AKL-WLG operated by ATR 72-600's

Old Aug 20, 20, 3:45 pm
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AKL-WLG operated by ATR 72-600's



Due to low passengers on AKL-WLG (Thanks to Level 3), looks like flights have ben downgraded to ATR's between AKL-WLG

Also confirmed by Cam Wallace on twitter
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Old Aug 21, 20, 1:51 am
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Remind me who is flying ex AKL at the moment? Essential workers only? MPs... who else?
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Old Aug 21, 20, 2:34 am
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Essential workers. MPs are not essential workers and can't travel.
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Old Aug 21, 20, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by Gasfoodlodging View Post
Remind me who is flying ex AKL at the moment? Essential workers only? MPs... who else?
Those with approved travel exemption.
Those at MIQFs after 14 days and neg tests
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Old Aug 21, 20, 4:56 pm
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Some CHC-DUD flights also operated by A320's.
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Old Aug 21, 20, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by CHCflyer View Post
Some CHC-DUD flights also operated by A320's.
321 flying it yesterday and today. I recall during the week some were an extension of another route (AKL - DUN via CHC from memory).
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Old Aug 21, 20, 9:33 pm
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Essential workers. MPs are not essential workers and can't travel.
My reading is that MPs are allowed to travel in/out of Auckland - as are electoral candidates: https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-t...rough-auckland

In relation to MPs I think the (main) parties are the one's who restricting Auckland-based MPs from travel to/from AKL.
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Old Aug 22, 20, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Gasfoodlodging View Post
Remind me who is flying ex AKL at the moment? Essential workers only? MPs... who else?
Diplomats, and those flying on Dip passports. MFAT and INZ are starting to send people back out to their stations.
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Old Aug 24, 20, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Gasfoodlodging View Post
Remind me who is flying ex AKL at the moment? Essential workers only? MPs... who else?
Presumably people who dont live in Auckland can fly back home domestically? And of course those released from isolation going home
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Old Aug 29, 20, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
321 flying it yesterday and today. I recall during the week some were an extension of another route (AKL - DUN via CHC from memory).
Are the seats somewhat comfortable on the new 321 configuration ANZ opted for?
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Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
Are the seats somewhat comfortable on the new 321 configuration ANZ opted for?
Okay. Seats are closer together (closer pitch) but curvature of seat back partly offsets this by giving a little more legroom relative to the pitch. Space+ zone is nowhere near as generous.

Also have seatback IFE even for domestic - just bring your own headphones.
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Old Aug 29, 20, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
Okay. Seats are closer together (closer pitch) but curvature of seat back partly offsets this by giving a little more legroom relative to the pitch. Space+ zone is nowhere near as generous.

Also have seatback IFE even for domestic - just bring your own headphones.
Good to know. Just disappointing the airline didn't install a small J cabin on these.
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Old Aug 29, 20, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
Are the seats somewhat comfortable on the new 321 configuration ANZ opted for?
They are ok! Forgot the brand name, the seats were designed for LCC/ULCC airlines. NZ was there first non budget airline customer, they have done some enhancements to improve them from the LCC model.

The base of the seat is always used by Spirit on there a321N.
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They're Acro seats. Fine for a 1hr flight, horrible to Aussie.

Seat back pocket storage is terrible due to the curved seat.
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Old Aug 29, 20, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
They're Acro seats. Fine for a 1hr flight, horrible to Aussie.

Seat back pocket storage is terrible due to the curved seat.
And got rid of drink bottle holder
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