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by NZ321
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

I don't think SQ has 778 on order. Sounds like misreporting to me.

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Actually the already announced plan is for daily BKK-AKL initially. This will require 2 aircraft. Where they go in the down time I'm not sure but likely to be regional for obvious reasons.

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Online Schedule Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Online Schedule Apps

I am curious to know if there is an easy and accessible app to bring up all scheduled flights on a particular route ? Even better by date, Google flights used to do this (but not by date) but now it goes straight into booking mode, date specific, and doesn't show the range of flights, airlines, flig...

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

What is the anticipated first delivery date for NZ's first A321Neo? I know they have been deferred considering the problems with PW engine. Any update?

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 138
Views: 14842

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Well I'd be very curious to know what impact this will have on airline costs and for how long it will go on and who ultimately will pick up the tab. With Pacific nations also running low then this surely further complicates things. I don't understand the text above "Air NZ is currently not meet...

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Yay this is good news. BTW I couldn't open the Facebook link. But good to know. Thank you.

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24129

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Given the number of Indonesians working and living in Australia, and the close proximity allowing flights with 737 it seems odd to me that there aren't alternative points other than CGK and DPS. After all, it is a long archipelago. Do you think we might see flights from alternative points in the fut...

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10439

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Sounds like WN are getting too big for their boots... lol. Surely more diversity of options is in the interests of the travelling public?

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 564
Views: 158161

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I think it depends on the angle you see it from :)

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

I think all passengers will be deplaned. But curious to know the answer. MH AKL-KUL stopped in MEL today. Curious to know the answer to that one too.

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5874

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

About time FI invested in a new plane to fly their longer routes

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

What about the future of business class config? Does anybody have a seat map? Still not on Thai's website. I hear reverse herringbone so now we have yet another business class config. Would be good to see some standardisation.

What happened to the A346s?

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Just for the purposes of comparison, I did a wee bit of research and see that the following airlines have ordered both A359 and 789: Air France / KLM Aeroflot Air China Latam Qatar Thai Vietnam United Some have ordered considerable quantities of both. So clearly some airlines see a justification for...

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

AA needs to make up its mind about its fleet strategy. Will come soon. I suspect an A339 solution but will be very happy if they keep the A359 order. Would be sad to see them relinquish their wide body Airbus slots.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 101
Views: 14954

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

I doubt it. I just think the lines are severe and the cockpit treatment dated.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 138
Views: 14842

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

This is not a good sign. An aircraft that left AKL for CAN has to divert? This is not a good look for New Zealand. What ever way you look at it - infrastructure is lacking. How is it that such a fundamental supply line of the country is so vulnerable? The same thing happened to Auckland a few years ...

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

I will be flying this beast in business in a few months BKK-AKL. Hope they sort out the engine issues. Agree - it would be good to see a more coherent fleet plan from Thai.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4668

Re: MCI Thread

The thing is, once we have a new terminal at MCI, then hub operations become attractive again. The old terminal design simply precluded this. MCI is well positioned in the centre of the US of A. No majors are likely to open any new hubs obviously, but with a sparkling new terminal it might be attrac...

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 138
Views: 14842

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

ZKSUJ wrote:
It's embarassing as a nation not having a back up plan though I'd imagine it would be very expensive.

Where do the likes of SQ, MH, & TG stop for gas?


My question exactly. Have friends on MH to AKL tonight.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

On another note, what is the international line up at CHC this summer? Is it:

CZ - 788 daily
EK - A388 daily
CI - A333 4x weekly via ?
SQ - 772 daily
FJ ? 738
VA ? 738
QF ? 738
Anything missing?

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Is this not a tad embarrassing. When have we heard of a major international airport as AKL are all too often ready to present themselves as running out of fuel and causing this sort of mayhem. Anyhow I accept that this will be in another thread.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 101
Views: 14954

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Yeah I can't say I'm a fan of this somewhat retro livery and rigid lines. Think the tail and underbelly is too dark. They could take a leaf out of Delta's book.

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by NZ321
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Well, I expect AA will keep an Airbus wide body order rather than cancel. Don't see a conversion to A320 neo. Rather than 359 I am leaning towards a 339 order to replace 333 and 763 trans-atlantic ex MIA and PHL and JFK. That is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. And I imagine attractive...

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43969

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Serious pong about this one IMHO. Agree with "smacks of politics" comments above. Makes no sense at all.

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

My understanding this summer is that CX is operating both 77W and 359. Expedia shows this at the moment. That means 2x CX flights and 2x HX flights and 1x NZ flight from HKG. Am I wrong? Meanwhile, I agree that it seems unlikely that NZ would go back to long haul out of Australia particularly to Nor...

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7685

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

Exactly. That's why the 787-10 will be a transatlantic beast. I don't think for a minute that UA won't take them. They will do that job very well.

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 12620

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

But there will be other airlines. Start-ups. Independents. Niche players. Look at the US and look at Asia.

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by NZ321
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7685

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

I think these could be the routes that see the 787-10. 1x daily ORD-FRA, IAD-FRA, EWR-FRA, EWR-LHR, IAD-LHR Mid April through late October: ORD-MUC, IAD-MUC, ORD-BRU, EWR-BRU, IAD-BRU, IAH-LHR, IAH-AMS November though early April: EWR-GRU, ORD-GRU, IAH-GRU, IAH-EZE, IAH-GIG, IAH-SCL??? I think thes...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23455

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

Not the time or place for TK to be ordering 748i IMHO

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

BTW It's interesting to note the international wide body schedule into AKL this summer. Compared to 10 years ago the proportion of Airbus operated jets is significantly up. GS (332), HU (332), 3U (332), HX (332), CI (333), CX (359) MH (C33), D7 (333), PR (343), TN (343), EK (388), QF (332/333), HA (...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Ouch - so much for alliances. Maybe this will prompt NZ to launch ORD sooner and reduce frequency or eliminate IAH.

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 23647

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Ouch for NZ IAH-AKL. Great for SYD.

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22204

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Ultra long haul and only 162? Right like that's gonna work. They are doing the same thing again albeit with a far more efficient aircraft. Why shouldn't it work? Have you any idea of the income and profile of the market we are talking about? Check out the demographics on Singapore. SQ have other fl...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)
Replies: 144
Views: 25202

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

Tend to agree with the above. A359ULR looking likely. Possible A35K order as and when needed.

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

BTW I see that MH have updated their AKL schedule as follows:

MH133 KUL0805 – 2315AKL 333 7
MH133 KUL0830 – 2340AKL 333 x7

MH132 AKL0030 – 0630KUL 333 1
MH132 AKL0055 – 0655KUL 333 x1

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11464

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Now I am expecting some major announcement by Vistara, which will include wide body aircraft as well. http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/vistara-to-fly-abroad-after-next-march-place-order-for-wide-body-planes/amp_articleshow/60406265.cms Same "major announcement" was expect...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11464

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

The 78J and 789 effectively bracket the 359. You could use the fleet commonality argument I suppose. Either the 78J and 359 combination works or if EK wants something slightly smaller the 78J and 789. Hopefully whatever is decided the announcement is made at the airshow. This has dragged on for a l...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17171

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

NZ's approach tho has been very successful in terms of catering to diverse needs. They still augment all economy flights with wide body flights which offer premium econ and business flat beds so passengers have a choice to big cities but not to all trans-taxman cities. No reason Emirates couldn't ad...

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by NZ321
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Why would NZ not use NZO or NZP and jump from NZN to NZQ?

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 54
Views: 8585

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

I think this discussion possibly over emphasises the value of alliances today. Emirates and Hainan, for example, have shown that they can do very well without being in a formal alliance. Do we need a 4th alliance? Possibly, but I am not convinced. Increasingly, alliance partners are forging relation...

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34597

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Great news for Airbus and UA.

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by NZ321
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3296

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

I'd say this is the 772 replacement :) Makes a lot of sense with the 77W replacing 744

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Future of 777X

So, there are 316 orders logged in the book at present - similar to A380 total orders. The question in my mind is where are the additional orders going to come from which Boeing needs to justify its expenditure on this programme. And more to the point, this seems to be an airliner tailored to ULH mi...

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3594
Views: 1154351

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Asiana livery is disappointing; titles really miss the mark. Need to be larger IMHO. They're lost below the window line.

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11464

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Perhaps a question worth pursuing - perhaps in another forum - would be what future potential customers we see ordering the 777x. Has this been discussed? I know QF and NZ orders are pending but that's not likely to total more than 30 airframes and they are both considering the A350 as well and Boei...

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by NZ321
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11464

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

Abandoning the 77X is not the topic of this forum discussion, but I sincerely doubt Boeing would relinquish the 350 seat market to the A35K, as that would leave Boeing without a large capacity airplane. A modest adjustment to 787 output is not inconceivable.

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by NZ321
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 159
Views: 12769

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

So will that be for Samoa Air? A modest increase in trans-tasman flying? Or are we about to go to war with NZ and expand NZ overseas operations?

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