NZ 9 HNL-AKL 26/7 aborted takeoff, passengers still stranded in HNL, aircraft (763) still unserviceable.

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NZ 9 HNL-AKL 26/7 aborted takeoff, passengers still stranded in HNL, aircraft (763) still unserviceable. This from NZ management: "customers were distributed across a number of hotels in order to secure the required number of rooms at short notice. This has made communicating with them challenging." Do they not have phones in HNL? That aside, is it too much to expect a replacement aircraft be sent?

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So what are you asking?

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I'm asking if pax have a legitimate expectation for a "rescue" aircraft after 3 days of being stranded. If not, how long?

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Roger, yep fair enough 3 days is starting to take the piss

Koru17

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This happens to alot of airlines. Flights get cancelled. Sometimes it's handled in different ways.

SunniiGym

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What a terrible place to be stranded...

reno

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If they can not get that aircraft operating soon you may find yourself transfered to another flight pehaps the dreadfull Hawaian the only other operator non stop on this sector ..enjoy there are far worse places to be stranded.And no NZ are not legally required to send another aircraft.

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I commend Air New Zealand for putting safety first. That is absolutely why they were named the the second safest airline in the world. Of course being stuck somewhere for three days isn't at all ideal, it's better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground.

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Agreed, safety first.  Agree also, could be a lot worse places to get stranded.  But, people have places to go and deadlines to meet.  No legal requirement, but poor nonetheless that no replacement metal sent in the circumstances. Nz are offering cash or airpoints compensation and that's great, but doesn't do a lot for folks with onward travel, missed connections, or just a boss that's mad coz you're not back at work.  An opportunity lost for NZ I think, could've had a lot more kudos if just sent a spare plane.

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