All A321neo flights disappeared

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Old Oct 18, 18, 10:00 pm
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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Looking on Air NZ's website, it seems all A321neo flights have been replaced by A320's. However, the booking engine behaves strangely when selecting these former A321 flights (eg flight details don't display at the top like they normally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.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 11:36 pm
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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.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:17 am
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oh shoot! hopefully this is just a compliance / niggle in the system! i have purposely booked the inaugural on 12th November...
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:18 am
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shows as an A320 under my bookings. preserved my seat selection however...
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:21 am
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oh shoot! hopefully this is just a compliance / niggle in the system! i have purposely booked the inaugural on 12th November...
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:34 am
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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
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Old Oct 19, 18, 1:17 am
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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.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 7:08 am
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There is plenty of speciation as to why the delivery keeps getting pushed back. My understanding is there is no confirmed date at present.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:56 pm
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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
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Old Oct 21, 18, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
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.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 11:41 pm
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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
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Old Oct 25, 18, 6:53 am
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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:

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Old Oct 25, 18, 8:06 am
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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.
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Old Oct 25, 18, 4:01 pm
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My Christmas Eve flight from AKL-WLG has me back in an A321neo again today. Hooray!



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Old Oct 25, 18, 4:34 pm
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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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