Dec 06, 2013, 06:31 PM
How much does the Qantas fleet contribute to their problems? I have visted their website and they have 12 a380s. Given the massive list price, all those seats to sell to break even, it must be tough. Seems to rely a lot on 747 and 767 as well (higher fuel costs) what vintage is a Boeing 717?
Dec 05, 2013, 07:51 PM
To add one final thought. Following the recapitalisation of Air NZ and 75 % govt ownership, Air NZ retained profits for several years. Today it has approx 1 billion in the bank. Maybe the problem facing Qantas and other listed airlines is the demand placed by shareholders for their dividend every...
Dec 05, 2013, 06:52 PM
As a Kiwi living in Auckland, I find Alan's comments sad. Air NZ is not bank rolled by the NZ govt. Why can jetstar operate freely in our market and Singapore etc and yet he is unhappy about the same competition in OZ? It is similar to the ozzie cricket team. They will stand their ground and wait...
Feb 23, 2014, 08:07 AM
What about Qatar Airways, a video posted on youtube by homer3152 about his recent business class experience on the 787 was impressive. The flight was Doha to Frankfurt.
Feb 05, 2014, 03:29 PM
I agree with aklrunway and wilsoni comments. Will look at costings of AKL-HNL-LAX return or AKL-HNL-LAX-AKL, as all one way sectors. LAX to AKL will give me the option of AirNZ cuddle class, as we are 2 adults and 1 child (8 years old). I have enough...
Feb 05, 2014, 10:32 AM
Thank you for all your feedback, much appreciated.Grant
Feb 02, 2014, 02:50 PM
Flight options, my family are planning to travel Auckland to LA and Hawaii for Disneyland and relaxing. I am unsure which is the best option, AKL to LAX return with HNL as a side trip or AKL to HNL return and do LAX as the side. Any ideas, are side trips from one port eg LAX cheaper than via HNL?...