NZ and recreate its regional product on a low-cost model and focus its international flying on a single aircraft type. They are being hit from two sides at the moment - not just Airasia but also Malindo (Lion Air off-s...

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by NZ321
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 100
Views: 19521

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

This thread is a waste of space and I suggest we all find something better to do than continue contributing to this nonsense

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by NZ321
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33319

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Yes indeed you are correct :) it was indeed CP, and I did end up flying on a CP aircraft leased to QF at one point from AKL - SYD. Loved the old CP Air livery. Very distinctive. Can't say I think the current AC livery is anything special. Still, will be good to see another 787 airline at AKL.

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by NZ321
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33319

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

I thought many years ago when NZ started to codeshare with EY was to keep EY from joining the trans-Tasman market. So EY entering *A shouldn't change the status quo. You would also think EY would have talked to NZ for them not to veto. Yes. I imagine NZ might not be against it; I can imagine this w...

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by NZ321
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 33319

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wow
AC back to AKL. Been a while. But not unanticipated. Nice timings. Good to see another North American operator at AKL. Is this seasonal or year-round?
Wouldn't hold your breath on EY into Star - will sure be interesting if indeed this is what eventuates.

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by NZ321
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22635

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

What about 18 inch aisles and 1.5 inch armrests?

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