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Air NZ flight to Shanghai forced to turn back to Auckland mid-flight

Air NZ flight to Shanghai forced to turn back to Auckland mid-flight

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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:55 pm
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Has happened here with Skywest operating a flight for Delta a couple of years ago. https://www.ksl.com/article/33871824

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Old Feb 10, 19, 8:25 pm
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As I thought. Someone in Ops missed that NZQ wasn't yet approved for China.

Originally Posted by NZ Herald
A spokeswoman said the aircraft at the centre of yesterday's problem was new to the route and hadn't gained the necessary approval.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202787
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Old Feb 11, 19, 11:53 am
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Can't help but notice the silence from the CEO...a surprise given how he seeks out the media spotlight.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 12:36 pm
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Can't help but notice the silence from the CEO...a surprise given how he seeks out the media spotlight.
Pretty much the same as the Trent issues. Has he been on record about the Trents other than Investor Day?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Top of climb View Post
As I thought. Someone in Ops missed that NZQ wasn't yet approved for China.


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12202787
yes true, but would the China authorities have been empowered to make an exception if they wished and allow it to land? Could there be political reasons for this?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker View Post
yes true, but would the China authorities have been empowered to make an exception if they wished and allow it to land? Could there be political reasons for this?
It's China. I doubt it. They're real sticklers for their processes, especially where their "national security" is involved.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:36 pm
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Can't we have a conspiracy theory, there appears to be some low level flexing of muscle, China seems irritated with NZ at the moment

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12202902
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:49 pm
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Air NZ plane forced to turn around after airline forgot to remove reference to Taiwan

The plot thickens.

Stuff Article
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by oranjemakker View Post
yes true, but would the China authorities have been empowered to make an exception if they wished and allow it to land? Could there be political reasons for this?
Have heard exporters having issues with "Company-Name" Vs "Company Name" on their paperwork. Frontline staff are not empowered to make judgement calls.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:49 pm
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The plot thickens.

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Perhaps the paperwork for NZQ's approval (generally, not in relation to this specific flight) made reference to Taiwan, which meant that the approval was held up on the Chinese side. Air NZ then precipitated the problem by allocating NZQ to operate a PVG flight when approval hadn't yet come through for it?
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