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by SonOfABeech
Fri May 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread

Forgive my ignorance, but are there any unusual legal/bureaucratic obstacles for foreigners visiting Tibet?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed May 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10667

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

Sorry, Spanish only: https://maduradas.com/sepalo-gobierno-vendera-gasolina-a-aerolineas-en-petros/ In another reckless attempt to enrich themselves, the Maduro regime today decreed that all international airlines have to pay for jet fuel in Venezuela in Petros, the fake virtual currency created by...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 91
Views: 23925

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

The logo looks nice, but I have to see a livery before making any final judgement.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8223

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

If they can't do it nonstop, why bother? And the 789/359 are probably one or two tweaks/PIPs away from being able to do it in a configuration TK might be interested in.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47850

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Insta-growth for Level+trying to kill a competitor, maybe?

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to offer naps in the cargo hold
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Airbus to offer naps in the cargo hold

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cargo-hold
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Apparently someone in Toulouse has been listening to Alan Joyce's musings in the subject. However, this feature might be first available in A330s

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cargo-hold

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6791

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

In my home airport of CCS, the most exotic and exciting thing I can remember is Conviasa leasing from the likes of Air Tahiti Nui or AirAsia X. Pretty cool.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Getting back to aviation....The Maduro Dictatorship opened up travel and trade access to the Dutch Caribbean (the ABC islands), after having blocked them since last January. It remains to be seen if any airline deems it worth the while to reestablish flights between the Islands and Venezuela. If th...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

https://twitter.com/wingo/status/982294361424588802
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At least for now, Wingo is not affected and continues its regular flights to CCS.

Tweet from their official account (in Spanish): https://twitter.com/wingo/status/982294361424588802

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9928

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Neat. Now I`ll have to self-connect in BOG or LIM, with the first leg obigatorily on a crappy local carrier.

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 4968

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

AF022 wrote:
Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa?


I don't think Egypt will raise any objections. What about Niger/Chad/Sudan?

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 376
Views: 24203

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Just when I was about to book with them to get out of this s**thole.. :bomb: :bomb:

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2018: Australian GP
Replies: 28
Views: 837

Re: F1 2018: Australian GP

Looks like HAM wil secure the title with about four races to spare, or more.

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8747

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

As an aside, I hope the Laudamotion brand sticks around for a while, only because I like the name.

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?
Replies: 58
Views: 11859

Re: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?

Can we stop with the merger mania, please?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2530
Views: 314935

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

Probably they still haven't decided what the MOM will be.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17323

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

KarelXWB wrote:
SonOfABeech wrote:
I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.


I guess that must be the reason why N924VA was delivered few months after N925VA?


Heh, I was trying to make a Mariners injuries joke.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17323

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17569

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

To me, a big problem with the NEO is that the CEO is such an excellent plane.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK & Kinshasa
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: EK & Kinshasa

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/f ... -1.2173623


When do they get the MAXes? They'll need them if they're interested in making the route nonstop in the future.
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xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai announces daily flights to Kinshasa starting from April 15.

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/f ... -1.2173623


When do they get the MAXes? They'll need them if they're interested in making the route nonstop in the future.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54614

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

parapente wrote:
On an aside I don't suppose such aircraft have any appeal to New Zealand? I guess it might be intersting for NY? But Europe I imagine is simply too far away.Just asking.


AKL-New York is shorter than PER-LHR, a current 789 should have little trouble with it,

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds more flights to Argentina
Replies: 57
Views: 5858

Re: COPA adds more flights to Argentina

Crazy idea: Could the MAXes reach BRC? Maybe a seasonal flight, with some government support...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8945

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

Didn't SAA used to have like 2 x daily B744's on the JNB-LHR route? Plus the CPT flight. Why the drop in capacity over the years? Because they have been losing money for years to London. If not for politics/ego route likely would be dropped entirely long time ago. Which begs the question: how come ...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9191

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

turk223 wrote:
I really wonder if BOG will ever be added to EK's network.


If Venezuela were a civilized country a CCS-BOG tag might work, but....

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 7418

Re: Air India confirms DEL-TLV

From those flight times, it looks like they have overflight rights on the westbound but not on the eastbound.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41894

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

The door config makes it look more like a 757.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7805

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

Isn't DXB (and to a lesser extent, AUH and DOH) already the Keflavik of the Indian Ocean, anyway?

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7805

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

Thing is, the ME3 are an excellent stopover if you're visiting the Seychelles from anywhere except central/southern Africa. Also, I think SEZ is physically too small to sustain a meaningful hub operation.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 4080

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

jetskipper wrote:
Newark and Philadelphia


Kilopond wrote:
Prague and Berlin are no longer connected by air.


Besides city pairs with bad political relations, these are the pairs we are likely too find: those that are too close, and groundbound transportation beats flying.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

There can also be no more than two teams from Europe in any group, and no more than one nation from any other confederation - does anyone else think this should be done away with? Nah, I like that. It gives us a bigger chance to see matchups that aren't seen often. The pots look fine, considering t...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

A: Spain walks it, Russia gets a home crowd boost for second place. B: This one looks very tasty, I think Belgium/Iceland, but the other two can do some damage. C: Brazil an easy first, England can still England it up, but I think they can take second. D: I think Portugal and Mexico, although Sweden...

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

Yeah, I don't think the demand is there besides MEX. DXB-PTY was always supposed to work with Copa connections, and when they couldn't get approval it was canned.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 30991

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Hi all, Here are some pictures from the launches of CMB - MEL (UL) and TAO - SYD (JD), earlier this week: http://www.anna.aero/wp-content/gallery/srilankan/SriLankan2.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SriLankan-4R-ALM-A330-343-arriving-at-YMML-inaugural-30-October-2017...

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by SonOfABeech
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18938

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Gorgeous livery on a gorgeous plane.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

As an aside, with the growth in the SIN mini hub, could we see a daily OOL-SIN on a 330 once the OOL expansion is complete? Would give QF an edge in the premium stakes there and provide an additional QLD daily frequency. Or, would we be more likely to see another BNE daily or upgauge to 388? You'll...

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 23388

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

CHI2DFW wrote:
T7 is a lot of plane for KBP to the US. A 788 would be good for LAX, MIA, and ORD. JFK possibly a 789.

Don’t see any other US cities that could support KBP flights, but I’m sure the local fan clubs will chime in!


Guess they prefer the lower capital commitment of second-hand 77Es.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 8603

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

Wonder if they could do a flyby of Yankee Stadium with it.

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20573

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

Thing is, BKK-New York still requires a specialized ULH plane (unlike BKK-California, which can be done with standard currrent-gen longhaul widebodies like the 789 or A359), with plenty of fuel tankering and probably without the yields to cover the costs. And there are plenty of options to do it one...

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20573

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

California: Well, they do have the planes to do it nonstop, problem is they might not have the yields to make the route economically sustainable.

New York: Hahahahahahaha no.

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by SonOfABeech
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 415
Views: 72462

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

enilria wrote:
Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters.


Well, it is a big ocean, and the plane is in a remote part of it.

Do they have any new leads?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Probably too early to know for sure, but any idea how the Socceroos will get to SAP?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 29709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

NZ321 wrote:
SonOfABeech wrote:
So, looks like AKL-LIM will happen next month. Just as a one-off and won't be bookable ;)


Really? Wow. Any details?


World Cup qualy playoffs, NZ vs Peru. I assume the All Whites will find a way to fly direct, no?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 29709

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

So, looks like AKL-LIM will happen next month. Just as a one-off and won't be bookable ;)

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: SQ's first 787-10 in final assembly with painted tail

Heh, I thought the 78Xs would go to Scoot. Can't wait to see it wholly painted.

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2530
Views: 314935

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

"twin-aisle airplane seating 220 to 270 passengers" sounds more like a 767-300 to me ( ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_767#Specifications ). 220-270 sounds like it would be well within the 788 territories to me. 788 is advertised to seat 240-250 in a two class configuration. IIR...

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96322

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Newbie-ish question that might be out of place here, but I don't know where else to put it: What is it about the C-Series that scares Boeing (and to a lesser extent Airbus) so much, while they seem to get along with Embraer's offerings? The potential for a CS500 or 700?

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by SonOfABeech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes
Replies: 28
Views: 2099

Re: EasyJet puts its weight behind plans for electric planes

Aviation will be one of the last (if not the last) industries to abandon fossil fuels. Energy density is a nice to have elsewhere, but absolutely essential here.

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by SonOfABeech
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2530
Views: 314935

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I'm just an armchair engineer, but I'm skeptical of a widebody MOM unless it's something like a 788 with slashed weights,

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by SonOfABeech
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 25509

Re: Air New Zealand eyes non-stop AKL - USA flights

Air New Zealand plans to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York City and Chicago once the airline orders and recieves either the A350ULR or B777X. They don't have to wait, 789s and 359s are already operating routes around that length. EDIT AKL-ORD 7112 nms AKL-EWR 7656 nms compared to.. SIN-SFO 734...

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