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by NZ321
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100830

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Not NZ. Not yet. Wait a few more months for that one....

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 188
Views: 21077

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

I'll add that CX to SEA would be the first carrier in South Asia to serve Seattle. TG pulled out yonks ago and SQ has been quite conservative with regard to that market given it doesn't fly to Canada. Lost opportunity IMHO. Bring it on.

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 188
Views: 21077

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

SEA or IAH or MIA. No question about it. Which one? My pick is MIA is out because of current aircraft performance (they don't have the ULR A350 on order). I'd say SEA is front runner and IAH number 2. Don't buy that SEA is close to YVR. It's not really in terms of travelling time and it's a hell of ...

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR ATC tower evacuated
Replies: 19
Views: 3362

Re: LHR ATC tower evacuated

Those poor ATC workers in other stations. Must have been stress on steroids. Not pleasant. Hope all is well now.

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by NZ321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9331

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

SO how do we make sense of this when Airline Ratings and others have a completely different rating? Surely the answer is this rating is not worth the paper it is written on. Just a promotional tool by those who chose to play the game with Skytrax as opposed to those who chose to play the game with A...

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by NZ321
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

I hope the EVA aircraft will have NZ titles applied since it is tipped to be around longer than OKI. Will it be registered on the NZ register? Does this mean ZK-OKT?

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12782

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Etheereal wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
How will they get this through....? Lots of regulatory stuff before this can be signed off surely.

Nothing good lobbies can get thru.


Can or Can't get through?

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12782

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

How will they get this through....? Lots of regulatory stuff before this can be signed off surely.

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

I wonder if NZ might see direct Taiwan service from Starlux? I guess we won't be high up the priority list, but then again who knows?

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

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?

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR - 787 glider list
Replies: 28
Views: 6352

Re: RR - 787 glider list

8 of the 20 LA 787s are on the ground, and have been for a while now. Is there a reason they are affected more than any other 787/RR airline? Do they benefit financially the longer this drags on, particularly if the economy is not going well? BA 788 G-ZBJE and AV 788 N784AV may be 'damaged' leading...

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Long Haul
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Air Asia Long Haul

Why is it that Air Asia has not been successful in the long haul market? Is there an issue for Air Asia with long haul given that other full service airlines offer economy specials at very attractive prices to fill the plane? This happens continually. These are readily available through a raft of on...

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 165
Views: 25862

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Please keep thios thread on topic. This thread is not about 10 vs. 9 vs. 8 abreast seating layouts. No I agree it's not but it is material and is in response to previous comments which I did not raise I might add. And this is possibly a relevant point to the viability of an order, surely. Discounts...

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by NZ321
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 165
Views: 25862

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

I think an issue for Air Asia with long haul is that other full service airlines offer economy specials at very attractive prices to fill the plane, all the time. These are readily available through a raft of online booking sites and offer significantly better comfort and travel experience. Air Asia...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19482

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

Does anybody else wonder what might have been different if VS had absorbed BMI instead of BMI being absorbed into BA? Surely this would have done quite a bit to bolster VS presence and connection options through the UK. I guess they didn't have the financial strength to be in the bidding but I have ...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

To add to Planeman's list, we have (excluding NZ): - MH - daily 332 (rumors at this end of 333 again at peak season) - TG - daily 789 - QR - daily 77L - EK - daily 388, daily 77W - PR - daily 333 - UA - daily (what equipment?) - AA - daily 789 - LA - daily 77E (or is it 788?) - HA - 4 x 332 - TN - 2...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Wow, a big boost from MU to AKL! The 77W will replace the 332 for the entire NW season (from 28 October). Last season, it only operated for 6 weeks in January and February. It looks like this 77W will come from MU's LHR service, where AKL's 332 will now be deployed instead. See: https://www.routeso...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

In the Australian thread, it's being reported that a VN service to AKL is close to being confirmed, via PHE, with a 321 (I assume a CEO, as VN's NEO's have been delayed until December, at the earliest, and the flights are starting in September). I struggle to see how VN will be able to sustain this...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Is this article saying that VA is set to add even more flights to New Zealand after its split with NZ, over and above what has already been announced? VA ... " today said it would add thousands more seats as part of a regional expansion later this year ." There's still no word on if/when ...

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by NZ321
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 17333

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

I think quite a lot is being made of the RR engine question. For a fleet the size of united's planned A350 fleet I can't see that this is a make or break. Airlines the world over offer mixed fleets and even the same type with different engines. If the deal is right and the performance of the aircraf...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 6122

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

Dull and terrible choice of color. If you're gonna choose red and orange for your fuselage colors then align to a higher degree. Not at all impressive and agree quite conservative (and you'd hardly call the Spanish that!). Missed opportunity.

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: SQ Group in Africa - Opportunities

Comes down to demand. Africa - Singapore traffic is not sufficient to sustain the suggested routes IMHO. SQ competing with so many carriers some of which fly directly into SIN or BKK or KUL or HKG or Australia anyway and with much of that traffic connecting. EK is the main competitor. SQ is clearly ...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money
Replies: 35
Views: 8322

Re: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money

It's starting to look like a real possibility that HNA group and / or some of its subsidiaries could fail. What with EY in the turmoil it is in this could have quite an impact on orders and deliveries across both manufacturers. Will be interesting to see quite how this unfolds.

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Is there any confirmation on A350 taking over 789 on TG ops at AKL? Meanwhile am I the lucky or unlucky punter on the MH A332 in business class KUL-AKL in October? Any reports on the product consistency on the retimed service? How does it compare to the MH A333? I just returned from the US on NH (th...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

... especially if Singapore does send down a bunch of fighters for training. Yeah - I didn't realize that the Singaporeans were actually " in talks with the New Zealand Government about setting up a permanent training base at Ōhakea ." See: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105405775/mayor...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 34
Views: 9810

Re: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.

No more A380 is my pick. Don't get me wrong, I think the A380 has found its niche at TG but I don't think they are hunting for additional units. So a further order would be for replacement but not just yet. As to the actual order who knows? More 789? Indeed, why did they order the 789? They only hav...

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by NZ321
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11162

What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I see that the last 145 rolled off the production line in June 2018 for Air Hamburg. CRJ 200s a similar story. So with an aging fleet (AA's and Expressjet's E145's are 15+ years old on average) and AA's CRJs 17 years old. Skywest's & Air Wisconsin's CRJs are of similar vintage. Is there a replac...

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by NZ321
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

G-DHLH is a young bird (MSN 37808 Line # 1036) and was fitted with winglets prior to delivery.

Be interesting to see that bird plying the Tasman.

Why doesn't NZ run a dedicated freighter? QF does and NZ used to with the DC8.

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2674

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

Never would I fly this route on something that only has 2 engines. I think this is a crash that is only waiting to.happen. It’s just a matter of time. I guess you won’t be flying it then. Plenty of other long haul twin routes, not as remote as this one though. Good to see the route doing well! Next...

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by NZ321
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 356
Views: 21507

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Actually moving the LAX-SIN route to SFO-SIN makes sense as UAL will not be able to compete with SQ once they start SIN-LAX in a few months and it gives UAL customers two flights a day rather than one from the west coast; Smart miove IMHO.

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

[/quote] Maybe A350 over summer? 788/789 over winter? TG haven’t adjusted capacity seasonally to AKL ever really since they went non stop in 2005. The A350 would have to come off another route though, SYD was meant to have the A350 by now apparently aswell but still sees 744’s.[/quote] Remember thou...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

TG A350 to Auckland - would be wonderful news. Been waiting for that. Let's hope for an official announcement soon.

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 6843

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

When was Pub removed from the -10s? I flew YVR-HNL on a -10 in 92 and there was no sign of it. Then on to AKL on an aging 741. Crew were fabulous in both flights.

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

The skies are getting crowded. Air traffic control and gate access / infrastructure are an issue, no doubt? Can we really cope with more flights? I think the A321 is a good call for domestic peak hour. But how will AKL domestic cope with that volume around the luggage belt? 2 A321 arrive within 5 mi...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7090

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

I'm not sure about India. Too far and I doubt the yields make it worthwhile. Much better off flying to SIN and using the SQ network to get passengers to a number of destinations rather than choosing one or in this case having one chosen for you (BOM). As for fleet I see an A350-900 order to replace...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Seriously, how expensive would it be really to build a concourse to one side of the international terminal to house domestic flights? It's not like you need customs sterile areas or anything. This is just nonsense to me from a company that continues to focus on returns to shareholders. What about th...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

On a separate note I am on NH tomorrow morning from KUL to NRT and the aircraft has been swapped from 788 to 789 (international config). My next sector to the US on Sunday is unaffected as it is 77W operated. Meanwhile the SEA-NRT return sector (transpac) is 788 operated (parallel international conf...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Perhaps, Planeman, the analysis is that the corridor is packed (from a slots point of view) and A321 is the only way to meet increasing peak hour demand. Dare I say it, maybe this is a reflection of the continual delays of the new domestic solution for AKL and the limited gate access at AKL domestic...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

7 A321s would be quite an injection of capacity into the domestic fleet. Not holding my breath for C series, sorry. Even though I'd love to see it come to fruition.

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

I didn't know that the CEOs were payload restricted on trans tasman flights to SYD / MEL. Interesting that US carriers routinely fly their A320s on routs of 5-6 hours from coast to coast and yet NZ struggles with across the ditch. Is that because of their `1-class high density layout?

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

BTW it's interesting to look at the TAP A321NEO config: 16 Flatbed Business 42 Economy Plus (6 abreast) 117 Economy 175 total And their A339 NEO which features a skycouch 32 flatbed business 96 Economy plus including 12 rows of the 4 middle 4 seats as sky couch 176 Economy Total: 304 Interesting tha...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20920

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Wait till Farnborough, an Asian airline may be ordering a few, not seen them mentioned here either. Could it be SriLankan Airlines, they might be interested in the neo after their failed A350 adventure to replace their oldest A332s. And they still have some A350s on order that they can convert. UL ...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 194
Views: 35182

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

The problem is that the fire was burning right underneath the electronics compartment. Even if there weren't serious structural repairs required, it is likely that the extensive electronic systems and wiring damage would make the repair quite expensive. It all depends on how long the fire burned be...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

So it seems OKI won't get a black tail? Have to say would be quite weird to see SQ colours flying around with the Air New Zealand name on the fuselage in it's traditional font but otherwise Singapore Airlines livery. Anyhow this plane will certainly offer a comfy ride to HNL if that's where it's lik...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7090

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

AI won't be coming here IMHO until the questions regarding their future form / ops are answered. And they are big questions. Indeed, we presume they have a future.

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3269

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

There is no way FRA will be back. Doesn't make sense. They link with LH and SQ in SIN and LH and LX in LAX for continental Europe flights. NZ are focusing on point-to-point long haul flying with the two exceptions being AKL-RAR-LAX and AKL-LAX-LHR. Expect future expansion to be direct into the US (f...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 39035

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Regardless of 787-10 spec, I would hope that NZ has been burned by the whole 787 grounding thing and want to have a fleet where the eggs aren't all in the same basket for operational integrity. Imagine the chaos if the 772s had already been replaced by 787s when this grounding occurred, Imagine aga...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

And HX on HKG-SEA would be an interesting consideration if they have a feed arrangement with AS. Now we're warming up.

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

KIX seems like it should work. Delta now offers so many connections at SEA. I think frankly this is a random decision for a carrier non Oneworld and non Star. I fully understand why HKG didn't work. DL have little or no presence in HKG. But why not SEA-CAN? Why not go the the tiger's cave when CZ i...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 20920

Next A330 Neo orders....

So, who will be next? 797 is a way off by all accounts. Neo is by all accounts performing well. We have DL - 25 D7 - 66 TP - 10 GA -14 IZ - 2 IR - 28 ZB- 2 WW - 4 AD - 5 V7 - 2 Leasing - 71 Next among aging fleets? AR ? lots of leased birds SK ? some leased birds AY ? lots of leased birds AF ? lots ...

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