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Jan 11, 14, 7:06 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 20,916
Posted By billy

One hour drive to WLG, then a three hour trip on...

One hour drive to WLG, then a three hour trip on QF, followed by a long transit wait - not surprisingly I haven't flown BA for many years now. Defected to QF and Air NZ.

A trip to the UK this...
Jan 11, 14, 7:01 pm
Replies: 2,006
Views: 282,676
Posted By billy

CHC Regional Access

The CHC short cut remains open. Saw it in action on Friday afternoon ( was departing on a 737). There are whiteboard signs pointing you in the direction at the entrance doors of the Koru. The...
Jan 3, 14, 2:49 am
Replies: 588
Views: 105,501
Posted By billy

Merci Martin_Paris et bonne annee de Nouveau...

Merci Martin_Paris et bonne annee de Nouveau Zelande.
Jan 2, 14, 8:23 pm
Replies: 2,006
Views: 282,676
Posted By billy

Whilst AKL domestic lounge needs an upgrade...

Whilst AKL domestic lounge needs an upgrade (which is unlikely until we get a new domestic terminal), I can say that my experiences there are generally positive. Staff have always been helpful and...
Dec 29, 13, 3:44 am
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By billy

Would have loved to try out the Convair 990, and...

Would have loved to try out the Convair 990, and the Dassault Mercure - only 10 made and all flown by Air Inter - a 737 without any stamina.

Boeing:
720, 707
717
727-100/200...
Dec 29, 13, 3:24 am
Replies: 1,296
Views: 209,460
Posted By billy

Work for a large-ish airport in their business...

Work for a large-ish airport in their business development department.

No, not that one posted in my location, either.
Dec 28, 13, 3:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By billy

I think grusellt has misjudged his audience. ...

I think grusellt has misjudged his audience.
His raconteur-ing may go down well at the bar, but falls flat here. Over-embellishment of events, and 70's sit-com style characterisation does not add...
Dec 20, 13, 10:56 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 22,797
Posted By billy

Five (possibly somewhat obscure for many)...

Five (possibly somewhat obscure for many) Mercures leave the Accor stable later this year:
Mercure Auckland Windsor,
Mercure Rotorua,
Mercure Wellington Willis St,
Mercure Picton Marlborough...
Dec 20, 13, 9:08 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 38,408
Posted By billy

Please copy and paste the following to format...

Please copy and paste the following to format your reply:

- Name of the hotel:
Novotel Cathedral Square, Christchurch
This is (apart from the George) the only downtown hotel of any real...
Dec 2, 13, 7:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By billy

Short cut available today at CHC. The chap...

Short cut available today at CHC. The chap scanning boarding passes before security advised me it was operating today.
Nov 30, 13, 12:14 am
Replies: 96
Views: 14,632
Posted By billy

I think that NZ is lukewarm towards Star...

I think that NZ is lukewarm towards Star membership. It works with a couple of Star members and the rest has little relevance. If you look at a lot of the recent deals they are very tactical. The...
Nov 26, 13, 2:21 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 14,632
Posted By billy

It is worth Air NZ bearing a coupe of things in...

It is worth Air NZ bearing a coupe of things in mind:
- I fly cheapest because that is company policy. I cannot lean on my travel department to book me a higher fare just because I want to earn...
Nov 22, 13, 12:11 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By billy

I used this short cut last time I used CHC...

I used this short cut last time I used CHC earlier this month. There was an announcement in the Koru Lounge about this. It was said that this short cut is a trial. If it is a question of usage...
Nov 7, 13, 4:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 8,553
Posted By billy

Etihad seems to gather new best friends, blow in...

Etihad seems to gather new best friends, blow in their ear then under-deliver on service. I have experienced lousy service from Etihad as an Air New Zealand alliance partner. I got no priority...
Nov 2, 13, 2:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By billy

These loose arrangements that Air NZ is cobbling...

These loose arrangements that Air NZ is cobbling together with airlines are clearly for the benefit of Air NZ's revenue and not their passengers' convenience. Having to convince partner airlines of...
Oct 23, 13, 3:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By billy

This quirk works across the Tasman, too. Book Y+...

This quirk works across the Tasman, too. Book Y+ on BA or QF and you get a proper business class seat on the NZ-Australia sector. The route is usually a 737 but you get a US domestic first-type...
Oct 23, 13, 2:48 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 20,099
Posted By billy

Without the QF JSA the SYD route represents a...

Without the QF JSA the SYD route represents a huge opportunity cost to BA. They see a plane load of cabin crew disappear for at least a week days every day. The plane does not come back to Heathrow...
Oct 14, 13, 4:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,844
Posted By billy

Those Q400s are tricky to make money with. I...

Those Q400s are tricky to make money with. I spoke to someone (who should know) at Air Berlin and he said they lost money on every Q400 route. They are not ideal for LCC pricing. Air NZ probably...
Oct 10, 13, 10:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,844
Posted By billy

I think that if Air NZ becomes wholly private,...

I think that if Air NZ becomes wholly private, then the new shareholders will have less sympathy with their role providing social cohesion. They will simply peel back the network to one that makes...
Oct 4, 13, 2:16 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,299
Posted By billy

I can remember when BA used to run Tristars to...

I can remember when BA used to run Tristars to Malta.
30 years later and BA announces Malta services. Plus ca change.
Sep 29, 13, 3:53 am
Replies: 116
Views: 15,912
Posted By billy

I wouldn't worry about slow sales. All of these...

I wouldn't worry about slow sales. All of these tier two Chinese cities are paying for foreign airlines to fly there. Air France is getting €50,000 per flight to fly to Wuhan and United recently...
Sep 29, 13, 3:45 am
Replies: 84
Views: 5,998
Posted By billy

First BA flight was in 1976 - NCL-Luton with a...

First BA flight was in 1976 - NCL-Luton with a Manchester fly-past. LHR was fogbound and we did a flypast at MAN in case we needed to divert. Instead we continued to Luton and were bussed to LHR. I...
Sep 19, 13, 1:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,166
Posted By billy

Earn Airpoints and get status miles and it will...

Earn Airpoints and get status miles and it will appeal to more connecting markets
Sep 13, 13, 2:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,166
Posted By billy

Or about $18/seat to recoup on Masterton airport...

Or about $18/seat to recoup on Masterton airport charges. Then there are the WLG charges.
Sep 5, 13, 4:03 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By billy

I can cope with NZ menu-pricing and...

I can cope with NZ menu-pricing and salami-slicing services for my domestic runs, but QF gets my TT business (3 late bookings in three weeks).
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