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by NZ321
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s
Replies: 33
Views: 10767

Re: SQ to refurbish cabins of 14 A380s

Anybody got a seat map?

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by NZ321
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

CZ has low fares to PVG because it doesn't fly direct and is trying to compete with NZ and MU. I imagine seats are limited at this price. It's fares to CAN and other destinations are higher, yes?

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by NZ321
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to CHC
Replies: 13
Views: 4502

Re: LAX to CHC

It always was, and remains, a daft idea - demonstrated by the fact the route barely saw the light of day before it was canned. Granted the aircraft (744) was less than ideal for the route; but as virtually no-one would travel from the US to CHC purely because LAX-CHC exists all this route did was c...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I'm all for an NZ flight to ICN. With a likely flight time of about 12 hours northbound and 11 hours 15 southbound I presume NZ's Asian configured 789s could manage it without a payload hit. Perhaps 3 x weekly to start? Moving to 5x weekly or daily for the peak season.

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I am keeping my fingers crossed for EK. It gives another option and would put pressure on prices.

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Re: Delta LAX operations

So what has happened to the airlines that were in T3?

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7806

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

UA is sure getting aggressive in the Pacific. I think this will be a seasonal service subject to seasonal fluctuations in demand. Maybe only on for so many months or maybe 2 frequencies off-peak and 3-4 on. Will be interesting to see. My pick is 788. Maybe 763.

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I have just checked available NZ fare Premium Economy and Business SIN-AKL for February and March. Premium economy is 3,300 and Business is 5,500 - 6000. Last year it was 4500. That seems to me proof that we need more competition on this route. I purchased TG business class flatbed to AKL for 3100 ...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

I have just checked available NZ fare Premium Economy and Business SIN-AKL for February and March. Premium economy is 3,300 and Business is 5,500 - 6000. Last year it was 4500. That seems to me proof that we need more competition on this route. I purchased TG business class flatbed to AKL for 3100 D...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Thanks Planesman. Helpful info.

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Re KUL-NZ. Understand your point now. Agreed would be nice to see DL at AKL. Either from LAX or SEA. Don't rate the chances of SLC. Actually, I don't rate chances of DL coming to AKL at all really. They don't seem serious about the Pacific in the way UAL are and AA appear to be. Their capacity seems...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

It's interesting to note that visitor arrivals from the USA are up 26%. Can we take this to mean that UAL and AA commencing service has not significantly eroded NZ loads, rather grown the market? I wonder about yields. I don't sense NZ is significantly discounting a large number of seats in response...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

No idea how they are actually doing at AKL but they have in the past said they would like to serve it non stop from KUL, and would reconsider CHC probably via OOL, I could see a 4 weekly OOL-CHC and 3 weekly OOL-WLG or something with a daily non stop to AKL, although the A339NEO would be better tha...

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by NZ321
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 16603

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

This is going to be the final nail in the coffin for new build A380s. Why should an airline buy new airframes when they can purchase gently used examples with another 15+ years of life for a relative song? Both SQ and EK are going to be a steady supply of them for the forseeable future. BA must be ...

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Re planesman's comments above about seaplanes - you only need look at Kenmore Air of Seattle (operates from both Lake Union and Lake Washington) and Hyackair of BC to see what's possible with sea planes. They have an extensive network of routes in the gulf islands and inside passage between Vancouve...

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69751

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The EK 787-10 order makes a lot of sense. Will replace a lot of 77W flying on regional routes. A359 A35K is optimised for longer range. Let's see what comes in the next few days with the much anticipated A380 order.

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Actually SGN is not a "Seats to Suit" route although I often wonder why. The S2S model in my opinion is the best response to LCC competition already. The current long haul fleet are barely enough for future expansions let along creating another carrier. Thank you - I stand corrected, rega...

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69751

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

It'd be nice to see a top up order from SQ. They only have 5 on order if I recall with the next delivery imminent. But with the 779 inbound me thinks they may be looking at a smaller A380 fleet or not growing the fleet past the current 19 frames.

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69751

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The article used the word "may". Seriously this proves nothing at all. I'm sure everybody gets that. But it's clear that a deal for A380s is in the final stages of negotiation, whether it fails at the final hurdle or not. And, as a discussion forum, further refinement of the scale of the ...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Well NZ have already stated they are looking at a LHLC operation and I guess that statement is based on the assumption that if they don't do it somebody else will.

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 3556

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

The vacant space previously occupied by Pan Am's terminal is ripe for the picking.

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 23967

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

So could we see the 778 knocking on the door of the 77W and could NZ then be thinking that they replace the 77W and 772 with the 778 with a top-up order for 789. Say 12 778 another 4 789? Sure, that's an option. Probably a bit more fuel burners (789 would be a match, a slight advantage perhaps, whi...

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20741

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

This thread is typical isn't it? Turning into a Boeing vs Airbus rant. Bottom line is that Delta had A332 and A333 and this aircraft suits them and their network. Isn't that enough? Do we really want all airlines flying Boeings and the same equipment? Re the 330 NEO - the preliminary stats suggest t...

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Re CGK: What are the traffic statistics? My understanding is the vast majority of traffic is to DPS so why not make DPS year-round. 2-3 weekly off-peak and 4-5 weekly on-peak? Good connections available from DPS. NZ has been very cautious in the Indonesian market. Must be a reason.

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

RE MNL
What about the idea that PR petitioned the government to hold access for NZ until it could launch it's own nonstop flights? I don't get why NZ didn't push ahead with MNL. Administrative problems sounds like a smoke screen / delay tactic.

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by NZ321
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 23967

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Just to play devil's advocate..... The 777-8 is 6m longer than the 777-200. That equates to what, about 6 rows of economy allowing for seat back width. That's 60 passengers. Or 4-5 rows of premium economy at 8 abreast which would mean about 32-40 passengers. So around 350 - 360 seats would seem poss...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 23967

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

PDX based... my business does a lot with NZL and AUS vendors. Now, I'd love it, just love it, and I'd use it... but ANZ would get almost no feed, where Qantas would at least get AS connections. -- And to keep the thread on track, having just flown a A359 a few weeks ago ICN-SFO, that was an incredi...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9277

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

The problem with WN is that they are not in a position to offer any feed / interline arrangements for regional midwest destinations as far as I know. Please correct me if I am wrong. With the new more efficient terminal one could imagine that MCI will come up the rankings somewhat, surpass SMF an ma...

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Further to above wiki says NSN runway is 1347 m and Bombardier says the runway length for maximum weight takeoff is 1463 m. That's quite close if you ask me. So maybe CS100 could fly out of NZ's 6th busiest airport on domestic runs where it is not at MTOW.

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by NZ321
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

There is another thread talking about airbus shutting down the C series, no idea what the chances are of that or not. What are the economics of the CS100 which I confess I no nothing about being that we don’t see them in this part of the world, CS 100 va A320 economics anyone? Different sizes sure ...

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by NZ321
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9277

Re: Kansas City passes new terminal for MCI Airport

Call it wishful thinking :) but now there is opportunity for MCI to be a hub city for midwest flights. OKC, DSM, OMA, LNK, CID, FSD, SUX, ICT, ROC, MSN, GBD, GCK, SLN, TUL, FSM, SGF, LIT, LBF, RAP, AMA, FSM, JAN..... for example. For a number of these regional cities MCI would be a more convenient a...

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by NZ321
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Love to know how PVG is performing for NZ and CAN for CZ. I trust that CZ's yields must be better than the ones quoted above given their ongoing investment in NZ as a market.

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by NZ321
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 12835

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

For DL, surely it's CVG. Doesn't make sense does it? DTW and ATL with CVG stuck in between and can't provide the range of connections to justify hub status. MSP I see as unlikely to de-hub. But MSP would be the next on the list. SEA is not first cab off the rank IMHO in terms of de-hubbing unless th...

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by NZ321
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Smart move IMHO

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10218

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Everyone says DL won't buy larger than A359. Not sure about this. However, with the way their fleet is going it would suggest A35K rather than 779. I see AA and UA as likely customers down the road. AA already flies the 77W across the Pacific where range and payload is an issue. However, the number ...

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12514

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Does SJC really have the room for growth to be a hub city?

AUS would be my pick for DL.

But focus cities will be interesting to watch

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by NZ321
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19476

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

AKL would be great given the growth in Japan-NZ traffic and only one carrier (NZ) on the route currently serving NRT, HND and KIX. For the US, MIA is a bit of a stretch for JL with current equipment / configuration as I understand it. But it would be a logical next step. PER is also a logical step f...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 768
Views: 98185

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

EK is in the business of transporting people from point A to point B. That is, strictly speaking, not correct. The purpose of Emirates is to promote the Dubai brand, provide a source of employment for Dubai nationals and bring tourists and their money to Dubai. The 5th freedom flights out of e.g. M...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 768
Views: 98185

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

By 2025 there will be several operators who could opt to replace A380s delivered before 2010. Emirates will need more than 8 aircraft a year to replace their classic fleet given the rate at which they were delivered (more than 8 aircraft per year). So this scenario of a tie-over order to keep produc...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

When will KE bring the 747-8 in? For once AKL might have enough A380/748 gates now that gate 17 there... I’d gate 17 open now? 18 should open not to long after, I believe 19 will also be built next year now? Atleast with less EK A380’s there is a bit more space for all the 737’s/A320’s. Early AM up...

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by NZ321
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 11814

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Question re NZ 789s. I note in another forum that NH has parked several aircraft at HND pending replacement of T1000 blades - related to other publicised problems with this engine in this forum. I'm not aware that NZ has had any such problems. Can anybody explain this?

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by NZ321
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tweaked livery
Replies: 22
Views: 3767

Re: PIA tweaked livery

Come on PIA let's do something to show Pakistani culture and style.... this is not it! One of the most unremarkable liveries around.

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by NZ321
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tweaked livery
Replies: 22
Views: 3767

Re: PIA tweaked livery

This livery does look partly finished and needs a refresh :)

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by NZ321
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11123

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

DEN needs more international gates, including wide body gates. Things are cramped on Concourse A on certain days. WN shows no signs of slowing down their growth. They may even need more space for international operations if growth continues. Skywest has been growing their EAS network in recent mont...

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by NZ321
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 27708

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Hi all, Apologies if this was posted earlier - here are the load factors in the Australia - New Zealand corridor (for the 2016 calendar year): - Air New Zealand (81.1% inbound, 79.0% outbound) . And so we have the ultimate repudiation of the all-economy A320 model. You will recall that the original...

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by NZ321
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 27708

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I suppose there is little hope for a closer working relationship between NZ and BR or OZ including cooperation on a direct service to TPE or ICN. I suppose that NZ's arrangement with CX is one of the main reasons. Thoughts?

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by NZ321
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58889

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Good on UA for doing the deed and going double daily nonstop US West-Coast to SIN. Will be interesting to see how these routes develop and whether the 789 copes well with the new flight LAX-SIN. For the life of me I can't understand why DL can't put an A359 on LAX-SYD when SQ can put one on SFO-SIN.

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by NZ321
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 51131

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I smell a 787-10 order.... makes a lot of sense for regional flying to Asia / Hawaii and across the ditch at peak times to AKL. Unfortunately this aircraft probably doesn't have the legs to win an NZ order.

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by NZ321
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19580

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Be nice to see some more action on the Coral route linking South Pacific islands to Hawaii / USA. There was a time when NZ flew many of these routes but I'm dammed if I can find the details at the moment. Nowadays PPT-LAX is well served and it sounds as if we may have another airline serving Tahiti ...

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by NZ321
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 17981

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Is this a Pratt or CFM bird?

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