Domestic A321

Old Oct 31, 22, 4:29 am
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And ZK-OYA is enroute at the moment

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oya
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Old Nov 20, 22, 12:50 am
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And ZK-OYB is on its way to NZ.

This is the black *A plane

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oyb
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Old Nov 21, 22, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
And ZK-OYB is on its way to NZ.

This is the black *A plane

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oyb
Quite the dog leg on Hamburg to Muscat, presumably to avoid the hot spots
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Old Nov 22, 22, 12:19 pm
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There are also challenges with the delivery flights because these aircraft aren't ETDO rated and don't carry HF radios which is why they have to tail other Air NZ flights Trans Tasman.

It really seems stupid that these aircraft are all limited to domestic routes. Even though they don't have IFE or bigger galleys you'd think having these aircraft capable of being able to fly TT if needed would be a smart move.
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Old Nov 22, 22, 12:40 pm
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There are also challenges with the delivery flights because these aircraft aren't ETDO rated and don't carry HF radios which is why they have to tail other Air NZ flights Trans Tasman.

It really seems stupid that these aircraft are all limited to domestic routes. Even though they don't have IFE or bigger galleys you'd think having these aircraft capable of being able to fly TT if needed would be a smart move.
Suppose given number of cycles the weight of the radios, rafts, etc add up on the fuel bill.

Though will be interesting to see if once all here if we see TT 321s still doing domestic runs (more than positioning), which means they put the extra plane in the TT set. Plus in long run they have the extra fat for TT from the wide bodies.
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
Suppose given number of cycles the weight of the radios, rafts, etc add up on the fuel bill.

Though will be interesting to see if once all here if we see TT 321s still doing domestic runs (more than positioning), which means they put the extra plane in the TT set. Plus in long run they have the extra fat for TT from the wide bodies.
TT/PI is short 8x widebodies with 77E retirement, bare in mind that 6-7x 77Es would do day time short haul runs. Along with some 77Es, doing double daily short haul returns.

One would do AKl-SYD-AKL-SYD most days of the week.
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