AKL-LAX Equipment upgrade

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 374

Hi Everyone,

Do you think ANZ would upgrade their AKL-LAX equipment to their new aircrafts (dream liners) anytime soon?


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 201

They mainly use the 777-300 due to the extra capacity it brings as their largest aircraft. I can’t see them putting smaller aircraft on one of their busiest routes.

Last editedby StuParr at Sep 29, 2018, 07:57 PM.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 360

It’s one of their most popular routes so operating on their largest pane. the only plane swaps I’ve seen is between the 772 and 773. Nz1/2 is the flagship route with most capacity so they probably won’t change there. Nz5/6 is the secondary route and swaps to a 787 could be possible in the down season but I’m only speculating.



Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 176

With the issues the Dreamliners are causing NZ schedule wise currently, I highly doubt it


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 39

Before they launched Houston, in the busy season they did a third daily AKL LAX run using the 787, but that doesn't exist anymore. It was also on the once weekly AKL RAR LAX (NZ18) service but that recently swapped onto a 772. So, probably not.


Member since 13 Feb 2018

Total posts 6

Why would they want to? It would mean a loss of 69 seats on each flight.

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