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Nathan Catton Oct 18, 18 11:00 pm

All A321neo flights disappeared
 
Looking on Air NZ's website, it seems all A321neo flights have been replaced by A320's. However, the booking engine behaves strangely when selecting these former A321 flights (eg flight details don't display at the top like they normally do during booking). Also, seat select isn't available for any of these flights.

nzkarit Oct 19, 18 12:36 am

May be the CAA reminded them they have to get type cert before they can fly commerically? Remember the 789 having to do some CAA stuff which meant ANA got the first 789 flight. Seeing Japan had signed off the 788 there was less paper work.

djsteve Oct 19, 18 1:17 am

oh shoot! hopefully this is just a compliance / niggle in the system! i have purposely booked the inaugural on 12th November...

djsteve Oct 19, 18 1:18 am

shows as an A320 under my bookings. preserved my seat selection however...

Thai-Kiwi Oct 19, 18 1:21 am


Originally Posted by djsteve (Post 30331501)
oh shoot! hopefully this is just a compliance / niggle in the system! i have purposely booked the inaugural on 12th November...

Route?

djsteve Oct 19, 18 1:34 am

AKL-SYD NZ707 leaving at 11am on the monday 12th
flying up WLG-AKL in the morning connecting to this one.
QF back in the afternoon after a spot of lunch in QF Flounge :)

codyc1515 Oct 19, 18 2:17 am


Originally Posted by djsteve (Post 30331502)
shows as an A320 under my bookings. preserved my seat selection however...

Showing as 32Q for me (in a different system), so it may still be a different aircraft type.

sbiddle Oct 19, 18 8:08 am

There is plenty of speciation as to why the delivery keeps getting pushed back. My understanding is there is no confirmed date at present.

cavemanzk Oct 19, 18 1:56 pm

Hopefully they are ‘re-thinking’ making them all Y! A couple of rows of PE would be very nice, surely they could fill 8 seats on routes like AKL-SYD,MEL,RAR

ace86 Oct 21, 18 2:58 pm


Originally Posted by nzkarit (Post 30331419)
May be the CAA reminded them they have to get type cert before they can fly commerically? Remember the 789 having to do some CAA stuff which meant ANA got the first 789 flight. Seeing Japan had signed off the 788 there was less paper work.

ANA was always going to have the first flight but it was a charter / sight seeing flight so not commercial. Air NZ did the first 789 commercial flight.

djsteve Oct 23, 18 12:41 am

Jut received a flight change notice.
i have been moved onto the later in the day NZ109 772 service...
doesnt bode well!
i have dropped an e-mail to airnz to see if they can tell me what’s going on - will report back with anything new

goliath Oct 25, 18 7:53 am


Originally Posted by Nathan Catton (Post 30331239)
Also, seat select isn't available for any of these flights.

I can now see the seat selection on a flight that did not show it some days ago (APW-AKL, op by A321neo). However, the seat map displayed does not match the one published on NZ's website

The website says:


Space+ SeatsRows 2 - 9, seats ABC and Rows 2 - 7, seats DEF
and the seat selection looks like this:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...dd4c0a6615.jpg

KiwiJC Oct 25, 18 9:06 am

Rows 1-5A/C and 1-3D/F are Works Deluxe seats, so are not available for selection, until (I assume) airport control if they are unsold?

Effectively only 3 rows of Space+ seats for frequent flyers is going to make it competitive. I'm sure there will be a lot of status/Koru passengers stuck down in the 29" rows on the Australian flights.

Erasmus III Oct 25, 18 5:01 pm

My Christmas Eve flight from AKL-WLG has me back in an A321neo again today. Hooray!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...930c5529d8.png

A321neo

Thai-Kiwi Oct 25, 18 5:34 pm

Space+ at only 83cm on the 321 will be a rude shock to those used to, and maybe even (k)need, the generous 88cm on the 320.


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